Mission of Hope

Christmas Blue Barrel Collections

  • November 22 - December 10

Mission of Hope Christmas Blue Barrel Collection in Knoxville

2019 Christmas Campaign & Blue Barrel Collections: Nov 22 – Dec 10!

This will be the 24th year for our Christmas Campaign. From our first campaign helping 150 children in 1996; we are preparing to help over 18,000 children and their families this year with food, hygiene, new clothing & new toys.  Our Blue Barrels will be located at Food City, Chick-fil-A, TVA, Home Federal and other various locations.  For more info: 865-584-7571

At Christmas, we focus on New Items Only; primarily because many of the children and families we assist only get new items at this time of year.

Children are school aged and range from Pre-School to 8th Grade.

Items Most Needed Are:

Non-Perishable Food
Green Beans 16 oz.
Corn 16 oz.
Fruit 16 oz.
Soup 10.5 oz.
Tuna 7 oz.
Entree Items (Stew, Chili, etc.) 18 oz.
Saltines 16 oz.
Macaroni & Chesse 7.5 oz.
Oatmeal 18 oz.
Peanut Butter 18 oz.
Dried Beans 2 lb.
Sugar 5 lb.
Flour 5 lb.
Cornmeal 5 lb.
Rice 2 lb.

Non-perishable food items only.
Please – No glass containers

Clothing Suggestions
(Children’s Sizes 4 – 18)
Coats – Warm Weather
Jeans & Pants
Shirts & Blouses
Socks & Underwear
Hats & Gloves

Children in Kindergarten through 8th Grades

Toy Suggestions
(Suggested $15 Value Each Gift)

Nice Make-up and Nail Polish Sets
Remote Control Vehicles
Gifts for Children Ages 10-14

New & unopened items only

Hygiene Suggestions
(Full Size Products Please)
Soap Bars
2 in 1 Shampoo with Conditioner (11-15 oz. size)

Now you can order online via your favorite retailer and have items sent directly to MOH.


If you have questions, want more information or to make donations by phone, please contact the Mission of Hope office at 865-584-7571 or by E-mail to info@missionofhope.org.