November 2021 Newsletter

Angel stepped into his second-grade classroom the same day Cy-Hope opened the Trails of Windfern Hope Center ten years ago. Like many his age, Angel struggled to keep up with his schoolwork. Soon he began attending the Hope Center and his horizon changed. Here he received help with schoolwork, learned valuable life skills, played sports, and felt the joy of being a kid. Although he continued to struggle with school, the consistent mentorship Cy-Hope provided inspired him to make better choices. At 16, he applied to become a Cy-Hope intern and give back to those younger than him. He got the job! 

Fast forward to May of 2021. Angel is planning the celebration of a high-school graduation he once thought impossible. In a text invite to our Hope Center Director, Angel expresses gratitude for all the encouragement and help Cy-Hope provided. “…I wouldn't have accomplished this…without y'all,…and thanks to y'all, I'll soon have my diploma." Angel has hope for a new horizon because of generous donors like you who make a difference in the lives of students like Angel and thousands of others. 
Cy-Hope has our sights set on new horizons in 2022 -  
  • Opening a second resale market in Katy (Hope Chest – Katy).
  • Expanding facilities to keep up with the growth of our Backpack Feeding Program.
  • Expanding programs to serve Waller ISD, including our Hope Centers (after school program), Providing Opportunities Program (college and career readiness), and Ambassadors of Compassion (mentoring to help keep kids in school).
  • Building baseball fields to continue bringing team sports to underserved kids through Dierker’s Champs.
  • Restoring our oldest Hope Center with a “new-to-us” trailer at Longhorn Trailer Park.

  • H-E-B for your generous grant to provide turkeys for our Hope Center Thanksgiving Dinners and snacks for Ambassadors of Compassion.
  • Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce for hosting the Health Expo.
  • Kenny Thompson with Feed the Future Forward for your generous donation to the Super Hero Lunch Program.
  • All of our October blood drive donors.
  • 360 AV Design for helping make our property more beautiful.
  • First Community Credit Union for our new plants and your generous donation.
  • All of our Birdies for Charity donors.