Hope For Hungry Kids – 2017 Benefit Golf Tournament

header You are officially invited to participate in the 2017 Hope For Hungry Kids Benefit Golf Tournament

When and Where is it Happening?

Saturday, May 5 at 1:30 PM Registration is from 11:00am to 1pm.
First Tee-off is at 1:30pm DON’T BE LATE… Putting Contest starts at 12:00pm at Glen Oaks Golf Club 245 Golf Course Rd, Maiden, NC 28650 Directions here.

What kind of tournament is it?

This event is a four-man Captains Choice tournament. If you do not enter a team list, not a problem! You will be placed with 3 others to make a new team. Rules will be provided at the course. Handicap: please submit your approximate average score for 18 holes when signing up. Proceeds go to feed orphaned children in India residing at Jyothi’s Home for Children: Kakinada India Learn More about the Orphanage.

How Do I Sign Up?

Contact Jamey Green at 704-351-5822
Or use the form below (Please include your NAME, COMPANY, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, EMAIL
SCORE FOR 18 HOLES, and Names and Numbers of your team mates)

How Much and Any Contests or Giveaways?

$75 entry fee gets you 18 holes of golf, BBQ dinner and prizes. (Payment Due April 25 Mulligan packages are available for $10 includes a string, skirt and 2 mulligans. *Putting contest prior to tee off (50/50 winner) *Longest Drive *Closest to the Pin *****$5000 Hole-in-One chance on Hole # 8****** Please come join us at the beautiful Glen Oaks Golf Club Prizes include:

  • Cash for 1st place in each flight
  • Fishing Rods
  • Tools
  • Golf bags & shirts
  • More!

NOTES: If golf tournament is cancelled due to weather, players will be notified of reschedule date or receive a full refund. If a player is a “no-show”, entry fee is non-refundable.

End of the Year Drone-Orphan Video…and Personal Letter.

Watch this video created by Ankit Reddi, son of Jyothi Reddi, to see some shots of the orphanage and the happy orphans with a special message for you during the holiday season.

A letter from Jamey Green, Executive Director of Hope for Hungry Kids:

Dear friends,

Greeting’s from everyone at Hope for Hungry Kids and from Jyothi’s family and all the children of the orphanage.

Jyothi especially sends his love and gratitude for all the support that his children have received this year. 2016 saw a great increase in donations and for that we are all very thankful.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and I know that each of you are looking forward to New Year festivities. I hope that whatever your traditional celebrations are, they will find you healthy and happy.

I want to say thank you for all the monthly donors who never miss your support. That consistent donation is so important to the Read More

Hope for Hungry Kids – Benefit Golf Tournament 2016

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You are officially invited to participate in the 2016 Hope For Hungry Kids Benefit Golf Tournament

When and Where is it Happening?

Saturday, May 7 at 1:30 PM

Registration is from 11:00am to 1pm. First Tee-off is at 1:30pm

Putting Contest starts at 12:00pm

Glen Oaks Golf Club

245 Golf Course Rd, Maiden, NC 28650

What kind of tournament is it?

This event is a four-man Captains Choice tournament.

If you do not enter a team list, you will be placed with others.

Rules will be provided at the course.

Handicap: please submit your approximate averag score for 18 holes when signing up.
Proceeds go to feed orphaned children in India residing at Jyothi’s Home for Children: Kakinada India
Learn More about the Orphanage.

How Do I Sign Up?

Contact Jamey Green at 705-351-5822 or 704-596-9277

How Much and Any Contests or Giveaways?

$75 entry fee gets you 18 holes of golf, BBQ dinner and prizes.

(Payment Due April 25
Mulligan packages are available for $10 includes a string, skirt and 2 mulligans.
*Putting contest prior to tee off (50/50 winner)
*Longest Drive
*Closest to the Pin
*****$5000 Hole-in-One chance on Hole # 8******
Please come join us at the beautiful Glen Oaks Golf Club
Prizes include:

  • Cash for 1st place in each flight
  • Weekend Beach get-away
  • Fishing Rod
  • Golf Club
  • Golf shirts
  • More!

NOTES:

If golf tournament is cancelled due to weather, players will be notificed of reschedule date or receive a full refund.

If  a player is a “no-show”, entry fee is non-refundable.

A New Name and Renewed Gratitude

A 2003 Psychological study made the follow claim about some of its findings…”the experience of gratitude leads to positive psychological, physical, and social outcomes.” (1) But I don’t need a scientific study to tell me that a thankful heart is healthy. And it’s no wonder, since the scriptures ask us to live in an attitude of gratitude. I am certainly thankful for what is happening with in our organization.

