“To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven…
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing.”
Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 5
After much deliberation, Talbot House Ministries has decided to cancel its annual Seeds of Hope Banquet in light of the risks of COVID-19 in our area. This decision was made after much prayer, with help from your feedback, and input from local healthcare leaders.
In spite of these disappointing circumstances, we know that there is still much work to be done. Hope can never be cancelled. The Lord is always faithful.
This season, we challenge you to renew your annual Seeds of Hope gift to help feed, house, heal, and inspire the homeless and impoverished in our community. The need is great, and the homeless face greater challenges than ever before.
If you or your organization has sponsored our Seeds of Hope banquet before, please consider renewing that sponsorship gift. Revised sponsorship options are available here.
If you have attended the banquet in the past, please consider renewing or increasing your Seeds of Hope gift if you are able. You may also consider a monthly pledge to provide long-term financial security as we plan for the future.
Your gift will directly support people like Jimmy who are working hard every day to overcome their circumstances. Jimmy is a man of many talents. He can assemble a bicycle from scratch. He has experience in carpentry, electricity, and masonry. Observant and thoughtful, Jimmy enjoys learning new things and carries a “grocery list” of daily tasks to keep him on track to accomplish his goals.
At the age of 42, Jimmy had taken a long, hard look at his life and wasn’t satisfied with what he saw. His ex-wife had broken his heart. His kids were grown, getting married and finding their own success.
“I wasn’t happy there,” he remembered. It was time for a fresh start.
At Talbot House, Jimmy found motivation and guidance with help from his case manager and Solutions staff. He quickly found work and earned a promotion within just a few months. Now, he has a job with benefits and is learning how to save and invest for the future.
Jimmy’s story isn’t over. He is making plans to earn his CDL license and keeps his eyes fixed on his goal: financial independence.
“If I’m making $700 a week, I’m just making it. I need to make twice, almost three times that amount,” Jimmy explained. “My wages need to match up with the current price of housing.”
For people like Jimmy, your gift means the difference between lifelong poverty and a chance for a better quality of life.
Through your generosity, Talbot House fed and housed Jimmy when he had nothing. With your renewed gift, we can continue mentoring and extending resources to help him move forward as he grows.
Although the Seeds of Hope Banquet has been cancelled, there is still so much work being done at Talbot House Ministries. Thank you for considering a special Seeds of Hope donation to sustain our mission this fall.