When these kindergarteners learned that there are kids who are less fortunate then themselves, they chose HOPES as the organization for their lemonade fundraiser. We are inspired by the generosity of these youth and grateful for their contribution! 🍋
Tool Time🛠 A round of applause for UpWork! Not only did they donate funds towards books and educational games for our kids, but also constructed bookshelves for our shelter libraries. Thank you for all of your hard work and helping to promote literacy!
Whether it’s eaten out if a bag or made with dry ice, we hope your 4th of July includes some ice cream. 😋 Happy Independence Day from everyone at HOPES! 🇺🇸
Congratulations to our founder Patricia Rivera, the winner of this year’s CommUnity Hero Award for Community Support! Pat has touched the lives of countless children and families experiencing homelessness in Chicago and she is an inspiration the the whole team at HOPES. Thank you to Meridian Health for recognizing her legacy and impact! 🌟
Happy World Pride Day!!🌈 . Did you know that an estimated 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ? These young people cite running away from home or being rejected by their families because of their LGBTQ status as the two most common reasons for being homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. . The right for love and acceptance belongs to everyone and HOPES is proud to be an ally to the LGBTQ community; today and everyday #pride #loveislove #lgbtq
Our Seeds of HOPE Gala was a huge success and we are thankful to everyone who helped contribute to such an amazing night!🌱✨ This year, we introduced our new program “Let’s Log On… and Connect to Reading!” to raise funds for cutting-edge educational technology in our programs. With your help, we reached our goal and raised over $15,000! Thank you for helping us empower lives through education.
Who needs a vacation?🌴 A trip to this gorgeous Mexican resort, and many other awesome items, will be available for auction at our GALA TOMORROW!! Last minute tickets still available at: http://www.chicagohopesforkids.org/2019-spring-gala
#throwback to our first Seeds of HOPE Gala as we get excited for this year🌱 Join us on June 21 for a night of: ✨Live music by @djcashera & Red Card ✨Farm to table dinner by @limelightcatering ✨Beautiful scenery at @gpconservatory ✨Amazing auction prizes ✨Photo booth and more! Tickets are still available at: http://www.chicagohopesforkids.org/2019-spring-gala
This week HOPES is hosting training for our Site Coordinators in preparation for summer program🌻 Thank you to all of our Site Coordinators for dedicating your time to help better the lives of our students! #summer2019
Hungry yet? 😋 We’ve teamed up with @limelightcatering to serve some fresh farm to table eats like this at our Spring Gala, on June 21! Tickets still available at: http://www.chicagohopesforkids.org/2019-spring-gala
Today is the last day to buy tickets for our Seeds of Hope Gala at presale price. Act quick and get yours today before prices go up! 🌱 http://www.chicagohopesforkids.org/2019-spring-gala
Early Bird Tickets are still available for our Seeds of Hope Gala on June 21! Join us for a night of dinner, auction, and beautiful greenery at @gpconservatory 🌿 Buy tickets at: http://www.chicagohopesforkids.org/2019-spring-gala
Where the Wild Things Are🦒 Thank you to @lincolnparkzoo and all of our volunteers for a magical evening at the zoo for students and families experiencing homelessness in Chicago. Together we created hope that will last a lifetime!
Big thanks to @bitspacechicago for welcoming our middle schoolers last weekend! Students learned fun skills like how to use saws and power tools, applied their math knowledge for accurate measurements, and programmed designs into a laser cutter to decorate their handmade keepsake boxes 🛠 Swipe to see them in action!
Cheers!🍸 We had the happiest hour at our SOLD OUT fundraiser @sohohousechicago A huge thank you to everyone who was able to make it out and to our associate board for hosting such an awesome event!
Saturdays are for the kids!🌟 A little snow didn’t stop us from getting out to The Anti-Cruelty Society this past weekend. Our students had so much fun making toys and playing with the animals. Thank you for having us and for the opportunity to give back! HOPES has more exciting animal adventures coming soon, so stay tuned!!🐘
Join us on May 6 from 4-6pm at the Alex and Ani store locations at the Shops at North Bridge (520 N. Michigan Ave.) OR Water Tower Place (835 N. Michigan Ave.) for a HOPES fundraising event! Alex and Ani is generously donating 15% of all eligible jewelry sales during the event to support HOPES programming. This is a great chance to pick up gifts for mothers' day, upcoming weddings, or just because, so mark your calendars!
HOPES is excited to announce our second annual Seeds of Hope Gala! 🌱 Join us at the Garfield Park Conservatory on June 21 for a night of dinner, dancing, auction, and strolling in the garden. All proceeds will help provide our students with the support and resources needed to succeed academically, despite the challenges of homelessness. Purchase Early Bird tickets at: http://www.chicagohopesforkids.org/2019-spring-gala