Every year, as a church family, we collect food items and put together beautiful hampers for those in need within our community at Christmas time!
Have you signed up to join us yet? If not, you can sign up tomorrow at the Saxton or City campus info hub, DM us or jump on the Annesbrook website and follow the links! Lets raise the bar this year and see as many precious lives blessed as we can
Swipe right -> There are 3 key ways you can partner with us for our Hampers of Hope appeal. Donating non perishable food items, contributing financially, and spreading the word with your family friends all make a big difference. We're looking forward to really loving on some families this Christmas! #cityhopecare#community#ipswichqld#springfieldqld#hampersofhope
Yesterday we launched our annual Hampers of Hope Christmas Appeal! This year our goal is to pack over 500 hampers for struggling families, and we need your help. You can partner with us by donating goods and spreading the word with your friends, family and colleagues. Together we can make a real difference! #cityhopecare#hampersofhope#christmas#ipswichqld#springfieldqld
We'll be attending FOSTER PALOOZA on Sunday, November 5th from 11am -3pm at Riverview Community Centre at 90 Ashland to raise awareness for the need of Fosters for Manitoba animals. @hampers_of_hope
What are the requirements for a foster home? What are the commitments involved? What role does the rescue play? How do I know if a foster is right for my family?
Fostering can be a big decision for a family and can come with many questions. That is why *Hampers of Hope* is hosting Foster Palooza! To create a welcoming event that people feel comfortable attending, and have fun at, to meet with local rescues and find out more about their foster programs. Foster Palooza will have 20 rescues on hand and they would love to answer all your questions!
There'll be a silent auction with awesome prizes, pop up shops, face painting, refreshments, and adoptable pets! And it's free to attend!!! Mark this on your calendar, you won't want to miss it. (Copied from the Hampers of hope fb page)
Remember Poppy??? Poppy was the sweet girl that @k9advocatesmb found in a ditch covered in blood from being attacked by other dogs. She was completely shut down. She came into care under the amazing Jenn's Furry Friends Rescue Inc where they discovered this poor girl also had heartworm. Normally, Poppy would be getting a hamper. But Poppy stole our hearts and we did one better, we fostered her so we could spoil and love her every day.
She sure has come a long way since we first posted about her. We are thrilled to say she’s officially received a clean bill of health from her amazing vets from St. Norbert Animal Hospital! Now Poppy is getting to experience all kinds of new adventures. Today Poppy had her first ever grooming and did amazing!! The stylists from @petsmartregent adored her and took great care of her. Then she had her first ever photo shoot for Halloween!
Poppy is ready for her next big adventure: a forever home!! If you’re interested in this sweetheart, and you’d be crazy not to be, apply at Jenn's Furry Friends Rescue. Only absolutely amazing families need apply
Jenni It was our absolute pleasure to give Jenni her hamper!! Thanks to her amazing foster mom and loving rescue, Spirit of Hope Rescue, Jenni has made an incredible recovery. She has put on weight and is enjoying being without babies for the first time in her life.
Jenni spent her life on a chain having litter after litter. She has scars around her neck from the chain she was kept on. Poor Jenni has had so many litters in her short life that she will actually require a tummy tuck because her stomach has been so stretched out from multiple litters with no time to heal in between. When Jenni came into care her nipples were dragging on the ground practically falling off her skeletal frame.
Jenni is now living a wonderful life in foster care. Her adoring foster family is helping her work through some of her hesitations and getting her to be a happy and confident dog. Jenni is looking for her forever home and she deserves the absolute best. Jenni's perfect family will enjoy bike riding and other outdoor activities. They will be patient with her as she learns to trust as she can still be uncomfortable around men. She also needs a home without cats.
Thank you to everyone who donated to towards Jenni's hamper!! It included healthy dog food and treats, bones, toys, and a big comfy bed that she really likes!! If you would like to donate towards Jenni's care or find out more about her, please visit Spirit of Hope Rescue's page. #hampersofhope#spiritofhoperescue#dogsofinstagram#rescuedog#adopt#donate#winnipeg#hamperdog
"All the love"was the message sent with this amazing donation towards Jenni's hamper!
Thank you so very much Jaime & Jasper! This generous donation is filled with goodies such as fun balls, stuffy toys, delicious catfish treats and a tasty bone! Wow!! Jamie, we appreciate your kindness so much and we know Jenni will feel "all the love" from the wonderful goodies you picked out just for her!! #hampersofhope#thankyou#donate#kindness#rescuedog#allthelove
The Cityhope Care, Hampers of Hope appeal will launch for 2017 to the Ipswich and Ripley community through the Providence Community, Heart & Soul Festival to be held on Sunday 24 September 2017. What a privilege to work with the local community to meet the needs of many! #cityhope#anewthing#ipswichqld#hampersofhope#providencecommunity
*** Hamper in Progress *** This amazing beauty is Jenni. She was found severely emaciated; one of the thinnest dogs we've ever seen. This poor girl also had a litter of puppies she was desperately trying to feed from her broken and malnourished body.
Norway House Animal Rescue discovered this heartbreaking family and worked hard to find them a rescue. The amazing Spirit of Hope Rescue immediately offered to help and took in not only Jenni but all her babies as well.
