The Joy of Christmas

December 17, 2022 12:00am

This year East Hill Church will be hosting our 2nd Annual Joy of Christmas event for East County families facing financial hardship during the holidays. It will ensure that parents experience the joy of watching their children open a gift on Christmas. We will be serving families from Section-8 housing, local public schools, refugees, foster families and many more children in need. Last year we were able to provide gifts and food for over 300 children. Our goal this year is to provide 700 gifts for children from our community. In order to do this, we will be partnering with KGW, FOX 12, Toys for Tots, East Hill Congregants, and community partners. Below are 6 ways you can get involved!


Note: A pastoral or counselor referral is needed to be a recipient of gifts.


6 Ways You Can Get Involved:

1. Donate brand new gifts or gift cards for children 0-12 (valued around $25). We have made shopping easy and COVID-friendly for you with the Amazon gift registry. Gifts can be purchased online at Amazon and shipped directly to East Hill Church.


2. Host a Toy/Gift Drive at your business for brand new, unwrapped gifts for youth ages 0-12 (valued around $25). Please contact us for pick-up and drop-off options. We would like to receive the gifts no later than December 11th.

3. Donate Supplies like wrapping paper, tape, scissors, ribbon. You can shop online for these items and have them delivered to the address below or drop them off at the East Hill Church office.

4. Volunteer to serve before the event or AT the event on Saturday, December 17th. 

Volunteer Registration

5. Make a Donation to East Hill Church for “The Joy of Christmas” through the link below or by mailing a check to the address below. Choose “The Joy of Christmas” from the drop down menu.

6. Pray for the families who will be participating and for our volunteers and donors. 

For additional information contact:

Toys, gift cards and supplies need to be received by Sunday, December 11th.

All donations are tax deductible. Tax ID #93-0609707

Mail / Ship all donations marked "JOY OF CHRISTMAS" to:

East Hill Church 539 N Main Ave., Gresham, OR 97030

Please let us know that the donation is for “The Joy of Christmas”

Here's how our Kids Areas are getting involved:

Kid City (K-5) is collecting wrapping paper. Kid Zone (Babies-Pre K) is collecting bows.

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