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Unite for the Right to Learn

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_button title=”Watch Hanna’s Story” target=”_blank” color=”wpb_button” icon=”none” size=”wpb_regularsize” href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNTM7qjoiM4.”][vc_column_text]Meet Hanna Rose. She is a 13 year old girl from Minnesota who will inspire you with her short video on how we all have the power to make a difference when we unite for the right to education around the world.

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

Please join us at this year’s Gala!  The night won’t be complete without you.  All dollars raised go to support Light of Hope’s general operating budget.[/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=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

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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