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Let Christmas THRIVE

We all have a treasured memory of unwrapping a special Christmas present. The best gifts come from the people who know us the best and love us the most. On Christmas Day, we feel the magic when we are surrounded by these people, opening gifts under the tree, with our hearts full of joy and love.


This picture is out of sight for many of the families THRIVE serves. Putting Christmas presents under the tree creates a large financial burden at a time when they are already challenged to maintain stability, facing the rising costs of housing and food. We want to bring this picture of Christmas into focus and give them a special day of joy and laughter. 


Would you consider making a gift to to provide a Christmas to remember for these children? 100% of every dollar goes directly towards providing holiday gift cards to families facing hardship.

Send a check made payable to "THRIVE Peninsula" with "Christmas" in the Memo and mail to:

THRIVE Peninsula, 13195 Warwick Boulevard, Unit 2C, Newport News, VA 23602.


Enjoy this video celebrating Let Christmas THRIVE 2022

Now in its 3rd year, Let Christmas THRIVE is rallying support to provide $75 gift cards for 650 children whose families have faced significant financial hardship in recent months. These families have gone through our program in 2022 and we know it will be a significant challenge for each of them to bring the joy of Christmas home and that’s why we need your help.

Why gift cards? THRIVE values providing services in a dignified way that bring hope. Supplying gift cards for the parents to shop for their children delivers the joy two-fold: parents can provide just the perfect gift for their child, and the child receives the gift of their wishes and the genuine warmth from their parent’s embrace. Both experience the tenderness of exchanging presents, delivering joy for the entire family.

Let Christmas THRIVE would not be possible without the dedication of Dan Clark. 

Dan is a volunteer financial coach at THRIVE and realized the need for this program while working directly with clients. He has been spearheading this initiative and inspiring the successful growth of this campaign. Dan has the true Spirit of Christmas in his heart and that is evident through all the hard work he puts into making this program a great success. Thank you, Dan, for the generosity and energy you give our community!

Enjoy this video celebrating Let Christmas THRIVE 2021

Take a tag - Gift a tag!

Keep us in mind this season as you go on the hunt for the best Christmas gifts for your friends and family by helping us give other people the joy of shopping for their loved ones. Take a Tag, Gift a Tag is a way to spread the spirit of giving by making a donation in honor of someone and gifting them the tag that shares our mission for this season!


These polaroid gift tags can be found at:

Amber+SLATE Salon, Rooms, Blooms, & More,

Stella James Salon, The Virginia Store,

Lisa, Jody and Sandy @ MySalonSuites Newport News and Vancosta's Family Italian Restaurant

Special thanks to our community partners:

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