Celebrating Hope ~ Planting Seeds of Love

Outdoor, dinner-auction event we need!

Celebrating Hope will renew your spirit of philanthropy, encourage you, instill hope, create smiles!

Grant Me Hope’s board and staff would be delighted if you joined them for an evening of Celebrating Hope, an outdoor dinner-auction event to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. June 17, 2021 at 930 Interchange Drive, Holland, MI 49423.

Join us! You’ll be glad you did!

Be transported into a garden in the most unlikely of places!

Celebrating Hope will be an evening outdoors in the fresh air in mid-June, just as summer is about to start. This dinner-auction is the kind of networking, good will event we’ve all been missing throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.

But now is time!

We’ve come a long way through this time together and now it’s time to join together for the sake of foster children who hope to be adopted before they age out of foster care alone facing homelessness.

We understand there are still concerns about large events:

We’re limiting table seating to 8 guests at each and we’d love if you’d fill a table with your friends and family. It encourages more guests to come and keeps friends and family in proximity of each other.

A mouth-watering meal from Catered Creations, Inc.

We’ve built an incredible menu with our friends at Catered Creations. It will include bourbon glazed ham, Honeybird Chicken, Swiss steak, loaded mashed potatoes, blended vegetables, strawberry sunshine salad with house poppy seed dressing AND Catered Creations’ rather famous cornbread! An incredible variety of decadent desserts have been donated for the evening as well.

An expansive auction!

With too many items to list! But this year we’ve been generously donated a Pit Boss smoker, direct from the company! Diamond earrings from Kessler Diamonds! Longhorn skull and horns donated by HNB Longhorns of Burnips. A 55 inch Vizio TV from M&K Trucks. The complete set of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books directly from author Jeff Kinney himself!

Click here for items for him, her or your favorite kiddo

Click here for unique items for the home.

Click here for items inside the house, outside and for man’s best friend.

And those are only HALF the items! Our auction will be a crowd-pleaser!

Gypsy Girl Social Wagon

We’re delighted to have Gypsy Girl Social Wagon join us for our event! Whether you need cold water, a glass of pop or want to buy a class of wine or beer, professional bar tenders will be ready to serve you from this delightful addition to our evening!

A moving program & a few announcements

Emceed by WZZM’s Catherine Behrendt, as it has been in past years, the program will include major announcements from Grant Me Hope Founder Helen Zeerip, and one man’s story about the struggle of growing up alone and aging out of foster care. A moving program that might create a few tears, but we promise you a few good laughs too.

Register today!

Snail Mail – Our preferred method

Print and fill out the RSVP card. Mail to Grant Me Hope, 930 Interchange Dr. Holland MI 49423 with your check made out to Grant Me Hope.

On Eventbrite

Registration through Eventbrite includes the processing costs from Eventbrite. Grant Me Hope will absorb these costs for sponsors.

We hope you’ll plan to join us for this special evening!

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 GMH  Development Director Lynn Yntema at or 616-581-8582, or GMH Communications Director Netty Manwell at or call 906-285-2133. We would happy to discuss Celebrating Hope.

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