Operation Hope’s “Hope for the Holidays” Adopt-a-Family Sponsors Needed

Fairfield, CT - Add a little bit of joy to your holiday season by doing something that will make a difference for another family. Please consider donating to Operation Hope’s annual “Hope for the Holidays” program. “Hope for the Holidays” helps connect local families in need with generous individuals and organizations in our community to provide food and gifts they might otherwise go without. After much discussion, we have determined that in order to still serve Operation Hope's clients with much needed and appreciated gifts this holiday season while adhering to social distancing guidelines to keep all of us safe, we will be limiting donations to gift cards only. The process will be a little different but the kindness and care for those struggling in our community remains the same. 

Operation Hope’s “Hope for the Holidays” program identifies close to 200 people in need of basic items each year. By “adopting” a family or individual, you can purchase gift cards from a wish list completed by each of the men, women and children served by Operation Hope. Individuals, families, civic groups and businesses have helped us supply thousands of gifts in the past, and we appreciate their continued support. Sponsors will receive gift lists in late November; we ask that those interested in “adopting” a family let us know asap by emailing Evie Angel, Hope for the Holidays Program Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“Every year the families may change but the need does not, and this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, even more of our families are struggling,” said Carla Miklos, Executive Director, Operation Hope. “The families who are recipients of your generosity are so grateful for the help. This effort not only brings the true meaning of the holidays to them, but also to our community. By becoming a donor of ‘Hope for the Holidays,’ you will make happy holiday memories possible for the men, women and children who need it most.” 

About Operation Hope

The mission of Operation Hope is to provide the opportunity for individuals and families to experience transformative change. By addressing basic needs for food and shelter, as well as offering long-term solutions to hunger and homelessness, including affordable housing, life skills training and personalized clinical support, we help people reach their potential in an environment where compassion inspires dignity and hope. For more information, contact Operation Hope at (203) 292-5588 or visit www.operationhopect.org.