Raising Hope (at home)

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November 18, 2021

Our second Raising Hope (at home) event, on November 18, will feature keynote speaker Bill Barkeley, a West Michigan native who was the first deaf-blind person to run the Boston Marathon, has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, and hiked the 500-mile-long Camino de Santiago pilgrimage (Way of St. James) from France to Spain. The virtual program will also include Bishop Walkowiak, stories from CCWM clients who have been personally affected from the support provided through our programs, and a special performance by the Catholic Central High School Choir.

We heard great feedback about last year’s free virtual program and, due to COVID-19, we decided to host another Raising Hope (at home) event this year. We are committed to sharing our agency’s success stories and celebrate the work that we do in our communities each day. So this year, we ask the community to join us for the virtual event and show your support. There will be a variety of watch parties across Grand Rapids, hosted in the homes of our supporters.

Raising Hope raises funds to support the more than 30 social service programs provided by Catholic Charities and through these programs, CCWM provides help and creates hope for more than 32,000 individuals each year.

With no overhead for the event, 100% of the money raised goes directly to our neighbors in need in West Michigan. To support our programs today, please visit ccwestmi.org/donate.

2020 Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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Michael and Hannah Naltner

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Russ and Chris Visner

Bronze Sponsors
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Mike and Mary Brandon

Ron and Joan Griffith

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Table Hosts

Acton Institute
Aquinas College
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
Dan Vos Construction
Gregory and Jane Downer
EV Construction
David and Jan Harris
John and Mary Hendrickson
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
Mary Ann Keeler
Macatawa Bank
Mika Meyers PLC
Mary Evelyn O’Connor
PNC Bank
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
St. Robert of Newminster Church
Alexander Wolf


Raising Hope Box Sponsors