Thank you for your participation with My Hope Bag during the year 2022. As we come up to the end of the year, we want to reflect on this year.
January – Good friend and My Hope Bag Board member, Alissa Serignese, received her angel wings in January 2022. Alissa was very devoted to My Hope Bag as she was in any area of her life. She has been missed by her family and her many friends.
February – Kim Palmer ran a Facebook birthday fundraiser. In lieu of birthday gifts, Kim requested friends and family to donate to the Facebook fundraiser for My Hope Bag. She raised $600. Way to go Kim. My Hope Bag thanks you for your support and donation.
March – Julie Reid started a campaign for 2022 to collect non-slip fuzzy socks in memory of her friend Anna, to be donated to My Hope Bag. As of March, Julie received 133 pairs of socks. She has been collecting throughout the year and will be donating another crop of socks this week. Thank you, Julie. Anna’s memory will continue on through your Anna’s Army Non-Slip Fuzzy Socks Campaign. If you would like to donate to the campaign, please contact Julie, email@example.com.
April – First Bingo for Boobies in the West Valley. It was held at Mirage Elementary, Phoenix. It was fun meeting people from the West Valley and introducing many of them to My Hope Bag. We look forward to Bingo for Boobies in the West Valley in the coming year.
May – Close friend and My Hope Bag Board member, Robyn Zepeda, gently received her angel wings after such a strong fight against cancer. Robyn had a huge heart which cancer was unable to penetrate. She is loved by many and will continue to be a very important part of My Hope Bag.
Phillips Law Group encourages its employees to wear pink on Wednesdays and donated to My Hope Bag on behalf of those who participate. Phillips presented a generous donation of $500. Keep that pink going, PLG!!
September – Bingo for Boobies on September 2 at Encanterra Community Clubhouse in Queen Creek. Plans for a Respite center were revealed and it will be named Robyn’s Nest. Donations for the Center were over $7000. Over $10,000 was raised from this event with over 200 attendees.
8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale. 131 golfers turned out for this signature event including 8 Green Queens (one of which was a male), who are men and women who are active in their breast cancer journey. This year’s proceeds were just over $25,000. My Hope Bag is looking forward to its 9th tournament in 2023.
October was a busy month. My Hope Bag participated in many activities and received many donations.
- Vino Bella’s presented $150 to My Hope Bag through Dianne von Borstel. Thank you, Dianne and the Vino Bella’s.
- Paul’s Ace Hardware through their “Round Up” program and 8 stores, presented $9968 to My Hope Bag. Thank you Paul’s Ace Hardware for your passion for charity.
- Mesa Police Department through its Pink Patch Project presented $4750 to My Hope Bag. As well, several officers and administrative employees gathered with My Hope Bag volunteers to assemble the bags to be given to breast cancer men and women. Nick Ciletti, Channel 15 News, spoke with men and women at the Mesa Police Department who were assembling Hope Bags with My Hope Bag volunteers. Thank you, Mesa Police Department, for your service to men and women with breast cancer.
- Bodi Gym in Scottsdale through their monthly donations program presented My Hope Bag with $600. We are so thankful for your participation in My Hope Bag’s Pinktober donations.
- My Hope Bag also participated in a bag assembly event with Aviate Academy in Goodyear. “At United Aviate Academy, your dreams of becoming a pilot for United have never been more possible. Join our flight training academy, and be part of the next generation of highly qualified, talented, and diverse United pilots.” We all assembled 50 bags and the participants were wanting more. They suggested when we come again, to bring 200 bags to assemble! It was great to get to know them and learn about their programs.
- Intel Winnow Breast Cancer Fair was held in October. My Hope Bag was present to tell employees about our programs. A few of the attendees want to volunteer with My Hope Bag. Others were amazed by how much My Hope Bag helps men and women with breast cancer. We all learned a lot about each other.
- Thank you to all the supporters throughout the year who generously donated to My Hope Bag to keep our programs going strong. We are helpless without you.
220 contacts have been received for bags this year. That means that 220 families have been served through My Hope Bag’s Hope Sister program. Hope Sisters deliver a bag to a recipient who has requested us to meet with them. This is the recipient’s first meeting with My Hope Bag and future meetings and services stem from this meeting. We learn what some of the recipient’s needs are and see where we can help. My Hope Bag has a need for Hope Sisters in the East Valley and the West Valley. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com if you would like to learn more about My Hope Bag’s Hope Sister program and when the next training class is.
14 mammogram requests were made in 2020. That is 14 lives that may have been saved because of being able to get a mammogram when they have no insurance.
10 benevolence gifts. This can include medical co-pays, groceries, help with small bills, and any other need that may arise as a result of breast cancer.
If you would like to volunteer for this wonderful organization, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.