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Building Community. Challenging Poverty. Fighting Homelessness.   of Hope                   Free
                                                                   Volume 1 Issue 5 October 2009

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                                  Hope 4 Kids
                       A Day in the Life of an Inner City After School Program

                What to do for Cheap or Free in Charlottesville for Halloween
                                                                                                                               Cover Story

                                                                       Photo by: Sven Gillingham
                                                                                                                               Inside the after school class room of
                                                                                                                               Ms. Sharon. A Day in the life of an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of Hope
                                                                                                                               after school program designed to
                                                                                                                               help challenge poverty.                                                              341 11th Street NW                               PO Box 7284
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Charlottesville VA 22903             Charlottesville, VA 22906
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                                                                        games for all ages.                                                                                                                           as stories of those that are personally touched by
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                                                                                                                               Charlottesville for Halloween?                                                         with you. For more information:
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                                                                      “Miss Bling Bling”                                                                                                                                                       Contributors:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wesley Andrews, Benjamin Eppard, Dibba McConnell,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sharon Kim, Kim Skabinski
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mation you read is 100% accurate, and grammatically
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          correct, if you happen to find a slip-up, please contact the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     editor at editor@thevoiceofhope.com
                                                         Miss Bling Bling, also
                                                          known as Caitlin has                                                                                                                                             If you would like to contribute, or have your non-profit
                                                         been volunteering with                                                                                                                                                  organization showcased, please contact us at
                                                        the after school program                                                                                                                                                info@thevoiceofhope.com or (434) 872-0200
                                                             since last year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lock Doctor
                                                        A Bermuda native, Cait-
                                                        lin came to study at the
                                                         University of Virginia.

                                                          Her bubbly personal-
                                                         ity and flashy jewelry
                                                                                                                                                                                        photo by: Sven Gillingham

                                                         labled her “Ms. Bling
                                                         Bling” by the children,                                                                                                                                                        Central Virginia
                                                        and has stuck ever since.                                                                                                                                                       (434) 297-3223
                                                         Thank you Miss Bling                                                                                                                                                    terry@thelockdoctoronline.com
                                                        Bling for everything you
                                                        do here at Hope. You are

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Terry Bouch
                                                            truly a god-send.
                                                                                                   Miss Bling Bling helping with the pumpkin carvings for the Holidays.

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                                                                                                       Ben & Jerry’s Supports Local Homeless Woman’s Business
A Day in the Life of a Homeless Man
           What do you do after Hope closes at 12:00?
Homeless Man Contributing Writer
           I wake up in the morning. It’s a                     One thing I’ve learned is that
little chilly. I shake off the cold, and get       “homeless” is not a four letter word. There
ready for a cup of coffee. I walk about a          are some good people that share the streets                  1112 Emmet Street N      In Barracks Road
mile, get my coffee and a little breakfast,        with me and I feel honored to call some of                         Charlottesville    Shopping Center
and start for the Hope Community Center.           them friends. And, there are some people                          (434) 244-7438      Next to Vision Works
           Upon arriving at Hope, I get an-        I have met that needed help a bit more than
other cup of coffee. Then I log on to the          usual. I have been graced with helping one
internet, check my e-mail, check a social          or two of them, and I have a special prayer
networking site that I’m on, and then check        for one of them. You know who you are.
for jobs. They are so hard to come by these                     My stomach is talking to me. It’s
days. Then I sit and talk with some friends,       almost time for dinner. I leave the library,
chat with some of the volunteers, and then
it’s time go.
                                                   catch the bus to dinner, and sit and chat with
                                                   some of the people from the church. I give                           Top-Notch
           I throw my backpack over my
shoulder, say all of my good-byes, and head
for lunch at one of the soup kitchens or the
                                                   my resumé to a few of them, thank them for
                                                   the dinner, and then it’s off to the library
                                                   again. I’ve been told to put my faith in God,
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library to utilize the computers once again.       but sometimes it’s hard to do that. Deep                                 isrealitefoto@yahoo.com
Every day, it’s the same thing. The constant       down I’m beginning to understand things
search for a job and a place to call home.         more clearly. I only hope that one day I am
           There’s a lady I know who runs a        in a position to offer a helping hand the way
local coffee shop, and I grab another cup of       I have seen others extend their own. So for
coffee. Yeah. I’m addicted to coffee. Well,        that insight, I thank Him.
it’s better than drugs or alcohol. I get on                     Oh, by the way, can you offer a
the computer and look for a job, research          hand? Can you help me or someone else
my business plan, get a little tired, switch       with a job? Can you help me or someone
to a few games, and then back to the job           else with a bite to eat? Will you offer a hand
search.                                            to someone in need?
           It hasn’t always been like this.                     It late at night. Time to go to
I’ve held positions at Bell Atlantic Business      sleep. I take the bus back to my “home”,
Systems and GE Fanuc, as well as a couple          try to bundle up against the cold, and get a
others. In 2006, it fell apart completely, and     few hours of sleep. Morning comes quickly
I’ve been struggling ever since to claw my-        and I need to be rested to face the day. Even
self out of this hole. Yes, it is hard, but with   still, it’s the same thing all over again. May-
the journey came the experience of meeting         be today, it will be different.
some great people, both homeless and the
volunteers that help us.                                                                               Ben & Jerry’s Supports Local Homeless Woman’s Business
                                                          Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition
                                                           for the Homeless Street Sheet
                                                Public Meals:
                                                        Soup Kitchens
                                                        Charlottesville Daily Lunches 12:00 - 1:00 PM
                                                        Monday                First United Methodist         101 E Jefferson St.
                                                        Tuesday (jun-sept) Christ Episcopal                  103 W Jefferson St.
                                                        Tuesday (oct-apr)     First Baptist                  632 West Main St.
                                                        Wednesday             First Presbyterian             500 Park St.
                                                        Thursday              Holy Comforter                 208 E Jefferson St.
                                                        Friday(1-2PM)         First Baptist                  735 Park St.
                                                        Saturday              Salvation Army                 207 Ridge St.
                                                        Sunday (1 PM)         Salvation Army                 207 Ridge St.

