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Donate Now to Growing Hope's Buy Local Online Auction!

Growing Hope is getting ready for our 2014 Buy Local Online Auction!
Please consider donating a gift certificate for local goods or services. You'll be helping Growing Hope to improve lives and communities, and getting some great exposure for your business during the holiday season.

The online auction will run from Monday, November 17 to Monday, December 8 on the 32auctions.com website. The auction will be entirely for services or things you can provide a gift certificate for-- e.g. massage or bodywork, financial consultation, music lessons, dining experiences, hair styling, flower arranging, energy auditing, gutter cleaning, knitting lessons, window washing, etc etc. You can offer what you do professionally, or any skill you feel is strong enough to share. We're accepting donations until November 7!

More information can be found here on the Sign Up Form.  Please feel free to contact tanya@growinghope.net with any questions!

Thanks for helping us grow!

Film Screening at GH Nov. 14: Viva La Causa, The Story of Cesar Chavez

Join us at the Growing Hope Center on Friday, November 14th at 6pm for a FREE screening of the film Viva La Causa: The Story of Cesar Chavez and a Great Movement for Social Justice. We'll provide the film and snacks, you provide the lively discussion after the screening!

Check out our Facebook event to RSVP and invite your friends to join and attend this informative, inspiring film screening with us!

2015 Wall Calendar Sponsorships Still Available!

Growing Hope is still accepting sponsorship ads for its popular 2015 Wall Calendar! Support Growing Hope's mission of improving lives and communities and help get the word out about your service or business at the same time. Interested? Here's the form!

Calendar Sponsorship Opportunities (All sponsors will receive a free copy of the calendar!):
  • Month Sponsor - full:  $250 for a 1” x 10” black & white horizontal ad along the bottom of the month.
  • Month Sponsor - half: $150 for a 1” x 5” black & white horizontal ad space along the bottom of the month, just like above but shared with a second advertiser.
  • Back Page Sponsor (NEW!): $750 for full, $375 for half. Full color. 10"x 8" or 5"x8". Only 1 or 2 spaces are available!  
Deadline for sponsorships has been extended, but ad space may fill soon!
Please contact Sponsor@growinghope.net today if you're interested.

Retailing at $15, our calendar features the vibrant photography of Amanda Maria Edmonds, Growing Hope’s founder and Executive Director, and showcases fresh harvests from farmers’ markets, gardens, and farms throughout the area.  Gardening and local food enthusiasts will appreciate the many key pieces of information included:  key dates in the growing season (including first and last frost dates and major garden activities by month), lists of food available in-season in Michigan (reminding us that eating with the seasons supports our health and our economy), and major Growing Hope and community activities as reminders to come see us throughout the year! 
Often displayed prominently at local stores and restaurants, the calendar is very popular and many are given as gifts throughout the Washtenaw region.  The 2015 calendar is full color, measures 8.5 x 11 inches, displays one month per page, and is bound with a plastic comb or spiral ring.  We expect a circulation of 500, primarily within Washtenaw County, and it will be available for sale in November 2014. 

GROWING HOPE  |  922 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI  48197 | P.O. Box 980129, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 | Phone: 734-786-8401 | getintouch@growinghope.net