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Thanksgiving & New Hope News // 11.2021

Giving thanks for YOU!

As the holiday season approaches, we give thanks for our NHFF supporters -- like you -- who pour their hearts into our foster children and the families that care for all of our children. We send you warm blessings and we are grateful for all you do to help our New Hope foster care community thrive.

As the weather chills and we tuck the famous playground shoe into it's winter quilt, we are so thankful for our beautiful gymnasium where we host our foster mom's coffee/play date every other Tuesday from 10-noon and the CEF Good News Club every Wednesday afternoon from 3-4:30. Because of your generosity, the Gym will soon have new electric outlets (we "currently" boast 3), brighter lights, a ping-pong table top and billiard storage set. Helmets are a rule as the rollerblades, bikes and scooters come out on the shiny, but very HARD, terrazzo floor. We welcome you to join us in the fun anytime - call Therese for more details on how you can get involved. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Feel free to enjoy a recap video from our annual New Hope For Families LOVE Gala!


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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

President/co-founder

New Hope FOR Families

218-590-1785