A busy November

November has been a very busy month for Father’s Hope. We have spent much of the month to date laying the groundwork to enhance our efforts  to touch the lives of so many more children across the globe.
The Father’s Hope Schwan’s Frozen Foods Fundraiser continues until Tuesday, Nov. 22.
When you shop for frozen foods online, at www.schwans-cares.com/c/29463, enter campaign ID number 29463 and 20 percent of the cost of your order will be donated to Father’s Hope. All orders will be delivered to your door by Schwan’s.
We are an all-volunteer organization, so all funds raised will directly benefit children in need. Donations are used to either by covering the cost of shipping items to orphanages or missionaries around the world, or for projects at orphanages we work with.
We are also excited to be partnering this month with the Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library in McEwensville.
When you bring a new, smaller-sized stuffed animal to the library (to be donated to Father’s Hope), you will be entered into a drawing to win a free sheet of rip tickets to be used at the library’s Toy Auction, slated for Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Warrior Run Area Fire  Department Social Hall in Allenwood.
On Friday, Nov. 18, the library will draw five names to win the free tickets.
Earlier this month, the library welcomed me to share about our mission with a pre-K group of students. We also donated a copy of our book “Father’s Hope: Images of Love” to the library’s collection.
The library isn’t the only local organization to generously support our mission this month.
I was invited to share about our efforts with the Lewisburg Sunset Rotary Club on Monday evening, Nov. 14. The club members presented Father’s Hope with a generous supply of stuffed animals, along with a financial contribution. We are very thankful for the club’s continued support of our efforts

Lewisburg Sunset Rotary Club President Dr. Fred Teichman with Father’s Hope director Kevin Mertz. Kevin recently spoke about Father’s Hope to the Rotary Club, and the club presented our organization with donations of stuffed animals and a financial contribution.

Lewisburg Sunset Rotary Club President Dr. Fred Teichman with Father’s Hope director Kevin Mertz. Kevin recently spoke about Father’s Hope to the Rotary Club, and the club presented our organization with donations of stuffed animals and a financial contribution.

JA Babay, Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library director, with Kevin Mertz, Father’s Hope director. We’ve partnered with the library this month, and our Kevin recently presented a copy of our book “Father’s Hope: Images of Love” to the library.

JA Babay, Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library director, with Kevin Mertz, Father’s Hope director. We’ve partnered with the library this month, and our Kevin recently presented a copy of our book “Father’s Hope: Images of Love” to the library.

A box filled with over 100 stuffed animals, which will be distributed in December to orphans in Haiti.

A box filled with over 100 stuffed animals, which will be distributed in December to orphans in Haiti.

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We are also gearing up for several large projects which will touch the lives of so many children.
Recently, we shipped a box filled with over 100 stuffed animals to a gentleman in Georgia who will be distributing the toys to orphans in Haiti in December.
We are currently in the process of gathering gifts which will be presented to an Angel Tree program operated through our dear friend Sharon Bond from Revival Tabernacle church in Watsontown.
Earlier this year, Father’s Hope received a $500 grant from the Warrior Run High School’s Youth in Philanthropy program. The money was designated to purchase supplemental gifts to add to the efforts of the Angel Tree program.
This week, we ordered educational books which will be gifted to the children. In the coming days we will be purchasing Hot Wheels cars for boys and a similar toy for girls which will be added to the gift, along with stuffed animals from Father’s Hope.
I am very thankful for this grant funding and am very excited we’ll be adding extra gifts for the approximately 100 Watsontown-area children touched through this Angel Tree program.
I’m also gearing up for my next international adventure. I will be in Honduras Dec. 3-8 and will be spending more time with the children at the Oasis de Amor orphanage.
I cannot properly express just how grateful I am for everyone who continues to support our organization in any way. Because of you, we’ve touched the lives of over 23,000 children in 19 countries in just over four years. That number will continue to grow.
I welcome the opportunity to share about Father’s Hope with community organizations, church groups, schools or any other entity. Contact me by email at fathers.hope@gmail.com or through the Father’s Hope Facebook page to arrange a presentation, or for information on ways to partner with Father’s Hope.
Tax deductible contributions can be sent to: Father’s Hope, 9 Greenbriar Drive, Milton PA 17847.
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Father’s Hope. You are truly impacting the lives of children around the world.
Kevin Mertz, director
Father’s Hope