DONATION2018-10-24T21:25:32+00:00

Welcome to Fenton Center of Hope’s donation page!

If you would like to invest in our charity monetarily, please click the link below and you can choose which program your money will go by clicking the “send a private message to the organization” box. Thank you for helping our community grow and thrive!

Please note that 100% of all donations go directly back into the community and we are currently raising funds for some heating and cooling fixtures for our food pantry!

Any questions please call our office at 810-620-8167!

CURRENT NEEDS:

Our Baby Closet is in need of the following; wipes, 2T girls clothes (shorts, shirts, PJ’s, and swim suits), 5T both boy and girl PJ’s, and gently used/like new cribs and high chairs. Also, we are looking to fill up our feminine hygiene products as well as needing to stock razors, shaving cream, shampoo and conditioner. Lastly, the Food Pantry could always use more chunky soups and spaghetti sauces. Donations (those including non-expired, non-perishable food) can be dropped off Mon-Thrs from 9-3 in the breezeway of the Center of Hope. We are also looking for coupons from your Sunday paper, which can be left in the shopping cart that is in the breezeway.

 

A Story of Redemption

It was Thanksgiving weekend and things were winding down at the center. Jennifer was on her way out when the phone rang. She thought about not answering but picked up the phone to her a weary voice on the other end asking for immediate help. Jennifer offered to meet her at the Food Pantry and within the hour the woman arrived. As she was busy picking items from our pantry Jennifer tried to engage her in conversation but got short, blunt and almost rude replies. Jennifer continued on as if it didn’t faze her and continued to bag up this woman’s groceries. It was then that the woman apologized and clarified that she was under a huge amount of stress. Her story unfolded and she explained that her sister had returned home addicted to heroin. The sister claimed to want to go to rehab but the intake date was the following week, leaving this woman with a hard decision to make. She ended up sacrificing her own Thanksgiving weekend with her husband and children to tend to her sister. Jennifer offered to pray with this woman and after the prayer was over the woman looked at Jenifer and asked if she would pray again with her mother and sister, who were waiting in her car. Excited and curious Jennifer met with the woman’s sister and mother and while they stood in the parking lot, holding hands, Jennifer began to pray. The exact words don’t matter as much as the heart behind the words. Words of hope, love and endurance came out of Jennifer as she asked God to help this woman stick with her rehabilitation and in the process come to know the love of our Father. The prayer ended and the groceries got loaded into the car and they drove away. Only knowing their first names Jennifer wondered what the future held for all three women. Six weeks later, a gentleman called the center asking if he could come to the food pantry for some food. Jennifer came into the pantry after he arrived and was shocked when she heard a woman she did not recognize say to the gentleman, “Dad! This is the lady that helped me out before I went to rehab!” It took Jennifer a moment to realize who this woman was and then it clicked! This was the sister! She was a shell of her former self. She gave Jennifer eye contact with bright, clear eyes and smiled from ear to ear. She explained to Jennifer that the man she was with was her father, and he was on his way into a rehab program! She declared that God had been doing awesome things in her family and that they all decided to live their lives for the Lord. Amen! This story is just one of the amazing experiences that have taken place at the Fenton Center of Hope! We cannot take any of the credit. It was because we were available that God was able to invade this particular family and turn their lives upside down to advance His Kingdom! What a gracious God we serve!