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A Christmas Market! Parties! And a $60,000 Grant Challenge
New Hope Hosts Its First Christmas Market!
We have been preparing for months for this event! We didn't know what to expect, as it was our first one. We were hoping that *maybe* we could get 400 toys. You all surpassed that! Thanks to your generous support, we had over 800 items available for purchase for $5.00 or less this past Saturday, and a lot of excited and happy parents. Our thanks to Unity Church for letting us use their facility. Thanks to our volunteers and everyone who helped spread a little extra Christmas cheer this year to New Hope's food pantry families. We wish you all a beautiful and blessed Christmas.
 
 
Celebrating Christmas at New Hope!

Children of Hope
This month, our "Voices of Hope" Children's choir performed at the tree lighting in front of the municipal building in Prospect Park. We have some talented kids! 
New Hope also hosted a Christmas Party for the kids at Unity Church on the 10th. There was pizza, games and prizes for all. Thanks to everyone who came out to help!

Women of Hope Celebrates with Potluck Party
Women of Hope had their annual Christmas Party Potluck. Check out their video of their "Mannequin Challenge" - its fantastic!
 
The Squad's Christmas "Formal Night" on Dec. 21.
The Squad teens will be celebrating Christmas with a "formal night" on the 21st. They will dress up and have a formal dinner together.  They have been planning this for months and are really excited! 
Help Us Match $60,000 Grant Challenge!
You may have already heard, New Hope was blessed to received a $60,000 "Challenge Grant" from six local businesses: Braen Stone ($20K), Wayne Tile ($20K), Reiner Group ($10K), Handi-Lift ($8K), NPZ Law Group ($500) and an anonymous donor ($1500.)

These businesses will match donations up to $60,000 in funds raised, helping us meet our $120,000 goal for this quarter. If by God's grace, we exceed this goal, we'll use the money to launch a new building fund for New Hope. We are over 2/3 of the way there already! If you are planning to give to charity this Christmas, please consider New Hope! You can donate online or by check. We thank all of you for your prayers and support!
Save the Date! Jan 20
The Squad's Spaghetti Fundraiser


Please put Friday, January 20, 5-7 PM, (Location TBD) on your calendars. The Squad is planning a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser. Their goal is to raise $1800 in order to attend a retreat on February 24-26. For many of the teens, this will be their first ever retreat! If you would like to help on the back-end, we are accepting food donations for the event. Of course, please come, and come hungry! Please contact Liz for more info, Liz@newhopecmnj.org.
Merry Christmas!!!
 
It is through YOUR financial support and prayers that good things happen at New Hope. Please consider donating today.
THANK YOU!!

Love, Your Friends at New Hope
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Contact Info:
 
Phil Beverly, Executive Director
 
Grace Kuipers, Food Pantry Director
 
Felipe Cortes, Director of Programs
 
Liz Rodriguez, Community Outreach Director
liz@newhopecmnj.org

Jen Williams, Director of Development

Michele Rice, Admin Assistant
 
 
 
 
Thank you SO much for your interest in New Hope!  Please email Michele Rice with any questions or suggestions, or call
973-942-4059
 
 
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