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In the month of December, the Center of Hope closes it regular services to prepare for our Season of Hope Outreaches.  Our outreaches give over 1,000 food boxes and 2,500 toys to those in the community struggling this holiday season.

Below are links to several ways you can get involved in bringing hope to our neighbors in need this Christmas season. 





There are a number of ways you, your family or small group can connect with us this holiday season

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Food Box

Food Box Preparations

December 2 - 13, 2024 (tentative)
Day and Evening Opportunities for groups of 8-12 people
Adults and children 12 and older are welcome

Join us to pack some of the 1,100 food boxes we will be distributing on Season of Hope Outreach Days.  We need people to assemble boxes, pack boxes, stock the food line and more!! 

Contact us at to register!

Volunteers Packing Food
Volunteers Packing Food
Food Delivery

Food Box Distributions

December 17 - 18, 2024 (tentative)
Volunteer shifts 9:30am-3:30pm
Adults and children 12 and older are welcome

Bringing Hope and Holiday Cheer to our Neighbors in Need

We will have opportunities for registration, hospitality, food line, toy shoppers and more!  Distributions will be happening outside; however, we will have some roles inside and some outside….so hopefully we can find something for everyone! 

Contact us at to learn more!

Food Box

Home Delivery Program

Saturday, December 14, 2024 (tentative) 
Family Friendly Event (children of all ages welcome)

Small groups of volunteers will be going out to deliver food boxes to senior, shut-in and disabled neighbors within the community.  In addition to dropping off the food box, volunteers will have the opportunity to spend some time in fellowship and prayer with the individuals receiving boxes.

Contact us at to register!

Bag of Groceries


During the Christmas season, Victory Ministries gives away over 2,500 new toys to children in need every year. With the help of local businesses, many local churches and families across Central Ohio, Victory puts a smile on hundreds of parent’s and children’s faces through generous toy donations. 

For more information on how you can donate toys, please reach out to or call 614-252-2500 ext. 205

Toys For Joy

shop and ship

Shop our Amazon Wish List and have items shipped directly to the Center of Hope

Click here for our Wish List

shop and drop

Shop your favorite retailer and drop-off unwrapped toys to one of our partner locations.

Click here for our Shopping Flyer

Click here for a list of Drop-Off Locations

We shop for you

Make a donation online or by check and our team will shop for you!


Be sure to mark the comment or memo section of your donation with

Toys for Joy.

Click here to make a donation online


Food Donations

Over 1,100 food boxes are distributed each December to our neighbors in need.  However, to ensure we have adequate supplies of food to fill these boxes, we need your help!  Please consider hosting a food drive or donating items from the list below to help with the preparation of these food boxes. 

 Peanut Butter
Canned Peaches
Canned Green Beans


Donations can be dropped off at the Center of Hope (3964 E. Main Street, Whitehall, OH 43213) Monday-Friday between 10am-4pm. To schedule donation drop offs outside these hours, contact beth at

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