Celebrating Hope ~ April 20, 2022 ~ Pinnacle Center, Hudsonville

Celebrating Hope is Grant Me Hope’s annual dinner-auction fundraiser. It is always an evening of fun, smiles, laughter and sometimes tears.

Celebrating Hope 2021 was held June 17, 2021. Please find a wonderful photo album of the event on Facebook, provided through the generosity of DeVries Photography, Zeeland.

Douglas J Aveda Institute and salons made the evening special!

Scott Weaver, CEO, of the Douglas J Aveda Institute and salons joined us and not only “Celebrated Hope” but provided some as well!

Weaver presented a scholarship to Grant Me Hope youth “Lizzie” who said in her personalized video that she would like to go cosmetology school. Weaver and his salons are making that happen! We were ecstatic he chose our fundraiser to present this wonderful gift.

Our volunteers are top notch!
We want to say a special “Thank You” to a few our lead volunteers who served for months on our event committee and worked very hard the day of the event and the few days before:

Sisters Danae Lawson and Deserae Fairbrother volunteered on our committee for the third time and we literally could not do this fundraiser without them! Thank you, ladies. You are a delight to work with and we appreciate your knowledge and “get it done” attitude!

Jess Hassevort stepped in when a staff member fell ill and lent a hand in every way she could, she managed other volunteers and just took the reins to make our evening happen without a hitch!

We had so many volunteers the night of the event who accepted payments, welcomed our guests, and help set up and tear down. Volunteers are always welcome and always needed. Don’t be shy about volunteering!

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 Communications Director Netty Manwell at or call 269-6201017.

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