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Community Holiday Assistance Program of Eastern Pender County NC

Helping make the holidays brighter for thirty years

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 aim to do that for more than 592 adults and 590 children (1,182 in 2017 and 782 in 2016)!


Due to Hurricane Florence and the amount of home loss and damage in Pender County, we expect even greater this year!  Please consider a food, toy, or monetary donation.

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

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!  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 distributing all the Thanksgiving boxes to 230 families and to the Knights of Columbus for their special collection.

Fill a Christmas Wish: (donate by Dec. 11-12)
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

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 invited outreach recipients to “shop,” come hear Christmas music, enjoy refreshments, and do a kids’ craft. And we hope they will encounter Jesus while they’re here. 

To receive holiday assistance, families and individuals should apply in fall at their school guidance office, Share The Table, and 4 Cs. December 7 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



Participating Organizations

Access Realty

All Saints Catholic Church

American Legion Post #167 Hampstead

Belle of Topsail

Blake's Chapel Advent Christian Church

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh, Cape Fear Region

Catholic Daughters of Americas #2519

Chapel by the Bay

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

Food Lion Sneads Ferry

Forest Sound

Hampstead Baptist Church

Hampstead Lions Club

Hampstead United Methodist Church

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Kiwanis Club of Hampstead, NC, Inc.

Knights of Columbus #12281

Lowes Foods Hampstead

N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

North Topsail Elementary School

Renovation Church

Sawmill Grill

Share the Table

South Topsail Elementary School

Surf City Middle School

Topsail Elementary School

Topsail High School

Topsail Island Moose Lodge #2061

Topsail Middle School

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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