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What can you, Hope House of Sedona, and USA TODAY accomplish by working together?
ANSWER: We can finish funding the "Homestretch" campaign!
Gannett Media Grant
With your help, Hope House’s mission to provide temporary / transitional housing for homeless children and their families will soon become reality. Construction will begin as soon as permits are issued. The "HOMESTRETCH” campaign will raise funds to make the house move-in ready: appliances, furniture, landscaping, security system, and annual operating costs for one year.
Hope House has applied for a grant from Gannett Media (publishers of USA TODAY, the Arizona Republic, et al.). Gannett's “A Community Thrives” challenge allows 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations like Hope House of Sedona to compete for grants and bonuses based upon your support during a 26-day online donation competition period. This online donation challenge event begins July 19, 2021 and ends August 13, 2021. Here are details:
We must raise $3,000 during the challenge period to be eligible for a grant up to $50,000.
The two charities that have the most donors from July 19-26 will each receive a $5,000 bonus.
The four charities that raise the most money from July 26 - August 2 will each receive a $3,000 bonus.
To meet these criteria, contributions must be made online using a website managed by the Mightycause Charitable Foundation (MCF). See donation details below. The MCF is a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit so you will receive a tax-deduction receipt from them. Your gift will then be re-gifted from MCF to Hope House.
Please donate during the period starting NOW until August 2 to maximize your impact for the bonus competitions.
How You Can Donate:
To donate to Hope House through the Gannett / USA TODAY "A Community Thrives" campaign,
Click on this link to go to the "A Community Thrives" web page for Hope House.
Click on the DONATE button. (You may ignore the FUNDRAISE button.)
You will be prompted to enter information for your contribution.
Please accept the sincere thanks of the Hope House of Sedona Board of Directors, the fundraising team, and our eventual residents.
Artwork by Sedona Red Rock Junior High 7th and 8th graders
What is Hope House?
A project that began within The Church of the Red Rocks, this effort to help the homeless families with children in Sedona has quickly gained the support of the wider community. At any particular time there are 20-30+ homeless children in the Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District. Please take a look at our site and see what we’ve done so far, what’s still on our list of “to do’s” and consider the ways you might help.
Providing Hope for Sedona’s homeless families
A temporary home for Sedona’s most vulnerable children
John Lothrop, Sandy Moriarty, Karen Osburn,
John Bassous, Isabel Rollins
Speakers for the June 2, 2021 event emceed by Board president, John Lothrop, were Mayor Sandy Moriarty, City Manager Karen Osburn, Assistant Superintendent and homeless liaison for SOCUSD Deana DeWitt, Isabel Rollins from the Northern AZ Council of Governments, and John Bassous from Tierra Verde Builders. Watch and listen to Deana DeWitt's impassioned speech. See our most recent update for more details about our progress toward providing transitional housing and meals for Sedona's homeless children and their families.
Deana DeWitt, Assistant Superintendent and Homeless Liaison, Sedona Oak Creek Unified School District
Stories from Sedona’s Homeless Children
“My Mom finally escaped an abusive relationship and took us to a safe place. We stayed at the Verde Valley Sanctuary for as long as they could let us. They set us up in some temporary house which was a great help, but after their financial help ended we couldn’t find a place to rent that we could afford, so now my two siblings and I live with our Mom in our car. Mom gets us to school every day at West Sedona Elementary even though that’s hard sometimes.”