Small things with great love. 

So often, the issues faced by the children we reach can seem too big to handle. Poverty and loss are commonplace experiences for kids who have never known anything else. But even though hopelessness seems so strong in this city, the hope that comes from God’s love is always stronger! Sometimes an act of kindness…

Looking Forward

The Hope for Kids team spent time last night working together to create some exciting plans for the coming weeks and months! Our fall kick-off volunteer meeting is coming up soon – if you’ve never volunteered with us before, please check out our website to learn more. If you’ve worked with us previously, we would love…

Watch: Impact Clubs Training 2016

During Impact Clubs Training this summer, 12 young people are being trained to go share the gospel in the neighborhoods of Springfield. This group is on fire! They have worked very hard memorizing lessons and learning how to lead kids to Christ, but have kept such a positive, godly attitude, and had fun while they were…

December Club Hope: Christmas Celebration

Club Hope set a new record for attendance Saturday – over 80 kids attended! From start to finish, a fast-paced, fun-filled time. Many thanks to our amazing volunteers, financial sponsors, donations that made great food, gift bags and copies of The Very First Christmas book possible for each child.

July Club Hope: Carnival Day!

Club Hope this month was amazing! 70 kids attended and were treated to a carnival (thanks to Jim O’Hara and crew) chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A Chicopee – the kids loved it! And always our outpouring of thanks to our regular volunteers! You’re the best. Thank you all for blessing the kids! Watch this month’s video…

Impact Clubs Wrap-Up: Summer 2016

We give thanks to God for the awesome things He has done on the behalf of Hope for Kids and for the many new children whose lives have been impacted through Summer Impact Clubs! So much laughter and smiles on their faces, clinging hugs, tears in parting. Not only were the kids sad when the Clubs were…

Hope Happens: “How do you know?”

A little while ago when I was teaching a Bible lesson at one of our events, a little boy asked me a very important question as I was explaining about God and creation. He simply asked: “How do you know all of this?” This question may seem small at first, but it reflected the heart…