Founder Sunny Chae met Melvin, a hardworking man who wants to teach his children about saving our land. Each week, he goes through the parking lot collecting cans for his young son to recycle. It has taught his son about saving the Earth and also about being wise about his money. We applaud those like Melvin who do their part to make this world better by teaching the next generation #awarenessforamerica
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the greatness of the homeless epidemic in our nation. Its disheartening to pass them on the street and know there is only so much we can do. The thing is....let's look at what we HAVE done. Here are just a few highlights of what the Rejoice in Hope Foundation has done since it began in May of 2017:
- Put on a homeless outreach and feeding on Skid Row in June
- Produced successful fundraising gala at the famous Millennium Biltmore Hotel in July
- Inducted 44 ambassadors from 28 states to make a movement through our #life4homeless program
- Opened the door for Juan from Skid Row to perform his music - he overcame years of stage fright by performing at our event and now has confidence again to get out there.
- Helped Sonja get off of Skid Row and teaching her on the job training, proper eating skills and instilling the confidence for her to return to Minnesota to reconcile with her children.
- Produced Healing Camp at Lake Hemet for women 40+ to reconnect and experience nature and heal with other women
- Inducted 10 new ambassadors in Seoul, South Korea to start a worldwide #life4homeless campaign
- SC Ambassadors Karis Wymbs and Raven Gilliard are working with local SC community organizations for homelessness. What a great inspiration to see our young people doing more in the community.
-Started a "Make Change for Homeless" campaign, where people will collect change in a piggy bank for donations
- WY ambassador Teresa Dell created a Rejoice in Hope coat drive and fundraiser for the local homeless population
...this is just the beginning....join with us and create #life4homeless
This past Saturday, WY ambassador Teresa Dell gathered her community together to have a winter coat drive for the local homeless population. In states such as Wyoming or more rural areas, the homeless are sometimes harder to find because they stay away from populated areas or live in the woods. Teresa and her team collected winter wear, donations and winter gear and will make sure that it goes to the right places in her town. Next up, another drive in Big Sur, CA where she spends half her time. We applaud Teresa for doing her part - we sometimes feel that our one piece isn't enough, but all of us together can really make a difference in this country. #life4homeless
A successful Healing Camp was held over Labor Day weekend, at beautiful Lake Hemet in Hemet, CA. Four women joined us from all areas of life, coming as far as Wyoming to experience this healing weekend.
Healing Camp was created for women with families and single women over 40 to teach them how to become self-sufficient and build confidence through the purity of nature. This is an opportunity to experience nature in a unique format with other women who may have been held back from trying this before due to lack of knowledge or lack of community.
The women were able to share about past experiences and hurts in a safe and comfortable environment, truly experiencing the peace and healing that comes from the outdoors.