A non-profit group gives Reviving Hope a large donation
Blue Monday is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of lives affected by cancer. Their goal is to make sure the entire family is taken care of with a focus on providing support for the caregiver. The group wanted to give money they raised to Reviving Hope and handed over a seven thousand dollar donation.
Reviving Hope is a cancer support program for Independence School District employees, retirees, and their families. The school district provides support and lodging for employees and their families while battling cancer.
Blue Monday board member Dr. Adam Fellows said once he learned exactly how Reviving Hope helped area families he wanted to donate money to the cause. Fellows said it’s important to take care of the entire family affected by cancer and Reviving Hope offers that support.
Sparking Lights and Shiny Ornaments
For the first Christmas season at the Reviving Hope mansion Grace Christian Assembly Church donated funds for a glorious artificial Christmas tree and all the holiday trimmings. Families of Independence School District employees staying at house will delight in the festive feel of holiday decoration. Many more Christmas seasons will be decked to the halls with bells and holly.
Volunteers on a Mission
Every year a unit of teen youth volunteers rides across town in a fun-filled bus to the Reviving Hope mansion. For the last two years Christian youth from the Noland Road Baptist Church have scheduled a work day at the mansion. Teens arrive ready and willing to work. Many odd jobs are needed to be completed at the mansion and are perfect for teens to finish to perfection. Grabbing tools and sprinting off to a task is job number one. This year projects consisted of painting doors, spackling walls, cleaning out basement closets, spraying ceiling tiles, and several more tasks.
It is always a pleasure to work with the teens from Noland Road Baptist. Reviving Hope consultants look forward to another year of working with these friendly faces.
All in the Name of Friendship
Blackburn Elementary teachers and staff donated a very special gift to the Reviving Hope program. This energetic group has designed a job called speed cleaning. One afternoon more than fifteen volunteers arrived in hoards to help at the Reviving Hope mansion. Dust and dirt was on their minds and cleaning was a helpful way of helping one of their own. With loving care ladies scrubbed floors, cleaned bathrooms, shined windows, vacuumed carpets and much more in a matter of a couple of hours.
Brooms, dust pans, cleaning supplies put away, a bright and shiny home was left for a family to relax and find comfort.
May 4, 2012 – William Southern Student Council Visits the Reviving Hope House
Members of the William Southern Elementary School Student Council recently took a trip to the Reviving Hope House to donate blankets that they made. Read More >>>
*NEW* Reviving Hope Initiative Video
Dr. Hinson’s district video regarding the new health and wellness initiative.