We hosted 10 Christmas parties for hundreds of kids and families from partner organizations like Durham and Raleigh Rescue Missions, Refugee Hope Partners, and TAPS, which serves families of fallen military heroes. One of our guests from Durham Rescue Mission, Jeni, wept as her 17-month-old unwrapped Thomas the Train. “He’s never had a gift of any kind before,” she said. Thank you for your generosity! And, most amazingly, only 17 Kairos Kids remain on our Christmas list as of today! That means you’ve funded 83 of 100 kids who are served free of charge because you believe—like we do—that
Help fund the remaining 100 40 Kairos Kids on our waiting list who—like Troy— experience pain no child should face alone. Last weekend, Troy embraced his new equine friend, Sparrow, while attending Christmas at the Ranch with his Mom through our partner TAPS (The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors). TAPS offers compassionate care to those kids and families grappling with the loss of a loved one who died while serving in our Armed Forces. Hope Reins' annual Kairos Kids giving campaign and your financial gifts are the primary way we are able to intercede immediately with free, in-depth services offering kids like
Hope Reins friend, fellow horse lover and WRAL-TV anchor Gerald Owens spotlights the special friendship Alyssa had with our blind appaloosa, Joey. "RALEIGH, N.C. — At Hope Reins in north Raleigh rescued horses help hurting children find hope. A 12-year-old girl can attest to that. Alyssa Hakim found her voice through her relationship with a blind horse named Joey. She was featured in a book about Joey, written by local author, Jennifer Marshall Bleakley. 'My name is Aly. I like to draw, paint, play in my pretend kitchen and go on walks with my mom and sister, says Alyssa Hakim. "As you can see,
During this season of Thanksgiving, we want to say thanks for giving hope! Hope. It’s a simple word that represents so much to our kids and families at Hope Reins. It means the difference between hanging on or giving up. It's the power to believe anything is possible. Hope is a mighty word—and because of you—Hope Reins is an incredible place for hope and healing. 🦃 Happy Thanksgiving! Thank You for Giving Hope Happy Thanksgiving to all of our donors, volunteers and families we serve. This will be your most favorite Thanksgiving video message, ever!
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