hope for the holidays


   hope for the holidays

There are many ways to support the Hope Center this holiday season!

Holiday Wishlist

Donate gift items from our Holiday Wishlist to bring some cheer to our clients & their loved ones!

Donations can be dropped off at the Don Ball Campus Center (298 West Loudon Ave.) Monday – Friday,  9 AM – 5 PM until  Friday, December 16.

Donations can be dropped off at the address above or you can easily shop our Amazon Wish List to have items delivered right to our door! Financial contributions can also be made online via our donation form, or by mail to P.O. Box 6, Lexington, KY 40588.


For the kids:

Infant toys

Rattles, shakers and teethers

Wooden puzzles

Board books

Fisher Price toys

Duplo sets

Baby dolls (all ethnicities)


Hot Wheel/Matchbox cars and tracks

Barbie dolls

Craft kits

Science kits

Lego sets

Sports balls

Remote control cars

Nail polish sets

Headphones and Bluetooth speakers




For the clients and their loved ones:



Thermal underwear






Winter boots


Assorted Christmas gift sets

Cosmetic/bath and body gift sets

Perfume/cologne gift sets




Card games

Wrapping paper



Gift bags

Tissue paper

Gift boxes

Walmart or Dollar General gift cards

Client Holiday Party

Individuals or groups who are interested in volunteering at the Client Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 20 can do so via the link below. *If you have not yet applied to be a Hope Center volunteer in our new online system, it will bring you to the application before you can sign up for a shift. Once you complete the application and are approved, you will receive an email with a link that will bring you the our landing page. Then you will be able to sign up!

Support Holiday Meals

Help us provide nourishing meals to our clients throughout the holiday season! There are a few ways to help:

Donate frozen turkeys and hams for our holiday meals!

Drop-off location:

Emergency Shelter: 360 West Loudon Ave.

*Drop-off by 12/16 for Christmas meals


Provide a catered meal or cook it yourself at the Jacobs Hope Cafeteria!

Drop it off or stay to serve the meal!

Breakfast: 6:30 AM M-F

                    8 AM Sat & Sun

Lunch: 12 PM Daily

Dinner: 5 PM Daily

 Contact Destiny Oakley for more information!

doakley@hopectr.org | (859) 721-0144 X 223

Get Help

Emergency Shelter

360 W. Loudon Ave. Lexington, Ky 40508: 859-252-7881

Hyde Hope Health Clinic: 859-225-5035

(For Recovery Program intake, call the Emergency Shelter and ask for Intake)

Reach Us

Men's Recovery Intake Number


Women's Recovery Intake Number


Donations & volunteers


The Hope Center is a 501c3 non-profit.
For all donations or volunteer assistance contact the Development Department at 859-721-0144.

For Men’s Emergency Shelter and Recovery Program questions and intake call 859-252-7881.
For Women’s Recovery Program intake call 859-252-2002.

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Last Updated: 1/4/2022