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Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you!
Cy-Hope thanks all of our donors, but a special thank you goes to the Cy-Fair Women's Club and Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center   for raising funds for Cy-Hope. 
Cy-Hope also thanks our Eagle Scout volunteers. Check out our latest Eagle Scout project here.
Kroger Community Rewards
Check our Facebook page for updates on Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon Smiles. Our last quarterly Kroger check brings our rewards total to $13,459.52!
Save the Dates
Summer Shoe Drive
Please continue collecting those used shoes to donate to Cy-Hope's shoe drive. Click here for a map to our drop-off location, The Hope Chest Resale Market.
Judy Dierker Holiday Market
We only have a few outside vendor spots left for our 16th annual holiday market.  Save the dates - October 20 & 21, 2017. Like us on Facebook to receive up-to-date vendor and volunteer information.
Larry Dierker Celebrity Golf Shootout
Join us for our annual celebrity golf tournament at Blackhorse Golf Club on Thursday, November 2.  Check our website for more information.
August 2017

It's hard to believe this newsletter finds us getting ready for back-to-school! We have had a busy and productive summer with Camp Lemonade, Dierker's Champs, our summer-school bike drive, our 3rd annual Devine Virtuosos Band Camp, our annual shoe drive, Hope Center activities and field trips, and our summer feeding program. As we head into this new school year, Cy-Hope will ramp up Ambassadors of Compassion to reach our middle and high school students with the mentoring they need. We will expand our Dierker's Champs program by adding some middle-school teams for the first time. We will also continue to help high-achieving high-school students take Advanced Placement, Dual Credit and Certification classes through our Providing Opportunities Program. Our Hope Centers will provide tutoring, life skills classes, mentoring, snacks and recreation in three communities. Our Mobile Hope Center will hit the road with STEM workshops. And, our Backpack Program will resume weekly food deliveries to over 1,250 students at 62 Cy-Fair ISD schools. We rely on our volunteers and donors to make these programs possible - so thank you for your continued support of Cy-Hope. Connect with us on Facebook for the latest and greatest info on how you can help us make life better for kids in Cy-Fair!
Upcoming Events
Cy-Fair ISD Back-to-School Expo
Cy-Hope proud to support our district's Back-to-School Expo again this year on Saturday, August 12th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Berry Center.  Visit our Facebook page for more information.
Junior Robotics Camp
Cy-Hope will partner with Bricks4Kidz this September 23 to host a robotics camp. Enjoy a full day of fun LEGO® workshops, crafts, lunch and competition for elementary students.
Cypress Creek Lakes Zombie Stomp
The 4th Annual Zombie Stomp includes a 5k and kids 1k option. Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome.  Come out and celebrate the season with life-like zombies and one of the best post-race festivals, at Houston's premiere community, Cypress Creek Lakes. The event benefits Cy-Hope, making life better for children in the Cy-Fair area. Click here for registration information.
Cy-Hope Happenings
Cy-Hope Hope Centers 
Our Hope Centers have operated full-throttle this summer to keep our students learning and engaged in awesome summer activities. Check out our resident Mad Scientist teaching the kids at our Longhorn Hope Center!
Remember to Shop The Hope Chest Resale Market
The generous donations from our community have filled our Hope Chest warehouse to the brim! You can save money and shop for a great cause all at the same time with a great selection of merchandise.  Visit the Hope Chest Facebook page for more info!
Giving Corner
Your response to last month's request for bikes and helmets  was overwhelming. Cy-Hope received donations for 46 bikes and 39 helmets - enough to fund the Summer School Incentive program for two summers! Thanks to you, Cy-Hope provided 18 bicycles for nine Cy-Fair ISD summer schools  to children K-2 with perfect attendance - that's a lot of happy riders! Click here to view our Facebook live video.

This month, Cy-Hope gears up for our fall Ambassadors of Compassion program.  AOC is a 22-week coach-led program taught in Cy-Fair ISD's Pace Plus or Teen Leadership class. AOC provides students with resiliency, hope, and the skills needed to navigate and succeed through life's inevitable challenges. Last school year, the program served two high schools and one middle school. This year, we plan to expand the program to six schools, equipping over 500 students with the skills necessary to overcome life's challenges.  Click here to donate $70 (put AOC in memo) to provide the curriculum, supplies, off-campus service project and end-of-year awards event for one student.