Welcome to the

Hood River County Christmas Project


Seasons Greetings!

The Hood River County Christmas Project provides assistance to low income families in Hood River County during the holiday season, offering food as well as children's gifts for a measure of comfort and joy.

Every year local volunteers and area sponsors work together to ensure the success of a program that puts smiles on the faces of all those involved.

Sign up to Volunteer


Hood River County Christmas Project is always looking for more volunteers. We readily welcome individuals to assist with all facets of this program. This includes registering families, packing food and gifts, and participating in distribution both at the pickup facility and possibly beyond to a few families unable to travel.

Should you be interested in spreading a little holiday cheer to families in need, please...

Sign Up Here.

2014 Gala Fashion Show!


The Gala Fashion Show is an annual charitable event benefiting the Hood River County Christmas Project. The show, now in its 18th year, will be held on November 7th at 7:00 PM at the Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way Hood River, OR 97031. (Map)

Cost: $25 per ticket

Tickets are available at these participating merchants:

Flow Yoga, Lucy’s Informal Flowers, 5th Element Salon, Plenty, Doug’s, Colony, Ruddy Duck, Anana’s Boutique, Foils Salon & Day Spa, Parts+Labour, Melika, Columbia Laser Skin Center, Salon Visio, Bunny & Pear, Zella, Dream St., Enchanted Alpaca, HRVHS Fashion Club, Future Fashionistas.

1st and 2nd row tickets ($75 and $50) are available at Foundation 45 on Oak St, Hood River.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Insitu, Dakine, Pistil

Find more information at the Gala Fashion Show Facebook page.

CAST presents "It's A Wonderful Life"


The Radio Play by Philip Grecian directed by Gary Young

It’s A Wonderful Life, a holiday “live radio drama” will be presented by CAST community theater at Columbia Center for the Arts Dec. 6-20. Sponsored by Jeff Sacre of Director’s Mortgage and Ruby Mason of Windermere Reality this is the first performance of It’s A Wonderful Life in the Columbia Gorge. At all shows, donations to the Hood River County Christmas Project will be taken.

Location:    Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Street, Hood River, OR 97031 (Map)

  Performance Times   Dates
  7 p.m. Friday nights   Dec. 12, 19                
  7 p.m. Saturday nights   Dec. 6*, 13, 20
  2 p.m. Sunday matinees   Dec. 7, 14

*Opening Night

  Play fees
  $18   Adults
  $15   Students
  $12   Groups of 10 or more
  $10   Children 11 and under
  $50   Holiday family package- 2 adults + 2 students or children attending a performance together

To purchase tickets online click here.

Visit the Columbia Center for the Arts website for more details.

Eye Openers Lions Club - Photos with Santa


For those of you wanting to get into the Christmas Spirit, and having some $$ or cans of food to donate, the Hood River Eye Openers Lions Club will be having a Photos with Santa session from 10 to 3 on Saturday the 6th of December at the Historic Columbia Gorge Hotel. The photos taken will be placed upon a disc and given to the parents for their use - no real cost, just donations.  It is one way we, as Lions, give back to the community! - Paul Zastrow (aka SANTA)

Just as in years past, all donations of food and money will be forwarded to the Hood River County Christmas Project.