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NEW HOPE NEWS // 1.3.21

// Updates from Trees of Hope As 2020 comes to a close tonight, we would like to share some last updates from this year! First of all, the New Hope team would like to give a huge thank you to WDIO and HOM Furniture for allowing us to partner with them and raise awareness for our cause. You can find the stories from WDIO on their website by clicking the link below!

Trees of Hope Charity Drive | www.WDIO.comWDIO News helps promote 4 charities: MN Adult & Teen Challenge, Second Harvest Food Bank, MN Ovarian Cancer Alliance, Arthritis Foundation

On the tech-y side of things, website views are up 207% from last month with significant spikes on the first and last days of the Trees of Hope campaign. 55% of those views were from new visitors to our site with 136 clicks on our link from the WDIO site.

Therese and a group of New Hope volunteers manned the phones for Trees of Hope, raising over $7,000 for our organization!


Another huge thank you to Essentia Surgical Services, who donated gifts for two families! Throughout the holiday season, we have received generous donations of meals and Christmas gifts for the children and families we serve, as well as gift cards for Target and Super One.

Thank you to every one of our community members who have donated money, gifts, time, and prayers to support New Hope For Families this year. Every little bit helps to support our cause and continue reaching to the most vulnerable in our community.

Our prayers have been answered to find a new home for one of our foster families! Thanks to the generosity of a local landlord, a rental property has been made available at a reduced cost through spring 2021.

As we say goodbye to the difficult, yet rewarding year of 2020, Let us all look forward to the new year with hope and anticipation of the possibilities in store!

God bless!

New Hope For Families Team

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NEW HOPE NEWS // 12/22/20

// New Hope Family Your support helps foster families that care for our most vulnerable. Your donations purchase items foster families need: diapers, formula, bedding, shoes, even vehicles, gas, chil


September Updates!

We are happy to report that our open house was a grand success! It was a beautiful

Evening with a constant stream of folks interested in learning about New Hope For Families touring our newly renovated community center and learning more about New Hope. 

Thanks to Mary Hermanson for the beautiful music as people explored our wonderful

sanctuary and placed bids on our silent auction items - we raised over $1,300! 


The highlight of the evening was special guest and keynote speaker Ray Hansen,   founder/director of Rio Bravo Ministry - a children's home in Reynosa, Mexico - the inspiration for New Hope For Families.  Ray delighted all with his journey of faith and the story of how he began this amazingly successful children’s ministry, from the ground up, caring for the needs of hundreds of children in his community.  It was a wonderful evening establishing many new connections within our community! 


Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who donated silent auction items, Johnson's Bakery for the fresh-baked cookies and Hope City Church for sharing your sound equipment for the event, and last but definitely not least, thanks Ian Devaney & Jeff Nast for volunteering as our sound guys!  Thanks to them, you can view a recording of Ray’s talk on our NHFF  Facebook page.


A big hi-five and warm welcome to our new Kids Closet coordinator Kristina Linder.  Kristina, her husband Brian Linder and artist Amy Halverson coordinated, designed, built,  and hung our new building signage.  Beautiful and so helpful!!  (If you have Kids Closet needs or donations, please contact Kristina - 218-310-8313)


We would also like to introduce our new media coordinators, the amazing brother and sister team -  Ian and Michaela DeVaney.  You guys Rock!


The current needs of our foster care families include diapers, size 3 and larger; Pull-ups; unscented wipes; a bike stroller, boys and girls sweatpants small, medium & large.

community center needs include helping hands with small building, electrical, plumbing  projects, carpet and flooring; paper products; gas cards, coffee (grounds or k-cups), bottled water.
We love the saying, "many hands make light work" - this has surely been our story - every little bit helps alot!

Warmest regards,

Therese Gruba


New Hope FOR Families


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