Kairos Kids Funded: During this season of Thanksgiving, we wanted to tell you thanks for giving hope! We are so incredibly grateful for what the LORD has done. Over these past couple of years, we have seen our ministry grow from a dream that involved one horse and one family, to a community in the thousands that is bringing hope and healing to a multitude of kids and families all across the country. Almost daily we get to hear from supporters who have heard about us through the book Joey, or who have had a friend tell
Give 100 Kairos Kids Hope
Kairos (ˈkīräs) in Greek means “opportune moment.” Over the last two years, we’ve seen an ever-increasing number of applications from kids who come to the ranch in a moment of severe crisis. At Hope Reins, our Kairos Kids are these individuals that we’ve identified as urgently needing the opportunity to have the one-on-one sessions our ranch provides. Our yearly Kairos Kids giving campaign and your financial gifts are the primary way we are able to intercede immediately with free, in-depth services offering these kids much-needed hope and healing. We currently have 100 Kairos Kids waiting on our Christmas List. Here’s how you can help: 1) Read the giving levels on www.hopereins.org/kairos. Remember, Kairos Kids receive personal one-on-one sessions all year long! 2) Know that every dollar you give will be MATCHED up to $150K! Whatever amount you give is doubled! 3) Share this page online with your family and friends, and encourage them to add a Kairos Kid sponsorship to this year’s Christmas List. With your support, a record-breaking 100 Kairos Kids in severe trauma will be served next year—free of charge. One hundred kids facing enormous hardships will receive the gift of Hope for an entire season! We’ve got quite the long Christmas List. Give big or give small. But, please consider donating a gift today. We simply can’t do it without you. Remember: Every dollar you give to Kairos Kids will be matched up to $150,000. Double your gift. Thank you for giving Hope all year long! To give 100 Kairos Kids Hope, and read some of their stories, visit: www.hopereins.org/kairos.Posted by Hope Reins on Thursday, November 8, 2018
Do you remember 6-year-old Maria? Her story of brutal abuse, rescue, and 200-mile commute from Virginia to Hope Reins for services profoundly stirred our heart – and yours. And guess what? The ranch is now her ‘safe place.’ With her shoulders back, chin up and grinning ear to ear, Maria proudly escorted her foster mom, Amanda, around the 33-acre property during a recent visit. “She’s opening up and talking a lot more, which is helping the healing process,” says Amanda. Thank you for making it possible for Maria and other Kairos Kids to discover hope and healing this year.
Hope Reins recently had the honor of being featured in a case study on the front page of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The article does an amazing job at telling our history, and we got permission to share it with you. Enjoy: https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-One-Founder-Started-a/244713 ###
When an injury cost Joey—a prize-winning Appaloosa—his show career, he moved from one owner to the next, ultimately experiencing severe abuse and neglect. A rescue group found Joey nearly dead from starvation―and blind. Then he came to Hope Reins―a ranch dedicated to helping hurting kids who had been abused, emotionally wounded, or unwanted. By teaching these children to care for rescued animals, the Hope Reins staff were convinced they could reach kids with love and hope and show them that we are never forgotten by God. Jennifer Bleakley, a Hope Reins volunteer and aspiring author, fell in love with Joey