Each Christmas, many families in our community go without presents for their children. We partner with 20 public schools and 3 DHS offices across the Portland/Vancouver metro area to provide gifts for some of the neediest families in our region.
Distributing Hope On Christmas
Through generous donations from the community, thousands of toys and hundreds of bikes are collected for families in need each Christmas season. Parents are then able to “shop” free of charge for their children at Mannahouse Church’s four locations around the city. The goal is not just to make sure that kids get their gifts, but also to give parents a real shopping experience. Everything is done with dignity in mind.
Each family gets a hot meal and live entertainment either before or after they shop. Then, with the help of their own personal shopper, parents or guardians pick out toys for the kids on their list with mountains of toys covering dozens of tables.
I thought they weren’t going to have a Christmas. I thought we were just going to have a tree and maybe one or two under there, but now there’s going to be quite a lot of them under there when they wake up.
Live Love Christmas is supported by donors and partners including the KGW Great Toy Drive
LLNW is honored to serve thousands of people and families every year through the support of our partners and donors.