June 2019: Annual Day of Hope event servicing the Main South community!
It was truly an amazing collaboration between local businesses, community & health organizations, churches and individuals to provide outreach to the community in the Main South area!
- 1800 registered guests and more not registered, 500+ volunteers, 1300 kids enjoyed our Kidzone, 350 family photos taken
- 1500 free hotdogs served, Over 2500 sandwiches served from Chick-fil-A, 1625 free icecreams enjoyed
- 4525 free bottles of water consumed, 2500 bags of free groceries distributed
- 33 Community Outreach and Health-related organizations and groups giving out free information and resources
- 170 free haircuts given, 2500+ items of free clothing and shoes were given away, 156 people prayed with and plenty of other giveaways including slow cookers, hair supplies, snacks and more!
The Telegram and Gazette covered the event. Read here.
On Monday, April 9th, Hope for Worcester held our 2nd annual charity fundraiser event, Connecting for a Community at Ballot Box. The event included raffles, live music from Dezi Garcia, and catered dinner from Meze Greek Tapas! We are blessed to have approximately 30 individuals from our community come out and support our cause. It was a great success and we thank everyone who was able to come out for a fun evening!
We appreciate everyone who participated in the Great Brook Valley Winter Coat and Clothing Giveaway hosted by Walking in Light Ministry .Many thanks to our partnerships, businesses, churches, ministries, and volunteers who continue to come together and serving the Lord and loving the city of Worcester and those living in the greater Worcester area!
Jeanie Gagne, Missionary Director for “Walking in Light Ministry” expresses her gratitude by writing,”Thank you for teaming up with us for the GBV Winter Coat and Clothing Giveaway. We made new connections with the residents that came to this event.”
On 3 different Saturdays this past fall and winter, Hope for Worcester mobilized volunteers to serve with Net of Compassion. Net of Compassion is a ministry led by Pastor Richard & Elizabeth Gonzalez with the purpose of feeding, clothing, and loving neighbors on 164 Main Street, Worcester. They are serving people every Saturday – rain, sleet, snow, or sunshine because they care. What a blessing to partner with them and share God’s love!
On January 19th, Hope for Worcester held our first annual charity fundraiser event, Connecting for a Community at Tatnuck Country Club. The event included raffles, door prizes, live music, and great food! We are blessed to have approximately 75 individuals from our community come out and support our cause. It was a great success and we thank everyone who was able to come out for a fun evening. A special thanks to Faith Church in Auburn who provided us with our live music for the evening!
We are beyond overwhelmed with not only the support we received but also the new partnerships and relationships we created that evening. You are all a blessing to this organization and to Worcester County.
Hope for Worcester was proud to partner with Mission E4 and other community groups at the Hope Jam 2016 event on September 18th. Over 300 people attended the event at Tacoma Park. Click here to view the thank you letter from Mission E4.
We had an amazing day on June 11th at University Park. Through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, Worcester area churches, businesses, health and community organizations we were able to provide a day of hope for Worcester residents. This community event is an outpouring of love in meeting the needs of our neighbors. We celebrate the community spirit of many hands coming together to help those in need. It’s through greater collaboration and community participation that we can continue to create a network focused on meeting the needs across Worcester county.
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette published a great article highlighting the event. You can access the story by clicking here.
We are already looking forward to our next event in 2017…stay tuned!