Wayne, PA (December 28, 2012) – Today Bringing Hope Home (formerly known as the Great Guys Group) is pleased to announce they have not only reached but have exceeded their Hope For 100 Challenge goal of raising $150,000 to financially help 100 families battling cancer in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
In fact, the campaign raised more than $175,000 and helped over 150 local families battling cancer.
Bringing Hope Home launched its Hope For 100 Challenge campaign on September 1, 2012 where it encouraged the community to raise money between September 1 through December 31, 2012 to pay bills for 100 local families with cancer. All proceeds of the campaign go towards keeping families in their homes, with the lights on, water on, phones on, food on the table, and gifts under the tree this holiday season.
“It seemed like every weekend since the launch of the campaign in September, there was an event going on to support the Hope For 100 Challenge.” said Lauren Rubenstein, Community Events Coordinator for Bringing Hope Home.
“We received donations from high school lift-a-thons, golf outings, 5K runs, fashion shows, happy hours, and company dress down days…to name a few. The way the community came together to support this campaign was simply amazing – the impact on these families battling cancer is truly inspiring! ”
A vital component of the campaign included the Bringing Hope Home Adopt-A-Family (AAF) Program. Through the AAF Program, companies, schools, and families were paired with actual families who were in need of financial assistance as they battle cancer. Once participants were paired and they received the personal story of their adopted family, they would then collect donations and fund raise and the money went directly to their adopted family.
This year, as well as monetary donations, Bringing Hope Home also received an overwhelming out pouring of gifts and gift cards in support of their 2012 Family Gift Drive. An estimated value of $28,500 in goods was received and delivered to 58 local families battling cancer.
“We haven’t smiled in so long and we can’t stop smiling” said William Weiss, a recipient of the gifts.
During this time of year, especially around the holidays, it is all about hope! We will do everything we can to provide that hope for our families.” said Amy Forkin, Family Navigator for Bringing Hope Home.
“I am so excited about the success of the campaign this year. It allowed the community to truly connect to Bringing Hope Home’s mission on the deepest level ─ to directly make a difference for local families who are struggling due to cancer diagnosis,” said Paul Isenberg, Founder of Bringing Hope Home. “The importance of helping families during this stage of their lives is as important today as it was when we began this organization 11 years ago.”