                                                                  Salvation Army Public Meals - 365 Days a Year
                                                                  (434) 295-4058, 207 Ridge Street Charlottesville
                                                               Monday - Friday Breakfast 6:45 AM Dinner 6:00 PM
                                                           Saturday Breakfast 7:15 AM Lunch 12:00 PM Dinner 6:00 PM
                                                            Sunday Breakfast 7:15 AM Lunch 1:00 PM Dinner 6:00 PM
                                                                                                                                      Bob Fenwick, Independent Candidate for City Council.
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                                                             Computer lab for resume production, common area where                                  those who have no voice?
                                                             breakfast is served, lounge area.

                                                             Temporary storage for personal belongings.
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                                                        Salvation Army Emergency Shelter
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                                                              207 Ridge Street, Charlottesville: walk-in
                                                              Emergency Shelter for men, women and families.
                                                              10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Police escort after 10:00 PM
                                                              (434) 465-1392
                                                              Winter Emergency shelter for men and women open November -
                                                              March. Nightly check-in is required.
                                                              Intake 5:00-6:00 PM at Holy Comforter Church 208 E. Jefferson
                                                        Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE)
                                                                                                                                      GROCERY & DelI
                                                              (434) 293-8509                                                                    1201 Avon Street
                                                              24 Hour shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.             Charlottesville VA
                                                              Must call hotline and be screened for admittance.
                                                        CYFS-Runaway Emergency Services (Ages 0-18)
                                                              (434) 972-7233
                                                              24 Hour Hotline
                                                                                                                                         434 295 4911
                                                                                                                                             Deli - Gas
                                                        Departments of Social Services (DSS)*
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                                                        Albemarle             (434) 972-4010          1600 5th Street
                                                        Charlottesville       (434) 970-3400          120 7th Street NE
                                                        Fluvanna              (434) 842-8221          Rt 15 Carysbrook Complex
                                                        Greene                (434) 985-5246          10009 Spotswood Trail
                                                        Louisa                (540) 967-1320          103 McDonald Street
                                                        Nelson                (434) 263-8334          83 Court House Square              $1 off any meal with the pres-
                                                        Substance Abuse Treatment                                                       ence of this coupon. Void where
                                                        Region Ten Community Services Board
                                                              Comprehensive Treatment: 24 Hour Crisis Line (434) 972-1800
                                                        Mohr Center                                                                                    Prohibited.
                                                              (434) 979-8871, 1014 East Market Street
                                                              Provides shelter to men at risk of arrest for public intoxication and    Offer Expires October 31st 2009.
                                                              residential substance addiction treatment.
                                                        Alcoholics Anonymous         (434) 293-6565
                                                        Narcotics Anonymous          (434) 979-8298
                                                        Alateen (program for teens) (434) 296-7128
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                                                                                                                  Hope Haven                                        Contributing Writer
                                                                                                                                                                           Sharon Kim
    Dixon’s Trash Disposal LLC
                         It’s                                                                              From as early as 8 am, UVA stu-                 Hope Center is blessed with
                              aD                                                                  dents come to volunteer at Hope Commu-          countless resources – hardworking vol-
                         Job irty                                                                 nity Center. It’s a bustling and lively day     unteers, GED tutoring, free breakfast, a

