January 7, 2016 Presentation: Pay It Forward + Hope Chest

Hope Chest

Barbara Hensley presented information about Hope Chest. Their purpose is to provide the quickest access to help with the most urgent emergency needs of local breast cancer patients. They place a priority onkeeping families intact in their current living situation…in their home, with that home warm and the lights on; helping them get to treatment by paying for childcare and transportation; helping them heal by providing access to nutritious meals for them and their families.
Things to remember/ways you can make a difference:
1) Hope Chest Fillies Race for Hope is Sunday, August 14 at Canterbury Park (ways to help: donate silent auction items; volunteer; summer outing for staff, clients, family); VIP Pink tables)

2) Hope Chest Resale Shops are located at 3850 Shoreline Drive, Orono/Navarre (952-471-8700) and 5109 W 98th Street, Bloomington; 1.5 mile south of 394 where Highway 100 turns into Bloomington Blvd. 952-217-4655

Hope Chest Resale Shops ways to help:

o Donate high end furniture, decorative accessories and designer women’s clothing

o When you hear of someone moving or downsizing: recommend Hope Chest as a place to donate mint condition items (we pick up large items; you can drop off smaller items directly at the stores

o Shop or volunteer at the stores

For more information: Hope Chest for Breast Cancer
Barbara Hensley [email protected], web site: www.hopechest.com

Pay It Forward

Michelle Morey presented information about Pay It Forward.
Pay It Forward Fund was founded in 2005 by a breast cancer survivor. Since then, they have helped patients buy groceries, pay their mortgages, heat their homes, keep their lights and their water on, and repair their cars so they can drive to chemo. For hundreds of women in need, these gifts have made a difference at a time of crisis. Pay It Forward Fund is a partner of the Ridgeview Foundation.

Casino Night is February 5, 2016 at the Medina Ball Room. Ways to help: donate silent auction items and attend.

For more information: her email: [email protected], and web site: www.payitforwardfund.net