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"It is hope that gives life meaning. And hope is based on the prospect of being able one day to turn the actual world into a possible one that looks better."
- Francois Jacob

September was an incredible month for Hope Loves Company. Starting with the first HLC Teen Retreat and ending with the ALS Chocolate Meltdown Party, we could not be more grateful for the incredible month we've had. Thank you to all of our wonderful staff members, interns, volunteers, supporters, and of course, HLC families, without which none of this would be possible.

HLC Teen Retreat

September 7-9, 2018
Titusville, NJ

 
The first HLC Teen Retreat occurred from September 7-9, 2018 at the beautiful Barn at Gravity Hill in Titusville, NJ. Our guests explored the farm and visited the barn animals, learned about the uses of various herbs and essential oils, and learned that "real food grows" as they cooked with food grown on the farm. The Teen Retreat was a great opportunity for our HLC teens and young adults to relax, have fun, and learn strategies for mindfulness and practicing healthier lifestyles. Thank you to our hosts at the Barn at Gravity Hill and to all of those who joined us at the first HLC Teen Retreat!

Camp HLC Florida

Campers and families from Florida and beyond attended Camp HLC at Circle F Dude Ranch from September 14-16

Thank you to everyone who attended our third Camp HLC in Florida, and eighteenth camp, nationally!

Campers enjoyed activities such as archery, swimming, and musical instruction.

Thank you to Ability Medical Supply for providing the pillow inserts for our memory pillow project and thank you to Marcy Ryan and Kenneth, Jennifer, and Christopher Tener for helping us to make our memory pillows.

 

We have one more camp this season in California!

Register for Camp HLC CA!

Thank you Camp HLC Florida Supporters!

The Live Like Lou Foundation
Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity
The ALS Association Florida Chapter
Advantage Auto Insurance
The Corr Family
Homestead Carpets
Pamela Posen Memorial Fund
Team Dewey

ALS Chocolate Meltdown Party

We cannot express how grateful we are to everyone who attended, sponsored, donated, and volunteered for the ALS Chocolate Meltdown Party. It was an absolutely incredible night and it was so wonderful to have so many people come together to support our HLC families. Thank you to our Chocolate Meltdown volunteer committee: Larry and Jill Kaplan, Maryellen Bowers, Keiren O'Donnell-Dunfee, and Esther Poulsen. We are so grateful to everyone who helped to make this evening such an immense success.

Thank you Chocolate Meltdown Sponsors!

PJ Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics
Bayada Home Health Care
GlobalPay (Anita Grau)
David Brown (vALS)
Jeffrey and Judy Newman
John Noto Allstate Insurance
ALS Hope Foundation
Hot, Hot, Hot Entertainment
Carl's Cards and Collectibles
Unified Door and Hardware Group
Miller Truck Leasing
Holly Goodman
TD Bank
 
International Lease Consultants
Premier Physical Therapy (Laurie and Carl Contino)
Doyle Capital Innovative Growth
The Retail Confectioner's Association of Philadelphia
MOD-PAC
Philadelphia Flyers
Raare Solutions, LLC
cheapSneaks.com
Margaret O'Donnell
Cooper Electric Supply Co.
Cytokinetics
Congratulations to Hope Loves Company Founder and President, Jodi O'Donnell-Ames, for being selected as a TIAA Difference Maker Honoree! In honor of their centennial year, TIAA is "celebrating 100 extraordinary people who are devoting their lives to improving the world and shaping a better future for us all" and donating one million dollars to the nonprofit organizations where these individuals are making a difference. TIAA will be making a $10,000 donation to Hope Loves Company in Jodi's name and honor. Congratulations Jodi and thank you for all that you do for Hope Loves Company! Find Jodi and other difference makers on TIAA's interactive map!

Susan Anderson Scholarship

We are happy to announce that the 2018 recipient of the Susan Anderson Scholarship award is HLC Young Ambassador, Nancy North.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Young Ambassador who has followed Susan's example of courage. Congratulations Nancy!
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Pennington, NJ 08534

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