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Community Holiday Assistance Program of Eastern Pender County NC

Helping make the holidays brighter for thirty years

To apply for assistance: Go to your Eastern Pender County school guidance office, or Share the Table, or 4C's Christian Caring Community Center. Pick up and turn in your application at the same location.

CHRISTMAS: Recipients should apply by November 27 at school guidance office, 4C's, and Share the Table. By appointment on December 13 at Blakes Chapel at 1-4:30PM, recipients will receive a voucher to Harris Teeter for a precooked turkey dinner that feeds 8-10 people (turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish).


There are several ways to help out: 

Donate funds.      
[click text links above to give or find out more]

Donate a Festive Family Fun Box - Check the list in the sidebar to see if you church or civic organization is collecting, and please drop off your Family Festive Fun Box there. 
Festive Family Fun Box suggested items:

  • · Game (family fun-night board or card games such as Twister, Uno, Phase 10, Sequence, SkipBo, Cranium, Life, Jenga, Pass the Pig, HedBandz, Apples to Apples, Pictionary, Ticket to Ride, etc.)
  • · Activity books or clean joke book
  • · Art supplies (drawing pad, coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)
  • · Candy
  • · Cookies (sealed-tight, store-bought)
  • · Hot chocolate mix
  • · Microwavable popcorn
  • · Movie DVD (family-friendly G-rated)
  • · Ornament or ornament kit
  • · Pizza gift certificate/card
  • · Puzzle
  • · Throw blanket


If you are member of All Saints or do not see your church or organization on the list, please drop off at All Saints during business hours Tuesday through Friday 9:00-1:00 until 12/9/2020. 

1.  If you are dropping off a complete box - please mark it complete, and place in a box that will accomodate the items.  Please do not wrap the items.
2.  Drop offs can begin after Thanksgiving.

The Community Holiday Assistance Program (CHAP) of Eastern Pender County, North Carolina originated more than 30 years ago. CHAP-participating churches and charitable organizations join together to make the holidays brighter for people in need (1,364 people in 2018, 1,182 in 2017, and 782 in 2016). Thank you, Harris Teeter for arranging to help families in need this Thanksgiving.

Eastern Pender County schools; outreach, civic, and military organizations; businesses, and churches come together by way of the Community Holiday Assistance Program to provide food and toys to make the holidays brighter for people in need.  Your efforts certainly helped many, many people have a joyous and blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas each year!  Thank you for all your food collection, sorting, gift card donations, referral sending and prayers for families in need in our area.  A special thank you to Share the Table for coordinating, Blakes Chapel for their hospitality, and to the Knights of Columbus for their special gift card collection.

Applicants pick up an application through their local school couselor, Share the Table, or 4Cs to enroll for assistance.  At Thanksgiving applicants receeve a precooked meal voucher and information about local aid organizations. 

At Christmas, Families with Children living at home will recieve a Family Fun Night Box filled with activies that the whole family can enjoy together!


Fill a Christmas Family Fun Night Box: (2020 Details Coming Soon)

DONATE NOW to Make Christmas Brighter for Families in Need

To receive holiday assistance, families and individuals should apply in fall at their school guidance office, Share The Table, and 4 Cs. November 20, 2020 is the deadline for Christmas referrals.

Thank you, participating organizations (listed on the right) for giving to our community.








Participating Organizations

All Saints Catholic Church

American Legion Post #167 Hampstead

American Legion Post #167 Women's Auxillary

Blake's Chapel Advent Christian Church

Boy/Cub Scouts 235, Cape Fear Council

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh, Cape Fear Region

Catholic Daughters of Americas #2519

Christian Community Caring Center (4 Cs Food Pantry)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Coastal Pender Rotary Club

Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel

Faith Harbor United Methodist Church

Faith Harbor Thrift Store

Hampstead Baptist Church

Hampstead United Methodist Church

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Knights of Columbus #12281

North Topsail Elementary School

Pender County Schools

Renovation Church

Share the Table

South Topsail Elementary School

Surf City Middle School

Topsail Elementary School

Topsail High School

Topsail Middle School

Topsail Middle School Junior National Honor Society

Topsail Presbyterian Church

Topsail Senior Center

US Marine Corps League Hampstead Detachment 1321

Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church


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