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The Christmas Project Story

Yesterday and Today in Hood River County

Since 1923, families in need have received help at Christmas in Hood River County through the efforts of volunteers at the Hood River County Christmas Project. 


Hear how the Christmas Project changes lives and helps others in the nearby video.


You can help to support others in Hood River County this year.  Last year more than 3,500 people received food and gifts.  Neighbors helping others since 1923 - a tradition to cherish.  This all-volunteer organization works year-round - your support is appreciated and needed.


You can click on either button to donate online, or you can download a form to mail along with a check.  Your donations at any time help us continue this work.  Thank you!

Make a Difference

Changing Lives

Changing Lives

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Do you wonder what the Christmas Project means to those who receive help?

Silvia Maciel, Hood River nurse,certified diabetes instructor, and FISH Food Bank board member, recalls how  her family's Christmas Project box and gifts made her family feel that others cared.

Create memories - create community connections - support the Christmas Project.

Share the Joy in 2024!

For 2024  Join hundreds of other volunteers during the week of December 8th at Hood River County Fairgrounds.  Whether it's packing food boxes or helping assist clients, it's a special way to serve the community.  Hood River County Christmas Project has been helping others for 100 years.  Will you be part of the joy this year?

We also need volunteers to help with our Cascade Locks Event!


Registration begins mid-October 2024

Ready to Volunteer?

Volunteer Sign-Up Forms available in the fall

If your business or organization wants to volunteer as a group, or help organize a food or toy drive, please reach out to us - the earlier the better!

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