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A Night For Hope

Please join us for our 1st ever Night For Hope. We are so excited to have a Friday evening in downtown Lincoln, NE to share and celebrate the lives that are finding hope through people like you.  It will be a challenge for sure, as we recognize that we could help so many more people […]

Cornhole Joust

Form your team and register now for our second annual Cornhole Joust on September 25 at 2:00 pm! It’s free! Do it!

16 Days of Hope

Join our art project at Gateway Mall, Lincoln, NE for 16 days of hope!

April 2016

Thanks to all who came out for our 5th annual Run for Hope!  We will be able to distribute over 1000 backpacks of school supplies to needy kids in India as a result!  Thanks for helping lives find hope with us!

Run for Hope 2016

Our 5k/10k Run for Hope is just around the corner! All proceeds go to help kids like Abishek and our backpack project!! Sign up today at http://thehopeventure.org/run!

January 2016

What an awesome end to 2015! Thank you for all your generosity that is going to help us change lives in awesome ways in 2016!! We appreciate your investment in helping lives find hope with us!!

Donate by December 31!!

Our catalog is out with lots of awesome options! Donate by December 31st for all 2015 giving!!

December 9, 2015

Please note the grim report below that we just received on flooding at our feeding center from Mr. Sunder SIngh, the Hope Venture Coordinator in Chennai: “The Agaramthen area, where the Hope Venture feeding centre is located, is affected badly. The flood water in the feeding centre building had been up to 4 feet. There […]

November 2015

We are currently volunteering at Pinnacle Arena doing concessions to raise funds for our feeding centers! If you would like to volunteer, please contact jackie@thehopeventure.org. Dates we are working are… Nov 14 Nov 19 Dec 1 Dec 4

October 2015

So grateful for the many people making a difference with us! Thank you for feeding children, educating the young and old, caring for the destitute, and all in all behaving compassionately with us! We appreciate you!

Cornhole Registration!!

There’s still time to register for the Cornhole Joust THIS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH! CLICK HERE or go to www.thehopeventure.org/corn and follow the steps to register!

New Staff Position Opening!

We are now accepting resumes/cover letters for a new Development Director staff position available. We are looking for a fun “people person”… a magnetic influencer and connector. A story teller. A courageous, faith-filled, secure and grateful person (OK, none of us is all these things all the time so don’t tell us you are or […]

HELP NEPAL!

HELP NEPAL! As you know, needs are great in Nepal currently. We have been in touch with many of our friends who have connections there so that we could give you a trustworthy way to respond to this crisis. We do know of lots of people doing good work, and we are sure there are […]

April 2015

900 kids will get a backpack of school supplies because of the success of our Run for Hope 2015! Woo Hoo!

April 2015

We just recently dug 6 new wells in India! Life-giving water is now coming to these moms, dads and children! Thank you!

Sign up by March 19th!!

Sign up by March 19th for the 5K / 10K Run for Hope to guarantee a tshirt! Go to www.thehopeventure.org/run for more details on the run!

RUN FOR HOPE DISCOUNT THRU FEB 15!

Use the promocode EARLYBIRD before February 15th to get $5 off individuals and $10 off families for our Run for Hope! Tell your friends!

January 2015

Happy New Year! Thanks for helping lives find hope with us! We are so grateful for all who joined us in our efforts this past year. Having just returned from Africa, we are convinced more than ever that these projects are CHANGING lives!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

December 2014

Hoping you find GREAT JOY this month as you serve and give! Please join us if you are able… donate today!

Thanksgiving 2014

Thankful for food. For clean water. For hot water. For books and teachers and learning. Thankful for hope. For love. For joy. Thankful to encourage others with the encouragement we’ve received. Thankful to be helping lives find hope. Happy Thanksgiving. – Cynci

November 11, 2014

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October 20, 2014

Hey! Please let us know if you’d like to try to help with concessions at any of our Pinnacle Arena events! Our first event is a men’s basketball game on November 6th! – cynci

October 7, 2014

WE ARE NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR NEXT AFRICA TRIP! CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR DETAILS! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dG5QUlkzd2ZodXlMREtod1hyVlpaUEE6MA

September 3, 2014

Woo hoo… HAPPY 5 YEARS to us!! click here

August 13, 2014

The school year is beginning here in the U.S. and we are excited for all that is in store! Students, be looking for new ways to get involved! And for all you older folk (or youngins) there’s plenty for you too! Stay tuned! – Cynci

April 24, 2104

Down at the peanut butter factory today… making a difference in people’s lives. How ’bout you? Wherever you’re at today, impact a life. No regrets.

