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What is Project Joy?

Every year, the member churches of the Whitehouse Ministerial Alliance partner with our WISD schools and city departments to spread a little joy at Christmastime. Project Joy provides food and toys for families facing financial hardship—in 2020, we know that there are probably a lot more families who could use some help! As a member of the WMA, Whitehouse UMC is proud to participate in Project Joy every year, and we hope you’ll help us spread some joy this Christmas!

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There are several ways you can help us spread joy this Christmas! Here are the ways you can participate in Project Joy through Whitehouse UMC:

  • Make a financial contribution that will go towards toys for this year’s Project Joy families! Just designate a gift toward Project Joy. You can donate online through our donation page (just be sure to select the Projet Joy designation) or by check (make the check out to Whitehouse UMC and write Project Joy in the memo line). All donations need to be received by November 29.
  • Donate cans of soup! This year, the churches in the WMA are getting in on the food collection game! The schools usually collect nonperishable food items, so our churches have decided to collect cans of soup. Just bring your cans to the church and leave them in the Project Joy box at the Welcome Center.
  • On December 12, join us at Whitehouse First Assembly to sort and box up our food donations. We can always use all the help we can get!
  • On December 14, volunteer to take food and toys to our Project Joy families. Be a part of taking joy to your neighbors in need!


Local churches and school administrators nominate families of elementary- and junior high-aged students to receive distributions from Project Joy. If you know of someone in the Whitehouse area who could use some help this Christmas season, please fill out the form below to let us know about them. All nominations are collected by the WMA and reviewed for eligibility and accuracy.

Project Joy Nomination Form