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October/November 2022 Newsletter

   
Our Year End Campaign is almost here! Can you feel the excitement as the weather cools down and holiday plans begin to fill up the calendar? We are excited at Light of Hope too! This annual fundraiser is an opportunity for you to get those donations in before the year is over. It is an opportunity for Light of Hope to share with you the successes of the year with extra special emails, posts and even some videos made just for you from the girls.  This fundraiser kicks off during “Give to the Max” on November 17! 
Click Here to Donate
Thank You for Coming to Our Luncheon
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our annual fundraising luncheon to celebrate International Day of the Girl. We had 90 guests, yummy food, a wonderful guest speaker and the best time with friends!
Friends of Hope Letter Request


Over 70 girls at Light of Hope have Friends of Hope here in America. Each time Boni and Sandy travel back to LOH the girl’s excitement builds as they wait for their letters to be hand delivered. We are preparing for the next trip to LOH. Please start writing your letters and sending them in.
PO Box 41010, Plymouth, MN 55441
Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony
The little girls are moving up! We celebrated their accomplishment with a cap and gown ceremony. Aren’t they cute?!
Photo Contest – Vote Now!
We’ve entered the 2022 Annual Nonprofit Photo Contest, and your vote can help us win cash prizes!You can vote for our entry at https://cont.st/cusDtr_FmNDqBt?g=1 between now and 5:00 p.m. on November 20, 2022. Each person may vote once during the contest period.Thanks for your support!

The New and Improved Internet is up and running!


In July we held a golf tournament to help raise money for more reliable internet at Light of Hope. It is critical to growing the Coding and STEM classes. We raised $6,500 of the $7,000 goal. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make that happen.The next annual golf tournament fundraiser will be on July 15, 2023
Looking for Other Ways to Support LOH?


Does your employer have a Matching program?

Another fun way is to round up and donate to us during your weekly trip to the grocery store or going out to eat. Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play. Check out SPAVE now and help us to usher in another way to support the girls.

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
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COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH
The Hutton House – 10715 S. Shore Drive, Medicine Lake-
RSVP by September 23 to idog2022@givesmart.com
Special Guest Speaker: Rep. Dr. Patricia Mueller
        

August/September 2022 Newsletter

Join us for our annual celebration of International Day of the Girl! Bring Your Friends too!
Click Here to Register Yourself and Your Friends for Lunch!
Four Girls Rescued This Summer
Susan and Angel were rescued last month while we had a team visiting from Minnesota. These incredible girls are thriving!
Susan was rescued from poor living conditions where her grandparents could no longer care for her. Susan’s sister Joy came to LOH this past spring. The sisters are thrilled to be back together!
Angel is just four years old and was rescued from a safe house in Naivasha. She was abandoned by her alcoholic mother. No relatives can be found and no one has come looking for her. She is safe and smiling more each day with her new sisters at LOH.
In the beginning of September sisters Mary (10yrs) and Precious (2yrs) were rescued from Naivasha safe house. They were abandoned a year ago. Scared at first the girls are doing well and enjoying their new “sisters”!
School Improvements This Summer
Light of Hope received donations to complete the ceiling in the girls dorm, Ujisiri Hostel. Keeping it much warmer while they sleep. Did you know the temps in Kenya get down to 50 degrees at night? Also, a beautiful cross was made for the Wokovu Hall. 
The girls were blessed with new sporting equipment and an updated place to keep the helmets, cleats, jerseys, etc. Amazing what a little paint can do to a room! They are so excited!
Twins Games were a Successful Fundraiser
18 volunteers spent 5 nights with the Twins running concession stands this summer! It was a wonderful time to connect and share stories about travels to Light of Hope and our Friends of Hope.  During the 5 games we raised over $6,900!!! 
Thank you Mark and Anne B, Chuck W, Kent S, Boni and Sandy K, Rich and Suzy S, Gaylan K, Tom S, Wendy A, John and Pat W, Dave and Linda L, Dale and Susan F, Kim B for volunteering!
 Set it and Forget it A New Way to Donate to Your Favorite Nonprofit
This is a fun way to round up and donate to us during your weekly trip to the grocery store or going out to eat. Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play. Check out SPAVE now and help us to usher in another way to support the girls.

June/July 2022 Newsletter

 4th Annual Golf Fundraiser – Sign Up Now
July 16, 2022 
Registration at 7:00am – Shot Gun Start 8:00am – Lunch to Follow
Oak Glen Golf Course – Stillwater, Minnesota
We will be raising money for high-speed internet at the LOH school to aide in the STEM part of the girl’s education. Only 5 Foursomes Remaining Sign Up Here


Calling All Friend of Hope Letters
Your Friends of Hope in Kenya are excited to hear from you! We have 76 Friends in the program, and we would love to bring that many letters to put extra smiles on the faces of the girls.  All letters are needed by July 10. Please send your letters to our mailing address or reply to this email.
Light of Hope Kenya – PO Box 41010, Plymouth MN 55442
Volunteer With Us at a Twins Game!
We had a blast fundraising at the Twin’s Game on June 25th! We served hamburgers, hotdogs and fries galore, plus learned how to pour beer like the pros. There are 4 more opportunities to join us this summer and the more people who volunteer with us the more money we make for Light of Hope.
Games: July 14 * Aug 1 * Aug 20 * Sept 10
Click Here to Check It Out!
Welcome Sheriz
Sheriz was rescued by Light of Hope in June and she will be joining the 3rd grade class. Sheriz comes from a single parent household with one brother. Her Mom is a casual laborer and struggled to make enough money to care for the children, making Sheriz feel like a burden. If you would like to support Sheriz through our Friend of Hope program, please reply to this email. Learn About the FOH Program Here
International Day of the Girl Luncheon – Save the Date
We need you! Sign Up Today to become a table host. Invite your friends to lunch and the opportunity to learn about the heart of Light of Hope Kenya and the beautiful girls who are the beneficiaries of a new life protected from the abuse and neglect of their world. 


New Way to Donate and Save – Join Spave!
Have you heard of the apps where you can round up your purchases and donate to a nonprofit? We have partnered with the top dog of these apps, SPAVE! This is a fun way to round up and donate to us during your weekly trip to the grocery store or going out to eat. Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play. Check out SPAVE now and help us to usher in another way to support the girls.