Past Events

Growing in Hope Gala 2023

Once again, we stand amazed and humbled at another successful fundraising event.  Three years into our ministry, we are probably even more appreciative of the support than ever before, as we are seeing how God continues to provide for Homes Giving Hope through His precious people. We are currently serving 12 residents and their families!

We continue to provide quality homes for adults with mild intellectual and developmental disabilities where they can safely grow in their independence and live a fulfilling life within a Christ-centered community.

Location:  Thousand Oaks Golf Club

Emcee:  Juliet Dragos hosted this event for the third year in a row. She enthusiastically inspired attendees with her message, “Let’s open another home in 2024!”

Live Auction by Jeremy Miedema
Silent Auction
Donations for specific needs
Music by: Mary Rademacher & Friends

Resident Interview by Evie Lloyd-Jones
Speech by Strategic Consultant David Burdo
Speech by Executive Director Sara Boven
Call to actions by Juliet Dragos
Sponsors: Friend(s) of Homes Giving Hope, Versatile Fabrication, Khan & Liza Nedd Family, The Breuker Family, Floor Coverings International Inc., JB Harrison, NorthKent Golf Course, James & Brenda Dykema, Adam & Megan Senica, Morris Builders, Grapids Irrigation, Roersma & Wurn

Total money raised:  $105,000

Boots and Bling Gala 2022

Our 2022 Gala was a smashing success, with over 250 people in attendance compared to 170 in 2021. More and more people are seeing and getting behind Homes Giving Hope’s mission of providing quality homes for adults with mild intellectual and developmental disabilities where they can safely grow in their independence and live a fulfilling life within a Christ-centered community.

Location: Hydrangea Blue, Rockford, MI

Emcee: Juliet Dragos hosted this event for the second year in a row, with her enthusiasm for Homes Giving Hope growing as we grow.  Her message was, “Let’s open another home in 2023!”

Live Auction by Miedema Auctioneering Live Art by: Susan Meekhaff
Music by: The Still Wonder

Garver Family, Versatile Fabrication, Microcanner LLC, Khan and Liz Nedd, Tooth Family, Grapids Irrigation, Seneca Family, Five Star, Star Title, The Mall Family Foundation, Becky Sims, LeMaire Family, Breuker Family, Underwood Family, Dykema Family, Roersma and Wurn Builders, as well as, several individual donations.

Total money raised:  Close to $100,000

Golf Outing 2023

Once again, you did it! We had an amazing golf outing raising funds for Homes Giving Hope. It was a beautiful day and the rain held off until the very end of the event! We had so many people golfing on behalf of Homes Giving Hope and supporting our efforts, which was so encouraging. Without you, there is no Homes Giving Hope. Thank you for your faithful support.

Brian Boven and one of our residents, Trent, opened the ceremony with a welcome and and prayer and off the carts went! We had many sponsors (see below) and so many gifts donated for our auction.

Abigail, our coordinator, had a Hope Board at one of the holes. SO many people donated by purchasing an item for HGH3, our 3rd home which is for women. She raised over $5000 just for items.

Century 21 did a great job of organizing this fundraiser for Homes Giving Hope as the charity receiving the proceeds.

Thousand Oaks knocked it out of the park for us, so much so, that our Gala will be held at their venue!

And finally, our total earnings including the Hope Board donations was: $38,618.00 which is $8,706.00 more than last year. YAY!

As always we couldn’t have done it without our sponsors.

Century 21 Affiliated, Modern Woodman, Rockford Self Storage, Five Star Real Estate, Bata Plastics, Inc., StarTitle, Justin Goushaw with Farm Bureau Insurance, G & D Auto Repair, Allied Finishing, Microcanner, VerWys, Elevate Title, Elevate Insurance Group, Next Door Photos, Mike Milanowski, Scully Statewide Moving, Rockford Footwear Depot, Jade, Everywear Men’s Store, Era, Sweet Tooth, Pump House, Lee & Birch, Glik’s, Nourish Rockford, Aunt Candy’s Toy Company, Zen, The Local Basketcase, Nawara Brother’s, Ila & Lucille, Gather-d, Fido & Stitch, Old World Olive Co, Paperdoll, Eric Brown Stained Glass, Simply Massage, Senica Family, Brian Kraus, Herman’s Boy, Miracle Tanning, Nicole Rinks, Woodland Travel Center, Big Works, Lennon & Willow

Absolutely amazing! Thank you once again for a great event.