2018 Newsletter

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Hope Emergency Program

P.O. Box 214  •  Fayetteville, OH 45118   •   Phone (937) 364-1055    •     Fax (937) 364-2598

www.hopeemergency.org

2018 $5,000 Challenge Grant

Cincinnati Reds and Laura’s Lean Beef Unite Again

For the second year in a row, the Cincinnati Reds are partnering with Laura’s Lean Beef to help fund the Hope Emergency Program in 2018.  Laura’s Lean Beef has offered us another $5000 donation hoping to inspire similar donations from our supporters to help fund the outreach work being done through the Hope Emergency Program. 

Mark your calendars! Between March 1 and April 30, 2018

You can help us again this year by sending your donations to Hope Emergency between March 1, 2018 and April 30, 2018. Try something new. Be creative in ways to raise money. Ask your favorite fraternal organization to hold a canned food drive or encourage the youth around you to challenge their classmates with food drives at school.

Help us to meet – or beat – last year’s challenge!

 In addition to this $5,000 donation from Laura’s Lean Beef, the Reds are working with the Hope Emergency Program to launch several other new initiatives this season designed to raise money and awareness.

Spotlight On Two of Our Hope Donors

Cathy Breckle first became aware of the Hope Emergency Program a decade ago while she was visiting her parents’ childhood parish of St. Mary Catholic Church in Arnheim, Ohio (a small rural community in Brown County).   In the vestibule was a Hope Emergency collection box asking for the most basic of everyday needs: bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, diapers.  Initially, she would load up her SUV and bring donations to Arnheim.  She remembers driving back to Cincinnati one day with a desire in her heart to find out more about the mission and services provided by this outreach program and the population they serve.  Shortly afterwards, Cathy visited the facilities on Kernan Road.  The more she came to know the volunteers, staff and Sisters Sandy and Lucia, the more impressed she became with the organization and the tremendous needs of the population they serve.

Four years ago, Cathy and her family moved from Cincinnati to Highland County.  Cathy says “Every day now I see the truly needy of our rural communities. Truly needy andtruly grateful. I am particularly passionate about the Hope’s Back to School Program and the way they provide supplies for over 350 children from ages 4 to 18+. I am happy to be able to assist in a small way in making children excited about going to school and encouraging their dream of a better life through education. The Hope Emergency Program does this and I am proud of my association with it”

Teresa and Eric Wilson became involved with the Hope Emergency Program about 8 years ago.  They heard about Hope Emergency through a friend who had been helping with collections through Saint Rose Church.

In 2011 Teresa and Eric and their friends began sending flyers out to their neighborhood explaining the Hope Christmas drive. The result was awesome. The Christmas drive has been a yearly activity in her neighborhood.  Their drop off box is most always filled with wonderful Christmas gifts.  Eventually the Wilsons’ friends were able to increase donations to Hope by sponsoring a yearly Christmas Party which includes a Santa Auction. All funds raised are donated to one or two charities.  For several years Hope Emergency has been chosen as one of the charities to receive donations to purchase gifts for the kids.

Four years ago a couple of new bikes were included in the delivery. The numbers have increased with each delivery. Through their groups’ contacts and buying processes, the Wilsons have been able to stretch their funds to provide more new bikes. They are now known as “The Bike People”J.

Teresa says “Through the kindness of all of our folks we have been able to schedule a Summer and Christmas delivery with a U-Haul trailer packed to the brim!!

It warms the heart to see the kindness of so many people wanting to help others and to see how it has grown over the years.  Thank you for what you all do!! “

Thank you Cathy Breckle, Teresa and Eric Wilson for your generosity!

Hope Emergency Program Newsletter

Volume 18, Issue 1                                                                                       February 2018

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2018 UPDATE ISSUE

WE WELCOME NEW EMPLOYEE In January, 2018, Mike Stacy from Lynchburg, OH has joined the Hope Maintenance Team.

CONGRATULATIONS:

Winners of last year’s RAFFLE : Mrs. Katie Wellman was the winner of the Quilt Raffle last November.

2018 Events

EASTER DISTRIBUTION at Hope will be on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Hope Emergency will be CLOSED Thursday, March 29, 2018 through Monday, April 9, 2018.

VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON will be Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 12 Noon until 2 p.m. Volunteers and their spouses are invited.

HOPE EMERGENCY WILL BE CLOSED: Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Due to the holiday falling on a regular distribution day for the week of July 4, 2018, distribution will instead be on Thursday, July 5, 2018 and will follow a regular distribution schedule.

YARD SALES Mark your calendars for our 2018 Yard Sales, Fridays and Saturdays, May 4 & 5, July 13 & 14, and September 14 & 15.  Friday Sales begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. ( Bargains Galore!)

Saturday Sales begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at Noon.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES  We will begin distribution of school supplies on Wednesdays July 18, 2018 through August 22, 2018. We welcome donations of filler paper, 3 prong folders, spiral notebooks, crayons, glue, pens, pencils and colored pencils.

