Stay Home for Hope is a homebody’s dream! No need to dress up (yay! pajamas!) or even leave the comfort of your home. You can enjoy a night in and make a difference in the lives of hurting men, women and children at the same time. Here’s how:
(or any day…we won’t know! 😉 )
And with the money you’ll save by not going out to dinner…not seeing a movie…not paying a babysitter…make a financial gift to Hope Ministries. While you enjoy a relaxing night at home, you can know that your donation is doing the work—helping us serve 500+ meals every day and shelter 175 people each night. We’ll even provide ideas for night-in activities!
Please consider making a donation in place of what you might otherwise spend on an evening out. For instance, just being conservative, let’s say you might normally spend a Friday night going to a movie at the local mall…
Food Court = $12
Movie Ticket = $10
Concessions = $8
TOTAL = $30
Or maybe you’d pay a babysitter. Or spend gas on travel. Whatever you might normally spend on a weekend evening of fun, please consider giving as a gift today. And know that your gift will help us provide safe nights—as well as meals and life-changing recovery programs—for the homeless and hungry men, women and children we serve.
You could even make a game out of it with your fam. Raid the pantry and see who can make the most creative pizza with whatever ingredients you happen to have on hand. Here at Hope Ministries, we serve hundreds of free meals every day using all kinds of food donations. Our chefs don’t often know what we’re going to receive each day…and yet, they’re able to pull together nutritious meals from a variety of unexpected ingredients.
Netflix…Amazon Prime…Hulu…you’ve got options. If you’d like to stay on theme, you could check out a flick about homelessness—The Pursuit of Happyness, Same Kind of Different as Me, or the classic My Man Godfrey (a hilarious and heartwarming Golden Era Hollywood film about a “forgotten man” who teaches a wealthy family about compassion). While you’re at it, why not check out one of our inspiring testimony videos—like Angela’s or Leland’s or any of our One Minute with Hope clips.
Here’s an interesting conversation starter: Pull out the kids game Chutes & Ladders…when one of you gets stuck going down a long chute, talk about the “chutes” that cause individuals and families to struggle with homelessness, poverty and hunger—job loss, sudden death of a loved one, mental illness, lack of education. And then talk about compassion…and about how you as a family might be able to offer a “ladder” to someone in need.
We’d be super grateful if you’d help us spread the word about Stay Home for Hope so we can reach our goal of 104 participating households! Here are some easy social media ideas:
Graphics to share on Facebook, Instagram, etc
Tap or right-click to save and then share wherever you’re active online: