We are thrilled to announce that the 2017 Festival of Trees raised over $20,000! We exceeded our goal, and are so thankful for the generous support. Over the three day event, we saw some 700 people come through the doors to see almost 60 creative Christmas trees. Thanks to the 30+ volunteers who helped make it happen, the tree decorators who made gorgeous trees, the sponsors who gave dollars, our media sponsors who promoted the event, the generous people who gave through the Giving Tree, the numerous businesses who donated food and drinks, the many musicians who performed beautifully, and Quality Gardens our gracious hosts. (Photos of the event coming soon.) Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow! 🎄
Today is Giving Tuesday, and in the spirit of giving, we came up with a TOP TEN list of ways to give back through Hosanna Industries. These are simple things you can do right now.
- Say a prayer or two! Pray for the people crying out, “Hosanna, rescue me now, Lord!”
- Donate online or mail a check.
- Like us on Facebook, share our pages with your friends, or rate us on Facebook.
- Write a review about your experience with us on Network for Good, which will help us to receive more support.
- Register for our metal-working class to make a handmade Christmas gift.
- Sign up to deliver Christmas gifts to a household that we’ve helped this year.
- Start collecting spare change. Every penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar, etc. makes a difference!
- Sign up (at the bottom of our website) for our e-blast to stay in the loop about our work.
- Shop like you normally would at Amazon.com (or Amazon Prime) but use Smile.Amazon.com instead, & .5% of every purchase will benefit the mission, with no extra charge to you.
- While you’re out running errands, grab something extra. Here’s our wish list:
Thanks for your support & Merry Christmas!
We are so grateful for the creative ways that individuals & organizations support the mission of Hosanna Industries! Contact Amanda if your business or organization would like to support us in a creative way, whether that be through a fundraiser, collection, special sale, etc., we would love to hear your ideas.
Shawn Marie Bacon participated in our Galentine’s Day Celebration at Hosanna Industries’ Gibsonia campus, with her business ViaOneHope. For every purchase made from this link, they will donate 15% to Hosanna Industries. Contact Shawn Marie if you have questions or would like to host a wine-tasting fundraiser for Hosanna.
Greg Emslie of Focal Point Business Coaching is hosting a time-management seminar on March 9th, & has offered to donate 10% of registration fees to Hosanna Industries. In this fast-moving, 1/2 day workshop, you learn how to apply the most important personal management principles ever discovered to every area of your life. Read more about the Eat That Frog seminar & register here.
Sigi & Lauren Loya at the Hormone Center have graciously given Hosanna Industries a vendor table to help us promote the mission & our programs at their Integrative Medicine Symposium on March 25th. Lauren says that “I started to realize something was wrong when I saw a patient who was on 10 medications. The first five dealt with ailments while the second five were for the side effects of the first five. Despite the medications, the patient didn’t feel any better. This was the beginning of my inquiry into another way to practice medicine.” Read more about this event & register here. (We do have a few free tickets, so please let us know if you’d like to be our guest for this educational morning.)
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution in 2016? There’s still hope– maybe we can help you keep it!
- Volunteer more/ as a family/ regularly
If you resolved to volunteer, whether it be by yourself, with your family, or more regularly, we can help you with that! Join us anytime– we don’t have age limits or skill requirements. We work five days a week, usually Monday through Friday, but we occasionally work Saturdays. We provide all of the tools and instruction, and most of our work is construction-related. Contact Emily to set up a time to come out. We’ll likely have you meet us at the job. We work all over the region, and choose the job for the day based on things like weather, number of volunteers, and client circumstances. Emily will schedule you, and then a few days before, she will let you know when and where to meet us. We look forward to working with you! (For more information about volunteering, check out this page.)
- Learn something new/ develop a hobby/ finish projects
We have a brand new campus that is all about growth and learning. Hosanna Gibsonia will have classes where you can learn a new art like painting, develop a hobby like crocheting, or even finish (and start) a craft project in one of our Pinterest workshops. We are looking forward to being a tool that you use to sharpen your skills and broaden your horizons. Eventually, the programs at this campus will support our charitable work. We hope to see you at a workshop soon! (For more information about these programs, check out this page.)
- Give back to the community/ donate more/ tithe
Ever heard the phrase, “It is in giving that we receive,” or “You can’t take it with you”? Whatever your quote preference and whatever your reasoning, if you intend to give back this year, we can help. There are several ways that you can give to our mission, whether it be financially, or through in-kind gifts. You can set up automated giving once a month through your credit card or bank account. Our client households have an average annual income of less than $20,000, and we strive to help 130 of these clients with essential home repairs at no cost to them. We depend solely on donations, and gifts to our mission are tax-deductible. (For more information about giving to Hosanna Industries, check out this page, or contact us.)
- Get in shape/ stay active/ be healthier
This is a common resolution, and one that we can definitely help with! Sometimes it helps to make a goal, so rather than just working out more often to get in shape and be healthy, it might help to have a goal, such as “This year I’m going to run or walk a 5k,” or even “This year I’m going to run a half-marathon”. We have a 5k fun run/ walk in April, and we are a participating charity for the Pittsburgh Marathon in May. Pick your poison, and join us for either one or both! “A Miracle Every Mile!” (For more information about our 5k, check out this page, and for more information about how to participate in a marathon event, check out this page.)
Contact Emily Cadenhead if you have any questions, or would like to RSVP.
Read more about our new campus in this note from Hosanna’s founder and director.
“Tools. It’s hard to get anything done without them. Dentists need drills. Surgeons need scalpels. Teachers need chalkboards or whatever we call the more modern version. Preachers need books. Farmers need tractors. Gardeners need spades. Mission workers at Hosanna Industries need trucks and ladders, hammers and saws, and hundreds of other valuable instruments…”
Read more in our latest newsletter: 2015 September Newsletter