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Seasons of Hope rolls into new season of serving others

Sue Guinn Legg • Jan 9, 2019 at 9:42 PM

Coming off its largest outreach project of the year — a Secret Santa party for 260 local teens and children — the nonprofit Seasons of Hope organization has rolled full steam into a brand new year of serving others.

To continue its assistance to low-income working parents, grandparents raising third and fourth generations of their families, teens too old for typical back-to-school and holiday gift distributions and others who fall short of the eligibility standards set by nonprofit programs, Seasons of Hope has a busy January and February lined up.

During this time, Seasons of Hope will be gathering in diapers for its Bundles of Hope Tri-Cities Diaper Pantry. To help the one-in-three families who struggle with the cost of keeping their little ones covered, packs of new disposable diapers of all sizes may be dropped off at Rose Hill Weddings at the corner of at East Market Street and Library Lane, or monetary donations to help Seasons of Hope stock up for its monthly Diaper Day distributions may be made online at seasonsofhopetn.com.

On Sunday, Jan. 27, Seasons of Hope will be in downtown Kingsport for The Sweethearts Fair, a fundraising Valentines Craft Market to be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Model City Event Center at 201 E. Center St..

The event will feature works of local artisans, door prizes, free swag bags for thefirst 10 guests through the door, a kissing booth, mini-photo sessions and all manner of gifts for the little cherubs and sweethearts in your life.

Admission is free and guests of all ages are welcome. Vendor spots are $25 with a diaper donation on the day of the event.

To reserve a vendor spot or for more information contact Seasons of Hope at 423-724-7398 or [email protected]

And on Sunday, Feb. 10, the 3rd Annual Seasons of Hope Denim & Diamonds Gala will be held from 5-8 p.m. in the Rose Hill Weddings Ballroom on Library Lane.

The evening will include a sit-down dinner by Simply Elegant Catering, music and dancing with J Great Entertainment, door prizes, a special prize for the best denim-and-diamond attire and a silent auction of a long list of luxurious gifts, entertainment packages and more.

VIP tables are available for $250 and general admission is $20, with all proceeds going to Seasons of Hope’s HOPE family empowerment program for families born into poverty.

A two-year mentoring program with incentives and other assistance that can help families achieve a better life, the program is currently working with five families and Seasons of Hope’s goal is to be able to expand the program to include more families.

Gala tickets may be reserved by contacting Seasons of Hope at 423-724-7398 or [email protected]

More information about Seasons of Hope, its core programs and how to help can be found at seasonsofhopetn.com and on Seasons of Hope Tennessee page on Facebook, or may be obtained by calling 423-724-7398.

If there is a need or a project in your neighborhood the Good Neighbor column can assist with, contact Sue Guinn Legg at 423-722-0538, [email protected] or P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, TN 37605.

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