Did Someone Say "Pumpkin Spice?"
Can you believe we are less than three weeks from Fall?

Fall only means one thing...
pumpkin spice everything!

If you are looking to get your pumpkin spice fix, look no further than our sister entity social enterprise coffee shop, Peninsula Social, for a pumpkin spice latte and a great smile from PSE Coordinator, Jianna. Stop in Monday - Friday, 8AM - 3PM. Not a tenant or licensee? That is ok! Just tell Jianna you saw this email and she will give you a complimentary day pass.

Learn more about Peninsula Social at peninsula-social.com! PSE is located at 4822 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens.
Throwdown for The Kids 2022!
Over $26,000 was raised for the children, youth and families in care at Place of Hope through this past weekend's Charity Crossfit Competition hosted by The Crossfit Squad, Throwdown for The Kids! A huge shout out to Crossfit Squad Owner, Derek Bishop for creating this event and growing it year over year!

Thanks to several members who weighed in with their strengths, this year's Throwdown for the Kids had a new logo, its own Instagram page and website growing the excitement and exposure of the event! Many of the event sponsors were gym members who wanted to also support the cause. Over 70 teams (140 athletes) participated making this the largest event to date! Community members from all over came to support or donate to Place of Hope. We are truly grateful for your determination and visionary leadership! Over the last three years, this event has collectively raised over $40,000 for Place of Hope!

We asked Derek why he chose to do this. He responded, "We want to make a difference for kids that had little chance at a normal life. We raise these funds in hopes of bettering their lives after being saved from trafficking, exploitation and abuse. As a father I can't imagine this type of thing and how it must impact a child. This is the least we can do."

Photo credit: Emran Gunes
The dream team who made it happen! Thank you!
2022 Hometown Hero (Individual)
We are proud to announce we will be honoring Mike Massey with our 2022 Hometown Hero Award at our 4th Annual Paradise on the Peninsula Dinner, November 18 at Hobe Sound Polo Club. Mike has been a long time supporter of Place of Hope, both personally and professionally. The quality work through his business, Legacy Contracting Services, can be seen across our footprint on the various buildings he has helped build benefiting so many foster children and youth. He really is creating "a legacy." Thank you Mike for all of the incredible work you do to support Place of Hope.

"It is an honor and a privilege to work beside a group of individuals where values, goals and a mission aligns. I am grateful and truly blessed to be doing the Lord's work alongside the best organization I know. Thank you Place of Hope!" Mike Massey, Legacy Contracting Services
Bash "Goes Derby" Kick Off
What a great night kicking off our 17th Annual Hope Bash! Thank you to FUSE Specialty Appliances for opening your showroom and to our amazing co-chairs Heather Atkins, Tara Dillon, Erin Elmore and Morgan McGrath Ross. Thank you to our vendors Coolinary Cafe, Shaking Aces, The Grove Pizza, Cucina & Wine Bar and DJ Lexey!

Photo credit: Capehart Photography. View all the photos from that night on our Facebook page.

Do not miss out on reserving your sponsorship for the official Hope Bash Palm Beach on Friday, March 10, 2023 at Trump National Jupiter. Reserve your spot today at HopeBash.givesmart.com or email JamieB@placeofhope.com!
Have You Met Mary?
Mary is one of our youth who has a truly inspiring story. We recently featured her in our mid-year One Life Annual Fund letter.

"Thank you for your continued commitment and dedication to the mission of Place of Hope, 'providing a stable and loving environment for children, youth and families that are hurting, and placing hope in their lives, one at a time.' Through your generosity in giving to our One Life Annual Fund, we are able to meet the daily physical, emotional and developmental needs of those in our care. Together, we are creating a legacy of hope, healing, and new opportunities for youth like Mary.

Mary Brown is an incredible young woman who has persisted through some of life’s most difficult obstacles. She first shared her story in 2014 and looking back said advice she would give her younger self would be, 'Do not be angry, not everybody’s there to hurt you.' For Mary, the abuse at home started when she was around six years old. Drugs and violence made her household a dangerous environment. Arriving at Place of Hope’s Paxson campus in Palm Beach Gardens at age 11, Mary carried the burden of hurt from not having the love and support of a family."

