21 Jun

Fit for Hope

Last month, we published the #dosomethingawesome post. We asked you to partner with us, think outside of the box and work together as a team to make a difference in the lives of the youth we serve.  We gave a few creative ideas on how to get involved to help us raise support and increase awareness of our mission to bring hope and healing to the foster youth in our community.

Since then we have been excited to see people in our community #dosomethingawesome to benefit Place of Hope! One young boy, Brady, had a birthday party and in lieu of gifts, asked that guests bring Barnes and Nobles and Target gift cards for our kids.  A younger brother, unsure of what to get for his big sister’s birthday, decided to write her a check to give to her charity of choice. She chose Place of Hope! Thank you Anne! Bethann Platt also stepped up to the ‪#‎dosomethingawesome challenge.  She decided to donate 50% of all sales on her “HOPE” print in her Etsy shop to Place of Hope! Erica Hirschkorn, age 8, raised $80.53 by hosting a hula hoop contest fundraiser with her homeschool co-op! The list goes on!

We were so inspired by people wanting to #dosomethingawesome that we wanted to take it a step further.  Our team came together and after some brainstorming, developed our #fitforhope summer challenge that officially launched last week Wednesday. Anyone can get involved by completing three easy steps:

Throughout the summer we will be posting, sharing and tagging your videos, photos and challenges! Please tag us (@placeofhope) in your posts, so we can share, and use the hashtags: #fitforhope #placeofhope #fitfam #fitlife #fitspo #instafit #fosterkids #hope

The goal is to raise $10,000 to save the life of a child in foster care. Our annual sponsorship to care for a child is $10,000.

Focus on saving one life.
Increase awareness of the plight of foster youth in our backyard.
Tell your friends how they can help save one life!

We invite you #dosomethingawesome this summer and get #fitforhope! For more information, visit Fit for Hope.

Thank you in advance for accepting the challenge and helping to save the life of a child in foster care.