Hope Fest Arizona 2019
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A community outreach event - Get ready…the date is set -- HOPE FEST Arizona 2019 – the 8th Annual happens Saturday, September 28th. Prescott’s beautiful Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza will once again come alive as thousands will enjoy music, guest speakers, a multitude of connections and community services, as part of the HOPE Serves Family Resource Fair, the FREE amusements in the Family Fun Zone, and a bright-n-shiny Car & Motorcycle Show!
Last year was the very best HOPE FEST Arizona yet! We witnessed a constant, steady flow of more than 6,000 guests throughout the entire day. The event’s name recognition has grown within our community along with our dedicated mission to serve: The Veterans, Active Military, First Responders, and the vulnerable of Yavapai County. Documented survey results and endorsement responses indicate guests are engaged to improve our community. They see the Festival as a way to be actively involved locally.
Here you can view results from HOPE FEST 2018: 130 Service Providers; 60+ Volunteers; the Veteran Family Service Area assisted over 550 families; DES Arizona @ Work – 3 divisions focused on Job Services and Child Support Services; United Blood Services Blood Drive 150% of goal; record numbers of Gift of Warmth donations of cold weather clothing. The Fostering Hope Award 2018 winner, Yavapai Territorial Gospel Rescue Mission, received $1,000 award in support of serving homeless women and children. The Family Fun Zone and the Car & Motorcycle Show, largest in the Festival’s history, attracted over 1000 guests.
Our passion for 2019 is to go deeper in purpose, services offered, and to be better agents of change. We are exploring new avenues to build our capacity to ultimately serve more people and support healthy families. Our desire is for God’s love to be demonstrated through caring, relevant services that lead to revived lives right here, in our own community. Change IS Possible!
The theme for this year’s community outreach is “Extravagant Transformation!” Lasting change only happens from the inside out, so let our words and actions reflect His extravagant lavish love, grace, mercy and kindness. True light, unending goodness, never-fading hope – Extravagant Transformation!
God has led us to an inspired vision for 2019 that is amazing and exciting. We invite you to invest yourself through the resources that He has given you – your talents, your energy, and your finances in this work God has called us to. HOPE Serves! So, come join our hope-filled prayers, efforts and dreams, as we prepare to engage our community.
Plans are underway to bring Live Music, Guest Speakers, the HOPE Serves Family Resource Fair, many Service & Food Vendors, the Family Fun Zone and much more for the fun and benefit of the Greater Prescott Area. Together we as a community CAN offer compassion combined with real solutions as well as hands and hearts to serve to Be Part of the Solution!
*** Once again we will be collecting donations of canned food and new cold weather gear, such as coats, socks, sleeping bags...bring your's so ALL our neighbors will be Warm for Winter ***
Let’s align our shared values and serve together to build a culture that cherishes lasting hope and true transformation!