Giving Hope Holiday Program

Give Hope by sponsoring or donating on behalf of seniors, children, and families in need

The  beneficiaries of the Giving Hope Holiday Program are families and seniors who receive counseling and/or care coordination services from the City of Fremont's Human Services Department.  Each year, our Department identifies client seniors, children, and families in need, and then makes available personalized wish lists of clothing, toys, furniture, equipment, groceries, gift cards, travel vouchers, and more.  Community members who are interested may sponsor families or seniors (and their companion pets), or may donate financially to the program.

Your Contributions are tax deductible to extent allowable by law.  (Tax ID #94-6027361)

To sponsor a family and/or senior, view the Stories and Wish Lists below, and follow instructions to be matched.

To donate financially, please contribute at Fremont.gov/HSDonate

Thank you for your generosity, and Happy Holidays!  And please help spread the word by emailing your family, friends, and neighbors, and by posting on social media!

Give Hope to a Family!

Below are Story Cards of Families in need. You may browse the Story Cards by clicking the right and left arrows, and you may click on any Story Card to view the full Wish List.  Click the white rectangle frame in the bottom-right of the Story Cards window to view them full-screen.  Then email coordinator Jane O'Hollaren with your name, complete contact information, and the Tracking Number. Jane will respond to confirm the match and provide you additional guidance and instructions. In the event that the family you select has already been matched, Jane may suggest another or ask you to make another selection (the Story Cards are not updated in real time, but we will update them daily). Thank you again for your generosity!

If you do not see any Story Cards, then all currently available families have been matched. We update the site daily as our counselors and case managers identify more client families in need. Email Jane to be added to the match list in advance, or check back for updates!

The below Story Cards window is best viewed in a Chrome browser.  If you can not browse the Story Cards or click to link-out to the Wishlists, then view the Story Cards directly at Issuu.com.

Give Hope to a Senior (and companion pets)!

Below are Story Cards of Seniors in need, including some with companion pets who are family and play a vital support role in the Senior's life.  You may browse the Story Cards by clicking the right and left arrows, and you may click on any Story Card to view the full Wish List.  Click the white rectangle frame in the bottom-right of the Story Cards window to view them full-screen.  When you identify a Senior you wish to sponsor, please make note of the Tracking Number at the bottom of the Story Card or top of the Wish List.  Then email coordinator Monica Dominguez with your name, complete contact information, and the Tracking Number.  Monica will respond to confirm the match and provide you additional guidance and instructions.  In the event that the senior you select has already been matched, Monica may suggest another or ask you to make another selection (the Story Cards are not updated in real time, but we will update them daily).  Thank you again for your generosity!

If you do not see any Story Cards, then all currently available seniors have been matched. We update the site daily as our counselors and case managers identify more client seniors in need. Email Monica to be added to the match list in advance, or check back for updates!

The below Story Cards window is best viewed in a Chrome browser.  If you can not browse the Story Cards or click to link-out to the Wishlists, then view the Story Cards directly at Issuu.com.

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GivingHope 2015