When we talk about Night of Hope, we usually talk about the number of at-risk kids who received Christmas through the program. This year, that number is 3,748. Roughly 1,200 families from all over our community, all of whom qualify for Free Lunch through HEB ISD, went home with presents and a turkey dinner. That's amazing.

But it's not the point.

The real value of Night of Hope is much bigger. Because this program doesn't just change lives for the people who rely on it. It matters to their teachers, their friends, and their neighbors, too. When we all come together for Christmas, the community gets stronger. Our children learn to love, trust, and volunteer. Our educators are inspired once again. And everyone remembers what it feels like to be a united community.

We purchase everything for Night of Hope in faith that this community will help us to cover the cost. We didn't quite meet the goal in 2018, but you can still help us offset the cost of the program by giving online.


  1. Crystal Broadwater on December 16, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Hi my name is Crystal Winters. My kids normally receive xmas gifts when we resided in the HEB area. I recently moved to Arlington without any grateful help. I lost my job in July (15 years of property management) been unemployed since and barely making ends meet. Now pending vehicle being taken. I did the best i could but i wanted to try my luck on Arlington help. I just want them to experience the night of hope program as they keep asking plus to see if you could help my family in anyway. Trinity and London Winters. If not..just keep us in prayers.

    • Steven Jones on December 18, 2019 at 2:52 pm

      Hi, Crystal! Unfortunately, we can only serve HEB ISD Students through Night of Hope. BUT there’s an amazing organization in Arlington that you should check out: Mission Arlington. Many of our systems and services are modeled on things they do for their neighbors. They can probably help! We’ll pray for you and your family this holiday season, as well. Bless you!

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