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World Race for Hope Troy 5K, Virtual Race

Event Date: Monday January 1, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
Location: First Place Christian Center
16 W. Franklin St. Troy, OH or Virtually anywhere
Sign Up/Register: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=24505#register
Come join Hope Restored India on January 1, 2018 at the World Race for Hope Troy 5K to raise awareness and funds to end human trafficking! If you can’t join us for the Run/Walk No Problem... there are other ways for you to be involved.
1. Join us the day of the Race to show your support.
2. Join the Virtual Race & Do Something Great Challenge to raise awareness and funds right in your own community.
3. Donate to support the Hope Restored India team. Our Executive Director will be in Troy the day of the race to raise awareness and funds for Hope Restored India.

World Race for Hope Troy 5K Free To Run Foundation presents the 11th annual World Race for Hope 5k in Troy, Ohio, occurring on New Year's Day, Monday, January 1, 2018. Proceeds from the event will go to fight human trafficking in the Dayton area and around the world.
Chip timing provided by Speedy Feet.
Check-in & Packet Pickup Same day registration and packet pickup starting at 8:30 am at First Place Christian Center.

Optional early packet pickup from 2-4 pm on 12/31 at Up and Running, 12 S. Market St, Troy.
Run Virtually Anywhere - Virtual Race If you don't reside in the Dayton area, or you would rather support the cause by running indoors or on your own schedule, you can register for our Virtual Race, which takes place during the entire month of January. If you register by 11/30, we will send you a virtual race shirt in late December or early January. Otherwise, you can register anytime leading up to the first of the year or throughout the month, and your shirt will be mailed after January. Proceeds from our Virtual Race & Do Something Great Challenge benefit our global charity partners and initiatives. More details will be announced soon about the Do Something Challenge and the fundraising incentives associated with the events. The Virtual Race and Do Something Great Challenge end on Freedom Day, February 1st, 2018.
Sign Up to Join Team:
https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/RaceGroup-424771?raceId=24505 Donate: https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/OH/Troy/WorldRaceforHopeTroy
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Burgers for Good Fundraiser

Event Date: January 8, 2018
Time: 5pm-9pm EST
Location: Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern, West Chester, OH

Bring this flyer and Bagger Dave’s donates 15% to
Hope Restored India

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Southwest Conference Against Trafficking

Event Date: January 11-13, 2018
Time: 7:00am-4:00pm PST
Location: Ontario Airport Hotel and Conference Center
700 N Haven Ave, Ontario, CA
Registration & More Information: http://swcat.org/
Join Hope Restored India at the Southwest Conference Against Trafficking.
The Southwest Conference Against Trafficking will be held January 11-13, 2018 at the Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center in Ontario, CA. The conference, since 2009, brings together hundreds of people wanting to end modern-day slavery in our society.
Law enforcement agencies, healthcare professionals, attorneys, social workers, nonprofit organizations, survivors, families of missing children, journalists, politicians, clergy, educators and anyone in the public wanting to learn more continue to gather in January to be educated, inspired and moved to take action against human trafficking and violence in our society.
Before anyone is trafficked, other issues may be a factor and the conference explores these issues. So, although the conference title reflects "trafficking" the conference weekend encompasses the past, present and future of Human Trafficking and what everyone can do to help prevent it and what we can do to fix it. In order to accomplish this speakers/presentations, networking receptions, meet the authors, media award presentation, survivor stories and people wanting to make a difference on this epidemic plaguing our society will come together in January in Southern California.
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The Inner Circle

When: Every 6th Thursday (Starting Jan 25th)
Time: 8:30 pm EST
Where: Virtually anywhere!
Callin Info: Join on your computer or phone via Zoom Conference Calls https://zoom.us/j/512871469
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Hope Restored India Update Conference Call Dates

January 25
March 8
April 19
May 31
July 12
August 23
October 4
November 15
December 27

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
https://zoom.us/j/512871469
Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,,512871469# or +16465588656,,512871469# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location)
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 512 871 469
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Fashion Show Luncheon

Event Date: March 24, 2018
Location:
Zion Lutheran Church Anaheim, CA
Watch for ticket information coming in February!
For more information call 714-315-0642 pammiliken@att.net
Soroptimist International of Orange presents Opening the Doors: Fashion Show Luncheon.
Presenting Fashions by La Galleria Benefiting Hope Restored India
Watch for ticket information coming in February! For more information call 714-315-0642 pammiliken@att.net

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Quilt Auction

Event Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 10:30am EST
Location:
Virtually Anywhere
Starting Bid:
$300
More information will be coming in February!
Hi!

I am Laura's grandmother, like Laura I am always interested in what our country can do to help people that could benefit from our caring. I am also a quilter, some people quilt by hand others by machine— I ALWAYS QUILT BY HAND.

My grandmother was a quilter and although she lived far away and she is not with us anymore, I have kept in touch with her by quilting. Growing up I learned to save every scrap of material— not looking at anything as a throw away item but thinking that something beautiful could be made out of it; most quilters are like that.

This past January I had the opportunity to go to India and work with the women of Hope Restored India. Prior to going, my quilting group, Amazing Grace Quilters, took up a collection to purchase two sewing machines and an iron. While I was in India I was able to help Hope Restored India pick out the machines for the Community Development Center and set the room up for new quilters!

In the limited time that I was in India, the ladies who came to the Community Development Center learned how to thread a machine, some started to cut the fabric and learn the pattern to make a quilt. Making a quilt was different for them, it was amazing how interested they were and how willing they were to learn. They laughed and were amazed as each piece came together. They bursted with proud that they themselves learned to use the machines or put together a piece of the quilt. By the time I had to go we had completed the top of this beautiful quilt.

Remember I said that quilters save every bit of material. They look for the pieces that nobody thinks about and use it to create something beautiful. That is just like our lives and the lives of those who come to the CDC. The women come to the center are very broken (scarps of material). As they are being taught to sew with the broken pieces the women will see that in life they can take the broken and make something beautiful.

Since returning to the States, I have finished their work, hand quilting the quilt. The quilt is queen size with two pillow shams. Enclosed are photos of the quilt and the process of it being made. I supplied all the materials to make the quilt and I have given it to Hope Restored India to auction; ALL PROCEEDS will go to Hope Restored India. The starting bid is $300.00 and we will accept all bids until midnight Christmas Eve. I hope that you will be generous and bid accordingly, so if you are in need of a large tax deduction at the end of the year… this is your answer!

This quilt is not just a quilt. It teaches that broken lives can be made into something beautiful. While I was in India I shared with the ladies that by making this quilt it was going to be auctioned with the goal of generating funds for the ministry. The women were excited to be able to give back to the center by helping to make this quilt. And even more excited to see the broken pieces turn into something so beautiful.


“ Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day;
show him how to catch fish, and you feed him forever.”
— Anna Isabella Richie —

“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my
brothers or sisters, you did it to me.”
— Jesus —


Looking forward to your bid!
Bev Meyers (Laura's grandmother )

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