We want to put together a special hamper for this doting mother; it's her turn to be spoiled. We're looking for donations of healthy dog food, treats, bones, toys, and other goodies for her hamper. Donations can be dropped off at Pet Valu Reenders or you can message us to make alternative arrangements.
Bliss The gorgeous Bliss received her hamper yesterday!!!! Words cannot express how incredible it was to see her.
Bliss had come in suffering from one of the worst cases of mange we've ever seen. It was so severe she was being treated for 3rd degree burns. She was emaciated and very sick. Look at her now!! Thanks to an incredible foster family and loving rescue, Norway House Animal Rescue, Bliss is doing absolutely amazing. When she walked up with a big smile and tail wagging, running right up to people, there was hardly a dry eye in the house.
Bliss not only looks fabulous but she is also super friendly! Bliss was more excited to visit all the people than she was to see her hamper. She also had a very special visitor waiting for her; her brother Sam. Sam also came into care from the same horrific circumstances and received his hamper a couple of weeks ago. Bliss had to wait until she was healthy enough to come out, so Sam and his dad made the trip to come see her.
Bliss's hamper included all kinds of goodies including high quality dog food and treats to help her gain weight healthily. We included supplements and vitamins as well as an assortment of toys, bones, and a comfy bed.
Bliss' transformation was nothing short of amazing. She is so loving, happy, and friendly. When she started playing with her toys or running up to strangers, you could see her lust for life. She is finally healthy enough and safe that she gets to be just a carefree puppy. Her only problem now is choosing which toy to play with next. Just as it should be for all dogs.
Thank you to everyone who donated towards her hamper! Thank you so much for the heart warming visit Bliss!! And a big thank you to your foster mom for taking such amazing care of you and making the trip to come see us. Please check out @norwayhouseanimalrescue to find out how you can help save dogs just like Bliss.
We couldn't be more grateful for all the love and support today for Sam and Bliss!!! Together, we raised $5,858 for Penny's All Breed Animal Rescue and Norway House Animal Rescue!! It is all being put on their vet bills for Sam and Bliss and all the other amazing animals under their loving care.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out today!! We absolutely love these events and getting the opportunity to meet all the wonderful rescue supporters in person. None of this would be possible without your support; thank you for the bottom of our hearts!!! We are also blessed to have an amazing Hampers of Hope family who help make these events possible!! Thank you to all our hard working volunteers; we are so fortunate to have you on our team!! We have the best bakers, dog washers, donators, barbequers, and helpers! Thank you for helping make this a smooth and successful event; you all are the absolute best!! Thank you to Pet Valu Reenders for hosting us today!! They have been such big supporters of ours since the very beginning; we really appreciate your trust and support of all we do! We always have a blast working with you and all your pet experts; thank you for having us and supporting local rescues!! Finally, an enormous THANK YOU to Penny's All Breed Rescue and Norway House Animal Rescue for taking Sam and Bliss into their loving care. These folks are working tirelessly on the front lines to save so many. It is difficult and often heart wrenching work. But also so rewarding. Especially seeing the transformation of dogs like Sam and Bliss. Thank you for all you do for animals in need and for letting us host this event for you. We hope it helps Sam, Bliss, and many other furbabies in your care. What a wonderful day. Amazing things happen when we all work together #hampersofhope#samandbliss#winnipeg#petvalu#fundraiser#rescuedog#dogs#adopt#rescue#donate#thankyou#thankful#blessed#anewhope#dogsofinstagram#ilovedogs#dogwash#bbq#bakesale#photos#pawcasso#spayandneuter
One more sleep until this epic fundraiser supporting Sam and Bliss from Norway House Animal Rescue and Penny's All Breed Animal Rescue!! You won't want to miss the fun; please share and help us make it a success!! We will be at Pet Valu Reenders from noon - 4pm on Saturday with all kinds of dog and family friendly events. Come on down!! PawCasso: $5 donation
Create your own piece of artwork using your pooch's paw and dog safe paint! Our volunteers will help place your pet's paw in paint and then walk onto art paper to create an original masterpiece!
Dog Wash: $15
Let our loving volunteers pamper your pooch with their very own spa experience. We will do all the dirty work for you washing and drying your pet while you enjoy the rest of the fundraiser and do some shopping!
Kissing Booth Photos: $10
Have your picture taken with your pooch getting a smooch in our kissing booth! We will have a professional photographer on hand to capture this special moment! A digital copy of the photo will be emailed to you.
Silent Auction and 50/50:
We have 5 amazing prizes you can enter to win!! Tickets are $3 each or two for $5!
50/50 tickets are available for $5 each or 3 for $10! Winners will be notified by phone; you don't need to be present to win!
BBQ & Bake Sale:
We will have a delicious lunch available cooked by our awesome volunteers! Hot dog, chips, and a drink for only $5!!
We will also have an amazing bake sale!! Our volunteers are some of the best bakers out there; you won't want to miss these sweet treats!! We will also have vegan baking donated by the talented The Sweet Vegan!! This event is going to be a blast for a great cause; you won't want to miss it!! Bring the whole family and come hungry!! There's also going to be very special appearance by Sam himself!!! #hampersofhope#samandbliss#petvalu#fundraiser#rescue#dogsofinsta#rescuedog#pleaseshare#winnipeg