Comfort & Joy 2019

Comfort & Joy for the City

Celebrate the holidays by caring for your under-served neighbors!

At Christmas, we sing “tidings of comfort and joy” because of what God has done for us by sending Jesus to earth as our Savior. Hope for San Diego provides you an opportunity to offer that same blessing to others through Comfort & Joy to the City. As you offer gifts out of your abundance, those who are struggling this season receive a reminder that they are loved, valued, and that there is hope for a better future.

Provide for a Celebration

Most Needed: Sponsor a Family

Deliver gifts to church by December 15th
Want to bring joy to a family living in poverty? Partner with a family in need over the holiday season by purchasing basic needs and fun surprises for children and families in crisis who may not otherwise have the opportunity for a special celebration this year. Family information and gift ideas will be provided upon sign up. Groups may also donate $250 to provide gifts and food for a family. Questions? For more information email [email protected]

Sign up to Sponsor a Family

Book, Toy, & Gift Cards Giveaway for Students

Deliver items to church by December 15th
Collect new books, $10 toys, and gift cards as gifts for students at Hope for San Diego affiliates San Diego Refugee Tutoring, A Step Beyond, and Casa de Amistad.

Order from our Amazon Wish List and ship directly to us by December 15th


New Books for Elementary & Middle School Students
K-2nd: “I Can Read” series, “Step Into Reading” series
2nd-3rd: Short chapter books – Rick Riordan series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Graphic novels – Dog man series, Big Nate series, Plants vs Zombies series, Bone series

$10 Toys for Elementary School Students
Please no batteries required

Mini football, mini soccer ball, large rubber ball, sketch books, colored pencils
Small Lego set, Rubik’s cube
Dolls (all shades of skin), Trucks and cars
Simple board games – Connect Four, Candyland, Uno, Sorry

$10 Gift Cards for Middle & High School Students
El Pollo Loco and Subway


Attend an Event

Sort & Wrap Party for Walker Students

December 11th and December 16th, 6:00-9:00 pm
Gather with others to sort and wrap gifts collected for students at Walker Elementary School.

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Cookie Decorating Party

December 12th, 4:15-7:00pm
Decorate Christmas cookies with students at San Diego Refugee Tutoring. Join them during tutoring hours as they cut out and decorate cookies with sprinkles and icing.


Resident Christmas Party at Solutions for Change

December 14th, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Host an activity booth at the Solutions for Change Resident Christmas Party. Join in on the fun with all the families that are currently at Solutions for Change. Hand out Christmas cookie jars for families to take home.

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Casa de Amistad Christmas Party

December 17th 5:00 pm
Attend Casa de Amistad’s annual Christmas party with their tutors and students. Join them as they enjoy crafts, food and Santa!

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Christmas Party at Walker Elementary

December 18th, 3:45 pm
Attend a Christmas party for students at Walker Elementary. Join them as they enjoy crafts, food and holiday celebrations!

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A Step Beyond’s Winter Festival

December 20th
Celebrate with the students at A Step Beyond during their Winter Festival.  Help with set up and clean up, gift distribution and serving food alongside others.

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Browse all opportunities on our volunteer portal

Thank you for helping under-served families celebrate the holidays!