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A joyful holiday season for Homemade Hope families! 

December 2018

From fulfilling Christmas wish lists to decorating gingerbread houses and enjoying snowman pancakes on Christmas morning, thank you to our supporters who allowed Homemade Hope to create memories and traditions with hundreds of childrens  and their families over the holiday season!

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The Rockets Coaching & Supporting Staff Sponsor Thanksgiving Dinner For Our Homemade Hope Families 

November 2018

An incredibly special night as Houston Rockets Head Coach Mike D’Antoni, his wife Laurel & the entire coaching staff hosted Thanksgiving dinner for our Homemade Hope families. So much gratitude for their generosity. 

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Homemade Hope's second annual gala featured in Papercity Magazine

September 2018

Papercity Magazine features Homemade Hope's annual gala by stating that "Homemade Hope Tugs at the Heartstrings in This Starry Houston Gala." The magazine continues to mention that Homemade Hope students provided their own handmade table decorations at each table while Kroger provided the florals. KTRK Channel 13’s Katherine Whale, served as emcee to the evening, chaired by Adam Greer and Margot Delaronde. The eventful night surpassed its expectations in raising funds for the at-risk children in need. 

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"It" crowd helps Homemade Hope's second-ever Home is Where the Heart is gala a complete success

September 2018

Homemade Hope's Home is Where the Heart is Gala was a complete success, honoring Divya and Chris Brown. The event was featured on the Houston Chronicle and was able to surpass its goal to continue funding the program for homeless and at risk youth. 

Join Sweat 1000 in Supporting Homemade Hope

April 2017

Thanks to Sweat 1000 for having its first charity class to support Homemade Hope. Join us on April 14th for an exhilarating and invigorating workout. Come help us make this a successful event and support a great cause! 

Grand Opening of Sweat 1000 in Heights Benefiting Homemade Hope

March 2017

A huge thank you to Sweat 1000 for benefiting Homemade Hope. The grand opening of Sweat 1000 was a complete success. All the proceeds from the evening's  silent auction will support Homemade Hope's children. 

Christmas Celebration with Double Tree Hotel 

December 2017

Thank you to Double Tree Hotel and their staff for making our Christmas celebration so memorable by providing dinner, cookie decorating and Christmas stockings for the Homemade Hope children. Our Christmas celebration was one for the books! All the children created arts & crafts with their families and received gifts from their personalized wishlists. 

A special Thanksgiving celebration with the Houston Rockets

November 2017

We had such a special Thanksgiving celebration with our Corder Place families. From the handmade placemats and menu designed by the kids to the family portraits, it was truly a Thanksgiving full of love and family. Thank you to Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni and his wife Laurel for sponsoring this event and going above and beyond to make it extra special for our HH families. 

Fitness in the Loop sponsors a fundraising yoga class and brunch

November 2017

Thank you #runhoustonstrong for an awesome event benefiting Homemade Hope. We are extremely grateful to everyone who came out and ran and @mind.over.matter.athlete@manreadymerc for putting on the event! The funds raised through the run will go directly to our programming that supports families living in shelters who have been displaced by Harvey.

Fitness in the Loop sponsors a fundraising yoga class and brunch

October 2017

Homemade Hope thanks Fitness in the Loop for supporting Homemade Hope by putting on an amazing fundraising yoga class and brunch. We loved spending the morning celebrating yoga, health, and a community of inspiring Houstonians. A huge thank you to Lamise for leading the class and spreading the good vibes. We are beyond grateful for the generosity of everyone involved. 

 
Homemade Hope's first-ever gala becomes a "family dinner" success

September 2017

Homemade Hope's Home is Where the Heart is Gala was a complete success, honoring Yvonne and Rufus Cormier. The event was featured on the Houston Chronicle and was able to reach its goal to continue funding the program for homeless and at risk youth. 

 
Étoile et Bar selects Homemade Hope as July Charity of the Month 

July 2017

 

Throughout the month of July, Étoile et Bar will donate a portion of the proceeds from its prixe fixe dinner and brunch menus to Homemade Hope. Please visit to enjoy a fabulous meal while supporting our valuable work. 

 

Optimus Commoditties Search sponsors Homemade Hope's back to school event

August 2017

Homemade Hope was honored to have Optimus Commodities Search sponsor our back to schoool event for the third year in a row. We also want to thank Chef Lee Ellis from Star Fish Houston for the delicious BBQ, Gavin Bruce from Zing Wellness for the fun fitness demo, and Deacon Jimmy Thomas from Second Baptist for the blessing and inspirational message. Getting the children prepared for the school year was such a success!

