BUYATREE & Illuminate the Holidays: Join Our Christmas Initiative to Support Local and Global Children

Haven of Hope International would like to unveil our exciting new campaign to bring Christmas cheer to vulnerable children. We wish for every child to have the experience of opening presents, decorating, singing holiday songs, enjoying a plentiful feast, and remembering Jesus is the reason for the season. Our Christmas initiative, in collaboration with BUYATREE. CHANGEALIFE and a dedicated local partner, aims to create unforgettable Christmas celebrations for children in Southwest Florida and over 225 children at our international partner orphanages.


The Challenge

With six international orphanages and a local center in Florida, Haven of Hope International actively champions the cause ensuring a joyful Christmas for children on both fronts. We could not do this alone; we are thankful for our partners, and we are counting on YOU to help us make Christmas bright. Together we can bring a smile to children here and around the world.

Bishop Eric & Denise Johnson, new site partners for BUYATREE. CHANGEALIFE.


Introducing Our Local Partners

New Life Academy, our partner in Southwest Florida. Founded by Bishop Eric and Rev. Denise Johnson, this dynamic duo initiated their journey in 2005 with a humble school of 6 students. Today, their impact extends to over 100 students. This year, they’ve pledged their support by becoming a host for the BUYATREE Christmas Tree selling site.


How you can make a difference!

Business owners, can become corporate sponsors and give their business a holiday boost in publicity. Your business name will be displayed at New Life Academy’s tree site and will be included in future press releases. To learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor, click here.

Individuals can help by visiting New Life Academy and purchase a fresh Christmas tree for your family.

We hope you visit our friends this year at New Life Academy, located at 3348 Edgewood Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33916.


     Children in Bolivia celebrating last year.

Let’s Make It Happen

Join us in making a difference today. Your support of the BUYATREE. CHANGEALIFE Campaign will help keep the spirit of Christmas alive for children both locally and globally.  50% of the proceeds will help children locally through New Life Academy and the other 50% will help to fund our Annual Christmas Fundraiser.

For many of the children we serve, this may be the first Christmas they will have a Christmas gift.  Each of our partner homes work hard at providing a loving family atmosphere for the children.  Christmas is the season of love, hope and joy and you will be helping them make sure each child has a gift.

Our commitment is to provide each child a toy or gift, back to school clothing and in a world where meat protein comes only a few times a year, we will provide a Christmas feast, outside of their norm (rice & beans).

If you aren’t able to help through the BUYATREE campaign, but still want to be a part of making Christmas bright for the children, you can support our Christmas Fund by clicking here.   Together, let’s illuminate the holidays and bless children around the world!