Recently in June, we held a second Affiliates Convening at the Hope for New York office in Times Square. This Convening focused on celebration and encouragement.
As our affiliate partners grow and evolve, some also evolve into new organization names.
This year's Spring Benefit was the first one we've held in person since 2019! We loved celebrating community with everyone together in one room.
In April, both Prison Fellowship and Young Life came together for a one-day youth basketball event! In total, 106 young people attended, and it was a powerful day.
Many affiliate partners also shared which volunteers made a difference last year, so we asked to share their special shout outs about the volunteers that went the extra mile.
'Lord, it’s difficult to remain hopeful when it feels like when everything around you is crumbling...'
'Dear Lord, we love you and we’re drawn to your beauty and your love for us. This past year we were stretched to to the limits...'
'Lord, I thank you that we will never run out of reasons to delight in you, that different seasons bring about different aspects of who you are and your character.'
As the challenges of the pandemic continue, we decided to focus on biblical hope and how our affiliate partners remain beacons of hope in our city.
This past year, our affiliates have faced many changes, including some updates to organization names! Here are the reasons why three affiliates refreshed their names.