UPDATE: Spring Matching Challenge

This year’s Spring Matching Challenge met and exceeded the goal of raising $41,000 - thank you!! When we add together the initial $41,000 matching dollars (donated from a handful of generous New Hope supporters) to the $46,528 we’ve received (so far!), a total of $87,528 has been raised - THANK YOU!!! We are incredibly thankfulblessed, and encouraged by everyone who supported this year’s challenge.

Here is a copy of the Spring Matching Challenge letter which was mailed to our donors:

A job changes everything. A young man – I’ll call him David – came to us a couple months ago looking for a way to get back on his feet.  He was out of work, struggling to support his family.  We helped with his basic needs including providing food for his family.  David also learned about our one-day Forklift Certification Class through Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), and thought it might be a way for him to get a fresh start.  He enrolled in our class, and two short days after passing the course, David accepted a full-time job with benefits as a forklift operator with a local shipping company.  Today, David’s family has food on the table, a secure place to live, and hope.

New Hope provides compassion and help for people in difficult situations, and David’s story shows that when we offer help with education and finding a job, a family’s life can turn around.  It takes hard work and the right opportunity.

In the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke chapter 10, Jesus tells us that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves and have mercy on those who need our help. David needed help during a low point in his life.  Thanks to the generosity of people like you who support our work, the volunteers and staff at New Hope changed a life through hope, encouragement and the tools needed to have a better life.

Would you change a life today? Here’s how your gift can impact a life like David’s:

  • $1,000 could help a single mom become a Certified Nursing Assistant and gain a career that could support her family
  • $400 could help a young man get his high school diploma
  • $180 could purchase a half-ton of food to stock our Food Pantry
  • $100 could help someone like David attain his Forklift Certification

When you support New Hope Ministries, lives are changed, and we fulfill our mission of sharing Christ’s love by meeting human needs. Thank you for helping our neighbors in need.


Eric Saunders
Executive Director