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.
To show solidarity in celebrating #AAPI heritage and raising awareness around #stopasianhate, Thrive Collective supported the creation of a new mural, Spread Love: Stop Asian Hate by Bianca Romero.
At our Virtual Spring Benefit on Thursday, June 17, we celebrated the creative reimagining that HFNY has encouraged and fostered in our network this year!
This year, we launched a few fitness and fundraising program called the Miles of Hope Challenge! Starting in March, our network was encouraged to run, bike, walk, etc., between affiliate sites across our city!
In addition to Stories of Hope from His Toy Store Reimagined events, here are more stories from our affiliates about how Christmas cheer is being shared in their communities!