THANKSGIVING DISTRIBUTION will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 9:00 am.– 2:30 pm.  Hope Emergency will be CLOSED November 21 to November 26, 2018.

CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTION for 2018 begins with donation of Giving Tree Items on Sunday, December 2, 2018, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Client shopping dates are Monday, December 10 to Saturday, December 15, 2018.  Hope Emergency will be CLOSED from December 16 to January 2, 2019.

SOME STATS:

Thanksgiving 2017 we were pleased to be able to provide Thanksgiving fixings for 452+ families.

WISH LIST

We wish we had a 12 ft. aluminum ladder
If you would like to donate gift cards, we could use them to purchase printing and technology supplies.

Christmas 2017, 460+ families received food and 725+ children were able to experience a good holiday.

Experience Being GENEROUS TOGETHER at HOPE EMERGENCY PROGRAM

Whether you are a donor or a volunteer, you are the heart of HOPE EMERGENCY PROGRAM – serving the needs of others in our community. Thanks to the collective efforts of generous individuals like you, community needs of food insecurity, warm clothing and other provisions for families are being met. How will the needs of the community be met in the future? There are several options: a bequest in your will or your IRA may be options to fund your generosity.  It’s simple! Contact your Attorney for your Will or your IRA Plan Administrator to add HOPE as a charitable recipient.

Either way, you keep the asset for as long as you need it, then it goes to work being GENEROUS TOGETHER at HOPE for generations to come. Be sure to let HOPE know of your gift plans so we can thank you!

WISH LIST: Peanut Butter, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Sanitary Pads and Tampons, Underwear and Socks,  Deodorant, Blankets, Sheets, All Purpose Cleaners, Dish Soap and Laundry Detergent.

 

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2016 Spring Newsletter

   cropped-Hope-Logo-icon.jpg    Hope Emergency Program

P.O. Box 214 • Fayetteville, OH 45118 • Phone (937) 364-1055 • Fax (937) 364-2598

www.hopeemergency.org

BREAKING NEWS . . .

2016 $5,000 Challenge Grant

Dear Donors:

Again this year an anonymous donor has stepped up to create a new $5,000 Challenge Grant to replace the Alan Shawn Feinstein Annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger Challenge Grant. We are so thankful that we have donors who see the value in our work.

The results of last year’s $5,000 Challenge Grant far exceeded our expectations. We received $69,400 in cash and 38,500 pounds of food. We exceeded the cash donations by $5,000 and were slightly under food donations by 6,500 pounds. Certainly the boost in cash covered that deficit.

The rules, dates and times will be the same as existed for last year’s $5,000 Challenge Grant. Your donations to Hope in the way of cash, checks or food items (valued at $1.00 per item or pound) as well as pledges, so long as they are obtained ONLY during the promotion of this challenge, and meet or surpass last year’s results, will our anonymous donor share his/her $5,000 with us.

Mark Your Calendars!

Between March 1, 2016 through April 30th, 2016

Ways you can help build Hope

You can help us this year by sending your donations to Hope Emergency between March 1, 2016 and April 30, 2016. Are you looking for a way you can help raise donations during our current $5000 Challenge fund drive? Invite a few friends over for a dinner party, create small raffles, luncheons, food drives. Try something new. Be creative in ways to raise money. Ask your favorite fraternal organization to hold a canned food drive, encourage the youth around you to challenge their classmates with food drives at school. All donations in any amount are appreciated – and they are tax deductible!

Help us to meet—or beat—last year’s challenge!

A FEW STATS:

November of 2015, 1,235 families ( total of 3,426 individuals, 1139 of which were children) received food.

December 2015, 1041 families (total of 3,038 individuals, 1116 of which were children) received food.

Thanksgiving 2015 we were pleased to be able to provide Thanksgiving goodies to 467 families.

Christmas 2015, 543 families received food and 687 children were able to experience a

Hope Emergency Program Newsletter

Volume 16, Issue 1 February 2016

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2016 UPDATE ISSUE

Welcome Mrs. Dianne Vollman

Hope Emergency would like to welcome Mrs. Dianne Vollman who will be stepping into the position of Co-Director recently opened with the passing of Sr. Sandy Bates. Dianne has been a part of Hope Emergency since 1990 when she and her husband, Don, moved to this area. They both began volunteering with Sr. Miriam. Her first memories of working at Hope were helping to unload a large truck of donations at Keller. After that, Dianne worked at the “Temple” every Thursday. Those were the days of cramped quarters, no heat or AC, no running water or restrooms!!!

As time passed, Sr. Marjean became the next director and a Board was formed. Dianne was asked to become one of the original Board Members. Establishing the framework and purpose of the Board occupied the first few months. Sr. Marjean said that we needed to find a new “Temple”. So Dianne’s remaining time on the Board was spent finding and buying the property that now is known as Hope Emergency Program. After several years of dedication, and because her husband’s health was declining, Dianne had to resign from the Board. In 2007, Diane returned to Hope to work with Sr. Lucia and Mel Danengbergs to coordinate the Christmas Program for the children. As you can see, Dianne is very committed to our Hope Mission. When you are able, stop in and say Hi to Dianne.

