The 8th Annual Christmas Mall

Hosted by The Women of Hope of Greater Orlando
December 9, 2017

This holiday season, it's important to support toy collections that distribute gifts in a dignified, effective and meaningful way. Through a longstanding partnership with United Against Poverty, the Women of Hope of Greater Orlando are excited to again offer one such event. 

About The Event
Often low-income families are not able to celebrate the holidays and make those long-lasting memories and traditions we all cherish. The Christmas Mall offers a dignified shopping experience where struggling parents have the opportunity to personally select gifts for their children. All families who benefit from the Christmas Mall must:

  • Prove their household income falls below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Provide a copy of the birth certificate for each eligible child from newborns up to 15 years old.
  • Be actively participating in UP Orlando's Life Enrichment programs that are designed to help guide clients to self-sufficiency.

Parents visit the Christmas Mall at their reserved time and are accompanied by a personal shopper who helps them find age-appropriate toys and stocking stuffers for each child. In keeping with our "hand up, not a hand out" model, parents make a small contribution (up to $7 per child) in exchange for $60-$100 worth of gifts for that child. Being able to personally choose their items and contribute creates a sense of empowerment - and along with it, the growing hope, dignity and confidence needed to do what it takes to get out of their difficult situation.

How You Can Help 
By clicking the "Donate" button above, you can make a donation that will be used to purchase toys for low-income families who participate in the Christmas Mall.

Other Ways to Donate
Are you having a holiday celebration or are you part of a social organization that looks to support philanthropies at Christmas? Please consider collecting new toys or cash donations for our Christmas Mall! Contact to request tools and flyers to use for your event.

Thank you for helping to brighten a child's holiday this year!