ope Village is so very blessed to have such a compassionate, caring and dedicated Guild! We really could not provide for our residents the way we do without their active participation.
The purpose of the volunteer Guild is to support the board of directors and staff of Hope Village for Children in accomplishing their mission statement through volunteer and fundraising activities.
A FEW OF THE THINGS THAT THE GUILD DOES FOR HOPE VILLAGE:
- The Guild members are friendly faces for our residents. Many of the members mentor our children and have built long lasting relationships with the children.
- Many of the members volunteer each week as “one on one” tutors to help minimize the educational gaps most of our children experience from living in multiple places.
- The Guild is responsible for putting the “Happy” in Happy Birthday for each of our children. They want each child to feel treasured on their special day, so they provide a party, if age appropriate, a gift and a “happy” for all the residents.
VOLUNTEERING WITH THE GUILD
Since Hope Village for Children is licensed by so many different agencies and must adhere to strict licensure requirements for anyone who volunteers, all of our volunteers are members of our Guild.
Every member of the Guild has completed a volunteer packet which includes a background check and references. If you are interested in learning more about the Guild, contact Hope Village at (601) 553-8660.
RUN FOR HOPE ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
The Guild has one major fundraiser a year – The Run for Hope. It is an annual fundraiser that includes a 10K trail run, a 5K road race, a 2 mile walk, a 1 mile fun run and many other family fun activities.
The Guild uses the money generated through this run to support all of their projects for the children.