These past few months have been challenging for us all. At Place of Hope we were forced to cancel several major fundraising events, our children are home 24/7, our foster parents became homeschool teachers to over 340 children and youth, and our families had to get creative to keep minds engaged.
Each year, as the school year wraps up and summer approaches, we begin planning engaging summer camps, fun summer campus activities and family summer vacations. Place of Hope believes family vacations, outings and unique experiences are a critical part of a child’s life. Family vacations are an opportunity to create memories, build bonds between siblings and parents and teach children about different cultures and history. Family vacations, outings and activities create new experiences and inspire our youth, shaping their future.
As the news broke that summer camps and day camps have been canceled or scaled back due to the pandemic, our incredible supporters stepped up in a big way to ensure our children and youth will get to experience the summer vacation, activities and fun they deserve! Thanks to an Anonymous donor and Waterfront Properties, who stepped up with a combined $20,000, we have been able to create our Family Summer Vacation Matching Challenge!
We need your help to reach our $40,000 goal! We are inviting you join us in helping our children and youth make lifelong memories by giving a gift of any amount. Every dollar donated will be matched dollar for dollar by this generous new fund!
Place of Hope is daily caring for over 340 foster children, homeless youth, families in transition and human trafficking survivors. We believe each of those in our care deserve to experience making memories on a family summer vacation, outings and unique experiences. This Matching Challenge Fund will send our cottages on meaningful family trips, provide our young adults with fun and enriching campus activities, and provide our traditional foster families opportunities to create family summertime memories.
Please consider giving a gift to our Family Summer Vacation Matching Challenge today!
Below is a list of some of the fun and exciting activities our families will be blessed to enjoy this summer with your support!
- A first-time roller-coaster ride
- A road trip out of state
- Camping experiences
- A day at the water park
- A day of bowling
- A day of mini golf
- Career Day
- K9 fitness activities and more!
Please join us in creating memories to last a lifetime!