April 1, 2014

Hey friends! We are looking forward to our 5K/10K Run for Hope THIS SATURDAY! People are still signing up! Hope to see you then! (All proceeds go to our backpack project!)

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! Thanks so much for your generosity this past year! We are grateful for the lives we are able to help!

December 2013

We are heading into the end of the year! Thank you so much for all your generosity as we have grown! We continue to move forward and need your help to do so! Please consider a year end investment to help lives find hope with us!

Raising Canes Thursday!!

Hey friends! Head to Lincoln’s DOWNTOWN RAISING CANES (201 N. 14th Street) this Thursday night (12/12) from 6-9pm! Mention The Hope Venture when you order and we will make some funds for our projects! Come help lives find hope with us! We need you!

November 4, 2013

Hey students! Come to Destinations Coffeehouse every 1st Monday of the month, 9pm, and help a life find hope with us!

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser Tuesday Night!!

Hey everyone! Come on out to Lincoln’s Texas Roadhouse on Apple Way (by Lowe’s on Hwy 2) anytime Tuesday, October 29, from 4-10pm! Mention The Hope Venture and 10% of sales will go to our projects! Would love to see you there!

October 1, 2013

Hey friends! In honor of our mama kit project director’s birthday today, we invite you to give $7 for a mama kit TODAY!

College of Hair Design Cut-a-Thon – September 26, 2013 – 9:30am-7:30pm

Come on down (and bring your friends!) to the College of Hair Design (either location) on Thursday, September 26th. 100% of proceeds from all haircuts will go to The Hope Venture and Tiny Hands! See you there!!!

Hope Venture Gatherings

Hey students!  Check out a new way to get involved with us!  http://eepurl.com/Enh-L

August 22, 2013

Welcome back to college students and high schoolers wanting to make a difference with us this year!  Follow us on Facebook and help lives find hope with us!

July 17, 2013

Awesome things happening!  Check out the latest letter from our director at http://eepurl.com/Cm4lf!

April 23, 2013

Bless a mom this Mother’s Day through our Mama Kits project!  $7 is a simple, life-changing gift for a needy Ugandan mother!  Simply go to our donate page and find our mama kits under Africa Projects, or even challenge people in your sphere of influence to make a difference with you!

April 10, 2013

We had a GREAT 5K Run for Hope this past weekend!  Thanks to everyone who came out and ran or walked or volunteered or sponsored the event!  We are already looking forward to next year!!!

Register to Run!!

It’s time!  Registration is NOW OPEN for this year’s 5k Run for Hope on April 6th, 2013!  Go to www.thehopeventure.org/run for all the details!  Woo hoo!!

Voices of Hope

To hear more about the upcoming VOICES OF HOPE talent show event, to be held on May 4th, contact Victoria at vl.vanderbeek@gmail.com or Josh at petersen.josh@yahoo.com!  More info to come…

January 2013

We met and surpassed our year-end goals!  Thank you so much!  We are in the process now of getting funds out to our projects and can’t wait to hear stories of lives being changed!

December 2012

It’s a great time to give a gift that really matters!  Donate to any of our projects today!!

November 29, 2012

Our Gift Catalogs are in!   We have some new projects (check out the Mama Kits!) and some trusted old ones (we want to provide thousands of more backpacks!).  We hope you join us this Christmas and make a difference in someone’s life!

November 3, 2012

Had a great meeting today… getting ready for our next Run for Hope… April 6, 2013!  Also am preparing our Christmas Gift Catalog…  Can’t wait to let you know about some of the new opportunities we have!

September 19, 2012

FREE! In celebration of our 3 year anniversary, we are giving away free tshirts to anyone who becomes a new monthly donor to our general fund between now and the end of the month (while supplies last)! SO… tell your friends and donate online! Even $5/month does it! Any amount!

September 2012

We are celebrating 3 years of The Hope Venture this month! Thanks for helping lives find hope with us!!

