Five Years – Families Made – Children Saved – Celebrate with us
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 email@example.com 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!
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