DRESSING WITH HOPE
The love and generosity of many donors in our area brought smile after smile to many kids who were able to pick out a backpack of their choosing and then fill it with various school supplies. The kids are also getting a certificate for a pair of new shoes. These children and everyone associated with The Hope House extend a very grateful "THANK YOU" to all that helped make this possible.
HOPE HOUSE OF MILLER COUNTY
SERVING GOD BY SERVING OTHERS
BACKPACKS, SUPPLIES & NEW SHOES FOR THE SCHOOL KIDS
"YM360" GENERATE CAMP STUDENTS
Last Wednesday & Thursday, July 26 & 27, a group of students came to the Hope House to serve and help in whatever manner they could. This group of young people belong to their church group "YM360 Generate". This group of students attend the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, Oklahoma under the leadership of their Youth Director Alyssa Dees.
For 2 days these kids did whatever they were asked to do. They cleaned inside The Hope House, outside the Hope House, stocked shelves, organized items . . . whatever they were asked. We thank them for their serving hearts and for the time they spent helping to make The Hope House a little bit better ! Following are just a couple of pictures of their hard work.
A great and effortless way to help those in our Lake Community is with the AMAZON SMILE program, sponsored by Amazon.com. Each and every time you purchase any item, a small percentage of your purchase will go to The Hope House of Miller County. Just go to Amazon.com and look for the Amazon Smile link. It will guide you through the few steps it
takes to register with Amazon Smile and BE SURE TO DESIGNATE "The Hope House of Miller County" as your charitable organization. Then each time you
shop be sure to start on the Amazon Smile page. Doesn't cost you an extra dime and the benefits will be bountiful !
My name is Bob. I volunteer at the Hope House by taking care of the website.
One day a couple of weeks ago I was leaving the Hope House when I noticed a tent set up outside the building. I had no idea what was going on but I am like one of those curious cats so I stopped and talked to these folks in the picture.
Diane Williams sent me the following which I am including about this ministry.
"The Harper Chapel community garden was established in the spring of 2010. We received donations and discounts from area businesses to construct the garden perimeter fence and raised beds. Area Boy Scouts and church members have donated time and money to making this garden a success. We established four 10' by 20' plots specifically for growing produce for the area food pantries. Hope House has been the primary recipient over the past five years. Currently we have 24 families growing produce in our community garden. A third of our families do not belong to our church. We have additional beds available for anyone wishing to join us. We have been very fortunate when families have more produce than they can use they give it to us to donate to Hope House. We have stopped keeping track of the amount of food that we have donated but in past years we have donated over 3000 pounds of produce in a growing season. In the past couple of years we have wondered if people knew what to do with the produce that we have donated. We decided to do cooking demonstrations at Hope House where we show people what they can do with the produce to augment the food that they receive. We also provide copies of the recipes that are used."
PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ARE: Linda Barber, Diane Williams, Mary Mason, John Mason