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Christmas Needs

Every year at Christmas Hope Haven receives dozens of applications from all over Lewiston-Auburn from families who need help with providing their children with a few gifts at Christmas.  This year we have a great need for gift items for children ages 8-13. Some of those items are:

  • Stocking Stuffers

  • Gift wrap

  • Gift bags/boxes

  • Regulation Footballs, Soccer Balls, Basketballs

  • Art  Sets (crayons, markers, paint, etc.)

  • Creativity Sets (create-your-own items, beading, sewing, paper crafts)

  • Lego/Block Sets - name brand not required

  • American Girl-Style 18 Inch Dolls (My Life - Walmart, My Generation - Target)

  • Clothing and Accessories for 18 Inch Dolls

  • Winter Play Items (Plastic Sleds, Snow Toys), ect

  • Small Remote Control Cars (+ batteries).

  • Lego's (generic ones are fine)

  • Arts and Craft

  • Make up

  • Puzzles

If you would like to provide some of these or other items, or adopt a family, please contact us at 783-6086,  or email at Thank you for your support!

Christmas Applications 2023

Accepted: November 20– December 15, 2023

Pickup Date: Thursday, December 21 Between 9am - 3 pm




  • Parent/Legal Guardian must reside in Lewiston or Auburn. Must provide proof of legal residence of Lewiston or Auburn during the application process.

  • Children 13 and under ONLY.


  • No Electronics


  • Parent/Legal Guardian applying for assistance must have custody of the child(ren) and must reside with them. Please be prepared to provide proof of custody during the application process.


  • Assistance is not provided for children receiving assistance from other agencies; information between agencies is shared, and violators will be disqualified from all future Hope Haven events.


  • When turning in your application, please come prepared with your ID and any required paperwork. We will not accept incomplete applications or applications with missing documentation.


Applications will be handed out in our Giveaway Center beginning November 20, 2023 to December 15, 2023 Available days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch) until December 15th. Pick up date is set for December 21st, from 9am to 3pm. Please remember to bring valid ID and verification of financial status and custody of children before arriving to apply.  ID must be provided to pick up  - no exceptions.

Christmas Application

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