NEWS FROM THE HOPE FRONT

ENRICHING & TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AT
STAR OF HOPE.
SUPPORT FOR THE HOMELESS CHILDREN AT STAR OF HOPE

Did you know that Trees of Hope is the single largest contributor to the Children’s Critical Care Fund at Star of Hope? This fund provides daily programs and services for children as young as infants to 18 years of age. Through the funding of the Children’s Critical Care Fund, Star of Hope is able to provide for the basic needs of at-risk children in the Women & Family Development Center including things like health care immunization & wellness checks, basic needs such as food, lodging, and clothing, as well as educational programs and summer camps. One of the most important and critical aspects of this fund is to provide on-site and licensed teachers for childcare. Without childcare the parents that come into the shelter would not be able to attend and complete their class and programs. With funding to the Children’s Critical Care Fund declining over the last several years, the WFDC has found themselves under staffed and unable to accept as many families. It’s heart wrenching to think of a mother who has finally come to seek help may be turned away because there is not enough staff to care for her children. Please help us make sure these families can get the help they need so that they can get back on their feet and make positive changes in their life! Your donations and support can make a huge difference in the lives of the women and children at Star of Hope!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Shoe Shopping Day
August 18th, 2-5pm
Dick's Sporting Goods
Back-to-School Shoe Event
August 23rd, 10 am-12:30 pm
Pinky's Place
Motors4Kids Event
August 31st, 3-7 pm
Axis and Alibi
Advisory & Lifetime Members Breakfast
September 10th - 9:30 am
Houstonian Tribute
Board of Trustees Informational Meeting
September 24th, 9:30 am
Home of Lesha Elsenbrook
Fall Wine Event
October 24th, 7 pm
Home of Laura Jones
Tree Decorating Day
October 29th, 9 am-1 pm
SOH Distribution Center
Trees of Hope Gala
French Quarter Fete
November 15th at the Royal Sonesta
DON'T FORGET TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!

FALL BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOE EVENT

Shoe Shopping Day
Dick's Sporting Goods I Post Oak Blvd
August 18th, 2- 5pm

Back-to-School Shoe Event
Pinky's Place
August 23rd, 10-12:30 pm


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Without our volunteers our events would not be successful.

Please click here to SIGN-UP
or contact us for more information
713-942-8733 office@treesofhopehouston.org
Motors4Kids
Motor4Kids
Hosted by Savage
All proceeds from this car show will be donated back to Trees of Hope. Please come out and show your support.

Put the pedal to the metal and shift on over to Axis and Alibi.
5701 Washington, Houston, TX 77007
August 31st, 3-7 pm

Free admission, family friendly, exotic cars, food trucks, face painter, DJ, raffle, and libations.
Fall Wine Event
Our Annual Fall Wine Event will be held on Thursday, October 24th featuring a selection of wines from Paul Hobbs. This event helps raise money for our wine pull at the gala. All guest are encouraged to bring a bottle of wine valued at $100+ to be included in our wine pull. Delicious hors d'oeuvre paired by SilverStone Events. Keep an eye out for the save date which will be coming in early Fall.
Tree Decorating Day
In preparation for the Annual Gala, our Giving Tree members, Board members, and volunteers come together to decorate one-of-a-kind trees that will be featured in the gala auction. These ladies use their creativity to create a winter wonderland inside of the Star of Hope Distribution Center, that will later transform the gala venue. If you are interested in helping decorate the trees please contact us at 713-942-8733 or office@treesofhopehouston.org.
A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
French Quarter Fête Gala
Please join us on Friday, November 15th, at 6:30 p.m. at the gorgeous Royal Sonesta. Along with Honorary Chair Lynn Wyatt, the Gala Chairs HollyAnne Jenkins and Allison Johnston will host an unforgettable night. This year's theme is "French Quarter Fête" and together we can all provide HOPE to the children at the Star of Hope Mission.

We are pleased to announce Jo Ann Petersen as the 2019 Gala Honoree. Jo Ann has dedicated much of her life to philanthropic endeavors in Houston.

We need your assistance with auction items such as theater tickets, sports tickets, and vacation homes. If you or your company are interested in sponsorship or underwriting packages for our event we have some available. Please visit our gala page for information.

We appreciate our volunteers and without your help our events would not be a success. We need your assistance the night of French Quarter Fête. If you are interested in volunteering for our event, please click on the link below.
Trees of Hope Hosted Our
Annual Mother's Day Luncheon at Star Hope
A Mother's Love
A note from Hank Rush, CEO Star of Hope.

As we celebrated our mothers this past may for Mother’s Day, we are especially appreciative of the Mother’s Day Luncheon held at our Star of Hope’s Women and Family Development Center. The afternoon was hosted by the Trees of Hope, an organization that has been supporting Star of Hope and its residents for 29 years. Our mothers were treated to a lovely lunch and encouraging words from a former resident and fellow mother, Bani.

Bani’s story is an inspirational one. She shared her journey of being homeless as a child and living at Star of Hope with her mother and siblings. During this difficult time, Bani’s mother was unable to provide school supplies, shoes, or toys … but one volunteer/donor group left a special mark on Bani’s heart. That group was Trees of Hope.

Thank you for the gifts and support YOU provide to us year-round to help us serve those in need!
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