                      Som , but
                                                                                                  haven for the homeless in the mornings          large computer lab, a gym, free clothes
                                                                                                  until noon, from Monday through Friday.         closet, laundry room, and a lounge. Hope

                     Got ebody’
                                                                                                  With so many diverse backgrounds com-           Village members can use all these at their
                                                                                                  ing together, Hope Center offers a unique       leisure, except for Wednesdays. A few
                        ta D         s                                                            experience for both the volunteer and the       weeks ago, Joshua Bare, director of Hope
                              o It                                                                homeless.                                       Village, decided to shut down Hope Cen-
                                   !                                                                       This fall, Hope is implementing
                                                                                                  a mentors program, where a job-seeking
                                                                                                                                                  ter on Wednesdays with good reason – to
                                                                                                                                                  drive the members to Virginia Workforce,
                                                                                                  member of Hope Village, the day haven,          a local government-funded job resources
                                                                                                  will be paired with a UVA student. This         center. With the Center closed on Wednes-

        www.dixonstrashdisposal.com                                                               individualized attention will allow each
                                                                                                  member of the Village to progress in sev-
                                                                                                  eral areas. While the focus is on job search
                                                                                                                                                  days, Hope Village members are more
                                                                                                                                                  compelled to take advantage of the job
                                                                                                                                                  training that Workforce holds every week.
                                                                                                  and resume workshops, UVA students are                   Workforce’s job club gives advice
                                                                                                  encouraged to delve into a number of inter-     to people seeking jobs on how to present
                                                                                                  ests at their mentee’s request; from learn-     themselves in interviews, how to network,
                                                                                                  ing to type to learning a different language,   how to retain a checking account, among
                                                                                                  each mentee is given the opportunity to         other things. The Workforce uploads each
                                                                                                  pursue their curiosities. Hope’s emphasis       member’s resume on their website. It is
                                                                                                  is on the relationship of each mentor and       not only a great place to network, but also
                                                                                                  mentee, with the confidence that each rela-     a way to support and encourage one an-
                                                                                                  tionship will empower and motivate these        other in the long process of job search. In
                                                                                                  individuals to keep striving for more.          such an environment, it brings our focus
                                     Angus Arrington, IV                                                   Mondays through Thursdays are          back to the main purpose of Hope, which
                                     REALTOR®                                                     the “work” days at Hope, with volunteers        is to help people get back on to their feet.
                                                                                                  who come in to help with resumes, job                    Even though Hope Center is a
                                                                                                  search, and with mentoring. “Factory Fri-       permanent day haven for the homeless,
                                     813 East Jefferson Street                                    days” is a project started by Garrett Trent,    the homeless who come should see them-
                                                                                                  a 4th year UVA student, who wants to in-        selves as temporary visitors rather than
                                     Charlottesville, VA 22902                                    volve more UVA student groups at Hope.          permanent residents. The vision of Hope
                                                                                                  Every Friday, a different club comes to do      is to give a helping hand to those in need,
                                     Other: (434) 977-3033 or (800) 277-3033                      an activity with the Hope Village. This en-     and not simply to provide a place for long-
                                                                                                  ables UVA students to be creative and pro-      term leisure. Personally, it would be hard
                                     Cell: (434) 531-1100                                         vides a place for students and local Char-      for me not to see the same familiar faces
                                     Fax: (434) 979-4826                                          lottesville residents to interact through a     everyday; but it would bring me such joy
                                                                                                  fun activity.                                   to see these people at their homes and with
                                     Email: angusarrington@realestateiii.com                                                                      their families in the future.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    photo by: Elayne Honeycutt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    carviug by: Mrs. Honeycutt
                                                                                                                                                                                               Contributing Writer: Elayne Honeycutt

