2019 Partnership Opportunities
In honor of our 10 years of hope and joy at Anchor of Hope Foundation, we will coordinate and provide 10 Community Touches in 2019 in hopes of creating community for and around the families we serve. Our goal is to educate and inspire the community; we want to create a movement that begins but doesn’t end with awareness. Our desire is for those with special needs to feel accepted and included in our community.
Our 10 Community Touches Include:
Autism Awareness Festival
As part of this mission, we set out to customize your partnership experience in a way that best fits YOU. We have different partnership levels to choose from, along with modified payment plan options. As always, we encourage you to apply your pledge to one or more events or programs of your choosing.
Our Programs & Offerings
Autism Awareness Festival - $100 and up*
The Autism Awareness Festival, held annually on the last Saturday in April, is a day of promoting community awareness, acceptance and inclusion through education about developmental disability. The festival also provides a place to foster friendships and show families facing developmental disability love and support. The festival includes a resource/craft fair, kids play area, 5k trail race, family fun run, local and professional entertainment, and food vendors.
Golf Tournament - $100 and up*
Join us on Columbus Day for a day of golf and fellowship on the beautiful River Forest golf course! The Anchor of Hope Foundation Golf Tournament is hosted at the River Forest Golf Club in Forsyth. The proceeds from the tournament serve families with children who have special needs through growing our existing Scholarship and Parents' Night Out programs and allowing us to develop new programs to meet the needs of our special needs community.
Prizes include cash for the top three winning teams, clubs for longest drive and closest to pin, a 50/50 raffle, and a variety of door prizes.
Parents’ Night Out - $30 and up*
Parents' Night Out is a FREE respite program open to children with disabilities and their siblings. The program is held from 6:00 - 9:00 PM on the first Friday of the month at Dayspring Presbyterian Church. Parents can enjoy a break and have a night to be "normal" while leaving their children in the care of responsible volunteers. Children not only enjoy activities such as open gym play, crafts, music, and special entertainment, but also have the undivided attention of a trained volunteer who is dedicated to making sure they have fun.
The program started in 2012 with 3 attendees, and now averages 30 attendees and 50+ volunteers every month.
Volunteers who set out to bless parents receive the greater blessing of serving. Many have even changed their college majors to studies which directly affect the needs of our families.
Supplemental Care Scholarships - $250 and up*
Since 2009, our supplemental care scholarship program has provided families facing developmental disability up to $250 per calendar year to help with therapies, equipment, or supplements that are needed but not covered by insurance or Medicaid. This is our way of saying “Yes!” to families who so often only hear “No.”
286 scholarships have been awarded since our start in 2009.
In total, our families have received almost $70,000 in funding.
We’ve helped families throughout Georgia and throughout the United States.