April/May 2023 Newsletter

Gala Results Are In!
Thank you to everyone who attended our 22nd Annual Shine a Light of Hope Gala, it was a wonderful evening to celebrate and learn more about the girls who find refuge at LOH. The gala was a success, we exceeded our fundraising goal and raised $227,000! There were so many ways that everyone supported this event, in person, online, through volunteering. This event couldn’t have happened without each of you in the LOH family.
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Calling All Twins Game Volunteers
Light of Hope is excited for this Minnesota Twins Game fundraising opportunity again this year and we would love to have you join us! Last year we raised over $7,000 and with your help we have the opportunity to double that!Game dates June 17, July 9, August 20, Sept 9.If interested, please contact
Welcome Newest Member of the LOH Family
Eunice is a sweet girl who came to Light of Hope in April. She is in 5th grade and looking forward to learning as much as she can to become a teacher when she grows up. 
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Golf with Us – Friday, July 14
Click to Reserve Your Spot on the Green
Vocational School
We are so proud of Mary and Margaret as they have joined some of the other girls at vocational school this spring.

Construction at LOHNew STEM Classroom and Computer Lab
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New Junior High Classrooms
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International Day of the Girl Luncheon

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Doors Open: 11:30 AM
Program Starts: 12:00 PM
Program Ends: 1:00 PM

The Hutton House – 10715 S. Shore Drive, Medicine Lake-
RSVP by September 23 to
Special Guest Speaker: Rep. Dr. Patricia Mueller

2020 Online Gala: Thank you to our supporters!

Dear friends and supporters of Light of Hope,

We are so grateful for your generosity and support of our “She is an Overcomer” online giving campaign and silent auction. Despite the challenges we faced this year, Light of Hope was able to raise over $130,000!! This is 65% of our goal of $200,000. We are overjoyed
to have raised these much-needed funds for the girls of Light of Hope!

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to each one of you. We hope you enjoyed our videos and pictures of the girls during the campaign and had fun bidding in the silent auction!

If you were not able to participate in the fundraising campaign, there is still time to help us reach our goal! Please go to our website to donate and to learn more about Light of Hope:

You may also want to visit the Friends of Hope section on the website that highlights how you can have a special relationship with a girl through letter writing, prayer and support for her monthly. She will be blessed to know someone in the US is thinking of and praying for her.
If you would like to become a Friend of Hope and select one of the girls, click here

Thank you, again, for the love, support and generosity you have shown the girls of Light of Hope and for making a difference, one life at a time!

The 2020 Gala Committee
Linda Lehman and Anne Boldt (Co-chairs)

2020 Shine a Light of Hope Gala Announcement

To all of our supporters, friends and family

In an effort to keep our community as safe as possible, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 18th Annual Shine a Light of Hope Gala this year. We do not want to put anyone at risk!

In light of “Social Distancing”, we would like to invite you to support Light of Hope from the comfort of your own homes and have some fun at the same time! Please join us as we embark on a Web Campaign/Auction to raise funds for Light of Hope from April 22-25, 2020. You can get a “sneak peek” at some fun, creative and valuable auction items and register now at no cost at:
More details to come! Stay tuned!!

The theme of this year’s gala is “She is an Overcomer” and it is incredibly applicable for us now as we not only deal with the coronavirus issues but also the loss of our dear friend and LOH Marketing Director, Lynn Schroeder. Lynn was extremely dedicated to the mission of Light of Hope, and to honor her memory we will be dedicating the “She is an Overcomer” campaign to her. Please consider donating in honor of Lynn and on behalf of the girls. LOH counts on the gala as its primary fundraiser to generate almost half of its operating budget. We had set a fundraising goal of $200,000 from the gala, so it is CRUCIAL that we all pull together at this time and think about how to support these girls who have so little. We need to make sure the school can keep running and focus on the mission of LOH and the essential needs of the girls.

A great way to help LOH “overcome” these unforeseen circumstances would be to still give what it would have cost to attend the gala along with any other donation you would have given that night. That way, LOH will receive all the funds directly. Another idea is to invite those that were going to be at your table to stand in the gap and give generously to “overcome” any possible reduction in donations given in the room that night of the gala. We appreciate you and your support for these precious girls!

For those of you have already bought tickets to the gala, please consider donating those funds or feel free to contact us for a refund or with questions.


Linda Lehman (612-599-5747) and Anne Boldt (612-309-3443)
Co-Chairs of the 2020 Shine a Light of Hope Gala