What is the Stoke out?
It's a private shopping event to empower parents to wrap new shoes and hooded sweatshirts for their kids. We will also be providing food bags to the families as well!
There's a Need in our Community
Have you noticed the growing gap between the cost of living and families in need in our community? Jesus commands us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. We can’t solve the entire problem, but we must do something to show love and offer Hope!
Four years ago one of our local schools reached out to us because of the overwhelming need of struggling families. As a small church we stepped in to meet needs and build relationships. Over the past few years we've grown and learned a lot. It's been amazing to see how God has provided and worked through this event to build bridges. This year, we want to invite you to join us!
Live Oak School District has asked for our help for 300+ kids in the most need. More than half are families in transition (need housing). This year we are joining forces with other churches and businesses to "Stoke Out" these kids and be a tipping point of Hope!
You can help!
We can't do this alone! There are plenty of ways that you can partner with us to bless families in our community. You can help by volunteering, shopping, donating, and spreading the word! See below for specific ways you can make a difference.
Shop for Vans
Next time you are out Christmas shopping, you can grab an extra pair of Vans shoes for a child in need! Please make sure to bring them to the Hope building (4525 Soquel Drive) no later than November 29th with gift receipt attached.
Buy One Gift One
Another way you can partner with us is by purchasing one of our Stoke Out Santa Cruz hooded sweatshirts. For every one that is sold, one will be given to a local child in need.
Serve with us
There is plenty of work that needs to be done for our December 8th Shopping Night. Click the button below to find out all the ways you can help!
Your financial support will help us make sure that there are enough gifts for all of the children on our list. Make sure to indicate "StokeOut Donations" when you give.
Help us spread the word!
Download and print a Stoke Out flyer to share with your friends, family, and coworkers.
Another great way to inspire your friends to get involved is via social media. Feel free to follow us on Facebook, so you can share videos, photos, and updates about this year's Stoke Out!
Please bring Vans shoes to Hope Church | Santa Cruz
4525 Soquel Drive, Soquel CA 95073
Questions? For more info and to learn about volunteer opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org