Important Update:

Party Rescheduled and Gift Drop-off Extended due to Christmas Parade date change!

Because of the rescheduling of the annual Christmas Parade, we’re moving our party from December 16 to December 17. To give you more time to shop, we’ve extended our drop-off date. We’d like all gifts to be dropped off by December 8 at your tree location or our office at 433 Harrison Ave Panama City, Florida 32401. Thanks for making sure everything arrives on time!

Thanks to your generosity, in 2022, we were able to provide 340 Bay County children with 3 wishes, and shoes. We have an amazing YouTube video covering a previous Santa party. “Children Left Behind Bundle of Hope.”
These children will likely not have Christmas without our gracious community. You can be such an important part of taking the burden off of financially struggling single parents when it matters the most. The finale is a visit for the children with Santa on December 17th, as our Elves fill the arms of their parent with their Santa bags.
As the Christmas Season approaches, do you wonder if there are children in our area who won’t get Christmas gifts? If this is you, please consider the CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GIFTING PROGRAM!

Please Help In the Following ways:

Additional Sponsorships and Needs:

  • Sponsor our Santa Bags for kids gifts
  • Sponsor a child or children’s Christmas by picking a wish list tag from our trees in various locations
  • We are in need of elves to come to the party and help distribute Santa gift bags to children’s parent or care giver on December 16, 2023.

Previous year’s bag counts:

2019 – 42 Children

2020 – 264 Children

2021 – 397 Children and over 2000 items stuffed into Santa’s Bags!

2022 – 340 Children and over 2000 items stuffed into Santa’s Bags!

We’re expecting another successful year!

Qualifications to participate in the
Children's left behind Christmas Gifting program

  • You must be one of the following: A single parent, parent incarcerated, in drug rehabilitation, or terminally ill (The child or children must be living with you). Parent or guardian must reside in Bay County.
  • YOU MUST HAVE a Facebook or Instagram account
  • Participants will need to come to the Santa party to pick up the Santa Bags on December 16th. 
    We will not deliver or hold items for later dates. We can make arrangements for bigger items to be picked up around that date.

*If you receive an email asking for a Christmas list, you are assigned a number and are excepted into the program.

Business Tree location. Allow us to put a “Hope” Christmas tree in your place of business. Hanging on the tree will be tags with names of children’s wish list details for your customers to select from. We will arrange pick up for the gifts from your donors.

Sponsor a child. Sponsoring a child by choosing a tag from one of our Hope Tree locations that will be posted on our Bundle of Hope Adoption and Family Services Facebook page or message us for a list of children in need.

Elves. We need 6 Elves to help distribute gifts at the Santa Party

Extra Large Drawstring Christmas Sacks for Santa’s gifts. They can be ordered from Amazon and delivered to us before November 10th please


Gifting Requirements

  • No electronics or electronic games
  • No food
  • Gifts need to be reasonable and affordable requests

Current Tree locations

  • State Attorney’s Office

  • Rx Express Pharmacy

  • Eastern Shipbuilding Group

  • Think Real Estate Hwy 77

  • Grand Marlin Restaurant PCB

  • J Michaels Restaurant PCB

  • Hairology PCB

  • Cove Condominium

We could not do this without our Bay County and Social Media Sponsors!

If you pre-selected a child’s tag from one of our locations, please forward the following information:

  • Fill in your contact information below.

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THank you!

We can't do this without your help!

THank you!

We couldn't have done this without your help!