PRESS RELEASE NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL STUDENT GOVERNMENT HAS GOAL of 1000 MEALS THROUGH 2011 GIVING HOPE EVENTFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 2, 2011 Contact: Patti Hillier Phone: (541) 476-4588 E-mail: email@example.com New Hope Christian School Student Government announced the goal of supplying 1000 meals for homeless teenagers through the Giving Hope outreach and in partnership with Joe’s Place. Joe’s Place is a local ministry for homeless teenagers, directed by Darron Williams.
Mrs. Patti Hillier, Student Government advisor, said they decided to organize Giving Hope because, “We hope the students become more aware of the homeless teen situation in Grants Pass and realize they have the ability to make a change in someone’s life through giving.”
Concerning this years Giving Hope, Hillier said, “We selected Joe’s Place because of the school’s long-standing relationship with the Director Darron Williams and they (New Hope Students) wanted to help their peers. Our vision has always been equipping young people for a life that pleases Jesus. This is our vision being lived out in the lives of our kids.”
The students from Student Government said families and community can support Giving Hope by donating any of the food items listed on the Giving Hope web page (www.newhopechristian.net/givinghope.). Other items needed include clean coats, new socks and underwear for male and female or good condition clothes for teenage girls or boys. Also you can help us reach the goal of 1000+ meals by sending in the items on the list which is found on our website. You can also help by sending in cash donations, which we will use to purchase Safeway gift cards for purchasing fresh food. Our food drive runs through Tuesday, November 22nd.”
According to Joe’s Place director Darron Williams, “It is a huge blessing to receive the amazing amount of food and supplies your students and their families provide to meet the needs of our outreach to the homeless, unparented and at-risk youth here in Josephine County. The contributions you make help us throughout the year and allow us to do more with what we have.” More information on Joe’s Place is available on their website at www.joesplaceministries.org.
Founded in 1961, New Hope Christian School was the product of a joint effort among local churches and World Missions to Children. The school has been celebrating its 50 years of service to the community all year, offering classes from Junior Kindergarten (age 4) through grade 12. The school also offers an active sports program.
The theme at New Hope this year is “What’s NEW at New Hope”. The school now offers a modified block schedule and several new electives that will cater to students and home schoolers. New Hope Christian School offers a tutoring/learning center to assist students on every level.
Mrs. Hillier and the New Hope Christian School Student Government invites calls to the school at (541) 476-4588 or a visit to the school’s website at www.newhopechristian.net