                                                What To Do in Charlottesville for Little Cost and A Lot of Fun!
                                                          Halloween has always been my             doughnuts and butter. Take the family up           open from 7:30pm to 11:30pm on the dates            live on the lawn hand out candy from 4pm-
                                                favorite time of year, the smell of burning        there for free and see the breath taking views     listed. Please visit www.hauntedtrailwalk.          6pm, children of all ages are welcome and
                                                leaves, the slight chill in the air and of         that only Charlottesville has to offer.            com or call 434.286.4933 for more                   its free.
                                                course, the costumes. Even as a child I                      For those looking for a scare            information.                                                  Also on the 30th feel free to drop by
                                                would go all out for my costumes and I             this October, you can visit the ghosts of                    On October 25 the University of           the Chic-Fil-A next to Lowes from 4pm till
                                                loved every minute of it. Of course when as        Staunton tours every Friday and Saturday           Virginia art museum is having a special             7pm. Spring Hill Baptist church is hosting
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                                                a child, there really wasn’t much to do for        night at 7pm and 9pm, as well as Sundays at        Halloween family art JAM from 1-3pm and             a fun safe trick or treat with games, a moon
                                                Halloween, except trick-or-treating.               8pm. The tours are 10 dollars for adults and       3-5pm. They will have scary stories and             bounce and live music, for free. Contact
                                                          In my day parents didn’t give a          5 for children ages 6-12. There are two 90         skeleton drawing. Visit www.virginia.edu/           greg@springhillbaptist.org          for    more
                                                second thought to sending their children           minute walking tours offered and they cover        artmuseum for more information.                     information.
                                                out to beg for candy from the neighbors. If        historical as well as interesting facts about                On October 25th from 3:30-8:00pm                    Friday October 30th, there’s a
                                                it tells you anything the popular costumes         Staunton. For additional information and           stop by Crozet Baptist church for their             Community Fall Festival at Covenant
                                                were Cookie Monster, Rainbow Bright,               to get tickets visit www.ghostsofstaunton.         fall music festival. They will have family          Church on Rio Road. Face Painting,
                                                Ninja Turtles (when they were new), and of         com.                                               friendly kid’s activities, live music, visit        Obstacle Courses, Games, and multiple
                                                course a large variety of princesses.                   These events take place the                   www.crozetchurch.org for more information           moon bouncers! Covenant has been holding
                                                          The only precaution that we had                                                             and a schedule of event.                            this event for more than 18 years. It’s not
                                                was never to accept any fruit, baked goods             weekend of October 10, 2009:                             From 5pm till 8pm Northridge              only safe, but FREE! Kids will have a
                                                or open candy, which of course we didn’t                     For live music, arts and crafts face     Community Church is having a family                 Blast! www.covenantchurch.net for more
                                                want anyway. Now however with all of the           painting and more visit the Massanutten fall       friendly Halloween celebration. Children            information.
                                                fear surrounding strangers, the Halloween          festival on Saturday October 10th from 11am        can “trunk or treat,” play games and                          And for the Halloween finale,
                                                loving people of this world have to get a          till 5pm. It is 5 dollars per person and kids 10   participate in a pumpkin carving and                you have a few choices other than taking
                                                little more creative to satisfy their need for     and under get in free. For more information        costume contest. For more information visit         your children through Charlottesville’s
                                                tricks and treats. This year I was surprised       please visit www.massresort.com/events.            www.northridgeonline.org                            neighborhoods and cul-de-sacs. On October
                                                to find an abundance of Halloween activities                 On Saturday and Sunday October                     Since we are blessed to have              31st feel free to drop by the downtown mall
                                                and fall festivals for the whole family to         10th and 11th, Claudius Crozet Park is             Halloween on a Saturday this year, there are        anytime between 2pm-5pm for safe trick or
                                                enjoy. As well as a few haunted houses for         hosting the Crozet arts and crafts fall            plenty of activities and celebrations to join       treating, a moon bounce, face painting and
                                                the Halloween professionals, like me.              festival. It is open from 10am -5:30pm on          the whole weekend.                                  games. Once you have had your fill of that,
                                                                                                   Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. They                        In Staunton, the Frontier Culture         take a stroll to Belmont Baptist Church for
                                                         The following activities are open         will have live music, kids activities as well      Museum is having three nights of creepy             their trick or treat festivities. They will have
                                                        throughout the month of October:           as a full line up of live entertainment. For a     tales. This activity is more for the older          treats, games and prizes for children of all
                                                          See Jefferson’s historical grounds       schedule and more information visit www.           children, but if you wish to participate it is 10   ages from 5pm-7pm. Then of course you
                                                at that University of Virginia, watch the          crozetartsandcrafts.com.                           dollars for adults and 6 dollars for children       still have time to fit in old fashioned trick or
                                                leaves change, visit the lawn and even take             These events take place the                   ages 6-12. This activity is held 10/29-10/31        treating before it gets too late.
                                                a look at Edgar Allen Poe’s room. Tours                                                               from 6-8pm; reservations are required so                      I hope that all the Voice of Hope
                                                are available free of charge every day at              weekend of October 17, 2009:                   please go to www.frontiermuseum.org for             readers have a wonderful Halloween full
                                                10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm they meet                       On October 17th the Jefferson            more information.                                   of fun and treats, but above all else, be safe
                                                inside the main entrance to the Rotunda. For       Madison Regional Library in Scottsville                      In the University Of Virginia             this year. Make sure your children do not go
                                                reservations please contact Leslie Comstock,       is having free pumpkin carving. They will          Art Museum, there will be a ghost story             trick or treating unattended, and be aware
                                                Rotunda Administrator at 434-924-1019.             provide the pumpkins and supplies; you             and poetry competition from 5-6:30pm on             that they will be walking around in the dark,
                                                          This year the University Of Virginia     bring your creativity and imagination. This        Friday October 30. Visit www.virginia.edu/          so providing them with a flashlight, glow
                                                Art Museum is celebrating the bicentennial         service is from children grades 6-12 and           artmuseum for more information.                     sticks or a simple reflector on their costume
                                                of Edgar Allen Poe’s birth by showcasing a         starts at 2:00pm. You will need to register                  The Virginia Discovery Museum             is an easy way to make sure they can be
                                                variety of artists who have been inspired by       by 5pm on Thursday 10/15 to participate.           is having their annual Halloween party on           seen by drivers. Also make sure that your
                                                Poe’s dark works. You can view these pieces        For more information call 434.286.3541.            Friday October 30, from 6-7:15pm, it is 6           children, adults too, don’t eat any candy
                                                of art Tuesdays through Sunday’s noon to            These activities are being held on                dollars for members and 8 dollars for non           while walking around, you need to be able
                                                5pm through January. The gallery is free to                                                           members. Wear your costumes and kids can            to see your stash in good lighting to make
                                                all and is located in the Thomas H. Bayly           the weekend of October 24, 2009:                  enjoy a creepy feel room, cookie decorating,        sure you haven’t come across anything that
                                                building.                                                     For more haunted walks, Scottsville     games with prizes and much more. It is              isn’t wrapped properly, it’s always better to
                                                          If you are in the mood for a nice fall   is hosting a Haunted Trail on 10/22-10/24 as       recommended for children ages 2-7 and all           be safe than sorry. Halloween should be a
                                                afternoon picking apples, Carters Mountain         well as 10/30 and 10/31. There are a variety       children must be accompanied by an adult.           time for people to get dressed up act silly
                                                Orchard is open through Thanksgiving 7             of trails from kids to adults. The kid friendly    Go to www.vadm.org for more information.            and forget life’s worries for a few hours, but
                                                days a week from 9am till 5pm. You can             trail provides treats along the way and there                On October 30 you can also take           sadly these days even a simple holiday such
                                                pick your own apples, or purchase them             are flashlight guided tours for older kids and     your children to the lawn for their annual          as this has to come with a warning label.
                                                from their store, as well as apple pie, cider,     adults. They charge 3 and 7 dollars and it is      trick or treat. Every year the students who
                                                                                                                           Early Fall at

