Advent of HOPE

Advent of HOPE

with Streets Alive Mission!

Most Advent Calendars present us with a gift each day leading up to Christmas.

This Advent of HOPE Calendar is, instead, a Gratitude and Giving countdown to Christmas.

The purpose of the Advent of HOPE is two-fold:

  1. to remind us of the gifts we already have – the simplest things in life that bring us little bits of HOPE every day, which we often take for granted ; and
  2. to encourage us to take positive action – in this case, to collect a small monetary gift – to help bring HOPE to our neighbours in need who do not have access to many of these simple things.

Each daily question is a reminder of a ‘gift’ most of us enjoy every day. **Each item is also an example something that our clients at Streets Alive Mission do not have access to on a daily basis. **

If you are able to say YES to that day’s question, set aside $5 for that day (or $2, or $1, whatever works for your budget).

In the 24 days leading up to Christmas, those daily small amounts will grow into a larger sum, that, when donated to the programs at Streets Alive Mission, will help to provide access to many of these items for our clients – your neighbours – and will bring HOPE to those in greatest need right here in Lethbridge.

Advent of HOPE

24 Days of Gratitude and Giving

Day 1: Were you able to brush your teeth this morning?
Day 2: Do you have a means of transportation?
Day 3: Did you have a warm bed to sleep in?
Day 4: Do you have a hat or scarf to wear when it’s cold outside?
Day 5: Did you have access to a winter coat?
Day 6: Did you have a clean pair of socks to put on this morning?
Day 7: Do you have shampoo/conditioner or soap?
Day 8: Were you able to use a bathroom anytime you needed to today?
Day 9: Did you have access to a telephone?
Day 10: Were you warm last night?
Day 11: Did you have a meal today?
Day 12: Do you have a pair of gloves or mittens?

Day 13: Do you have access to a TV?
Day 14: Are you able to purchase Christmas gifts this year?
Day 15: Do you have a Christmas tree?
Day 16: Do you have access to a computer?
Day 17: Do you get a Christmas meal?
Day 18: Do you have a mailing address?
Day 19: Are you getting a paycheck this month?
Day 20: Do you have more than one pair of underwear?
Day 21: Were you able to sit on furniture in your home?
Day 22: Were you able to go grocery shopping?
Day 23: Do you have clean clothes?
Day 24: Do you have electricity and hot water?

Advent of HOPE with Streets Alive Mission


Donation time!

Streets Alive Mission
323 4th St. S.
Lethbridge, AB T1J 1Z9

Office Hours: Monday – Friday,  9 am to 11:45 am; 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
(closed Tuesday afternoons)

ph: 403-320-1159
email: ally@streetsalive.ca


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Updated December 26, 2020:

Several folks wondered about completing the month of December with a few more days of the Advent of HOPE. HOPE CONTINUES!

If you’d like to continue to add to your HOPEful donation, here are a few more prompts to the New Year!

Day 26: Did you send or receive a text message or email today?
Day 27: Did you get to choose between boots or shoes to wear today?
Day 28: Did you open the refrigerator to choose what you would like to eat?
Day 29: Did you receive any mail this week?
Day 30: Were you able to buy yourself a coffee?
Day 31: Will you be safe when you go to sleep tonight?


Thank you so much for participating with us in this holiday exercise of gratitude and hopefulness!

Posted Tuesday December 01, 2020 by Streets Alive Mission