How Tom found HOPE for his family.
On October 26th, 2016, the Wednesday before Halloween, Tom timidly knocked on the side door of HOPE’s food pantry just as they were closing. He was greeted by on of HOPE’s staff. Standing at Tom’s sides were his eleven year old daughter and his five year old son. He explained that he had just started a new job and would not be paid until next Friday. With great pain, he apologized for bothering the staff member, but he was desperate as he didn't have anything at home to feed his children. He asked humbly if HOPE could help them. They were welcomed inside with a smile. Tom received groceries to last until his first pay check. In addition, through HOPE’s Attic, his son was provided a Halloween costume and both children were given coats and winter clothing.
This is just one of the many success stories that illustrate the mission and spirit of HOPE, a 501 (c) 3 operating since 2007.
Today, HOPE needs your immediate help to continue their food pantry and clothing services. The need is profound as one in seven Coloradoans don’t know where their next meal is coming from and half are children. A donation of $20.00 can provide 15 meals to those in need. Together we can keep HOPE thriving.
Helping Our People Excel (H.O.P.E.), currently provides 5,000 to 6,000 lbs. of groceries each week through a self-select food pantry which supports hundreds of households in the Greater Englewood area. HOPE needs to raise a minimum of $50,000 to maintain their current service level through September 2017. Thank you for your compassion and generosity.
"As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person."
-Paul Shane Spear
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- Walter Freeman