Joy of Giving

Center for Hope Outreach Programs 

Joy of Giving 2022 Event

Great News! The Joy of Giving annual event  for 2022 will be held Saturday December 10th, from 10am to 2 pm at Charis Church located at 1306 E Empire Street in Bloomington.  This offers families the opportunity to participate in one of the most wonderful parts of Christmas, which is giving to others!

Parents/guardians may pre-register their children ages 5-12 for an opportunity to visit our JOY Store on December 10th, 2022.  Registration forms can be picked up at Center for Hope Outreach Programs at 1308 E Empire, Bloomington, beginning November 1st.  Each form will have all the details needed to participate in the Joy of Giving event. Children earn spending tickets for doing “Random Acts of Kindness” prior to the event.  To participate in the event, completed forms must be returned to Center for Hope Outreach Programs at 1308 Empire no later than December 2nd. 

Volunteers & Supplies Needed for Joy of Giving Event

The Center for Hope Outreach Programs is now accepting donations of unwrapped new toys, craft items, books, games, ceramics, blankets, gift wrap supplies, and greeting cards for the annual Joy of Giving event.  (For more gift ideas see list below)

Volunteers are needed to help with set-up on December 9.  Also volunteers are needed the day of the event, December 10 from 9 am to 4 pm to help the children   shop, make cards, wrap gifts and clean up following the event.  Refreshments for  volunteers will be provided both days.  Please call 808-3742 to sign up.

Gift Ideas

Boxed board and card games for all ages
DollsStuffed Animals (Include diverse ethnicities)
Craft and Art Sets-All ages-Art, beads, nail & manicure, yarn, etc.)
Toy Vehicles-(Hot Wheels, Air Hogs, Remote Control Cars, etc.) (include batteries where needed)
Building sets, (Lego, K’nex, Gears, Meccano, etc.) (Please no sets with magnetic marbles)
Books, Puzzles, Word Search, Adult and Children’s Coloring books, crayons, colored pencils
Electronic Gifts (karaoke, ear plugs, headphones, flash drives, batteries, selfie sticks)
Clothing –(gloves, hats, scarves, blankets, slippers etc.)
Jewelry-(bracelets, charms, earrings, watches, etc.)
Tools-(multi-tools, flashlights, screwdriver kits, retractable tape measures, etc.)
Educational Toys-science kits, magic kits, robot kits, microscopes, etc.)
Gift Cards-(all types)

For more information please contact us at:

Center for Hope Outreach Programs
1308 E. Empire St.
Bloomington, IL 61701