                                                                                                                           Hope 4 Kids
                                        Hope 4 Kids                                                                         Halloween               Contributing Writer: Dibba McConnell
                 At 3:15pm Hope 4 Kids Director Sharon Seeley                   when they were done. Tamarius helped several students un-         our arrival at Hope Community Center, Ashton held the
       drove the Hope Community Center van into the parking lot                 derstand the directions for specific worksheets. A few no-        door. Zyahna and Jordan soon passed to everyone packages
       on 11th Street with eleven youngsters for a somewhat cool                ticed that Ms. Sharon left and wondered where she went.           of chips & popcorn with cups of orangeade. Ms. Sharon
       late September afternoon. The first signal that the day might            When she came back, she clapped her hands for everyone            with the help of the children reviewed many of the Hope
       be somewhat different was the sighting of a big black raven              to pay attention and clean up what they were doing for a big      Center activities, including readying the pumpkins for carv-
       (or neighborhood crow) with a mysterious item in his beak.               surprise!                                                         ing. Before settling down to do homework and work/play on
       Perhaps he was signally an early beginning of the Hallow-                          Everyone put on huge plastic gloves and counted         the computers with volunteers Rachel, Jaimie, and Kathryn,
       een season.                                                              off to be in groups “1” or “2”. The groups went outside to        everyone sampled and enjoyed salted, freshly baked pump-
                 Ms. Sharon directed the children to put their be-              “take the goop” out of two gigantic pumpkins! What fun to         kin seeds.
       longings down and line up. At that point, she introduced                 scrape out the orange goo and seeds! Squeals of excitement                  Although the computers captured the attention of
       everyone. Jaleom led us in prayer before everyone washed                 punctuated by slippery gloves filled with pumpkin pulp            many, Chambria, Jordan, and Kiki joined volunteer Julie to
       hands. We shared in a social gathering partaking in fish                 soon brought others to help out. Ms. Sharon promised seeds        carve a very scary face on one of the big pumpkins. Ms.
       crackers and lemonade distributed by Jaekwon and Darius.                 would be saved for cooking and eating and for planting in         Sharon promised to find a time soon to carve the second
       Then everyone related their favorite parts of the school day.            flower pots later! Both pumpkins were finally empty of their      pumpkin and to plant seeds in pots this fall. Before depart-
       Interestingly, chorus seemed to be the biggest hit followed              orange goo. Parents began to arrive and student raced off         ing, Darius, Zyahna, and Jordan helped Julie and Ms. Sha-
       by reading, gym, art, math, computer, science, and dance.                marking the end of the day. The happy group departed an-          ron tally up reward points to be used to buy cherished items
       My favorite was clearly being at Hope Community Center                   ticipating carving on October 1st.                                from the Hope 4 Kids Store. Rewards for catching children
       for the first time!                                                                October arrived with temperatures in the forties,       behaving well are coveted, but Ms. Sharon often reminds
                 After cleaning up, volunteers, Caitlin and Katie               but warmed enough for everyone to walk to the center from         the youngsters that kindness, helping others, smiling, and
       with a little help from me, supervised the children work-                school. Following line leader Nabaa, many ran across the          having a positive attitude are what counts.
       ing on homework exercises and playing educational games                  field, dodging a very tempting wet, muddy puddle. Upon              Help support Hope 4 Kids, www.hopecommunitycenter.org/donate

