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Greater Hopes is a registered nonprofit 510(c)(3) charitable organization. Your generous donations are tax deductible!

Our Most Urgent Need: The Building Fund!

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We hope this will be our future home!

Since May 2017 we started looking at the purchase of a great little building on 28th Street in Wyoming, MI and across the street from the Pregnancy Resource Center. Talk about a perfect location for letting people who need us know that we exist!

We are under contract to purchase this building but have not yet closed. Initial inspections suggest we are looking at about $50,000 in initial renovations, of which we have $20,000 saved.
We are seeking pledges and donations to help cover the additional $30,000 in renovations. All donations are tax deductible.

Why should you make a donation or a pledge? Much of the community does not know we exist! For years we have had small offices in large buildings with no street presence. This building will help us be seen, and then we can help more people. We are worthy of financial support from others because we keep adoption fees reasonable. We are one of only a few adoption agencies that charge only $15,000 for an adoption of which $13,460 can be recovered by most families in a federal tax credit. We support fully open adoptions where parents who place children for adoption are invited into the ongoing life of their biological child. We are one of only a few adoption agencies that is fully inclusive about who are our clients are, we do not turn prospective adoptive families away unless they fail to meet the legal criteria for approval for adoption. We offer adoption information to parents facing placing a child for adoption in a way that helps them decide what is best in their situation and does not pressure them to make an adoption plan. We want to create a cafe/ice cream parlor which will employ those who have a hard life and therefore a hard time keeping a job. We use the adoption experience to love others and encourage others to do the same.

We have had free help from a local attorney in looking over the legal documents and free inspections from a local architect and builder. The next step is a $1750 non-refundable fee for the “Phase I environmental inspection”. Another great help would be if any of you know anyone who would donate that inspection or any of the work or supplies that are needed by the renovations.

You may email your pledge to cathyr@greaterhopes.org, use the paypal donate button in the upper right hand corner of this page, or send us a check at Greater Hopes, 1345 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 246, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.

Thank you for reading and feel free to ask questions! Cathy Raidna, our Executive Director, can be reached at 616.451.0245 or cathyr@greaterhopes.org

 

Working Together

It takes a lot of hands, minds, hearts and resources to support quality programs that make a difference in children’s lives.

Financial Support

You can donate through PayPal using the PayPal donate link at the top of our website, or you can mail a check to us at 1345 Monroe NW, Suite 246, Grand Rapids, MI 49505. Or better yet, join us at an event and meet us to deliver your support in person! We would love to meet you!

Office Supplies

We can always use more stamps, envelopes, paper, tape, staples, highlighters, three ring binders, pens, binder clips, etc. If you want to help but are not sure what to buy, we are happy to accept  a gift card to an office supply store of your choice! Then we can also purchase what we need free of sales tax and make more from your donation.