The children we rescue have never received a Christmas gift! If they ever heard about Christmas in their world prior to Hopegivers, they never understood the reason for our celebration. Watching the eyes of a child – especially the first time – when their name is called to come forward and receive a gift that is just for them has made many grown men and women distributing the Hope Chests shed tears mixed with sheer joy and desperate sadness. Every Hope Chest says “I have a future and a hope!” It says, “I am loved; I am not invisible!” Please put at least one orphan at the top of your Christmas list this year. If you cannot contribute the full $50, please give what you can so every child receives a Hope Chest on December 25th.