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2017 International Day of the Girl Luncheon

IDOG Luncheon a Big Success

Light of Hope Volunteers at our annual IDOG Luncheon

Light of Hope’s International Day of the Girl Luncheon (IDOG) was held on October 13th at the International Market Square and was a great success! This wonderful event raised nearly 13K, and had over 120 guests present, with the majority of those learning about LOH for the first time.

Thank you to our guest speakers MN Senator Paul Anderson, and volunteer Kimberly Smithmoore, for helping us tell the story of LOH and the importance of educating girls to eradicate poverty and build better communities.

Finally, a big THANK YOU to Lynn Schroeder, our 2017 Chair, and to our fabulous sponsor Rob Robertson and MEDNET SOLUTIONS, who has generously sponsored this important event four years in a row! Jambo!

2016 Shine A Light of Hope Gala is almost here!

The 14th Annual Shine A Light of Hope Gala 2016 is right around the corner!

There is still time to register for Light of Hope’s annual Gala on Saturday, April 16th at 6pm. This noteworthy event will be hosted at the Golden Valley Golf & Country Club. It will be an amazing opportunity to come together as a community to raise funds to support the girls who attend Light of Hope Home and School.

Throughout the night, guests will have the opportunity to participate in exciting games during the cocktail hour. A fan favorite, the Light of Hope Mystery Boxes will be back and this year each player will be a winner! Prizes include restaurant gift cards, golf outings at championship courses, sports tickets, wine and beer, themed boxes and so much more!

We are honored to have Tonia Hughes, a renowned gospel artist, who is back by popular demand to perform the role of master of ceremonies.

The game Heads or Tails is also back for 2016 and one of the winners will receive a one-week vacation to Vail, Colorado! The luxurious package includes a stay for four at Vail Village this summer, along with airfare and rental car voucher.

The memorable evening doesn’t end there! For the first time, there will be a Gala After Party following the main event. Get ready to enjoy the soulful tunes of Power Tap, an 11-piece band, and take pictures with friends in our photo booth.

Don’t miss the opportunity to spend the evening making memories with the community and having the chance to better lives around the globe.

Register now

It’s not too late – Gala April 17th!

It’s not too late to join us for the 13th Annual Shine a Light of Hope Gala. Beginning at 6:00 pm Friday, April 17th at the Golden Valley Country Club it will be our privilege to come together raise funds in support of Light of Hope’s general operating budget. Throughout the cocktail hour guests will have the opportunity to:

  • Purchase Mystery Boxes, or buy chances to win our fabulous Heads or Tails prize, a luxurious week’s stay in Cabo San Lucas !
  • Visit our information room and purchase the 2014 Light of Hope Year Book.
  • Sign up to attend one of three featured  Hope Gatherings!  A perfect alternative for those unable to attend the gala and still want to support Light of Hope.

Dinner and the formal program begin at 7:00 pm. We are thrilled to have national gospel recording artist, Tonia Hughes, serving as our emcee and musical guest.  Dr.Verna Cornelia Price, CEO of The Power of People Consulting Group and Founder and President of Girls in Action will be this year’s speaker. Throughout the evening you will learn about Light of Hope, its mission, and come to know more personally the girls who call Light of Hope home.

Together we will shine a light of hope!

Time is Running Out – Please join us!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Time is running out to join us at the 13th annual Shine a Light of Hope Gala being held on Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Golden Valley Golf and Country Club.   Join speaker Dr. Verna Cornelia Price, CEO of The Power of People Consulting Group and Founder and President of Girls in Action, along with national gospel recording artist Tonia Hughes as together they share how the “Power of One” can change the world.

Invite your friends to an inspiring night and learn how this important organization is educating, supporting, and creating the leaders of tomorrow in Kenya, Africa. A purchased table of 10 receives two free bottles of wine to share with the table. Thank you to our generous sponsor Platinum Bank.

The gala is our largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds for the event will be used to support the general operating needs at Light of Hope Home and School. YOU can make a difference in one night. Last year’s gala attendees help provide:

  • The resources needed to fulfill LOH’s holistic approach for each girl at LOH
  • New animals to the Light of Hope homestead
  • Variation to the thriving sustainable gardening which is feeding the girls at LOH
  • Annual teacher training and workshops
  • 10 new girls to the LOH family

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Unite for the Right to Learn

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Feeling inspired? Want to do something to make a difference? Please join us for our 13th annual Shine a Light of Hope Gala being held on Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Golden Valley Golf and Country Club.   Join speaker Dr. Verna Cornelia Price, and emcee/performing artist Tonia Hughes as together they share how the “Power of One” can change the world.

