The Families of Hope Campaign
The Families of Hope Campaign has its roots in the Havre de Grace Housing Authority "Beacon of Hope" event. That event celebrated the accomplishments of housing authority residents on their journey to economic self-sufficiency. The Families of Hope expanded that celebration beyond HDGHA.
The inaugural Families of Hope Campaign was held in 2016 and was Harford County's first inter-agency program. The 10-week campaign united 13 non-profit agencies that each nominated one of their clients; who then promoted and supported their candidate's fundraising efforts. Participating families created original artwork for the Families of Hope Keepsake Calendar, then raised money by securing ads for the calendar and promoting sales; as well as by organizing their own individual fundraising events.
The 2016 Gala
The 2016 Gala was held November 4, 2016 at Bulle Rock with more than 150 guests, event sponsors, auction donors and partnering agencies in attendance when it was announced that between calendar sales, each family's efforts, sales of tickets to the Gala and bids for silent auction items; THOUSANDS had been raised.
The 2017 Family of Hope
Chrystal Morris and family, nominated by Safe Harbor Christian Counseling, raised the most in the 2016 program, and thus earned the title of 2017 Beacon of Hope. A portion of the proceeds were used to make much needed repairs to Chrystal's vehicle to further support her family's efforts to be financially independent. The balance was used throughout 2017 by the SUCCESS Project to provide programs and assistance that help low-income individuals and families as they strived to achieve their goals, too.
Check out the 2016 Gala pics taken inside the event photo booth. It was a GREAT time for the nominees, guests and staff...and all for a GREATER cause.
THANK YOU FROM
…To all of the 2016 Families of Hope Sponsoring Agencies
…To all of our Auction Donors