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Five Years – Families Made – Children Saved – Celebrate with us

Our Celebrating Hope Luau is too close to the end of the mandatory “Stay at Home” Executive Order issued March 23, 2020, to combat COVID-19 for us to realistically and properly plan for this event. It has been postponed. Our goal is to reschedule. If you have registered for this event, you will hear from us personally. Thank you all, so much, for the support!

If you were registered as a volunteer for this event, we have reached out through email to you. Our next planned meeting has been canceled.

Remember: SHARE SHARE SHARE the videos of our foster children on social media. Lots of people are more active than normal on social media right now. Let’s make finding forever homes for foster children a goal through these unprecedented times!

Grant Me Hope’s board and staff would be delighted if you joined them for the third annual evening of Celebrating Hope, a dinner-auction event to be held from 6-9 p.m. April 16, 2020 in the Ballroom at English Hills Terrace, 5179 West River Drive, Comstock Park.

Celebrating Hope is a magical evening enjoying the finest food, perusing great auction items, and the entertainment will give you lots of laughs and tears as you learn about the children in your own backyard. This year, to celebrate our 5th Anniversary, we’re spicing it up Hawaiian style with a warm, colorful luau theme!

This dinner-auction event will include much of the same fun of previous years with emcee WZZM’s Catherine Behrendt and GMH Founder Helen Zeerip interacting and having a good time with attendees while sharing the positive stories of adoption.

Last year’s evening of Celebrating Hope, Grant Me Hope brought Jay and Christie Deshaw to speak about the Grant Me Hope video that changed their lives and the life of their adopted son Kyron. The couple spoke about receiving Kyron’s Grant Me Hope video in an email from a friend who had seen it on WXYZ, channel 7, in Detroit. The friend knew Jay and Christie would be able to communicate with Kyron using American Sign Language. He was adopted just days before his 18th birthday.
Their story was powerful and moving!

“It didn’t look like there was a dry eye in the room,” Zeerip said.

The Deshaw’s story was accompanied by special news from Dave and Jill Koopman, who shared that the adoption of their son was finalized the day before. That too, was worth celebrating!

Organizers are working to ensure this year’s program is just as powerful!

There are a variety of ways to support Grant Me Hope’s mission through this event, including the donation of an auction item, a sponsorship, attending and volunteering. Request further information by emailing info@grantmehope.org or calling Zeerip at 616-836-7949.

We might have changed the theme a bit, but the evening is sure to be as lovely as last year’s evening. See our Facebook page for a photo album of Celebrating Hope 2019, held April 18, it was a fantastic success!

*PLEASE NOTE:  The page to provide your personal payment information may be blocked as a “pop up.” To continue, please click on the “pop up” warning that shows up on your screen, then click “allow from this page.” From there you should be able to continue. Please contact Grant Me Hope at info@grantmehope.org if you continue to have trouble. Thank you.

 

 

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