Mission of Hope

Christmas Blue Barrel Collections

  • November - December

Mission of Hope Christmas Blue Barrel Collection in Knoxville & Lexington

2019 Christmas Campaign & Blue Barrel Collections

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: 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)

To help us spread the Hope you can donate financially online, by phone, or by mail. We are a fully licensed 501c3 non-profit charity.


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.