18 Dec A Note from Allison: December 2022
I hope you are all having a good holiday season and are not too overwhelmed by your “to do” list! New Hope loves the holidays, and this year is no exception! You can see all the fun we are having thanks to our partners and volunteers here.
As we head into 2023, I want to thank everyone who has helped New Hope succeed in 2022: our associates, families, Board of Directors, committee members, donors and volunteers. Where would we be without all of you? You can see some of the things we were able to accomplish this year here.
The new year also gives us something to look forward to and brings us all hope. I recently read this about hope, “If you only carry one thing throughout your entire life, let it be hope. Let it be hope that better things are always ahead. Let it be hope that you can get through even the toughest of times. Let it be hope that you care stronger than any challenge that comes your way…Let it be hope that you are on the path to where you are meant to be…because during these times, hope will be the very things that carries you through.”
There are many faith traditions celebrated at New Hope, and I am proud of our diversity. One of the things that so many faith traditions share is the metaphor of light- be it Christmas tree lights, or the candles of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. These lights also give us hope for brighter days during these shorter days of winter. Whatever faith tradition you celebrate, I hope it is merry and bright. I wish you new hope in the New Year!
All my best-