Homes of Hope is an organisation that we, at Cashmores, hold close to our hearts. Homes of Hope provide therapeutic group family home care 24/7/52 weeks of each and every year, for at-risk children from hard places within the Bay of Plenty. Children aged 0-12 are provided a stable and nurturing environment, with therapeutic care provided to restore their mental, physical, and emotional health while building self-worth and self-efficacy to enable them to flourish and in doing so, they change lives.
It was an absolute privilege to organise and host The Homes of Hope dinner on Saturday, 10th of April. ‘The Home of Hope’ is what the proceeds will be used for and is a new home being built by Classic Builders to help more of our most vulnerable tamariki get the care they need. We started the night off with a goal to raise $70,000, we managed to smash our goal and raise $97,426, meaning we have not only covered the remaining costs of the build, but we are able to furnish the home as well.
We are so proud of the amazing effort that everyone put in to make this such a successful night. So many generous local businesses got involved and our beautiful guests dug deep for this deserving cause. Giving back to our community and the people that need it the most is important to us, so it was an honour to make it happen. A dream of Kirsty and Blair’s was to one day be in a position to build or buy a house for Homes of Hope so when we heard Classic Builders were putting a project together to do just that, we couldn’t wait to jump straight in. With a lot of behind the scenes planning, organising, stressing, and the generosity from the likes of Farmer Auto Village and Becks Clarke, we managed to put together an evening full of glamour, fun, and good times.
A major highlight of the night was a talk from guest speaker Nigel Latta. He talked about how over 17,000 children in New Zealand currently require foster care and if you are not in a position to foster that’s ok, but there are lots of small things you can do to help, such as attending events like The Home of Hope dinner. Hillary Price, the CEO for Homes of Hope, also did a heartfelt speech which really put into perspective why New Zealand needs Homes of Hope and support from others. Other highlights included entertainment from Izzy and Moe, a three-course meal from Hereford Kitchen, and a range of high-end auction items including an Eden Park glamping escape, pamper packages, a ‘fly and dine’ package, and a Sam Cane training experience.
From the team at Cashmores, we thank all of you who attended this wonderful evening and hope you had an amazing night. A BIG THANKS also goes to the following business for their involvement – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Mills Reef Winery, NZ
SIDETRACK CAFÉ NZ
Bay of Plenty Rugby
Hide – Thirst and Hunger
The Powder Room by Ginene
Sisters & Co
Oscar and Otto
Mandy Williams Art