Hope's Path November 2016 Newsletter
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November 2016 Newsletter
Our GRAND OPENING is this month! We can't believe November 12th is this week! 
Work Day
Success!
We would like to thank all of the 60+ wonderful volunteers that came out and provided their service on the 22nd of October. We made tremendous progress in getting the house ready for the opening. We were able to unload all the furniture, clean out bedrooms and bathrooms, sweep driveways, and do yard work!

We would also like to Thank Global Shop Solutions, Inc., and Sam Houston's Pay It Forward for all their help on Saturday, November 5th! The house looked completely different at the end of the day, we are so grateful! The house no longer felt like a giant constrcution site, but like a home. This was all due to the hard work our amazing volunteers put in!

Open House!

Given that Pokemon Go is the latest fad across the nation, our Open House theme is going to be Pokemon Go HOPE.  Our Open House will feature an interactive, self-guided tour that will allow you to catch pokemon at "Pokestops" throughout the house. Pikachu will also be making a special appearance!

Contractors, Donors, Sponsors, and their families are invited to a Pre-Open House brunch in your honor on Saturday, November 12th @ 10:30 am.

The Community is invited to join in on the all of the fun activity beginning @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm. 

Hope's Path is located at:
28918 South Plum Creek Drive
Spring, Texas 77386

Please RSVP to Terri Jaggers at (713) 822-4603
"Chosen" Marathon Race!

Adam and Katti Henderson from Northside Christian Church have selected Hope's Path as the charity to receive the funds raised at "Chosen" Marathon Race on November 19th. This is Adam & Katti's fifth year running the race. They are currently organizing their team known as Baby Steps for Hope's Path and would love to have as many people on the team as possible to help increase the amount of money raised for Hope's Path.

The race will take place on November 19th in New Braunfels and is known as the prettiest race in Texas! For more information, go to http://newbraunfels.chosenevents.org.

Not a runner? No problem.  Adam and Katti are looking or sponsors!  If you are interested in sponsoring or helping out in any way contact kattihenderson4@gmail.com or visit https://raceroster.com/6944/pledge/team?id=22.

They Don't Know the Life of a Foster Child
by Sophia Williams-Baugh

"I had to motivate myself to do the right thing and stay on the right path in foster care. I believed that life could get better if I just kept going. I knew I wanted more out of life than what I had been handed and I was going to do whatever I had to do to make it. Thinking about my hardships being temporary gave me strength to keep going no matter what. Now at 28, I am married with three kids and own a home.I’m a published author of an auto-biography, “I’m Good,” which talks about my life and thoughts growing up in foster care and my broken adoption. I’m a nonprofit business owner whose organization – Can We Talk Inc. — encourages storytelling as a way of healing, learning and growing. I certainly created a new example of what a foster child can accomplish and removed the stigma placed upon us."

To read more of Sophia's incredible story, please visit the Children's Rights blog.u

"Home for the Holidays"
Hope's Path will be decorating the new home this Christmas season with the theme of "Home for the Holidays"! This will take place on November 19th. If you have any of the following items that you would like to donate, please contact: Terri.Jaggers@HopesPath.org

We are in need of 
  • A pre-lit Christmas Tree
  • Tree ornaments, garland, a topper, and a tree skirt
  • Stockings
Your church, ministry, and/or family can also sponsor a young man, his school and work clothes, his bedroom furniture, linens, and items for other areas of the house!

Calendar

November 5th
  • Global Shop Solutions, Inc work day for Hope's Path
November 12th 
  • Hope's Path Open House
November 19th
  • Chosen Marathon
  • Fostering Hope Texas Summit WoodsEdge Community Church

Open Table Mentors Needed!
If you are interested in becoming a mentor for a youth who has aged out of foster care, please join us on November 19th at the Fostering Hope Texas Summit! There you can ask any questions concerning the mentoring program. You may also go to www.hopespath.org, click on Needs tab and go to Volunteer Opportunities to find our Mentors Application.
Host Homes needed for Girls!
 Hope's Path has officially begun the "Host Homes" extension program for former female foster youth! If your family has considered opening your home to temporarily assist a young woman we would LOVE to have you be a part of our program! No licensing or government regulations required!
These are young ladies between the ages of 18-25 years old who need a safe place to live and grow.

If you are interested please join us on November 19th at the Fostering Hope Texas Summit. This conference provides a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Hope's Path and ask any questions you may have regarding host homes. You may also contact: Jeremiah.Belyeu@HopesPath.org.
Fostering Hope Texas Summit

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, host home or have any type of skill you would like to contribute, WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!
This month we will be hosting informational sessions and training for individuals interested in any of the positions above, at the Montgomery County community's Fostering Hope Texas Summit on Saturday, November 19th at 8:30am! The summit will be hosted at Woodsedge Community Church in collaboration with Orphan Care Solutions of Texas.
The best part is ,the summit is completely free, and both breakfast & lunch will be provided! Sign up fast we only have a limited availability.....

You can register to attend the summit online at www.OrphanCareSolutions.com 

Our application is now available on our website!
For more information on how to apply, email; jeremiah.belyeu@HopesPath.org 
Is God Calling You To Help?

If you feel called to help, join our Talent Database! We can use each and every talent.
(If you would like to become a part of our Talent Database, click HERE to register.)
House Needs!
As Hope's Path's Grand opening approaches, there is limited time to complete the preparations for the house. There are still multiple items that are needed to make it possible for our clients to come 'Home for the Holidays'.
If you, your small group, Sunday school class, or church would like to help, you can find the items most needed on their registry at Target.com, Walmart.com, or bedbathandbeyondcom.
Search Hope's (first name) and Path (last name). 

Support Hope's Path!

You can now support Hope's Path while you shop! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Hope's Path whenever you shop on AmazonSmile!

 
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Helping young adults who age out of foster care transition into successful independent lives.

Our mailing address is:
 28918 S. Plum Creek Dr.
Spring, TX 77386
 






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