JOY TO THE D: PHOTO RECAP

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

JOY TO THE D: PHOTO RECAP

Joy to the D 2012 was amazing. 2 locations, hundreds of kids, and 1100 donated toys! Check out some pictures below, and stay tuned for an awesome video recap, coming soon!

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4Days Youth Event

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

4Days Youth Event

HopeWorks is excited to partner with 4Days Detroit!  From June 23-26, hundreds of kids will arrive at the city for 4 days of service and personal growth.  There will be speakers, live music, and hands-on community service all over the city.  Best of all, the event only costs $40.  Check out the official 4Days site for more...

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Joy to the D!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2011 in Blog, Featured | 3 comments

Joy to the D!

Hi friends!  Things may have seemed quiet for awhile, but HopeWorks has been hard at work behind the scenes. In December, HopeWorks and Real Church Detroit are partnering to host the second annual Joy To The D, a Holiday Outreach that provides gifts to families in need. We provide hundreds of brand new toys and gifts to parents who are otherwise unable to afford gifts for their families. Our goal is to bring Joy to The D with this heartfelt act of love! Joy To The D is a simple event, and goes a long way to brighten the holidays for countless...

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Video: Best City Ever

Posted by on Oct 29, 2011 in Blog, Featured, Video | 2 comments

Video: Best City Ever

Meet Dale. He takes the bus into the city several times a week, and as he passes by buildings and neighborhoods, he's struck by the potential all around him. He loves the city, and he loves being a part of the city. He believe that HopeWorks when we invest in the city!

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Video: Moving to Detroit

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Video: Moving to Detroit

This is Steve. He lives outside the city, but he's feeling pulled to move. He can't explain why exactly, but he knows that Detroit is where he belongs. He can feel the hope.

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LunchMoney: An Invitation to Give

Posted by on Oct 14, 2011 in Featured, LunchMoney | 2 comments

LunchMoney: An Invitation to Give

God wants us to live generously, and we began the month by partnering with Real Church, and challenging each other to give generously to the new endeavor of HopeWorks! Its been an amazing month so far, and as we come up on the halfway point, we are excited to invite you to partner with us as well.

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Video: Hope at Wayne State

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Blog, Featured | 3 comments

Video: Hope at Wayne State

Abby wrote a few weeks ago for the HopeSpeaks campaign, and talked about how the students give her hope. In this video interview, she talks more on the subject!

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Day 30: Just Getting Started

Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Featured, HopeSpeaks | 7 comments

Day 30: Just Getting Started

His name is CJ, and he’s 5 years old. He has moderate autism, and even though I saw him every week for months, I didn’t realize he knew my name. He never said it, so I just kind of assumed. I went home for the summer, but when I came back to Detroit this September, I found out he’d been asking for me the whole time.

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Day 29: Country Girl in the City

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in Featured, HopeSpeaks | 6 comments

Day 29: Country Girl in the City

I am not from the city. I was raised in a southern state with lots of land to play on, woods in our backyard to explore, and horses down the road to ride. I helped my dad tend his garden each year when I was old enough, enjoyed big hills to sled on in the winter, and climbed many a tree growing up. I loved the "country life."

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Day 28: Insults and Perfect Coneys

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Featured, HopeSpeaks | 10 comments

Day 28: Insults and Perfect Coneys

Where do you go at 10pm on a Sunday night for take-out? I’ll tell you where I go: Duly’s Place! In my opinion, they’ve got the best coneys in town - hands down - and they’re open 24/7. I grew up on the Southwest side of Detroit, and Duly’s has always been a family favorite. One recent Sunday night, craving that familiar taste, I found myself standing at the same counter I'd been too short to see over as a kid. I greeted Maio, the friendly and hard-working server on the other side, and ordered some coney's just how I like them: chili, mustard, no onions.

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