Paige Bellissimo heard about Place of Hope as founder of the Great Charity Challenge. She wanted to learn more about our mission and the difference Place of Hope is making in the community so she attended our annual Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl on the Paxson Campus where she had the opportunity to interact with the children in our care. Inspired by the kids’ restored hope, she took it upon herself to set up a crowdfunding and Facebook fundraising page to benefit Place of Hope.
Her goal was to raise enough funds to purchase toys for the children during Christmas. The response was astounding and she was able to raise over $7,000! She has been a great advocate on Place of Hope’s behalf throughout the community and is also a member of Place of Hope’s Leadership Advisory Council. Paige has stepped out and spoken on the difference she has seen Place of Hope make throughout our community.
We are so thankful for Paige and the many ways she is helping to change the lives of our children.