Achieving the goal thus far...
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As a non-profit, HOPE worldwide - Alaska is only able to continue serving the community through donations made by caring individuals like yourself, as well as through planned fundraising events. Take a look at some of our past fundraisers. We like to have a lot of fun!
Everyone likes to have fun. Sure we may not all be social butterflies, and sometimes a crowd can seem daunting, but you have to admit, a change of pace can be refreshing and fun. For this fundraiser we teamed up with Steve Johnson of Portland Oregon to host his play "The Gospel According to John Mark." Steve performs this play as a way to raise funds for his wife's cancer treatments. We teamed up and had an evening to remember, which supported two great causes!
Sports anyone? In October 2011 HOPE worldwide - Alaska harnessed that love for sports that so many of us have to raise nearly $15,000 to go towards continuing community outreach. Our next Hoops for HOPE fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013!
Do you have experience planning fundraisers? Is HOPE worldwide's mission something that falls close to home? Contact Natalie Morrillif you would like to volunteer by helping us plan upcoming fundraisers.
The Alaska Chapter of HOPE worldwide is constantly trying to create new ways to serve the needy of Alaska. Our most exciting current project is Camp HOPE: a new, unique camp designed to teach underprivileged youth the significance of service to those in need and the value of hard work through learning about agriculture. HOPE worldwide aims toestablish an agricultural camp and educate youth participants about sustainability, the growing process, and stewardship for the earth. Participants will then put their new knowledge into practice, growing crops at the camp and selling the produce, with all proceeds benefiting the poor and need of Alaska.
Is this something you might be interested in? Click HERE for ways that you can support this cause!
state of Alaska has a number of alarming trends in its youth relating to
overall health, drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, and dropout rates.HOPE worldwide is one among many organizations that work
to address these problems.Statewide trends are
exacerbated in small rural communities. While some youth have the
opportunity to engage in their communities through sports and other
activities, too many are bored and restless and begin experimenting with
drugs, alcohol, sexual promiscuity and petty crime.Many
kids that HOPE worldwide staff and volunteers have met have
limited hope or vision for the future.
20 volunteers from HOPE Youth Corps, alongside 10 Anchorage-based
volunteers, provided needed support at the Kotzebue Boys and Girls Club,
where volunteers not only worked with the 20-30 youth in daily
attendance, but also dedicated hundreds of total hours to the renovation
of the Club itself. In their time there, the volunteers worked to
provide a positive, healthy environment for Kotzebue’s youth, who often
do not find such an environment outside of the Boys and Girls Club. Top of the World In June 2010 the Alaska Chapter
worked with the HOPE worldwide Washington Chapter as
as the North Slope Borough, North Slope Borough School District, and
bring the “Top of the World Camp” to Barrow. Over 100 students from
North Slope attended the camp and received professional training in
arts, entertainment, and leadership.
Our most recent international endeavor included sending a team of 10 volunteers to Manila, Philippines and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The goal of the trip was for volunteers to provide educational &
administrative support as well as supplies to the Center of HOPE in
Manila, Philippines and the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE on Phnom
Penh, Cambodia. We hoped volunteers would also learn from their
counterparts how they have effectively integrated community based
services for their populations and bring this knowledge home to serve
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