First Presbyterian Church of Hayward, CA has been a longtime, generous partner of Hope Unlimited for Children. Last year, the congregation responded to a challenge from their lead pastor to live out radical generosity as demonstrated in Acts 2:45
They sold property and possessions to go to anyone who had need.
The result was the GIVE2023 campaign.
They dreamt about raising $1,000,000 over five years, by the year 2023, for brothers and sisters overseas who are in desperate financial need. They dreamt about demonstrating radical generosity to the world and moving from Bible study to Bible action! They chose two organizations to bless, and we are humbled and incredibly grateful to be one of them.
The funds they raise will go toward capital improvements which will enhance our work at each of our campuses. Their goal is to donate $250,000 toward Completion of the City of Youth Center for Excellence—a facility where over 300 children are loved, cared for, and served by a professional staff. These funds will allow Hope Unlimited to expand our vocational training and prepare individuals to contribute to the common good of the community. Our dream is also to host other Orphanage Directors, Social Workers and Health Care professionals from all over the globe. The money will cover deferred maintenance, landscaping and remodeling our residential units, auditorium and retreat space as well as expanding our vocational training facility.
An additional $250,000 is targeted for a Community Development Center at Hope Mountain. This site serves over 400 young men and women who have been rescued from the impact of gangs through vocational training. This funding will allow Hope Unlimited to create the only in-patient adolescent drug rehab facility in Brazil, as well as Brazil’s most successful vocational training for auto repair, auto body, and auto painting. The ability to offer other vocational programs and expand our residential program will change the surrounding community and impact the lives of thousands of Brazilians.
On November 2, Give2023 will be hosting a gala at the Oakland Zoo. For more information, please visit their website: www.Give2023.org
For a complete list of all of our church partners, click here.