Kids Hope: April 2018

I don’t know if you have noticed the Kids Hope Bulletin Board around the corner from the Welcome Center but if you have you would have noticed it is full of kites. Each kite has one of our Kids Hope…

Kids Hope: March 2018

I have been thinking about why someone would volunteer to be a Kids Hope Mentor. I remember getting an email once from a mentor who stated that he could think of no other 50 minutes of time spent that had…

Kids Hope: February 2018

Have you noticed that the Kids Hope symbol is a heart wrapped around a child? How appropriate for this month of February as soon heart shaped valentines will be exchanged along with heart shaped candies, stores will reflect the theme…

Kids Hope: January 2018

This being the first newsletter of the New Year made me think of all that is ” new” with Kids Hope. Well, first I am new to this job as Kids Hope Director. That newness has been exciting for me…

Kids Hope: December 2017

I would like to introduce to you our Kids Hope “Family” for the 2017/2018 school year. The following people will be mentoring at the school 1 day a week and building a relationship that truly makes difference in their child’s…

Kids Hope Needs YOU!

The Kids Hope School Year Program is fast approaching and I am asking you to consider signing up to be a Kids Hope Mentor or other helper. Our church currently has 15 mentors but with a goal of 20 mentors…

Kids Hope: June/July 2017

For many years I sat in our church in Glen Ellyn, IL, listening to my fellow parishioners talk about their work with disadvantaged children. Their stories tugged at my heart and I always thought to myself – that’s something I…

Kids Hope: May 2017

The month of May brings with it a bit of sadness and nostalgia as this will be the last month that Barb Joldersma will be the co-director of Hope Church’s Kids Hope Program. I thought it would be a good…