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And yet those words don’t really capture what we are feeling. They don’t really express how grateful we are to each and every one of you.
On October 21st, we had our officially ribbon cutting and welcomed the community into our first official home.
Hope & Love 4 Kids, a 501(c)3 children’s nonprofit organization serving Hays County had big plans to celebrate their next step in serving the community and they didn’t fail to deliver. On October 21, 2014, they had an official ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony. As part of the festivities HL4K’s Board Members welcomed the community into their first official home for a tour of the new office. And what would a celebration be without food provided by Bailey’s Burgers, popcorn by Lone Star Kettle Corn, ice cream from Grammy’s Tasty Treats, tours of the new office, a race car from Central Texas Speedway, a chance to dunk the Kyle Fire Chief and of course a cake to top it all off.
After the ribbon was cut, the board of directors had a special unveiling of their new sign, an official mark that the building was now home. Jim Collins of Fire Laser Light in Buda, hand crafted the sign, donated it and hung it!
Walton Devolpment and Management from Austin had one more surprise to add to the celebration. They made a $10,000 donation to the organization after the new sign was revealed. This is HL4Ks biggest donation to date. What a great way to add to the celebratory spirit of the day.
Many elected officials were on hand to help welcome HL4K’s to their new home. There were more than 100 people in attendance! ”Our ribbon cutting was the definition of celebration and inspiration – not only for the organization, but for the community that helps us succeed as well, if not more. The organization is built upon layers and layers of passion, support and giving hearts. The ribbon cutting really epitomized the concept of it taking a village to raise a child. Just as our clients are grateful for Hope & Love 4 Kids, we’re grateful to the community who makes us Hope & Love 4 Kids,” Jennifer Carson, HL4K Assistant Director.
After more than nine years of service, Hope & Love 4 Kids will transition from operating from a virtual office and various community locations to an office they can call their own: 108 S. Burleson St, Kyle, Texas 78640. The Hope & Love 4 Kids office will have limited hours but will also be available by appointment.
Hope & Love 4 Kids would like to send a big thank You to all those who made the office possible and everyone who came out to help us celebrate this momentous occasion! For those who couldn’t make it, we invite you to stop by and say Hi!
Even though the office is now open, there is still a lot of work to be done! HL4K’s is always looking for volunteers, interns, sponsors, donors and board members. We have a fit for anyone willing to help. For more information about these opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope & Love 4 Kids invites you to get involved with the Thanks-4-Giving Food Drive, the Annual Angel Tree or our Annual Fundraising Gala.
For more information about the newly established Hope & Love 4 Kids office and ways to become involved, ensuring a better life and success for Hays County children, visit the Hope & Love 4 Kids website or email Mia Hendricks at email@example.com.
Our Thanks-4-Giving Food Drive runs through November 21st.
We have drop off locations around town, please visit one or make an appointment to stop by the office. H-E-B gift cards are always welcome!
Thanks in advance for your support in helping a needy family this Thanksgiving!
Drop off Locations:
AMM Collision Center – Kyle
Cory Pack – State Farm
Cross Plants and Produce
Christian Brothers Automotive
Hays Women’s Health
Kyle Chamber of Commerce
Join us for Hope & Love 4 Kids’ Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration!
October 21, 2014 at 4:30pm
108 S. Burleson, Kyle, Texas
Celebrate our 9 years of community involvement with family fun activities and an open house tour of our historic new home.
Live music by Keith Kelso, race car from Central Texas Speedway, ice cream from Grammy’s Tasty Treats, kettle corn from Lone Star Kettle Corn and door prizes. We will also have a dunk tank ”fun”raiser! Fire Chief vs Police Chief - which Chief can raise more money for us? Buy your tickets today.
KYLE, Texas (July 25, 2014)
Hope & Love 4 Kids, a 501(c)3 children’s nonprofit organization serving Hays County, is officially opening their first ever office doors Monday, September 1, 2014. The Hays County Emergency Services District No. 5 (HCESD5) Board of Directors approved the committee’s recommendation regarding the organization’s leasing partnership last week during a board meeting with a unanimous vote.
After more than nine years of service, Hope & Love 4 Kids will transition from operating from a virtual office and various community locations to an office they can call their own: 108 S. Burleson St, Kyle, Texas 78640. The Hope & Love 4 Kids office, commonly known as Kyle Fire Department Station No. 4, originally donated by the Michaelis family, is located downtown, across from Historic Kyle City Hall.
Hope & Love 4 Kids Founder Mia Hendricks said this opportunity is not only a blessing but an opportunity for the organization to prosper.
“Being afforded this opportunity is truly a humbling experience,” said Hendricks. “We have served this community faithfully and successfully with what little space we’ve had. Can you imagine what we can do with an entire office solely devoted to helping children succeed?”
Hope & Love 4 Kids is requesting the support of the community – residents of all ages, businesses, large and small – to prepare the space and the organization for the official opening. Community members and businesses can donate time, office items, funds and services toward revitalizing Hope & Love 4 Kids’ soon-to-be home, including but not limited to cleaning, painting, moving and beautifying, just as Edward Jones Investments, Office of Jerrold McMillan, San Marcos, Texas and Avis/Budget Car & Truck Rental, Kyle, Texas have committed to do.
Long time Hope & Love 4 Kids supporter Michelle Lopez quoted Martin Luther King, Jr. during the June HCESD5 board meeting in reference to the organization serving the community saying, “…Anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve… You only need a heart full of grace … and a soul generated by love.”
Hope & Love 4 Kids and local community members will honor the opening of their office with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Kyle Chamber of Commerce, October 21, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. Organization supporters, clients, friends and family are invited and encouraged to attend.
The organization has a year full of upcoming programs and education outreach events supporters and volunteers can participate in including Hope & Love 4 Kids’ “Thanks-4-Giving” food drive and meal distribution, “Angel Tree” holiday gift drive and meal distribution, the “5th Annual Fundraising Gala,” “Hendricks Hope Scholarship Foundation,” “Use Your Voice” voted education, as well as a girl empowerment program, and client education classes.
Hope & Love 4 Kids plans to expand services, outreach and programs for children and families in Hays County given they now have an office and space large enough to operate from including but not limited to a special needs sports and professional development program. For more information about the newly established Hope & Love 4 Kids office and ways to become involved, ensuring a better life and success for Hays County children, visit the Hope & Love 4 Kids website or email Mia Hendricks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Hope & Love 4 Kids
Hope & Love 4 Kids is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves children and families in need within Hays County. Founded in January 2006 Hope & Love 4 Kids is based out of Kyle, Texas, and has served the community since September 2005.
Hope & Love 4 Kids now provides assistance to more than 100 families through the year via fully functioning, successful programs. The sole purpose of the Organization is to help children and families in need, when needs arise. The Organization has no paid staff and is solely run by a volunteer Board of Directors.