Hope Ministry News

HOPE Christmas Outreach – Adopt a Family

Hope NewsThis time of year, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the commercialization of Christmas. Would you like to participate in a program that provides meaningful assistance to a family at the holiday? HOPE Ministry can match you with a family, in need, right here in our community. We have families with all ages of children and their wish lists. It’s a great opportunity for an office, business, club, scouts, friends or families to come together and celebrate by giving the light of love to those who need it the most.

Email Chris Diegert at shrtstp701@aol.com or call HOPE at 265-6694.


September and October Update

Thanks to everyone for your support of the HOPE Ministry during September & October. We would not be able to help all those who come to us if it wasn’t for your generous donations. We’re now getting into our busiest months at HOPE. 216 families came to HOPE during October alone.

In September and October, HOPE received donations in memory of Ed Feldbauer, Rosemary Gumina, Bob Holdraker, Gene Kemp, Charles LaMonica, Andrew McKenna, Carolyn Tebbetts and John Turner. Please remember these intentions and the HOPE Ministry in your prayers.


Thank You!

HOPE Ministry would like to thank everyone who has helped us over the last several months. In August, we hosted families with school age children for our annual back to school night. With much excitement, students were able to make their own choice of notebooks, pencil cases, backpacks and other school supplies. Our top two floors were open for clothing selection and we had lots of volunteers to lend a hand. Everyone left with a smile and ice cream!

September was our garage sale. It is incredibly a large operation. This year we had a record number of volunteers. On a Sunday, Thomas HS and Penfield HS football teams worked to get all our collected treasures moved into Murphy Hall. We had several week days where there were more than 60 volunteers to price and display. Everyday we sat down together to eat a delicious lunch contributed by many of our parish friends. While making new friends we also made $22,680 and had a wonderful time doing this work!

We at HOPE Ministry are grateful for the generosity of the Holy Trinity Golf Tournament Committee. The proceeds were $7,000. These fundraisers will allow us to continue to serve our community, providing direct service throughout the year. Many thanks to everyone who participated. We are blessed!

A reminder that HOPE is closed on October 8, Columbus Day!


August Update

Thanks to everyone for your support of the HOPE Minis- try during August. We would not be able to help all those who come to us if it wasn’t for your generous dona- tions. August was another busy month at HOPE. We assisted 193 families with food, clothing, gas & electric, prescriptions, rent, etc. We also had our annual school supplies night. 41 families picked out school supplies & clothing for their school children. Several families who couldn’t come that night have also been able to get much needed supplies for school. Thank you to all who so gen- erously donated school supplies to HOPE!

In August, HOPE received donations in memory of Nicholas James Albano, Rosemary Gumina, Bob Holdraker, & Gene Kemp and for the special intentions of Shirley & Jackson Thomas on their 50th wedding anniversary.

Please remember these intentions and the HOPE Ministry in your prayers.


July Update

Thanks to everyone for your support of the HOPE Ministry during July. We would not be able to help all those who come to us if it wasn’t for your generous donations. July was another busy month at HOPE. We assisted 161 families with food, clothing, gas & electric, prescriptions, rent, etc.

In July, HOPE received donations in memory of Rose- mary Gumina, Bob Holdraker, Gene Kemp, Harry Smith and for the special intentions of Shirley & Jackson Thomas on their 50th wedding anniversary.

Please remember these intentions and the HOPE Ministry in your prayers.


June Update

Thanks to everyone for their faithful support of the HOPE Ministry during June. We would not be able to help all those who come to us if it wasn’t for your dona- tions. It was another busy month at HOPE. We assisted families with food, clothing, car repair, rent, etc.

In June, HOPE received donations in memory of Bob Holdraker, Gene Kemp, Robert Kowalik, and Stephen Nicholson.

Please remember these intentions and the HOPE Ministry in your prayers.