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                                                                                                                                                                                                             photo by: Sven Gillingham
photo by: Sven Gillingham

                               UVA Students help after school with Homework and other assignments                     After school, students receive a nutritious snack, and have plenty of time to read.

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                                                          Charlottesville is home to many       ing with well-established organizations
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                                                of an idea for starting a nonprofit to work-

                                                                                                   Friday, October 30th
                                                                                                   5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
                                                                            at Covenant Church                                                              Sign up with Pastor Angela
                                                                             1025 Rio Road East                                                            a.raker@covenantchurch.net
                                                                               Charlottesville                                                                     434-326-5207
Happy Anniversary Madison                                                                                 Barrett Early Learning Center

 House: 40 Successful Years!                                    By: Benjamin Eppard
                                                                 Contributing Writer
          This month Madison House, the           dorms and filled them with willing volun-
student volunteer center at the University of     teers. The momentum created by compassion
Virginia, is celebrating 40 years of service to   for the storm victims continued and within a
the Charlottesville/Albemarle community. A        few short years Madison House had grown
party is scheduled for October 16 from 3 p.m.     from a couple hundred volunteers to over a
to 5 p.m. in Mad Bowl, near the University        thousand.
Avenue/Rugby Road intersection. Students,                   Today, more than 3,000 University
parents, and community members are in-            of Virginia students volunteer through Madi-
vited to join Madison House in celebrating        son House each year, giving their time and
the power of leadership, service, and commu-      energy to better the community. Volunteers
nity. These three tenets have guided Madison      serve through 18 programs, providing a wide
House from a small volunteer initiative to one    range of assistance – everything from offer-
of the largest student-led volunteer centers in   ing companionship to senior citizens and hos-
the country.                                      pital patients to tutoring children in schools,
          “We are proud of our humble be-
ginnings,” said Elizabeth Bass, Interim Ex-
                                                  and building houses in low-income neighbor-
                                                  hoods. Together Madison House volunteers
                                                                                                        Educating our young community since 1935
ecutive Director at Madison House. “I think       give 110,000 hours of service, valued at $2.2     Barrett Early Learning Center participates with The United Way and local social services for
Madison House’s success is a great testament      million, to the Charlottesville community             scholarships. We also participate in the Quality Rating Scale and Smart Beginnings.
to the power of student service and ingenu-       each year.
ity.”                                                       “Madison House exemplifies stu-
          In the fall of 1969, Madison House      dent life and student self-governance at its