“Hope Emergency has become a part of me! I think of the employees, the volunteers and the clients who have come into my life and become a special and important part of it!” – Dianne Vollman

2016 Events

EASTER DISTRIBUTION at Hope will be on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Hope Emergency will be CLOSED Thursday, March 24, 2016 through Monday, April 4, 2016.

VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON will be Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 12 Noon until 2 p.m. Volunteers and their spouses are invited.

YARD SALES Mark your calendars for our 2015 Yard Sales, Fridays May 6, July 1 and September 2. There will be no Saturday sales. Sales begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Bargains galore!

Winner of last year’s QUILT RAFFLE was Sharon Lamping of Milford, Ohio and a Hope volunteer. Check out the next quilt raffle to begin in July. Info will be posted on our website.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES We will begin distribution of school supplies on Wednesdays August 3, 2016 through August 31, 2016. We welcome donations of filler paper, 3 prong folders, spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons and glue

THANKSGIVING DISTRIBUTION will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Hope Emergency will be CLOSED November 23 to November 28, 2016.

CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTION for 2017 begins with donation of Giving Tree Items on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Client shopping dates are Monday, December 11 to Saturday, December 16, 2017. Hope Emergency will be CLOSED from December 18 to January 1, 2018.

REMINDERS – Check our website for up-to-date info and volunteer info. Go to www.hopeemergency.org. We always need volunteers. Right now, new volunteers are needed to work Wednesday afternoons. Call the office if you are interested.

Kroger Community Rewards. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com or call 1-800-576-4377 and sign up for the Kroger Reward Program. There is no cost to you, however, you must reregister every year. Hope continues to receive benefits from this easy program. Charities are rewarded by the amount of purchases customers make at Kroger.

 

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Pull-Up Drive

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CONGRATULATIONS MRS. JULIE SCHULER AND NOTRE DAME ACADEMY, KY, SENIOR, ASHLEY JUSTICE CONDUCTED A VERY SUCCESSFU TODDLER PULL-UP DRIVE FOR HOPE. THEY ALONG WITH THE ACADEMY AND MANY OTHER DONORS MADE IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A TRUCKLOAD OF BOXES DELIVERED … Continue reading

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Introducing Michael Clark

The next time you visit Hope you may see a new face. This is the face of Hope’s newest employee, Michael Clark.

Michael Clark

Hope welcomes Michael Clark

Michael has filled the newly vacated position in our maintenance department.

For the past 2 years Mike has lived in Lynchburg and has recently gotten his certificate as a nurse assistant (C.N.A) from Continental Manor in Blanchester. He is working at Hope while he is studying for his State testing and certification.  His long-term goal is to continue his education in nursing to become a registered nurse.

While his work at hope is not directly related to nursing, he will be able to practice his skills of working with the general public.

Hope extends a welcome to our newest employee.

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2015 Hope Emergency Christmas Distribution Needs and Schedules

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Final Yard Sale 2015

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Our final Yard Sale of 2015 will be Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th, from 9am until 3pm. All items are on a donation only basis. No reasonable offer will be turned down.  All proceeds go to buy food for Hope Emergency Program.

We will have many items, such as pictures, dishes, housewares, collectables, knick knacks, craft items and much much more!!!

Please join us in making this the best yard sale yet!!

 

 

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Kroger Community Rewards Program

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Sister Sandy Bates, osu

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Birth: 2/06/1949

Death: 8/1/2015

Sister Sandy Bates, osu, Ursuline Sister of Brown County for 48 years, died on August 1, 2015.  Daughter of Charles E Bates Sr. and the late Joan Eggleston Bates, dear sister of Charles Bates Jr, Thomas Bates, Timothy Bates, Bonita Roberts, Patrick Bates.  Also survived by nieces and nephews and her Brown County Ursuline Community.  Sr. Sandy’s current ministry was co-director of Hope Emergency in rural Brown County.  Previous Ministries included First Step Cleaning Company, School of the Brown County Ursulines, St. Louis School (Owensville),  and Guardian Angels School.

Memorials may be made to:

Hope Emergency
P.O. Box 214
Fayetteville, Ohio 45118
or
Ursulines of Brown County
20860 St. Rt. 251
St. Martin, Ohio 45118

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Quilt Raffle 2015

Our 3rd Annual Quilt Raffle features the quilt donated  by quilter Amy Curry of Maineville, Ohio.  The quilt is skillfully machine pieced and hand quilted with colorful Autumn leaves. Trimmed in a leafy pattern of yellows, greens, orange and maroon it expertly compliments the main design. Quilt raffle

Size  87″ x 102″

Drawing will be held on Tuesay, November 24, 2015.

All tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

Raffle tickets can be printed out here and sent in with your money to Hope Emergency, P.O. Box 214, Fayetteville, OH 45118. If you need additional tickets feel free to make extra copies of the ticket page.

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