While our organization is small, Bridges of Hope is doing big things for the children of Hope Village through our support of a school and an orphanage there. As a board of directors, we trust God to bring us the funds necessary to care for children, pay teachers, maintain buildings and to foster self- sufficiency through expanded farming efforts. In a world filled with many worthwhile charities, we find ourselves seeking ways to introduce new people into our faithful donor base.
In that effort to introduce Bridges of Hope to a wider circle of people, several fundraising events were held: A Dessert Lover’s Auction in the spring raised almost $900 and in May we held our second “Toasting Hope,” a wine tasting / hors d’oeuvres munching occasion where we were entertained by Kenny Putnam and the Song Pilots, participated in a silent and reverse auction and raised over $12,000! In June, a Saturday morning garage sale brought $1,400.
In keeping with our policy of every donor dollar being sent to Hope Village, all expenses associated with our fund raising efforts were donated by individuals and organizations prior to the events.
Bridges of Hope is a 501(3)c organization. Virtually 100% of funds raised are used to support the care and education of West African children.