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Benjamin's Hope - Score a Perfect 10 for Health!

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THE STORY:

BENJAMINS HOPE wrote -

Help us score a Perfect 10 and launch the Health E3: Eat, Exercise, Explore! Program

You can help Benjamin's Hope support people with disabilities in living healthy lives by being a:

Athlete - Click the red "Fundraise for this Campaign" button and get a "Perfect 10" by finding 10 friends willing to give $10 (or more)

Coach - Invite friends or family to be "Athletes" with you by fundraising for their own "Perfect 10" 

OR...

Cheerleader - Be part of someone else's "Perfect 10" by donating between May 18 and June 22 to help us reach our goal!

Why is this program needed?

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition reports that 1 in 4 Americans with disabilities are physically inactive during a given week, compared with only 1 in 8 Americans without a disability. The Centers for Disease Control cites lack of access to physical activity options as one of the main barriers to a healthy lifestyle for persons with disabilities.

What will this program provide?

Benjamin's Hope wants to improve the lives of people with disabilities in West Michigan through the new Health E3: Eat, Exercise, Explore! program. Through this program, adults and children with disabilities and their families will have access to:

  • adaptive exercise equipment
  • nature trails
  • bikes
  • snow shoes and other outdoor recreation equipment
  • gardening classes 
  • barrier-free garden plots
  • nutrition and healthy cooking workshops

What is Benjamin's Hope?

Benjamin’s Hope supports people with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to develop to their fullest potential, and provides services that contribute to the health and well being of families impacted by autism and I/DD.  A “live, work, play and worship” model, Benjamin’s Hope operates 5 adult foster care homes on 40 acres of farmland, a day program focused on whole-person development, and an inclusive weekly worship service.  As a leader in autism-specific residential services in the state of Michigan, Benjamin’s Hope is a thriving example of public/private partnership and debt-free development.

Benjamin's Hope is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. 

$3,474

MONEY RAISED
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  • Emily Sherrer

    $25

  • Diane and Bruce Wickmann

     

  • GMB Architecture + Engineering

    $1,600

  • Barb & Dennis Cooper

    $50

  • Stradleys

     

  • Angela Craft

     

  • Linda Craft

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jenn and Dave Juday

    $100

  • Julia Sanchez

    $25

  • Barbi Grilley

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

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  • Krista Mason

    $250

  • Dreezy!

    $44.44

  • Tim

    $100

  • Lori Timmer

    $10

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The Team: $104,134 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

BENJAMINS HOPE

Amount Raised

$46,605

Fundraiser Title

Krista Mason

Amount Raised

$16,750

Fundraiser Title

Patty Criscenzo

Amount Raised

$10,250

Fundraiser Title

Paul Wesselink

Amount Raised

$7,505

 

751% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sherry Fik

Amount Raised

$5,225

 

523% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Peterson

Amount Raised

$4,360

 

4360% Raised of $100 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elissa Lappenga

Amount Raised

$3,474

Fundraiser Title

Laura Marcus Nolan

Amount Raised

$1,975

 

198% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lori Timmer

Lori Timmer

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Tim

Tim

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Dreezy!

Dreezy!

DONATION: $44.44

Shout out to Elissa for all she does. 1 year ago

Krista Mason

Krista Mason

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

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thanks for the good work you do, elissa! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Barbi Grilley

Barbi Grilley

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Julia Sanchez

Julia Sanchez

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jenn and Dave Juday

Jenn and Dave Juday

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago