Dear Hope Street Family:
Here at the Greenhouse for People we thrive because of faithful people like you. We protect our members from outside elements, we cultivate hope and we grow together in community. This is intentionally done through relationship building and life skills development. The environment is such that everyone is given the opportunity to develop new habits that will long outlast their stay at Hope Street. We want to invite you into this process moving forward.
We are redefining family. About 2000 years ago a Jewish carpenter named Jesus said, “whoever does the will of my Father is my family”. He re-framed family by obedience, not blood. Our members are breaking free from addictions, difficult circumstances, and broken families; they are choosing to grow a real relationship with one another and their one true Father.
am so excited for Hope Street to host its fifth annual, “Family Reunion”, a fundraiser to be held on Friday, October 9th VIRTUALLY. This special event will highlight how Every Greenhouse Needs the Son.
Just as plants cannot live or function without the positive effects of the sun, we as humans need THE Son to live out our daily lives. We are blessed to be able to provide a safe and protected space for our members to flourish inside of, this is due to the workings of our Lord and Savior. It is easy to become consumed solely by the idea that staff, excellent programming or volunteers are to thank for a community that continues to thrive. While those play a part, we recognize who the true doer of these works is, and that is Jesus. Thank you to all those who have been and continue to be stewards of HIS work.
We are depending on you, members of our community that are devoted to our Hope Street family, to help assure the success of this event. Here are some tangible ways that you might consider becoming involved:
SPONSORSHIP- See Sponsorship Level form (enclosed) which lists benefits for each sponsorship level. If you cannot attend, this is a great way to still support Hope Street and the event.
HOPE STREET NEEDS - See our Hope Street Needs page (https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/35SWHG331R40E?ref_=wl_share) for Items that can be purchased and donated for use within our building.
UNDERWRITING - A monetary donation which will be used for expenses associated with hosting this event. If you would like to see a detailed breakdown of the budget please contact Brooke Thomas.
Thank you in advance for the ways that you will join us to make this fundraiser successful! We are counting on your generosity and support. Together we can continue rewriting the narrative of our city by building one solid community at a time.
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details. We look forward to hearing from you!
Ashley N. Thomas
Throughout the program and leading up to the event, there will be several opportunities for you to give! We encourage you to do so by being a Host Site! For $500 invite your friends to watch the Family Reunion together in a single space. All host sites will be considered an event sponsor and receive their very own Hope Street basket containing desserts, fun activities, Hope Street gear, and more! For more sponsorship opportunities, check out our sponsorship packet.
Another easy way to support Hope Street at this year’s fundraiser is through the donation of needed items and gift cards. As an organization, our goal is to provide our members with a space that is not just good enough, but a beautiful space for an individual or family to call home. Each host site will be given a container to place these items in. For insight on what some of these items may be, head to our amazon wish list
Although this year looks a little different, we have worked to maintain some of the same exciting opportunities that would occur in person at our Family Reunion. Each Host Site has the opportunity to do its very own wine/beer/coffee/tea pull! We will be collecting a variety of these items to be distributed amongst each host site. We encourage all who are interested in donating these items to support local businesses by purchasing from nearby coffee/tea shops and breweries!