The Twelve Ways of Giving

Twelve Days of Giving

Ah, the Twelve Days of Christmas

It’s that song that gets stuck in your head, if nothing else out of sheer repetition throughout the month of December. As far as we know, the first version kicked off in a children’s book in 1780, and something roughly resembling our current version was written by a fellow named Frederic Austin in 1909. From there, it was on to the endless playful, and sometimes intentionally mocking, variations we’ve all heard played over and over (thank you in particular Jeff Foxworthy).

And of course, there are the “Twelve Days of Giving” marketing campaigns to encourage donors to support a particular cause. As a non-profit, we have no problem with that concept, and if you want to make a gift to Home of Hope on each of the twelve days of Christmas (if you’re not sure when to make those payments, the twelve days start on Christmas day and continue into January), we’re willing to accept them. What we would rather do this year, though, is scoot onto the couch beside you (move over just a bit – thanks) and think together about twelve ways we can all make a difference for other people at this time of year. Some involve financial gifts, some gifts of our stuff, and some more simply gifts of our time and our attention.

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Mary Moore Annual Charity Golf Tournament August 9

The 13th Annual Mary Moore Charity Event golf tournament and silent auction will be held Friday, August 9 at Shangri-La Golf Club on Monkey Island.  The tournament benefits Special Olympics through Home of Hope.  Registration for the 4-person scramble begins at noon with lunch served at 12:15 pm and the tournament starting at 1 pm.  The $125 per person entry fee includes green fee, driving range, cart, lunch, award, a tee box gift and prizes.  There will be a contests including most accurate drive, closest to the pin, longest putt and most accurate putt. For more information contact Jack Moore at 918-557-7670 or jmoore1320@gmail.com or Misty Bingham at 918-256-7825, Ext. 168 or misty.bingham@homeofhope.com.
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Hiring Event July 27 in Claremore

Rogers County Training Center in Claremore, a subsidiary of Home of Hope, Inc., will be hosting a Hiring Event on Friday, July 27 from 10 am to 3 pm at 2112 E.L. Anderson Boulevard (in the industrial area off of West Lowry Road). Interviews will be done at the Hiring Event for residential direct care staff and vocational job coaches.  Detailed job descriptions and an online application are available at homeofhope.com.  Day, night, and weekend shifts are available.  Qualifications include a high school diploma or the equivalent, valid Oklahoma driver’s license and a reliable means of communication and transportation.  No experience is necessary, but candidates must be able to attend the paid training provided by Home of Hope.  Criminal background check, drug screen and successful completion of First Aid/CPR to Home of Hope standards is required. “We invite you to attend, as well as pass the word about, this event to learn about the exciting opportunities available in our organization,” said Tamara Atkins, Director Human Resources.  “Our employees tell us the best part of their job is the difference they make in the lives of individuals we serve.  We have several openings to fill and look forward to meeting interested applicants.” Home of Hope provides residential and vocational services to more than 250 adults with intellectual disabilities throughout northeastern Oklahoma in Claremore, Pryor, Vinita, Jay and Miami.  Home of Hope has very competitive benefits, paying for qualified employees to attend training and obtain certifications for Developmentally Disabled Direct Care Aide, Medication Aide Technician
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Mary Moore Annual Charity Golf Tournament August 17

The 12th Annual Mary Moore Charity Event golf tournament and silent auction will be held Friday, August 17 at Shangri-La Golf Club on Monkey Island.  The tournament benefits Special Olympics through Home of Hope.  Registration for the 4-person scramble begins at noon with lunch served at 12:15 pm and the tournament starting at 1 pm.  The $125 per person entry fee includes green fee, driving range, cart, lunch, award, a tee box gift and prizes.  There will be a contests including most accurate drive, closest to the pin, longest putt and most accurate putt. For more information contact Jack Moore at 918-557-7670 or jmoore1320@gmail.com or Misty Bingham at 918-256-7825, Ext. 168 or misty.bingham@homeofhope.com. Printable brochure and entry form  
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