1Hope Christmas Project

In December, 1Hope holds a “Birthday Party for Jesus” for 40-70 orphans.  At this party we sing, present the Good News, play games, and have a huge Birthday Cake for Jesus…  Each child is also given a gift. We run a second “Birthday Party for Jesus” for about 50 refugee children as a part of 1Hope’s annual Christmas Eve Dinner for refugees.

If you would like to participate in this special ministry, you may do so by sending a gift for a child or by making a donation. 

Send a gift:

1. You can choose to send a gift for a girl or a boy. Please decide on this ahead of time and choose your items accordingly.
2. Find a shoe box sized box
3. Fill the box with: 

  • Washcloth
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Bath soap
  • 1 pack underwear
  • 1 large tooth comb
  • Coloring book or craft paper (age and gender appropriate)
  • Coloring markers, pencils, or crayons
  • 2 or 3 small toys (age and gender appropriate)
  • Fun hair ties or jewelry (for girls)
  • Candy/ sweets
  • 1 small clothing item (like a t-shirt)
  • 1 small Bible or Bible story book
  • A personal note and picture of your family

4. Wrap the box with Christmas paper
5. Please label the box and let us know whether your gift is for a boy or a girl, and what age your gift would be best suited for
6. If you are not based in or near Pretoria, please mail your gift to:  

PO BOX 90651
Garsfontein, Pretoria
0042 South Africa 

*Please make extra sure you mark “GIFT” in the content box or 1Hope will be charged heavily to collect the box! And please send your gift by mid November at the latest to ensure it will arrive in time. 

If you live near Pretoria, South Africa, you can call 072-955-5583 and arrange to drop the gift off.

7. Pray for the child who will receive your gift   

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation:

With the current SA Rand – US Dollar rate, a donation of $30 – $40 will cover the cost of a Christmas Box assembled in South Africa. Checks should be made payable to “Lakeside Community Church”, and should be sent to: 

Lakeside Community Church
E6295 County Road K
Algoma, WI 54201

Please write “1Hope Christmas” on the memo line of the check.


~ by masimdumisene on October 16, 2010.