Boy, this year just flew by!!! I can't believe we're starting to shop again. Holiday Hope has grown tremendously this year! We will be providing Christmas to 32 families, and gifts to 30 individuals at a senior center! So many people are helping us...It thrills me to see this growth! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped in any way. It's hard to imagine all we've done this year. We've had 2 sub sales, 2 bake sales, sold candy bars, had a craft show, and the biggest one was the auction/chicken bar-b-q, which turned out awesome, considering we didn't have the turn-out we expected. We've had a lot of success, but we also learned a lot, and I'm sure we will continue to learn.
In April, we started the paperwork to become a 501(c)3 corporation. We started with the state paperwork, ended with the federal paperwork, and 8 months later, we are finally approved! I hope and pray that we continue to grow and we have the ability to help SOOOO many more people in future years!
What a great year!!!!!!!!