OUTREACH EVENTS

After an initial partnership with Convoy of Hope in 2015, Hope for Worcester has expanded into an independent non-profit organization and continue to hold our annual “Day of Hope” event. This event is the beginning of a long-lasting momentum that has the power to transform people’s lives, inspire compassion and service, and bring people and organizations together like never before.

This community event is a collaborative effort to bring hope to Worcester County through FREE groceries, health screenings, job and career services, family portraits, haircuts, prayer, “Kids Carnival”, community services, and entertainment. This all-volunteer event mobilizes residents to serve and make a difference in their community. Strong participation by local businesses, churches, community agencies, and individuals is crucial to the success of this event. Through this collaborative effort we do together what no one could do alone.

2020

outreach

Turn the Page Furniture Donations Needed

Turn the Page is opening another recovery center in 2021 and they need furniture donations! if you've been planning to upgrade any rooms in your house, please consider donating your gently used furniture to turn the page. 

What's needed: 6 new mattresses, 6 bed frames, 5 bureaus, 1 dining set with table and 6+ chairs, coffee table, end tables, lamps, and kitchenware

 

For all interested in donating furniture to Turn the Page, please contact Pastor Dave 508-769-8870, Paul  774-253-3796, or John 508-733-3528 to coordinate pick-up or drop-off.  

Join Hope for Worcester in providing "Bags of Hope!"

Our goal this holiday season is to raise $8,000, which will afford us to purchase 400 bags at $20 each.

 

Make a direct impact with your gift and provide HOPE to someone who is struggling. Each "Bag of Hope" is filled with basic personal hygiene products, socks, slippers, sweatshirts, hats, gloves and/or blankets, and more.  

Hope for Worcester is partnering with Faith Community Church & Net of Compassion to sew masks for the homeless!

In partnership with Net of Compassion – St. John’s Church in Worcester serves the homeless faithfully throughout the year. Join our mask-making brigade to supply 500 handmade masks to the shelter so it can welcome people in from the cold this winter and provide them an extra measure of safety and care. Material can be any fabric, usually cotton, or something soft. Normal size is 9 X 6.

 

If you need material/supplies, please email: sheryl@faithma.org 

 

Drop off OR mail them to: Hope For Worcester, 30 Tyler Prentice Road, Worcester, MA 01605. To coordinate a drop off date and time, email: danielcondon@livingwordworcester.com.  

 

If you have any questions or need additional instruction on this outreach project, please email: George@FaithMA.org and mark the subject MASKS. 

 

Let's have FUN while supporting a GREAT cause!

Breaking Chains Outreach

In honor of addiction recovery, our "Breaking Chains" outreach raised a total of $1,512.68 during the month of September! Hope for Worcester matched it dollar-for-dollar to bring the grand total to $3,025.36. This money is being donated to four local recovery centers in Worcester County to help people struggling with addiction.

 

Derek Paterson

Teen Challenge Graduate & Alumni

Kerry

Teen Challenge Student

Kate's Story

2019

highlights

We served over 2,500 people at Day of Hope 2019, providing free groceries, hot dogs, water, snacks, haircuts, physical care, dental care, hearing and vision screenings, a kid’s zone play area for kids, and exposure to over 33 social service agencies. For three years, this event has served as great encouragement to the residents of Worcester and created a community movement. The Day of Hope is one opportunity to bring hope and encouragement to those who are in need and hurting in our community.

  • 1,800 Guests

  • 4,850 Bags of Groceries

  • 1,500 Hot Dogs

  • 2,000 Chick Fil A sandwiches

  • 1,500 Ice Creams

  • 2,500 Articles of clothing

  • 1,088 Guest served by the Heath Service Team

  • 170 Haircuts

  • 349 Family Portraits

  • 156 Guests were prayed with

2018

highlights

We served over 2,600 people at Day of Hope 2018, providing free groceries, hot dogs, water, snacks, haircuts, physical care, dental care, hearing and vision screenings, a kid’s zone play area for kids, and exposure to over 60 social service agencies. For three years, this event has served as great encouragement to the residents of Worcester and created a community movement. Hope for Worcester is one opportunity to bring a day of hope and encouragement to those who are in need, hungry, and hurting in Worcester.

  • 2,600 Guests

  • 4,850 Bags of Groceries

  • 3,000 Hot Dogs & Ice Cream

  • 3,000 Chick Fil A sandwiches

  • 9,000 Smoothies and 892 packets on proper nutrition

  • 1,500 Guest served by the Heath Service Team

  • 2,000 Shoes/Socks

  • 200 Haircuts

  • 217 Guests went through Connections, 18 gave themselves to the Lord

  • 235 Family Portraits

2017

highlights

On June 10, 2017, we came together once again to serve the people of Worcester. We thank all the partners and volunteers, as well as the city of Worcester for their cooperation in utilizing the whole of University Park and designating serving sites within the city. It was great to see both new and returning agencies, organizations, and businesses participate to help make this event as successful as it was. The hearts of compassion and commitment from all the volunteers, agencies, organizations, and businesses was amazing!!  It was a pleasure and honor to serve alongside so many of you this year.

A special thank you to national brands: Renewal by Anderson, Walmart, UPS, Table Talk Pies, Polar Beverages, Kayem Corporation and Chick-fil-A for their participation in the event.

  • 2,600 Guests

  • 4,850 Bags of Groceries

  • 2,700 Chick Fil A sandwiches

  • 500 Ice Cream bars

  • 9,000 Smoothies and 892 packets on proper nutrition

  • 800 Guest served by the Heath Service Team

  • 1,000 Shoes

  • 200 Haircuts

  • 217 Guests went through Connections, 18 gave themselves to the Lord

  • 253 Family Portraits

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