Homemade Hope Participates in NRG's Annual Rodeo Roundup 

March 2017

Homemade Hope partnered with Marcy de Luna from CultureMap for NRG Energy's Annual Rodeo Roundup cooking competition.

Homemade Hope awarded grant by Children's Fund Inc. 

May 2017

 

Homemade Hope was honored to be selected for a grant award by the Children's Fund Inc., allowing us to impact the lives of more children in the Houston area.

 

 

 

Homemade Hope's Rodeo Raffle is featured in CultureMap

March 2017

CultureMap featured Homemade Hope's Rodeo Raffle where people can enter to win 2 tickets and back stage passes to Dierks Bentley at the Livestock Show and Rodeo on Friday, March 24 at 6:45PM bit.ly/dierksraffle

Homemade Hope is the CultureMap 2017 Charity Challenge Winner

January 2017

Homemade Hope is featured in the Holiday issue of Local Magazine

December 2016

 

Local Magazine Houston features Homemade in their holiday giving spread.

Homemade Hope's BBQ Beers & Cheers Fall Social is a hit in CultureMap

November 2016

 

CultureMap Houston recognized HH's first fall social, held November 5th, 2016 at Midtown BBQ. All proceeds will benefit Homemade Hope's work with Houston children living in shelters.

Homemade Hope featured in the November issue of Absolutely! Memorial Magazine

November 2016

 

Absolutely! Memorial featured an article discussing  Homemade Hope's origin, mission, and holiday programs with the children.

Houstonia highlights Luby's Jr. Chef Competition to benefit Homemade Hope

August 2016

 

Houstonia highlighted Luby's plans to host a Jr. Chef's Competition where the winning dish will become a featured menu item with a percent of each dish's sale being donated to Homemade Hope. Homemade Hope's kids will be sous chefs to the finalists as they cook to earn a spot on the menu.

Homemade Hope's Spring Soirée gets nod from CultureMap Houston

May 2016

 

CultureMap Houston recognized HH's first spring event, held May 12th, 2016 at the JW Marriott Downtown. All proceeds will benefit Homemade Hope's work with Houston children living in shelters.

Houston Chronicle highlights HH's Spring Soirée

May 2016

 

Homemade Hope hosted its inaugural spring event to benefit HH's weekly cooking programs and holiday celebrations serving homeless and at-risk youth living in shelters. 

Whole Foods Selects Homemade Hope for 5% Community Giving Day to be held 8/17

March 2016

 

Whole Foods Market selected Homemade Hope to be the beneficiary of their 5% Community Giving Day on August 17th. 5% of all pre-tax dollars spent at both the Voss store and the Post Oak store will be donated to Homemade Hope's programming.

Homemade Hope awarded grant by Albert & Ethel Herzstein Foundation

March 2016

 

Homemade Hope was honored to be selected for a grant award by the distinguished Herzstein Foundation, broadening our base of generous supporters.

 

 

 

Étoile et Bar selects Homemade Hope as January Charity of the Month 

January 2016

 

Throughout the month of January, Étoile et Bar will donate a portion of the proceeds from its prixe fixe dinner and brunch menus to Homemade Hope. The restaurant also features a Charity Cocktail. Please visit to enjoy a fabulous meal while supporting our valuable work. 

 

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CultureMap Houston highlights 5th Annual "Houston Bondshells Bash" and Homemade Hope, the event's charity beneficiary  

December 2015

 

Homemade Hope was honored as the first charity beneficiary of this Spectre-themed event. Proceeds funded HH's Christmas party at Southside Community Center.

 

HH Founder, Blair Bentley, featured in Modern Luxury Houston's November Philanthropy issue

November 2015

 

In this "snapshot" of "movers and shaker and doers and dreamers that keep the spirit of charity alive in Houston," Bentley is acknowledged as a "rising superstar" in the city's philanthropy scene. 

 

 

HH & JW Marriott's Main Kitchen featured on ABC13 News

August 2015

 

Houston's JW Marriott Main Kitchen hosted Homemade Hope for an afternoon of cooking and a behind-the-scenes peek at life in a professional kitchen. Children made pizzas from scratch with fresh ingredients of their choice after a fun demonstration by Executive Chef Erin Smith and three other Main Kitchen chefs.

 

Houston's Public Media highlights Texas Women for the Arts' generous grant award to Homemade Hope 

June 2015

 

Texas Women for the Arts awarded Homemade Hope a generous grant, enabling expansion of HH's programs to additional shelters. Houston Public Media learned of this great partnership and highlighted the work of HH on its Arts & Culture segment.

 

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