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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.
Deadline: Thursday, November 21, 2019

CHAP Dec.15 at 1-7PM by appointment
RECIPIENTS: Check your voice mail and/or email for your appointment time.

There are several ways to help out: 

Donate funds.    Give food and gift cards.   Volunteer your time.
[click text links above to give or find out more]

What if... you could help someone who is struggling by not only meeting some material needs, but also to give them Jesus? This Christmas, we expect to help and celebrate with more than 659 adults and 705 children (1,364 people in 2018, 1,182 in 2017, and 782 in 2016)!



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. Thank you, Walmart, Food Lion, and Lowes Foods for giving in 2017 & 2018.

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 Blakes Chapel for their hospitality and assistance 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 recieve a food box, gift card for perishable items, and information about local aid organizations.  Food and toys are donated by the local community. These items will stock the shelves our CHAP  “holiday shop.”

CHAP invites outreach recipients to select toys in the "holiday shop" for their children, come hear Christmas music, enjoy refreshments, and do a kids’ craft. And we hope they will encounter Jesus while they’re here. 

Fill a Christmas Wish: (donate by Dec. 10)
What to buy? Pick up gift tags in All Saints' Gathering Area. Or take your child(ren) or grandchild(ren) along and have them select a gift for someone in their age range, such as:

  • Gift cards for clothes/ shoes
  • Gift cards for toys & games
  • Gift cards for sports/outdoors
  • Bicycles and scooters
  • Sports equipment/active gear
  • Baby clothes and learning toys
  • Lego sets; play tool sets
  • Electronic games & batteries
  • Doll house, farm/shop playset
  • Toy toolset
  • iPod or MP3 music player
  • Teen beauty and nails kits
  • Video game systems & games
  • Science sets
  • Craft and art sets
  • Volunteer to:

    • Transport food 
    • Sort food 
    • Prepare food boxes 
    • Call families and schedule their pick up appointment 
    • Make toy tags 
    • Reception volunteers 

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 21, 2019 is the deadline for referrals.

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


Community Holiday Assistance Program
c/o Beth Mongeau, Coordinator
All Saints Catholic Church
18737 US Highway 17 N.
Hampstead, NC 28443

Grocery shopping list:

FILL a Holiday Food Box

SIZE (Per Family)

Applesauce or Fruit Cups

6-pk single-srv

Beef Stew/Ravioli

Family Size

Canned Meat (Spam, Chicken, etc.)


Cereal (Cheerios)

1 box

Chicken Soup

Med Size

Cranberry Sauce

1 can

Fruit juice

48 ounces

Grain Fruit Bars/Granola Bars

6 bars

Gravy (jar, Heinz, etc.)

12 oz

Jelly (Grape or Strawberry)

18 oz or larger

Mac & Cheese


Mashed Potatoes - Instant

Large Size

Peanut Butter

28 oz or larger


4 cups

Saltine Crackers/Crackers

1 box

Spaghetti /Pasta

1 box

Spaghetti Sauce

1 jar

Stuffing - Herb or Turkey

1 box

Vegetables - canned

6 cans family


1 bag

Grocery Store Gift Card

$25  card


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 Mobile Storage

Coastal Pender Rotary Club

Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel

Faith Harbor United Methodist Church

Faith Harbor Thrift Store

Hampstead Baptist Church

Hampstead Lions Club

Hampstead United Methodist Church

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Knights of Columbus #12281

Lowe's Home Improvement, Surf City

N.C. Department of Environmental Quality

North Topsail Elementary School

Olde Point Country Club

Pender County Schools

Publix, Surf City

Renovation Church

Saddleback Stable

Share the Table

Sneads Ferry Crossfit Community

South Topsail Elementary School

Surf City Middle School

Topsail Elementary School

Topsail High School

Topsail High School National Honor Society

Topsail Middle School

Topsail Middle School Junior National Honor Society

Topsail Presbyterian Church

Topsail Senior Center

Toys for Tots of Eastern NC, Region 2 Camp Lejeune

US Marine Corps League Hampstead Detachment 1321

Walmart Neighborhood Market, Surf City

Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church


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