                                                                                                                   $10 off our $30
had just begun when Hurricane Camille hit         best,” said Pat Lampkin, Vice President and
Nelson County. It was the deadliest hurri-        Chief Student Affairs Officer at the Univer-
cane in Virginia history, and some of the first   sity. “For four decades, Madison House has
responders were students from the newly           brought students together around a shared
formed volunteer center.
          “After Hurricane Camille, the com-
                                                  interest in community service. It is here that
                                                  many students have first come to realize that             annual registration fee with
                                                                                                            the presence of this coupon.

                                                                                                                                                                                              photo by: Madison House
munity saw the importance of students want-       living a full life includes service to others,
ing to help,” recounts University President       that being a citizen-leader involves looking
John T. Casteen, III, then an area resident.      beyond your own world and engaging with
“Students showed up to assist building crews.     people and ideas outside your known circle.”
They showed up at private homes to empty                    On October 16, Madison House will
silt from garages and rebuild walls.”
          The hurricane had the unexpected
                                                  be recognizing the efforts of two decades of
                                                  student volunteers. Please join us in celebrat-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Voice of Hope October 2009 www.thevoiceofhope.com
effect of galvanizing the student body into       ing the difference that they have made in the
action. Student leaders drove buses up to         community.

                                                           30th                                            Applebee’s
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                                                                                                                    Fun & Games
                                                                                                                                                                                               At the Voice of
                                                                                                                                                                                                Hope we’re
                                                                                                                                                                                            always looking for
                                                                                                                                                                                            fun stories, and fun
                                                                                                                                                                                              ideas to print for
                                                                                                                                                                                             the community. If
                                                                                                                                                                                            you have an idea, a
                                                                                                                                                                                             comic, or a puzzle
                                                                                                                                                                                             you would like to
                                                                                                                                                                                             share, please con-
                                                                                                                                                                                              tact Editor Sven
                                                                                                                                                                                            Gillingham with the
                                                                                                                                                                                             Voice of Hope for

                                                                                                                                                                                               Submit your comic to
                                                                                                                                                                                             and see if you’re published
The Voice of Hope October 2009 www.thevoiceofhope.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                    next month!

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                                                            Hope Around The World

                                                                                    F   A   X   I   S   S   Z   R   A   H   X   A   W   A   K
                                                                                    N   C   D   N   K   N   D   A   N   O   Z   O   Z   L   G

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                                                                                    A   R   S   E   Z   J   P   G   O   B   A   I   T   H   H
                                                                                    N   A   W   O   L   S   V   E   N   D   O   L   S   Z   O
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                                                                                    R   A   U   M   U   T   N   A   J   E   I   Z   D   A   N
                                                            HOPE                                      NOZOMI                          UMUT      6 2     8   3 9
                                                        ESPERANZA                                     HOPPAS                         XIWANG
                                                                                                                                                4   9   3   7   8   5   1   2   6
                                                                                                                                                2   7   8   3   6   1   4   9   5
                                                          TOIVOA                                      DOCHAS                        KINA LLU    1   6   5   4   9   2   3   7   8
                                                                                                                                                                                    Sudoku: Japanese sūdoku, short for
                                                          ESPOIR                                       CHAYA                          NADA
                                                                                                                                                6   2   1   8   3   9   7   5   4
                                                                                                                                                                                    sūji wa dokushin ni kagiru “the nu-
                                                           HARAP                                    HUFFNUNG                          HOPP
                                                                                                                                                5   8   4   2   1   7   9   6   3
                                                                                                                                                9   3   7   5   4   6   8   1   2   merals must remain single” (i.e., the
                                                         SPERANZA                                      HOPEN                        NADZIEJA    7   4   6   9   5   3   2   8   1        digits can occur only once)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Date: 2004
                                                          MIKOMI                                     GOBAITH
                                                                                                                                                3   5   2   1   7   8   6   4   9
                                                                                                                                                8   1   9   6   2   4   5   3   7

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      A Night of Giving!