Read the full article on our website placeofhope.com or make a gift at placeofhope.com/donate and use "OneLife Annual Mary's Story." 
Closed Labor Day
In observance of Labor Day, Place of Hope offices and Peninsula Social (cafe side only) will be closed. We hope you have a safe, happy and blessed Labor Day Weekend!
Our Ways of Caring for the Hurting
Happy 6th Birthday K! He was so excited to see his Spiderman cake and celebrate his birthday! Thanks to our friends, Box of Balloons and our faithful birthday cake donors, we were able to give this little the birthday party of his dreams! Cottage mom Steffanie said the party decorations and favors were amazing. Their house was decked out!

So many of our kids have never celebrated a birthday. We are blessed to be able to create for them these special days where they feel loved and valued. As a supporter of Place of Hope, you are a part of creating these memories!
Thank you Mike Ellis for donating tickets and parking for one of our cottages to go to a Miami Dolphins game! Our girls were so excited to get to watch a game live! These cool experiences are so important as they create family memories and special bonds to last a lifetime.
With campuses in Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Park, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Stuart, no matter where you are in Palm Beach or the Treasure Coast, there are ways for you to get involved with Place of Hope! If you have not toured our campuses, what are you waiting for?

Email us today to take your next step!
One of the best ways to bless our foster families is with family meal donations! With school starting up, these are needed now especially. Like many families, our cottage parents are managing busy schedules for six kids including family visits, therapy, school, tutoring, mentoring, extra curricular activities, team sports and more! Donate a family meal to serve 8-10 people. This can be homemade, store bought or ordered & delivered! Schedule a meal donation today and bless a foster family!
Hope Bash Boca
November 5, 2022
Join us for Hope Bash Boca's Napa Valley inspired dinner and auction, To benefit Place of Hope at The Leighan and David Rinker Campus on November 5, 2022 at Boca West Country Club. Limited sponsorships are available. 

Co-chaired by: Mary Donnell and Wendy Sadusky, 2022 Jay Di Piertro Heroes of Hope: Cherie & John Arscott.
4th Annual Paradise on the Peninsula
November 18, 2022
Guys grab your Stetson and favorite pair of jeans! Ladies dress up those boots with some bling and join us on the polo field for a one-of-a-kind dinner and fundraiser under the stars for the kids at Place of Hope!

If you have been in the past, then you know what a great time it is. This year we are stepping it up even more! If you have not been to this event, you do not want to miss out! Tommy Nevill of NEVS Barbeque will fire up his smoker before the sunrises to bring us some of the best BBQ outside of Texas! Shaking Aces will be shaking up some local craft refreshments to remind you there is no better place to be than old Florida with friends!

Back again this year is everyone's favorite band, Whisky Six! From the mechanical bull, to Busch Wildlife, Axe Throwing and more, there will be plenty of entertainment to make up South Florida's largest, coolest and most fun charity fundraiser!
11th Annual Sporting
Clays Fun Shoot
January 20, 2023
Place of Hope’s 11th annual Sporting Clays Fun Shoot is the largest charity fun shoot in the state bringing together over 350 shooters to raise critical funds for Place of Hope. Known to be one of the most well-run shoots, this fun shoot offers shooters of all ages, skill levels and professions a great day of camaraderie, friendly competition, breakfast, lunch, awards, raffle and live auction!

We are at the beautiful Quail Creek Sporting Ranch and will offer our shooters their choice of two flights: morning or afternoon. Morning shooters will enjoy breakfast, a morning on one of two courses, followed by lunch and awards, raffles and a live auction. Afternoon shooters will culminate with morning shooters to enjoy lunch, raffles and the live auction, followed by an afternoon on one of two courses.

Sponsorships are now available and most include a foursome shooting team. Individual shooting teams are also now on sale. First Responder Foursome Shooting Teams are half priced!
17th Annual Hope Bash
Palm Beach
March 10, 2023
Palm Beach's favorite event, Hope Bash is going to the Derby! March 10, 2023 we will host our 17th annual gala raising critical funds for Place of Hope! Co-Chaired by: Heather Atkins, Tara Dillon, Erin Elmore and Morgan McGrath Ross

LIMITED SEATING! This intimate event sells out every year! Reserve your sponsorship or table today! Visit hopebash.givesmart.com or text "HopeBash" to 76278.

NEW! Exclusive Luxury Lifestyle Sponsorships with custom branding opportunities!
  • "Kentucky Oaks Reception Sponsor" $10,000
  • "Derby Lounge Sponsor" $10,000

We look forward to an incredible night of big hats, big smiles, big hearts and big fun!
We are adding talent to our team! From Event Planning Specialists to a Shade Tree Family Outreach Prevention Specialist, we have positions open for professionals who want to use their skills and experiences for a greater good!

Visit our website to view all open positions www.placeofhope.com/careers
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