Please note:Though Fort Worth Hope Center's building is closed to the public at this time, we are committed to aiding our communities affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Food distribution hours will continue Monday, Thursday, and Friday between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm to serve families in need of food. Forklift Classes have resumed and can bescheduled online, or in-person by appointment only. All visitors to the center will be required to wear a mask. Please see our COVID-19 Info Page for more details.
What is it like to face Christmas when living in poverty? What are the thoughts of the parents? Do they try to explain to their children why Santa won't be coming to their house this year? How do they cope with not having enough food to have a Holiday meal? Is Christmas Special to the poor? Once we were visiting in a home of a very poor family in the Ukraine and they had a child who had only one "toy" to play with. It was a piece of yarn about a foot long. That child would play with the yard by dragging it through his fingers, making it curl up in a ball, and then make it move like a snake. The child's imagination was amazing and he spent hours playing with his piece of yarn. There w