What is Celebrating Hope?

This annual event was held April 18, 2024, and is designed to raise support for and awareness of:

  • Foster children who HOPE for a forever home
  • Foster youth who have aged-out of the system without being adopted

Grant Me Hope produces professional, personalized videos, and shares them on social media and television networks in an effort to help foster children find adoptive families. We also have 3 homes in West Michigan that will provide stable housing, mentoring, Christian discipleship, and life-skills training to foster youth who have aged-out of the system without being adopted, and are facing homelessness. Our annual Celebrating Hope event helps fund these efforts.

This amazing evening includes:

  • Hors d’oeuvres, an amazing dinner, cash bar and more!
  • An expansive silent auction
  • A live auction with large gifts, experiences, and get-a-ways
  • 50/50 raffle and other fun competitive games designed so that both foster children and YOU could win!

Silent Auction Now Open To Everyone

The Celebrating Hope silent auction is done Raffle Style!

This gives EVERYONE a chance to win! Bids/tickets for each item is based on the total value of the item, basket or package.

All bids/tickets are worth $5, $10 or $20.

How you can support this important event:

  • Attend and participate
  • Host a table and invite your friends
  • Donate an auction item
  • Become an event sponsor
  • Volunteer

Contact Netty Manwell at or call (269) 620-1017 for details.

Don’t miss our 2025 Celebrating Hope auction!

Email us your mailing address at to receive an invite! You can also email “Add Me” to that same address to be added to our email list.

2024 Sponsors

Child Defenders

Family Champions

Adoption Promoters

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