Tickets for this event are on sale now.  The fundraising evening supports Light of Hope Home and School for Girls, which provides refuge, restoration, and redirection in a supportive family environment to lost and homeless girls in Kenya, Africa. Proceeds for the event will used to support the general operating needs at Light of Hope Home and School.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_button title=”Register Today!” target=”_blank” color=”wpb_button” icon=”none” size=”wpb_regularsize” href=”https://lmi.ejoinme.org/?tabid=672955″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

April 17 Gala and NEW – Hope Gatherings!

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13th Annual Shine a Light of Hope Gala

Friday, April 17, 2015 – 6:00pm, Golden Valley Golf and Country Club

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New this year – Hope Gatherings!

Hope Gatherings are informal parties hosted by Light of Hope board members on a day other than the gala. The gatherings are hosted on a set day for a set amount. Every dollar raised from the Hope Gatherings goes directly to the girls at Light of Hope.

Bring your friends, join a gathering (or two), and enjoy, all while supporting the important mission of Light of Hope. One Gathering is in July and two more in September.  Space is limited, so don’t delay.

You may purchase tickets at the Gala.  Unable to attend the gala??  Purchase your tickets for a Hope Gathering today:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator color=”black”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

 

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Hope Gathering #1

 Jazz Duo and Designer Appetizers

A unique night on the town featuring a private concert by jazz musicians Mark Mueller and Kenni Holmen, gourmet appetizers provided by Macy’s Catering, and wine.

Location: Macy’s Oak Grille in Downtown Minneapolis (700 Nicollet Mall)
Date: Monday, September 21, 2015
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Cost per person:  $75

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Hope Gathering #2  

Wines Around the World – Food and Wine Pairing

A casual and relaxing evening on Stubbs Bay on Lake Minnetonka, featuring regional food and wine pairings from the US, Europe and South America. Join us for a casual and social evening on the patio enjoying a fabulous view of Lake Minnetonka.

Location: 495 Oxford Road, Orono, MN 55356
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm

Cost per person: $50

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Hope Gathering #3

Fall Wine and Boat Cruise

Enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the view of Carson’s Bay on beautiful Lake Minnetonka.  Then board the historic Minnehaha Steamboat for a 90 minute informational tour of fall colors on gorgeous Lake Minnetonka.

Location:  19855 Cottagewood Ave, Excelsior, Minnesota
Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm

Cost per person: $75

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2015 Shine a Light of Hope Gala Fun!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Join the fun at the Shine a Light of Hope Gala by playing Mystery Boxes and Heads or Tails to win fabulous prizes!

Mystery Boxes are $25 each

  • Pick a box
  • Turn it in to the Mystery Box table
  • Find out what you have won!

Each Mystery Box contains prizes such as:

  • One week stay at any Westgate Resort
  • Tickets to major sporting events
  • Lifetime Fitness Personal Training
  • Jewelry
  • Target & Caribou gift cards
  • Restaurant gift certificates
  • Wine


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Get a chance to win an incredible Cabo San Lucas vacation by playing Heads or Tails at the Gala.
New in 2015 – purchase up to 3 Pendants to increase your chances of winning! Pendants are $25 each 

  • Purchase your Light of Hope pendants at the Gala.
  • Our emcee will be leading the game by flipping a coin.
  • Prior to flipping the coin, participants choose either their HEAD or TAIL, and are eliminated each round depending on the flip of the coin.

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Thank you! Party with a Purpose 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Party with a Purpose a great success.   In one night, we raised over $14,000 for Light of Hope Home and School for Girls![/vc_column_text][vc_button title=”Read more” target=”_blank” color=”wpb_button” icon=”none” size=”wpb_regularsize” href=”https://partywithapurposemn.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/2015-a-great-party/”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

A Path Appears, January 26

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A Path Appears premieres on Independent Lens this January 26th. Check your local PBS station for details.

Watch for the upcoming January 2015 documentary based upon a new book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  The book tells about people who are making the world a better place.  It describes real ways that others can change the world too, whether  with their time, by capitalizing on their skills, or by using the resources of their businesses.

A Path Appears book cover

Their first book, Half the Sky , opened the eyes of the world to the dire plight of women in developing countries.   Through their powerful true stories, the authors showed that the key to progress lies in unleashing women’s potential, that change is possible, and that each of us can play a role in making it happen.

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