VISTA Member Efforts Increase Fundraiser’s Impact

Jordan at A Night for HopeGiving HOPE, Inc. is dedicated to giving a hand up to those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness through advocacy, community collaboration, and rental assistance. Currently 9% of Denton county residents live below the poverty-line; of that, 5.9% were families.

April 7, 2015 marked Giving HOPE, Inc.’s annual fundraiser “A Night of Hope”. VISTA member Jordan Coats worked to ensure the success of the fundraiser by securing silent auction items, creating and carrying-out the silent-cake auction, as well as recruiting and managing the volunteers needed for the event. Jordan proved to be a fundamental factor in the success of the event securing a total of thirty-three silent auction items with an estimated value of $3,523.  Many cakes were donated for the silent auction as well which ranged from home-baked authentic cheesecakes to a cake donated by the University of North Texas Master Pastry Chef. The donated cakes have an estimated value of $458. Due to the efforts of Jordan’s work, Dr. Alonzo Peterson, Giving HOPE, Inc. Executive Director stated “In 2014, we made a profit of $795 for the event.  In 2015, the agency profited $10,841.60!” To learn more about Giving HOPE, Inc. and how you can assist this agency please visit

Giving Hope, Inc. is a partner agency of the Chisholm Trail RSVP, Inc. AmeriCorps VISTA North Texas Project.


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