"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."
- Winston S. Churchill
We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to Hope Loves Company on Giving Tuesday, December 3. With your help, we were able to surpass our goal of $5,000 with a total of $5,746! Thank you to everyone who shared our mission, made a donation, or created a fundraiser for HLC on Giving Tuesday!
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 25th Camp HLC at Camp Campbell in Boulder Creek, CA!
Our campers participated in team-building exercises and activities such as archery, a ropes course, creating scrapbooks, relaxing with yoga, enjoying time at the heated swimming pool, and more!
We are so fortunate to serve so many incredible children and families. Thank you for being a part of the Hope Loves Company Family!
Thank you to The LiveLikeLou Foundation and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity for supporting Camp HLC California! We were so grateful to be joined by Bob, Dexter, Sameer, Prad, Ashwin, Ryan, Larry, and Pradof Berkeley University!
The Camp HLC experience would not be the same without your compassion, leadership, and ability to make all those around you smile.
Thank you to our Camp HLC CA 2019 Supporters
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter
The LiveLikeLou Foundation
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
The Solana Foundation
The Curt Mantz Youth Foundation
The Sunshine Foundation
Barnes and Noble Book Fair
We had a wonderful day at the Hamilton Barnes and Noble for our HLC Book Fair! Thank you to everyone who volunteered and came by to make a purchase benefitting Hope Loves Company! And thank you, Barnes and Noble, for the wonderful opportunity.
Special thank you's go to NJM Insurance Group and the Northern Burlington Regional High School for volunteering to wrap gifts and create bracelets and holiday cards for our HLC campers!
Volunteer Open House
Thank you to all of those who attended our Volunteer Open House on November 7th!
Volunteering for Hope Loves Company is a great way for anyone to get involved and make an impact on the lives of children and young adults who have had or have a loved one batting ALS, with both in office and at camp opportunities.
For those who were not able to attend and are interested in our volunteer opportunities, please click the link below.
The wonderful women of Club Red raised an incredible $7,125 for Hope Loves Company at their Night of Dancing with DJ Buddy fundraiser for HLC!
We are grateful to the event committee, Christine, Lisa, Joanne, Cassie, Jeanne, Bonnie, Linda, and to the entire Club Red team. We truly cannot thank you all enough!
Camp HLC 2019
Thank you so much to everyone who attended, volunteered, and supported Camp HLC this year.
We kicked off the camp season in New Jersey in May and completed the season in California this month, where we celebrated an enormous milestone: 25 Camp HLCs! We are so grateful to all of the wonderful families who join us at camp, to all of our supporters, and to everyone who volunteers to make a difference at Camp HLC. Thank you and stay tuned for 2020 Camp HLC dates!
A note from our Founder:
In 2012, soon after Hope Loves Company became a 501(c)3, board member, Linda Cassidy, and I sat down to finalize the plans for the first Family Fun Day. The day gathered 25 people, five or six families at Waterloo Gardens, and was a fun and great start that would inspire Camp HLC. Linda did all of the leg work, researching for a place to host a weekend retreat for families affected by ALS. When we walked onto the Fairview Lakes YMCA campground in Stillwater, NJ, we knew that we had found the place for our second program, Camp HLC. Turned out that my Leadership Training Camp experience as a highschool student council Vice President took place at that very same spot, 30 years before.
We are proud of Camp HLC and how much is has grown since our first camp. I am privileged to have witnessed 25 camps and all of the magic that occurred because of just one incredible program and the people who have joined us. Today and always, I thank everyone who has contributed to one or many of our 25 Camp HLCs and extend a special thank you to Linda Cassidy for her leadership!
HLC Chats With... Kayley Anthony!
Check out November's HLC Chats With to learn more about Kayley! Kayley is a junior at The College of New Jersey and is completing her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. She recently joined the HLC team as our marketing intern and we are excited to have her!
Circle of Hope collected nearly 3,000 pounds of clothing, children's toys, and shoes and raised over $500 for Hope Loves Company with their Annual Fall Clothing Drive!
Thank you Circle of Hope and to all those who donated!
Congratulations to Jesse Neuman: Musical Genius, our HLC Hero for the month of November!
Hope Loves Company has been very fortunate to have Jesse, as well as his musical talents and compassion, at Camp HLC New Jersey and Massachusetts for the past 3 years. This month, we were lucky to have Jesse join us all the way in California for our 25th Camp HLC! He lead our campers in musical expression and emcee'd our camp talent show!
Thank you Jesse for being such an important part of the Camp HLC team!
Jesse and the teens at Camp HLC CA discussed how music can help us process our emotions and together, they created this playlist.
Annual Public Board Meeting
Thank you to everyone who joined HLC at Piccolo Trattoria Pennington for our Annual Public Board Meeting on November 12! Your constant support is crucial to accomplishing our goals. Everyone in attendance has had a direct impact on Hope Loves Company and our families and we are so grateful for that.
The Hope Loves Company Documentary
The Hope Loves Company Documentary, directed by award-winning documentarian Steve Besserman, begins with the founding of Hope Loves Company and then follows several families affected by ALS. This heartwarming documentary is a story of triumph of the human spirit and the journey to shape grief into action. It's a story that celebrates a group of courageous caregiving teens and their families who deserve to be applauded. Please help bring recognition to this unique group of amazing caregivers by sharing this story of ALS, love, and hope with family and friends.
Hope Loves Company is on Amazon Smile! When you shop on Amazon using the browsersmile.amazon.comand choose Hope Loves Company as your selected charity, Amazon will donate a percentage of your total purchase price to HLC! Thank you to everyone who shops with Amazon Smile to support Hope Loves Company!
If you'd like to make a donation to support Hope Loves Company and our free programs for children, young adults, and families affected by ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, click below: