Dear Mission Of Hope Friends;
Here’s the bottom line…our Christmas Drive Collection is way behind and our needs are great. We are very grateful for all of the donations we have received thus far in our Blue Barrels. But its just not coming in and we are now headed into our last weekend for the Collection Drive. We have our 1st MOH Christmas Delivery Program today. And we have several more next week. We have to pack as we go…But if there are no items to pack; it throws our volunteers way behind. We are going to 27 Elementary Schools this Christmas…And we Hope & Pray that we will be able to go. We need lots and lots of: New Toys (ages Pre-K to 8th Grade), New Coats & Clothing, and Food Items.
Will you PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE…Get the word out of our needs; at your Church & Sunday School, your Civic Group, your Company & Fellow Employees, your Neighbors, and your Personal Friends.
We will also gladly accept Financial Donations for our MOH Buyers to use; to purchase what we still need. You can get more info about the MOH and how to donate on our web-site at: www.missionofhope.org. You can also call the MOH Office at: 865-584-7571 or toll-free at: 877-627-1909.
Now in closing; let me make sure you understand something from the depth of my heart. Please, do not take away from your church giving to donate to us. You give to your church first. We have been behind in previous years…But never have we experienced something like this.
We feel that many of our Faithful Mission Of Hope Donors & Supporters, are now feeling the impact of our down & strained economy…And as such perhaps can’t help us this year. Here is where our Faith has to kick in over our anxiety…And we will trust that God will provide His Harvest.
Thanks for your friendship and support and for all you do to help us keeping taking True Hope.
Emmette Thompson, Executive Director – Mission Of Hope