Posts tagged ‘help single parents’
We did it! (Thanks to donors like you)!
As you may remember from our February post featuring single mom Ruby, she only had two semesters left of her bachelor’s degree when her scholarship funding ran out. Ruby worked so hard to get to this point, studying and raising a child by herself after being diagnosed with cancer, and learning that her four-year-old son had autism.
We simply couldn’t let her dream of graduating college (and raising both herself and her child out of poverty) slip away. Thanks to your generosity, we don’t have to.
Over these past few weeks, your donations have helped us pay the minimum balance Ruby needed to register for her next semester— which was an incredible $11,098, and ensure that she’ll finally be able to finish school.
Despite every roadblock, Ruby is set to go back to school and finish those final two semesters of her bachelor’s degree, and it’s all thanks to you.
Here at HOPE, we’re a small team of only two full time employees, dedicated to helping single parents of Metro Atlanta through education. Our program plays a key role in social justice by ensuring that our participants, 95% of whom are African American, are able to obtain their college degrees and secure future wealth, opportunities, and privileges in our society.
Make A Difference, Get Outside: Join Us for Our First Ever Virtual 5k!
It’s been a tough year. But nothing gets our spirits up quite like getting outside and spending time with our favorite people. Even if you can’t physically get together with your family and friends right now, that doesn’t mean you can’t do something fun….like joining us for our first ever Virtual 5K!
This year we’ll be calling up our favorite people and inviting them to join us (anytime between September 21 and October 7) for a Virtual 5k. Not only will it allow you to get out (and chat with your family or friends on video), but the proceeds also go towards a great cause— helping single parents in Metro Atlanta get their college degrees, aka HOPE!
The best part? It’s only $10 to sign up!
How It Works:
Step 1: Register!
Step 2: Send a note to your friend or family members, like this one:
Hey, I miss you! Want to do a virtual 5K together sometime between Sept 21st and Oct 7th? It would be great to walk and talk, while also raising money for the single-parent families of HOPE Inc. Interested? Let’s try it! Here’s the link to sign up.
Step 3: Between Sept 21st and October 7th, complete your walking Virtual 5k while chatting on your favorite app (Zoom, What’s App, House Party, Skype…you name it)!
As you walk, you and your friends can also use our It’s Your Run app. From the app, you’ll be able to upload your pictures and videos, plus keep track of your time and distance!
Free, Fun Swag!
Once registered, you’ll get instructions for picking up your Swag Bag, which includes a customized face mask, hand sanitizer, and a wristband.
Want even more swag? You can also order one of our custom Virtual 5K T-Shirts for just $25. This year, they’ll be promoting our chosen theme:
“And the three of these remain, Faith, Hope, and Love.”
By joining our virtual event, you’ll also be eligible for these awesome prizes:
- $25 Amazon gift card to the first five people that set up a fundraising page and make their goal by October 5, 2020
- $100 Amazon gift card to the person who raises the most money for the event
We’ve lost a lot this year, but there’s still so much we can do. We hope you’ll join us and spend some time outside catching up with loved ones, and supporting the important work we’re doing for our single parent students.
Join us, get outside, and make a difference!
The HOPE Inc. Team
Here at HOPE, we’re dedicated to helping single parents of Metro Atlanta through education. Our program plays a key role in social justice by ensuring that our participants, 95% of whom are African American, are able to obtain their college degrees and secure future wealth, opportunities, and privileges in our society.