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 email@example.com.
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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.
Join Hope & Love 4 Kids and Chick-fil-A Kyle as we kick off our 10th Annual School Supply Drive.
“This will be our 3rd year working with Chick-fil-A on this project and we couldn’t ask for a better partner,” exclaims HL4K’s Founder/Director, Mia Hendricks. And this year promises to be bigger and better than ever.
The Chick-fil-A Backpack Kick Off is Friday, July 18th, from 5:30-8:30pm at the Kyle Chick-fil-A. For those have attended in the past, one of the biggest changes this year, is Chick-fil-A will donate up to 20% to the school supply drive by you simply mentioning Spirit Night to the cashier when you place your order! This means more school supplies and more children served by this project!
We will have face painting, an inflatable obstacle course, photo ops in the Central Texas Speedway Go Carts and a chance to see a Fire Engine and meet local fire fighters. Our friends from Breadcrumbs Child ID Service LLC will also be on hand with FREE profile CD’s for the first 20 children to register. And don’t forget the first 25 people to donate a backpack full of supplies will receive a free Mini-Moo with their free meal coupon.
Please spread the word about our event with your friends, coworkers, family, etc.! Can’t make the event but still want to contribute? To make a secure contribution of any amount, click the donate button on our website
THIS JUST IN: Rumor has it, Central Texas Speedway will be debuting a new go cart at this event! Trust us when we say – You don’t want to miss this!
(Hint – Practice your autograph and bring $5 cash.)
The Hope & Love 4 Kids Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser & Silent Auction was created in 2011 by the Scholarship Committee to provide three students in Hays County with the opportunity to attend post-secondary education.
To continue their effort in providing students in Hays County the opportunity to achieve higher education, Hope & Love 4 Kids will again host the annual event.
Supporters who attend can expect a three-course meal, catered by Bailey’s Burgers in a historic venue, served by the Hope & Love 4 Kids board of directors and volunteers. The event includes musical entertainment, opportunities for networking and social engagements and a well-supplied silent auction.
Tickets are available for presale for $15 until May 12, 2014, and can be purchased from any board member.(Listed Below) Supporters can purchase tickets at the door the night of the event for $20 per ticket.
Are you a business owner? We are looking for silent auction items. To donate in-kind and silent auction item donations email Hope & Love 4 Kids at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to support these students but can’t make it or live out of town? Click the donate button to make a secure donation. Please help us spread the word, share on your facebook page, your twitter and invite your friends!
Hope & Love 4 Kids Board Members:
August 9, 2013
8:30p – 10:30p
Looking for a fun family outing on Friday? Join us for the last family night swim of the season and help a child in need go back to school ready to succeed. It’s a win-win! Bring a back pack full of supplies and the family gets in free.(Family of 5) Or bring three supplies off the list and get your admission free. Thank you for supporting your community.
If you can’t make it but have supplies visit one of our many drop off locations. Live out of town or don’t have time to shop but still want to help? Make a secure donation using the donate button to the right.
For complete swim schedule visit http://www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/pool-schedule or call 512.262.3939.
Please help spread the word!
Thanks to Chick-fil-A Kyle and everyone who attended our Kick Off event! Our goal this year is to send 500 children back to school ready for success! We have 20 local businesses who have generously offered to serve as drop off locations for our school supply drive. Participating locations are accepting individual supplies or full back packs through August 16th. Many locations are offering specials if you bring in a back pack full of supplies! Hope & Love 4 Kids sincerely thanks all those who have and will contribute to our mission of helping children succeed!
PLASTIC SUPPLY BOX
THICK CRAYOLA MARKERS
#2 PENCILS COLORED PENCILS
WIDE-RULED NOTEBOOK PAPER
LARGE PINK ERASERS
WATER COLOR SET
POCKET FOLDERS WITH BRADS
PLASTIC FOLDERS WITH BRADS
8OZ BOTTLE OF GLUE