August 12, 2012

Snooping through Meghan’s pics from her trip right now … wow, so thankful for all our sponsors for our high school students. This girl used to live in the largest slum in the world but now a group of people are helping change her life. Wow. Really grateful to be a part of this with […]

June 29, 2012

So fun this week to be out at Malcolm, NE sharing with kids about people just like them… Thank you Shay for feeding the chicken for your grandma to make money for our backpack project, and to Cordell for running 12 miles at 25 cents/mile to help other kids, and to all our new Malcolm […]

June 22, 2012

Thank you everyone for all the great times this week with our partners from India… To Mybridge radio for the lunch together (and amazing support this month!!), to friends and families who sat and talked and ate with us, for Shayne and the whole Rock for Hope team who put on a great event and […]

June 12, 2012

Hear our partner from India on MyBridge Radio this morning, 7-8am, and learn how you can get more involved with our backpack project!!

April 22, 2012

Over 100 children are getting an education thanks to you! Our new school in India opened recently and we are SO excited! Thanks for being a part of that with us!

5K Run For Hope

What a great time! Thanks everyone for making our first event an awesome success! Really great!! Cynci

5K RUN FOR HOPE

SIGN UP TODAY FOR OUR FIRST EVER 5K RUN FOR HOPE! April 7th at 9am at Pioneers Park!

March 6, 2012

Registration is open for our 1st ever 5K Run for Hope! Click the RUN tab on top of your computer screen and register today!!

February 2012

It can be overwhelming… Click here to see more thoughts by Meghan on our recent trip to India!

February 6, 2012

Thanks to 6 couples in Lincoln, NE teaming up to make a difference, Monica is now being educated, is eating healthy meals and is sleeping on a bed in Kenya, Africa. So cool.

January 24, 2012

Our hope by Christmas?  Sponsor 10 kids in Africa.  Response?  We are now sponsoring 16 kids!!!  Thank you everyone!!

January 17, 2012

My favorite part of the trip? Amazed and privileged to see lives really being encouraged and finding hope… to think that just a couple years ago we didn’t exist and now this all is happening. Just so honored and humbled!

January 16, 2012

Home from India! Awesome!

December 31, 2011

Hey everyone! One last day to donate in 2011!

December 21, 2011

Here’s a shout out to the LBCYouth BOYS who pulled it out in the last hour to beat the girls in raising money for our backpack project!! Way to go everybody!

THANK YOU:TWO YEARS video

Celebrating Two Years – September 2011

In its first year the Hope Venture raised over $40,000 in order to do compassion projects for people in India and Africa.  Following this extraordinarily successful start the Hope Venture has charged into their second year as a non-profit organization, beginning seven new projects and helping to break the cycle of extreme poverty worldwide. At […]

August 29, 2011

Excited to have a new intern helping us here at The Hope Venture. Woo hoo!

August 22, 2011

Reminded, as one of our coordinators in India has been in and out of the hospital sick and not knowing what’s wrong, that life can be hard both for the helper as well as the helpless.  If you are helping us help others, we understand that your life is not trouble free either.  Thanks for […]

August 4, 2011

Thanks again everyone!!  We continue to be awed by the overwhelming outpouring for our Oasis of Life orphanage project!!

August 1, 2011

Heard today of a woman who had to walk over a mile to get clean water in the area where we are hoping to drill new wells. Help women like these by donating to our water well project today!

July 18, 2011

So we’re doing it… helping lives. Sweet.

July 12, 2011

Thanks to the kids of Cheyenne, WY who are helping provide 7 goats to families in Africa!

June 15, 2011

Thanks to all who are helping with our Oasis of LIfe orphanage project in Uganda!  We appreciate your concern for these children!

June 2011

We are grateful to be helping girls get a high school education in Narok, Kenya! Thanks for all the ways you support our projects!

E-Venture May 2011

Together we are REALLY changing lives… This young girl used to be sold to men nightly by her own mother for 100 rupees (about $2).  She lives in the trash slums where we are trying to help.  The teacher of our slum school went to her mother and shared a new vision… one of hope […]

April 14, 2011

We’ve been exploring getting involved with an orphanage in Kampala, Uganda.  Will let you know more as the project progresses!

