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The Hope Letter.

Thank you again for your interest in CeCe's Hope Center.
We are blessed to have you with us on this journey. Together we can bring hope, healing and real world help to women who desire independence but lack family and network, and need assistance in identifying sources of support. 

Leader Notes
Dear Friends and Supporters,

As society takes preventative measures to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), our program participants are experiencing setbacks that can undo their hard work towards becoming independent and self-sustaining members of our community.

Wendy, for example, is an ambitious entrepreneurial, who worked against the odds and started a small, home-based bakery business. Wendy has generously supported our hospitality events with her delicious cookies. Many of our program participants fuel our drive to forge forward in bringing hope to others like Wendy. Sadly, this week, Wendy’s business came to a halt. She cannot find the supplies she needs to fulfill her orders and has had to refund her customers. Others who have part-time or hourly wages are being sent home, without pay. We believe that the supply and demand gap we are already working to bridge is about to become much wider.

We are working to make sure that the women in our community who are already at-risk, do not turn to alternative and dangerous ways to meet their most basic needs. As we commit to securing short-term housing, more than ever, we need your financial support in any amount that is meaningful to you. We cannot fight this battle alone. If we are to prevent and protect women from the business of sex trafficking and we need your help.

We are grateful for your support and thank you in advance.

Sincerely,

Lea Benson
Hope House Wishlist
CHC is committed to renting a five-bedroom house within the next 90 days so that we can begin to have at least 10 beds available. Click here for our Amazon Smile Wishlist.
Exciting News
We're excited to be participating in AZ GIVES day this year. Our focus will be raising funds for our first Hope House. If you've been looking for a way to support us you can set up a personal fundraiser for this campaign here: https://www.azgives.org/CeCesHopeCenter.
CeCe's Hope Center has been nominated for the AZ Foothills Nonprofit of the Year. Voting is going on now and goes until May 1, 2020. You may enter 2 votes each day so make sure to set a reminder for every day! The winner is the contestant with the most votes as the clock strikes 12:00:00 PM on May 1, 2020. To cast your vote click here: https://www.arizonafoothillsmagazine.com/nonprofit-of-the-year-2020/voting/292.html
Fry's Rewards:
CeCe's Hope Center is now connected with Frys Rewards. Fry's Community Rewards program makes fund-raising easy...all you have to do is shop online or at your local store and swipe your Loyalty Card and funds will be donated to the organizations of your choosing at no added cost to you. Visit https://www.frysfood.com. Once logged into your Fry's account you can search for CeCe's Hope Center either by name or RK841 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address, and a rewards card. Customers must have a registered Fry's rewards card account to link to your organization.
*If a member does not yet have a Fry's rewards card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Fry's.
Upcoming Events
Quillow Sewing at Bolts & More 
March 27th & 28th
10am-5pm
3133 S Lindsay Rd #107, Gilbert, AZ 85295

Details:
Our friends at Bolts and More in Gilbert have been hosting monthly gatherings where individuals can volunteer their sewing skills to build Quillows.
A Quillow is a hygiene kit contained in a blanket, folded into a pillow! 
We coordinate with first responders who are on the streets and likely to encounter women in need of help. The Quillow is an ice breaker and helps the first responder approach the individual in a non-threatening way. They can offer the Quillow, which helps build trust and offer assistance. CeCe's Hope Center's Quillows help get the word out about our services and provide immediate relief at a time when a young woman might feel like she has nowhere to turn. 
If sewing isn't your thing, volunteers also can help collect the hygiene items that go into each Quillow. You can find a list of items HERE as well as drop off locations. Have a hygiene item collection party, invite your friends, share CeCe's mission and have some fun.

To learn more about our events or how to get involved contact Kaelin@cecescenter.org.
 
 
Thank you so much for your part in helping a young woman on her path towards independence.
CECE'S HOPE CENTER IS AN ARIZONA QUALIFIED CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION 
THIS MEANS YOUR DONATION OF $800, IF YOU FILE JOINT ($400 IF YOU FILE SINGLE) CAN BE CREDITED TOWARDS YOUR STATE TAXES, REDUCING WHAT YOU OWE, DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR.
Learn more HERE.
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CeCe's Hope Center

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P.O. Box 27644 Tempe AZ 85285

IRS Tax Exempt 501(c)(3) Non Profit
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ARIZONA QCO Code: 20976      Tax ID 82-1022068






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