SERVICE ENTERPRISE IS A SUCCESS! Hope House Foundation is a Service Enterprise Initiative Affiliate allowing us to augment our services using skilled volunteers. This affiliation reduces our operating budget by providing free services that would otherwise require paid staff. Executed locally by Volunteer Hampton Roads, Hope House Foundation was one of seven organizations chosen to participate. Our staff went through extensive training and implementation stages to become certified. For the past three years, we have had the benefit of 466 volunteers who logged in 4,886 hours. Their service is valued at $120,562.
This program is essential because Virginia ranks at the bottom for community-based funding for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. To provide excellent services, we must consistently raise funds and find ways to augment our budget. Service Enterprise is another example of how we use every resource available to provide the people we serve with the one-on-one, tailored community experiences that are not reimbursable through the Commonwealthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Medicaid Waiver funding.
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GETTING BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS Lynne Seagle, Executive Director
They give their time, expertise, enthusiasm and skills without compensation. They strengthen us in a multitude of ways and lift our mission from concept to reality. They pour beer at Shamrockin’ in Ghent, empty trash and provide artist relief at the Stockley Gardens Arts Festivals, organize Feather the Nest, assist people with disabilities in personalizing their homes, fix all kinds of things for free, sort donations at the Thrift Shop and provide guidance and leadership as a Board of Directors. They are often referred to as volunteers, but we know them as friends. We learned early on that our vision of inclusion for people with disabilities could never be realized without partnership and engagement from those who live in Hampton Roads. Quite simply we do this together, and I believe the success we have realized is embedded in that notion. We are now in our third year as a certified Service Enterprise agency. We partnered with the wonderful organization, Volunteer Hampton Roads and achieved this status so we could expand our connections and impact through skilled volunteers. We are so fortunate to have the expertise of community members in the areas of accounting, human resources, IT, retail, legal services and program development. This has increased our ability to provide services and supports without increasing public dollars, but more importantly it has made visible the heart of this place we all call home and what we as a community aspire for it. We are grateful and honored for the opportunity to work, laugh and problem solve with the volunteers of Hope House. Together we will continue to build community for all.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” -Author Unknown
SPOTLIGHT: APRIL ELIZEE, SERVICE ENTERPRISE VOLUNTEER 225 HOURS VALUED AT $6,000+ April is a Senior Shareholder Services Representative at American Funds. She is also a wife and mother to three daughters. She was introduced to Hope House Foundation at a career fair and was impressed with our services and mission. She has been a volunteer for 2.5 years. What she loves most is meeting the people we support and working with our staff to help the various teams. Her goal is to be as much as a positive role model as she can be for her daughters by leading by example.
“My children have been my greatest teachers. They have taught me unconditional love and how to be a more authentic individual.” -April Elizee April Elizee, middle
THE EYES OF HOPE
Photos by Jeff Hewitt
MAY 8 IS DAY OF GIVING
ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EASY TO CLICK & GIVE Hope House invites you to participate in the annual Give Local 757. Support Hope House and help us win prizes. The online giving is from midnight to midnight.
40TH ANNUAL DINNER HOPE MOVES US ALL
Our 40th Annual Dinner will be held on June 28, 2018 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Sponsorships are available at levels ranging from $100 to $2,500+, or you can sponsor a meal for someone we support or purchase a ticket for $40.
RUTH WYAND AND THE BLUES EXPRESS HOSTED BY RICK MAPP
June 9, 6-10 pm, 715 Shirley Ave., Norfolk Tickets $20 in advance. Hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres and adult beverages included. Ruth Wyand is an award-winning blues fingerpicker, slide player and singer/songwriter from Kill Devil Hills, NC. She was a finalist at the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, the only woman to make it to the finals as a soloist out of 270 acts. Ruth will join forces with guitarist Joe Mapp to form Ruth Wyand and the Blues Express playing an eclectic mixture of blues, jazz and Americana originals.
www.ruthwyand.com For ticket information, visit www.hope-house.org/events/tidewater-blues-express
Photo by Fire and Light Gallery
SATURDAY, MAY 19
11 am Mosquito Cabaret/Folk 12:30 pm Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;bana Blaq/Contemporary Soul 2 pm Barbara Nesbitt/Americana & Country-Folk Singer-Songwriter 3:30 pm Luca Burgalassi/Acoustic Folk, Country, Blues, Jazz, and Rock 5 pm ART PARTY with Life Hacks/ Alternative Rock Trio KIDS ACTIVITIES 10 am - 5 pm Bobby the Clown/Magic Show and Balloon Animals Noon - 5 pm Forging with Kids/Blacksmith Nathan Walker Noon - 2 pm Make and Take with Amanda Page Stevens 1 pm Hunter the Magician 3 pm STAHR Suzuki Violin Group (Academy of Music)/Strings 4 pm C Shells/Music for Kids
SUNDAY, MAY 20
Noon Narissa Bond/Singer-Songwriter 12:30 pm Fox and the Bear/Indie Alternative Folk 1:45 pm Derek Smith/Acoustic Singer-Songwriter 3:30 pm Tom Dikon & The Jukes Revival/ Swing, Boogie & Blues KIDS ACTIVITIES Noon - 5 pm Bobby the Clown/Magic Show and Balloon Animals Noon - 5 pm Forging with Kids/Blacksmith Nathan Walker Noon - 2 pm Make and Take with Amanda Page Stevens 2 pm Hunter the Magician 4 pm C Shells/Music for Kids
801 Boush Street Suite 302 Norfolk, VA 23510 Hope-House.org t· 757-625-6161 f· 757-625-7775 Hope House is a certified United Way of Hampton Roads agency. Designation #5070
UPCOMING EVENTS May 19 & 20 Stockley Gardens Arts Festival | 10am-5pm June 9 House Concert at Rick Mapp’s | 6-10pm June 28 Annual Dinner at Waterside Marriott | 6-9pm July 21 & 22 Hope Cup Soccer Tournament | Virginia Beach Fieldhouse October 6 Chelsea West Fest | Noon-6pm
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