Dear Mission Of Hope Friends;
We’ve come a long way…And we’re getting there…Please help us finish the task.
As you learned from my previous urgent appeal recently; our Christmas Drive Collection has been behind this year and our collection needs are great. We are very grateful for all of the Donations we have received thus far in our Mission Of Hope Blue Barrels. But it just hasn’t come in this year the way it has in the past. And since we are serving 27 rural Elementary Schools and assisting over 17,000 Children and their Families this year; it takes lots and lots of Toys, Clothes, Food and Hygiene Items; to complete our Delivery Programs. We have had a good Harvest in recent days and that has been an immense Blessing to all of our Volunteer Hero’s and to Shirley, Diane and myself; at The Hope.
At this point our dedicated Mission Of Hope Buyers will be purchasing most of the items we still need to pack; since our Blue Barrel Collection has ended. And as such…We would be honored to have Financial Donations to help purchase the items we are now buying. You can get more info about the Mission Of Hope and how to Donate at our website: www.missionofhope.org. Or you can also call the Mission Of Hope Office at: 865-584-7571 or Toll-Free at: 877-627-1909. Or mail them to: Mission Of Hope – P.O. Box 51824 – Knoxville, TN 37950.
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 faced something this year that we have never experienced before; in our Collections being so down. We truly feel that many of our long time Faithful Mission Of Hope Donors & Supporters, are now feeling the impact of our stained economy…And as such, perhaps can’t help us this year.
But here is exactly where our Faith has to kick in and override our anxiety…And we will trust that God will provide His Harvest to meet His needs. Thank you for your friendship and support and for all you have done and continue to do to help us be able to keep extending True Hope.
Emmette Thompson, Executive Director – Mission Of Hope