Harvesting hope

Harvesting hope
Harvesting hope
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Nearly 200 people attended Matthew’s Hope’s first Harvest in the Garden party Nov. 22. Tables were decorated in a variety of themes, from “under the sea” and “birds in the garden” to Texas, the jungle and “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Sandy Shugart, president of Valencia College, entertained guests with his storytelling style of music.

Guests had the option of bringing their own meal or using one of three caterers available that evening.

A large tent was set up near the Harvest of Hope Garden, which is maintained by the homeless men and women who are helped by Matthew’s Hope. The homeless ministry is located on West Orange Church of Christ property on Daniels Road in Winter Garden.

This was the first major fundraiser of its kind for Matthew’s Hope. The program relies on donations and sponsorships and does not accept government money.

To learn more about the program, call (407) 905-9500 or visit matthewshopeministries.org.


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