It’s four months into 2015 and things are looking great for our project!

This year will see a 5K Run (coming up very soon), a benefit Golf Tournament (also coming up shortly!) and a benefit dinner all organized and implemented for the sole purpose of providing support for the children we feed in India. Yes, 2015 will see more events than last year and we hope each year will bring new and improved opportunities for our cause.

2015 is also the year that our organization has experienced some change.

hope-for-hungry-kids-logo-transitionWe believe this shift will be for the better. We are transitioning our name from Operation Feed the Children to Hope for Hungry Kids. Our website has already been updated as you can see and for the next several months, our literature and promotional material will look like this: Hope for Hungry Kids (formerly Operation Feed the Children).

The name is the only thing that has changed. Our members, supporters, leaders and especially our goals have not changed. The goal of feeding those orphans of Jyothi’s Home for Children in India will remain our focus. That purpose is why we began and it will continue until there are no more hungry children in India.

I can’t thank each of you enough for all that you do. Those of you who are faithful to send in your monthly support: it is invaluable. Each month, when I send Jyothi the money that is received from you, I forward the names of that months donors at Jyothi’s request. He wants to see, each month, who has sacrificed for his children. He does this, so he will know who to pray for and to have the children pray for. These are prayers of thanksgiving to God for you and for what you are doing to help their cause.

I have been there when these children pray. I have seen firsthand how powerful it is when a young boy or girl, being moved by the generosity of their American friends, raises their voice to thank God for you, and to lift their voice to ask that He blesses you and your family for your generosity and love toward them. It is a sobering thought to know that these children are well aware that without people like you, they would not eat, therefore the sincerity of their thankfulness rings out daily toward the heavens.

I encourage all of you to continue in this effort. Tell others of your support and commitment to this cause. Share our website www.hopeforhungrykids.org and the pictures of the children that each of you support. There are many people out there who want to help someone and will when the right opportunity comes along. You may very well be the one who exposes the right opportunity to them.

Our organization has added many new supporters this year. With each new face comes a fresh sense of purpose and zeal for our efforts. It is refreshing to sense that what we are doing has been ordered from above. It is certainly evidenced in the loving and faithful helpers, supporters and leaders that have stepped up to accomplish something for this mission.

children-at-jythotis-home-for-childrenI am reminded that our lives are but vapors in light of eternity. As Americans, we live under a blanket of liberty and freedom that many in this world know nothing about. Wisdom tells us that, as short as our lives are, they are better spent on the care and concern of the least of us, than on the comfort of ourselves. This truth makes the voices of those children in India, as they pray for each of you, while kneeling down on the dirt and concrete floors, sound out loudly in my mind. That, while they are fortunate to get two meals a day, sit on dirt and concrete floors for school and meals, and play within a walled yard for protection against the Cobra’s and wild animals, they are taught to be thankful for what they have received. This reminds me that my life should be lived also in great and continued thankfulness.

Jamey Green
Executive Director
Hope for Hungry Kids

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

 

(1) Emmons, R.A. & McCullough, M.E. (2003). Counting blessings versus burdens: An experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 377-389.

 

Hope for Hungry Kids Featured in “The View Point” Magazine

hope-for-hungry-kids-in-magazineThanks to the work of Kathy Almond, Hope for Hungry Kids was recently featured in the “The View Point” Magazine. Executive Director, Jamey Green was featured with the orphans in India on the cover of the publication, and the beautiful faces of the children of Jyothi’s Home for Children graced the interior with a wonderfully written article of what is happening here in North Carolina, and in India. It tells the story of how Kathy heard about Hope for Hungry Kids, then called “Operation Feed the Children”

“We are not just giving them food,” Jamey says in the article, “We’re also feeding them the word of God; the bread of life.”

The article also reveals the bittersweet truth:
“One day each year, Reddi opens the doors of the orphanage for new children, and every year he has to turn more than 300 children away. ”

Read the entire article by clicking here: The View Point – February 2015.pdf

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New Website & Other Announcements

OFtC Benefit DinnerThis month we have been able to update the website and begin the process of communication to supporters and prayer partners through email. We are very excited about the direction OFtC is going as an organization. Our very first annual benefit dinner in August was a huge success.

We are so blessed to be able to have such a wonderful group of people supporting the effort. Since then, we’ve been able to use the energy and momentum to continue working to provide for the orphaned children of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India.

To all who are a part of this wonderful mission, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.