Making Rainbows childcare center of Hope will again conduct its annual “ROC Angels” drive.


The goal of the project is to provide a merry Christmas complete with toys, clothes, and essentials for many area children whose family fulfilling their Christmas wishes may be impossible. In 2017, more than 200 children from Hempstead, Lafayette, and Nevada counties had their wishes filled.

A ROC Angel Christmas tree will be located at a front entrance of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Hope and each tree is filled with deserving “angels”. Those wishing to participate may simply pick a number from the tree containing specific information on each child such as shoes and clothes size, favorite color, specific wishes, etc.

After purchasing the items on the angel’s wish list, the unwrapped toys and items may be dropped off at the Rainbow of Challenges Administration building located at 500 South Main Street in Hope. The items will then be distributed to the families of the angel during the month of December.

Those who purchase items are urged to attach the number representing their Angel when they drop off their items in order to match it to the name on the list being kept at Making Rainbows.

Making Rainbows has again teamed with Tyson Foods of Hope for additional toys, toiletries, and gifts. The Tyson employees will again provide many heartwarming smiles through their generous efforts.

Prescott/Nevada County Special Services will also conduct their own Angels drive, allowing members of the community to assist in making the area children’s Christmas a bright one.

 For more information, please contact Michelle Bowlin at Rainbow of Challenges at 870-777-4501.