For 10 consecutive years, Esperança has coordinated a Christmas Angel program to make sure low-income families have gifts for the holidays.

Sponsors will receive a “wish list” from the family they are partnered with and can purchase new gifts or make a cash contribution and Esperança Women’s Guild volunteers or staff will do the shopping for the family.

Sponsors will be matched by Nov. 16, and gifts will be collected at Esperança, 1911 W. Earll Drive in Phoenix, the first week of December. Esperança will distribute the gifts to families on Dec. 14.

For more information or to become a sponsor, call Maria Valenzuela at (602) 252-7772, ext. 108, or email at

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