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Volunteer Opportunities
Thank You Notes
Thank you to Hunter Hames for building these beautiful benches for Cy-Hope's chapel as his Eagle Scout project!
Thank you to Alpha Charity League for coming out on a weekend to help Cy-Hope with our maintenance needs!
Thank you to Davita Dialysis for your generous contribution to Cy-Hope!
Dierker's Champs
Our Dierker's Champs teams will start up in February! We plan to field 252 players this year. Click here to sponsor a player for $50 or a team for $1,000.

You can also help by participating in our equipment drive. Email us for drop-off locations for used equipment. Or, visit our online store to purchase new equipment that will get delivered directly to us.

Finally, we need umpires! We have paid positions ($25 per game) with mandatory training on Saturday, February 16. Email us to register or for more information.
Giving Corner
Cy-Hope has helped 7,396 students get a jump start on college or a career through our Providing Opportunities Program. We help students needing financial assistance pay the fees to take Dual Credit, Advanced Placement, and Career and Technical Education classes in CFISD. Click here to donate $25 towards a student's Advanced Placement fee (just put AP POP in memo).
Rent the Alamo!
Booking now for 2019! Don't miss out on the chance to have your next party or event on our beautiful property. You can rent our newly renovated Cypress Alamo for weddings, parties, dinners, and next year's holiday parties! You can also use our white chapel for weddings and the Hope Lodge for parties and gatherings. Click here for more information or email to book your event today!
February 2019

Springtime waits just around the corner, and Cy-Hope is ramping up for another huge season of our Dierker's Champs baseball teams! We have a record number of students signed up on a record number of teams. We still need umpires and a couple of middle school coaches, so check out our Dierker's Champs article if you can help us provide the lessons that teamwork and participating in a sport provide to some of our students that would not otherwise have the opportunity to play an organized sport. We have helped 7,396 students that want to get a jump on their college and career readiness through our Providing Opportunities Program - offering financial assistance to students that want to take Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, or Career and Technical Education classes, but need help to do so. Check out our Giving Corner if you could make a donation to help us continue to meet 100% of the need for our CFISD students in this program.
Upcoming Events
Register now for our Fourth Annual Clay Shoot! 
Save the date for Wednesday, April 10th for a fun event to support Cy-Hope!  Click here to register.

Cast Your Vote for Best of Cy-Fair 2019!
Living Magazine has opened their voting for Best of Cy-Fair 2019. Our Hope Chest Resale Market won best of for 2018. Click here to cast your vote and support Cy-Hope and our other Cy-Fair establishments.
Cy-Hope Happenings
Operation Sinkhole - Volunteer Spotlight
The Houston Food Bank delivers the Backpack Buddy food bags once a week. The only way their truck can get to the Backpack Barn at Cy Hope is on the gravel road around the pond. In October, the road developed a large sinkhole, rendering it impassable. The Backpack Crew rose to the challenge of getting the food to the Barn.  The first attempt involved unloading the pallets of food to a trailer pulled by a truck. While they made it work, it was difficult to transfer the pallets from the truck to the trailer.  The next try involved renting a U-Haul truck. They backed the U-Haul up to the back of the Food Bank truck. They could then easily transfer the pallets into the U-Haul. Once the U-Haul got to the Backpack Barn, they had to offload each pallet by hand onto the dock. The six pallets each have 30 boxes of food - that is a lot of boxes to move! The crew did this for seven weeks while the road was out of commission. It was such a tough job! We really appreciate these volunteers that always go above and beyond to get the job done: Rodney Witthaus, Ken White, Ken Winkelmann, Terry Vasut, Mark Hinzie and Albert Cummings.
Cy-Hope Awarded AAUW Grant for STEM
The American Association of University Women - Northwest Harris County has awarded Cy-Hope a grant to help us take a group of Hope Center girls to iFly for a STEM workshop and indoor skydiving adventure and to NASA/Space Center Houston for a day of STEM activities. We thank them for their work to support STEM projects that will impact the community, especially women and girls!
Cy-Hope Counseling Offering Evaluations
Continue Your Lifelong Learning with LSC's ALL!
Lone Star College Cy Fair offers all kinds of classes to adults 50 and over through their Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL), including a Cy-Hope survey course on our programs and volunteer opportunities on Thursday, February 7, 10-11:30 am.  Click here to visit the LSC website for more information.
Golf Tournament Set for 2019!
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 and check out this short video from this year's Larry Dierker Celebrity Golf Shootout.