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

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Paul Wesselink

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). If you're on the mobile site, click the "The Team" tab and "Join Team". 

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

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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. 

$7,505

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brian & Michelle VanGeest

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Harry & Kathi Margo

    $100

  • Chris & Robin Murphy

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Adam and Julie Paarlberg

    $50

  • doug & karen honholt

    $250

  • Diane and Kevin Wickliff

    $50

  • Nancy Norton

    $100

  • Dick and Lois Defreese

    $50

  • John stiegemeier

    $50

  • Shelly Abbott

    $100

  • AJ/Lynn Vander Laan

    $100

  • Jim & Jane Westbrook

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tom and Fonda Paarlberg

    $100

  • Dan and Tina Spaans

    $50

  • Dave and Eve Graham

    $200

  • The Doster Family

    $50

  • John and Marcia Knapp

    $50

  • Nancy & Brian Wesselink

    $50

  • Carol and Jerry Herrendeen

    $100

  • Katharine Wesselink

    $50

  • Paul and Mary Wesselink

    $500

  • Brian & Liz VanderWege

    $100

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751% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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

Brian & Liz VanderWege

Brian & Liz VanderWege

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Paul and Mary Wesselink

Paul and Mary Wesselink

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Katharine Wesselink

Katharine Wesselink

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Carol and Jerry Herrendeen

Carol and Jerry Herrendeen

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Nancy & Brian Wesselink

Nancy & Brian Wesselink

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

John and Marcia Knapp

John and Marcia Knapp

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

The Doster Family

The Doster Family

DONATION: $50

In tribute to Brett W. 1 year ago

Dave and Eve Graham

Dave and Eve Graham

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Dan and Tina Spaans

Dan and Tina Spaans

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Tom and Fonda Paarlberg

Tom and Fonda Paarlberg

DONATION: $100

1 year ago