Monday, December 8, 2014

HOAMC Partners With Inter-Faith Ministries Project Holiday


Since 1961, Operation Holiday has made holidays brighter for families in need. The program distributes nonperishable food, fresh food vouchers, winter wear and blankets to low-income families and individuals. Children 14 and under receive gifts through a partnership with the Marines’ Toys for Tots program. In 2012, Operation Holiday launched the Teen2Teen program to provide gifts to teens ages 15 through 17.
With the help of many congregations, businesses, organizations, and individuals, the 2013 Operation Holiday served 11,706 people.

Donate To Operation Holiday

You Can Help!
Congregations, businesses, and organizations are invited to organize donation drives among their members. Operation Holiday relies heavily on volunteer-led donation drives to collect cash, non-perishable food, teen gifts, and winter wear to serve the people of this community.

Donation Drive Needs

  • Click here to see our food box wishlist for a family of four.
  • Teens need gifts too! The Teen2Teen program provides gifts to recipients ages 15 - 17. We are extending an appeal to other teens and youth groups to share a little bit with those teens who live with less and who receive few if any gifts during the holidays.  A new gift valued at $10 to $15 would mean a lot.  Please contact Kathleen at 264-9303 if you’d like to run a Teen2Teen donation drive!
  • Also needed: Cash, new blankets, and new/gently-used coats, hats, mittens, and scarves 
    Organizations interested in hosting drives may contact Kathleen by calling 264-9303 or e-mail

    Community Drop-Off Sites
    Drop off your donations at the Operation Holiday Distribution Center (6225 E. Kellogg Dr. S.) or one of our sponsors’ locations:
    H&R Block - the following locations only - 534 S. Rock Rd. (Kellogg & Rock), 2441 N. Maize Rd (New Market Square), 2561 S. Seneca (Pawnee & Seneca) (all donation types accepted), Wells Fargo (non-perishable food, new blankets), In The Bag Cleaners (coats, new blankets), Two Men and a Truck (non-perishable food only), Meritrust Credit Union (non-perishable food only), Dillons Food Stores (non-perishable food starting Dec. 2), Spangles (coats only)

  • You can bring coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and blankets to the Heart of America Men's Chorus concert at Newman University on December 13th and 14th.

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