At Christine's Hope...We BELIEVE every child deserves the chance to be a kid regardless of their circumstances.
We HELP create the next generation of community leaders by teaching kids how to help other kids.
We GIVE HOPE to tens of thousands of children whether we are making a donation to a YMCA for kids to go to camp or involving student volunteers to pack pajama bags for children in shelters.
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July 19th, 2017 - 8:30 am
We returned to Hopewell Elementary School with Delainey Ross and Bennett Patterson to pack backpacks with the money they raised on their birthdays. Please read the story below to hear about this wonderful gift.
'In March Delainey Ross and her good friend Bennett Patterson celebrated their ninth Birthdays. Since they are such good friends and their Birthdays are days apart they thought it would be a great idea to have a joint party and celebrate together with all their friends and family.
The party was held at the PEAC turf sports field. When Delainey and Bennett were planning their party they knew they already had enough toys, games and clothes. They wanted to do something different, something to help other kids. They remembered working with Christine's Hope for Kids in school at Hopewell Elementary and how it made them feel so great to help kids in need. So in lieu of gifts they asked their guests to please bring a donation for CHFK Foundation.
How inspiring are these two kids? What a generous and selfless thing to do. I had a hard time interviewing them. It was hard for me not to cry I was so completely overwhelmed by this act of kindness. They gifted us with almost $400!! As is our policy when kids raise money for us, we matched their donation and asked them where they would like to spend the gift. They chose sending two kids to summer camp and making backpacks for kids in need for next September. We will be going to their 3rd grade class later this month to assemble the backpacks.
We have thought about this so often in the past few weeks, this kind and generous gift. This speaks to the parents who raised these awesome kids, who taught them to give back, to think of others. And to Hopewell Elementary School where they constantly learn the importance of community service with all of the wonderful projects the school does not just with us but for so many other organizations.
Delainey and Bennett, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are inspired by you and humbled you thought of us. Your gift will be appreciated by these kids beyond what you can imagine.' ... ExpandSee Less
So proud of you both!!!