EVenture April 2011

Slum School We had the chance recently to distribute new shoes and outfits to kids in our partnering school in the slums of Delhi, India.  We have been able to help over 100 kids in this area, who up until recently had no schooling whatsoever, to begin getting an education and to have some new clothing and […]

March 8, 2011

From our partner in Africa… “It is encouraging…most of the goats that were given to needy families have now given birth to young ones! This is an added advantage for the families to replace what they lost during drought!”

March 3, 2011

“As long as we have something to eat everyday, we have something to give to God everyday.” -a saying among the Mizo people of India

February 25, 2011

Join us in educating kids!  “Just one year of primary school can result in an income bump of 10-20% for women later in life.” –studies from the world bank

February 23, 2011

Looking forward to our new larger board of directors…I mean more people, not larger people.  Maybe you’d be a part of our new larger monthly team??  We need you!  $10/mo??  $55/mo??  You say.

February 7, 2011

‎$550 in February!!! We are looking for donors to join our monthly team! Maybe 55 new monthly donors at $10/month? Or 10 new donors at $55/month! Any amount per month would be a HUGE help to us right now!

Rice Grinder Update – Jan 27, 2011

Art was in India last week following up our rice grinder project. This man is happy to have this grinder installed now. Previously he earned $6/month.  Now he can increase his income and help his community at the same time!

January 13, 2011

Trying to put a year-end piece together for you all and just started crying… wow, we’ve been able to do so much to help people it’s overwhelming to get to be a part of it! Thank you!

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from The Hope Venture. Praying that more and more people will know the tender love and hope we’ve found in Christ through all that we do together.

December 15, 2010

Just a reminder… if you’re at Gateway Mall, eat at Panda Express, mention The Hope Venture, and you’ll be helping kids in India as you do! Thanks!!

December 7, 2010

Tell your friends… Come to Noodles on 27th and Pinelake on Thursday (Dec 9) between 4 & 9pm.  Just mention The Hope Venture and together we can help feed kids in India!!

November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving today from The Hope Venture.  We are grateful to be helping lives find hope with you.

November 21, 2010

The 2 children are both orphaned. Their mother and father died of HIV and AIDs. They live on their own.  Because of your support this past summer, they recently received a goat to help.  Thanks for helping lives find hope.

November 16, 2010

Did you know nearly half of all Indian children are undernourished? Uh, that’d be a lot of people…

November 10, 2010

Thanks to those of you who came out for the College of Hair Design event for our Haircuts for Hope project! They thought they had about 350-400 people there! A great event for everyone! Hope you had fun!

November 5, 2010

Hey everyone! Just want to let you know that the College of Hair Design is doing a benefit this weekend for The Hope Venture and Tiny Hands International.  We’ll show a new video from our Haircuts for Hope Project and I’ll be there sharing so you won’t want to miss it!    There’s a fashion show too […]

November 1, 2010

The Hope Venture is collecting used backpacks to use for display at LBC.  If you have one laying around your house that you no longer need, please bring it to the Adventureland booth (kids wing) between now and Saturday afternoon.  THANKS!

October 30, 2010

Hey, kinda last minute… if you have an old backpack laying around your house, please bring it to LBC tomorrow morning and leave it at the resource center marked for The Hope Venture!  Thanks!

October 8, 2010

Just arriving back in the US.  Met a man who currently only earns about $6 per month.  But thanks to you all, he will soon be grinding and selling rice and increasing his earnings dramatically!  Such a privilege we all have to help lives find hope!

E-Venture 2.9 September 2010

Hey!  I’m in India right now!  Following up some of our projects and exploring some new ones. It’s awesome the progress we’ve made in the one year we’ve been in existence. A lot has begun. But I’m also reminded here that the need is very great. People in many parts of the world just don’t live like […]

August 26, 2010

Check out our new Help-A-Widow project!   2 saris…1 blanket…$10!!!

Eventure 2.8 // Aug 12, 2010

Project Success! We’re excited to share with you about our most recent project!  Thanks to hundreds of youth in Nebraska, we’ve been able to help some of the poorest people in the world. This summer, NATS Detassling Company donated $1 for every acre that was detassled by the more than 400 youth it employed.  As a result, we were […]