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Kids in a Box 2017

Kids should play in boxes...not live in them

It's that time of year again! Bring your decorated appliance boxes and come spend the night and enjoy free BBQ, Bounce Houses and much much more at our 2017 Kids in a Box event! Help us bring awareness and support to homeless families in the Manteca area.

Date: Friday September 15th

Time: 5:00pm-8:00am

Location: Calvary Community Church

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Every year, concerned youth turn the front lawn of the Raymus House into an adorable cardboard house village. Years ago, a young girl found out that children who are homeless, live in cardboard boxes sometimes. She felt this was awful and someone needed to let people know that this was not right and we have to bring it to an end! Out of her heartfelt concern, “Kids in a Box” homeless children's community awareness event was started. Kids bringing awareness and helping to offer a solution to a problem that is ever present in our community.

  Families with young children are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in America and Manteca Unified tells us that at any given time there are as many as 700 homeless kids in the school district. Hope Ministries serves approximately 70 homeless families per year and “Kids in a Box” is our way of letting our community share in bringing HOPE to those families trying to get a fresh start right here in our own town!

  This year we have partnered with Calvary Community Church and we are bringing our cardboard village to their church lawn! Won’t you join us in this fun and inspirational event as we show our community that kids should play in boxes, not live in them!

If you would like more information on our 2017 Kids in a Box event in Manteca, CA, then please call 209-824-0658 or complete our online request form.

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One of the necessities of nonprofit life, is the need to raise money to fund the programs and services that they provide. While HOPE has a broad base of support within our community and is blessed by the involvement of several local churches, fundraising continues to be necessary to provide all of our shelter services. Any donation can be considered tax deductible and will be received with a thankful heart!

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HOPE Ministries fosters a team of staff and volunteer staff who lift each other up, support each other and promote growth and positive empowerment of our residents. Our mission is our culture; to build and nurture hope in each other, our residents and in the community. There is no room for judgment or pride in our work and it is an honor to serve those who are in need in our community!

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