Now is the time to reserve your table for the Hope Unlimited Family Care Center Annual Gala.
This event is different than any celebration we’ve ever had! We’ll be showcasing the Love Amazing that happens at our Metropolis and Paducah locations every day. You will hear personal stories from parents working to better their family. You will be inspired by the passion of our staff and volunteers. Come prepared to have your life changed, as you hear how others have changed their lives.
We cannot wait to see you Tuesday, September 19 at the Paducah Convention Center. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Get your ticket or table by calling 270.442.1166.
Breaking news! The Community Foundation of Western Kentucky’s Fred Paxton Charity Challenge is doubling proceeds from our annual baby bottle campaign this year up to $10,000! Nearly 3,000 Illinois and Kentucky families took empty baby bottles to fill with change, cash or checks during our fundraiser between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Since Hope Unlimited Family Care Center doesn’t receive federal funds, what you give each year impacts how many moms and dads we can serve. This year, we’ve challenged you to raise $30 per bottle. The Charity Challenge match is open until August 31, so you still have time to see your dollars double.
Do you still have a baby bottle? That’s ok. Whether it’s empty or full, we ask you drop it off at your church or by one of our centers. You will help us be good stewards by returning all bottles. Thank you for giving a little to help a lot!
It’s been a year! And, as I think about this past year, as I’ve sat in the executive director’s chair, there have been so many times I have had the opportunity to watch His Love Amazing touch families throughout our communities, both in Paducah and Metropolis.
In May, we cut the ribbon on our newly renovated Metropolis location. Many of our Massac County friends and partners took a tour of the changes. The renovations create more space for parents to learn and more room for the community to shop in Hope’s Closet Community Store. Across the river in Paducah, the Mayor and Judge Executive National Day of Prayer Breakfast brought business owners, church leaders and civic groups together to focus on community. Organizers chose to make Hope Unlimited Family Care Center the beneficiary of this year’s event.
We’re not finished partnering yet, either! Our Jobs for Life program was featured during the Housing Authority of Paducah Community Day, where Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s Rick Tilley built relationships with under-employed and unemployed men and women. We’re excited to partner with Heartland Cares, Inc. again this year for National HIV Testing Day.
We all play an important role in our community’s success! We all long to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Thank you for joining us to help show Love Amazing to both sides of the river.
– Nicole Farley, Executive Director
You may know about Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s community store, Hope’s Closet, but do you know how vital it is to our ministry? All sales from both locations in Metropolis and Paducah go directly to our operating budget. Last year alone, Hope’s Closet helped raise 8% of our budget! When you shop you help us support and empower moms and dads to grow stronger families!
Here’s a great opportunity to do just that! We’re launching special shopping hours this summer for two Super Saturdays. Shop Hope’s Closet – Metropolis July 8 and August 12 from 10 until 3 PM.
The store also serves as a safe place to make connections. Our volunteers get to know shoppers, and, in so doing, invite them to try Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s free and confidential services. We’re able to help so many more families, just by operating the store. We need store volunteers in Paducah and Metropolis any time, especially Mondays from 10-1 PM or 1-4 PM. Call one of our centers to find out more or start an online application at hopeunlimitedfcc.org/volunteer.
Love Amazing in 2017!
You partnered with us to reach at least 168 new moms and dads this year. Thank you! In January alone, we served 15 new moms and dads along with our regular clients. Parents made 200 appointments; 154 of them showed up. That is 77% of appointments kept! This tells me clients are finding value and support. I want you to know your investment of prayer, finances and support is making an impact.
Ephesians 3:20-21 says, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus througout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Emphasis added.)
Our greatest need? Prayer! We are open four days a week in Paducah and three in Metropolis. Will you be one of those who partners with us and says, “Yes! I will pray on a certain day at a certain time.” If so, please let us know. We are being intentional in having every hour covered in prayer.
Hope Unlimited Family Care Center is you, our team and the community. Love Amazing is what we have to give. Please help us spread the word to those in your circle of influence. Know there is a place where moms and dads can find the support and resources they need. Together, we impact one family today and generations for years to come.