Community Holiday Assistance Program of Eastern Pender County NC

Helping make the holidays brighter for thirty years

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.

Stay tuned for links to ways to help out, including 

  • Donate funds, food and gift cards.
  • Volunteer to:
    • Transport food 
    • Sort food 
    • Prepare food boxes 
    • Call families and schedule their pick up appointment 
    • Make toy tags 
    • Reception volunteers 


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.

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


Friday, October 19, 2018 Thanksgiving referrals due in to CHAP from school guidance counselors, social services, and area food pantries

Sunday, October 14, 2018 Church Bulletins should request food/gift cards for Thanksgiviing

Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Calls begin to recipients to schedule Thanksgiving food pickup

Saturday, November 10, 2018 Thanksgiving donations due in

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Christmas shopping lists available for donors

November 17-22, 2018  Thanksgiving food distribution

Sunday, November 25, 2018 Church bulletins request Christmas food/gift/$card donations

December 3-7, 2018 Calls begin to recipients to schedule to schedule toy, food pick up

Friday, December 07, 2018 All Referrals due. FINAL DEADLINE FOR REFERRALS

BEFORE CHRISTMAS -- All donation pickups to be arranged


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

Topsail Elementary School

Topsail High School

Topsail Island Moose Lodge #2061

Topsail Middle School

Topsail Presbyterian Church

Topsail Senior Center

US Marine Corps League Hampstead Detachment 1321

Walmart Neighborhood Market, Surf City

Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church


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