Local community groups took center stage at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, March 30th, as Walt Disney World Resort awarded more than $4.5 million in Disney Grants, which will enable the organizations to play an even stronger supporting role for more than 250,000 Central Florida children and their families, of which New Hope for Kids was a 2015 recipient. “Today’s Disney Grant recipients work tirelessly to build a better future for Central Florida and share Disney’s values of investing in children and families,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort.
Executive Director, Dave Joswick and Board Chair, Elizabeth Peele were honored to attend the ceremony and receive the check. Thank you Disney!
We thank the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce for selecting New Hope for Kids as their Chamber Cares 2014 project. The Chambers’ unique perspective: to promote and support our business community, but also to enhance the civic and overall well-being of Winter Park demonstrates their care and commitment to the community.
The Chamber Cares initiative will provide funding for the Grief Program, including Camp Ray of Hope, community outreach to local schools and hospitals, Soccer Sundays, a photo-journaling project, art exhibition and equipment for in-house family movie nights. Learn more about this campaign.
At the annual Art of the Vines fundraising event, the crowd beamed with excitement and anxiousness as the speaker was about to announce who had won the 2014 BMW drawing this year. Little did they know that the winner to be announced was actually cooking in her kitchen at home at the time.
What a wonderful Disney day! New Hope for Kids received a $25,000 Making Dreams Come True Grant for our work with grieving children. Executive Director, Dave Joswick and Board Chair, Elizabeth Peele were honored to attend the ceremony and receive the check. Thank you Disney!
As the holidays are approaching, Children’s Grief Awareness Day (observed the third Thursday of November each year) is an opportunity to tell children they are not alone and that there is support, healing and hope for the season.
New Hope for Kids will honor Children’s Grief Awareness Day on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the future home of New Hope for Kids in Maitland. See below for details.
Congratulations to Johnny Sandifer from Maitland who’s winning ticket was pulled Friday night, October 11th, at our annual casino night event, Shaken & Stirred. He is the winner of a new 2013 Vespa LX50!
Our 12th Annual Art of the Vine was held at Fields BMW in Winter Park on April 12, 2013 and judging by comments from attendees and reports from the staff, it was a great success. This always popular fundraiser netted over $208,000 for our Center for Grieving Children and Wishes for Kids programs!
If your New Year’s Resolution is “Give back to my community” New Hope for Kids Volunteer Orientation will get you started.