                                                                                                                                       The Voice of Hope October 2009 www.thevoiceofhope.com
      at Lazy Parrot Grill
                      Recording Artist Keith Bryant and
                      Chip Jaeger of the band Ironhorse

   Nov. 7th 6:30PM-10:00PM
              Fundraiser starts at 6:00 with
       Guest Appearances by Elmo & Scooby Doo
                    Raffles & Prizes!
    A Night of Charity to Support the City’s Homeless
    Contact Kim for more information 434-465-7553
                                                                                                                1420 Richmond Rd
                                                                                                               Charlottesville Pantops

                     RESTAURANT          BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER
                                      Harold L. Bare, Sr., Ph.D.,
                                      President and Founder
                                      Hope Foundation operating as
                                                                                  Peddling Hope
                                      Hope Community Center
                                                                            My sole reason for coming to       needed lots of help. The City was most       can be wonderful humanitarian acts
                                                                  Charlottesville was doctoral work at         cooperative in facilitating HOPE being       of compassion. However, if HOPE is
                                                                  UVA. Two years would complete resi-          able to remodel the existing building        not peddled, if HOPE is not seeded and
                                                                  dency. Our family would be gone.             and construct a new building.                nurtured, needy persons only become
                                                                            Two years passed. We had                     Cooperation of contractors         addicted to needing help. Compound-
                                                                  possibilities of Rome, Moscow, Lon-          and volunteers kept the cost consider-       ing the failure, those who provide ma-
                                                                  don, and many other distant places.          ably below conventional building esti-       terial goods to needy persons only be-
                                                                  Preparing to leave included selling our      mates. In 2007 the remodeled building        come enablers.
                                                                  furniture and reducing to basics.            and newly constructed building were                    HOPE in a sense was born
                                                                            Twenty-eight years later our       completed.                                   again. HOPE in cooperation with many
                                                                  family is in Charlottesville. Our chil-                HOPE was ready for a new           partners helps hundreds of people ev-
                                                                  dren have graduated high school and          day.                                         ery month with basics of life. How-
                                                                  college. We have seven grandchildren.                  What we discovered was that        ever, our motive and primary intent is
                                                                            There must be times when           buildings are nice, but buildings are        peddling HOPE.
                                                                  God chuckles as He gets us through           only a vehicle. People can ride in vehi-               Our sweetest reward is not in
Dr. Bare standing in front of cots                                the backyard, in the kitchen door, and       cles and get off at the same place they      counting the clothes and food given
where Homeless men slept in 2008.                                 finally to the front porch with vista        got on. We had an awakening moment           away, the number of homeless who can
                                                                  views.                                       to realize that HOPE is not a building.      take a bath, or the number of people
                                                                            I did not expect in moving to      HOPE is an idea.                             who get a free breakfast. Our reward is
                                                                  Charlottesville that my future would                   HOPE is a seed that must be        in seeing eyes that once blankly stared
                                                                  include becoming pastor of a com-            planted. The soil must be tilled. The        into the future now sparkle with HOPE.
                                                                  munity church. The congregation had          seed planted and watered. Watchful           Persons who once slept under a bridge
                                                                  moved from the City to Rio Road East.        care must protect the seed as it comes       now have a job and home. Children
                                                                  It was country in 1981. The church           out of the ground, is a tender plant, and    who once were the lowest academic
                                                                  property had been a farm.                    begins to reach for the sun.                 achievers in class now being student of
                                                                            A passion to help people led                 It is one thing to send HOPE’s     the week!
                                                                  the congregation to rent facilities in the   van to pick up persons in need. It is                  HOPE is proud of its excel-
                                                                  city for more than 15 years. In the late     another to challenge that person to be-      lent buildings in an excellent location.
                                                                  1990’s the current property for Hope         lieve that tomorrow can be different,        But HOPE’s greatest pride is in ped-
                                                                  Community Center was purchased.              better, and that past bruises and failures   dling HOPE!
                                                                            In a visionary and bold move       can be covered with a layers of NEW                    Isaiah 58:10 “and if you spend
                                                                  the congregation decided to transfer         successes. Happiness can return. A dry       yourselves in behalf of the hungry and
                                                                  ownership of the property to The Hope        desert can become an oasis.                  satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then
                                                                  Foundation (trading as Hope Commu-                     It is true that we had to go       your light will rise in the darkness, and
                                                                  nity Center) a 501 C (3) public non-         back to the drawing board and revisit        your night will become like the noon-
Father and Son team Dr. Bare and Son, Executive Director Joshua   profit.                                      the way HOPE was thinking. Food,             day.”
Bare, at a Hope Event.                                                      An old building existed that       clothes, shelter and medical services

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