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News from Hope Full Life Center Inc. 
March 2017
Fair Trade Basket
Fair Trade Market planned for April 1

Cross Culture Market, the Center's international program, is more than just a fancy gift shop in Faith Plaza. We advocate for fair trade practices around the world and proudly sell merchandise for 21 ministry and humanitarian organizations working in developing nations. 

This spring we're involved in planning a Global Fair Trade Market at the Albany School of Humanities on April 1. This market will bring together Fair Trade supporters from around the Capital Region. Read more...

Gearing up for gardening
Learn how to grow your own produce this summer

Watering new plants in the gardenThe snow may still be flying, but the Center is busy getting ready for the 2017 growing season at the Linda Civill Community Garden. We invite anyone interested in gardening to become involved. A bed, composted gardening soil, tools, water and often seeds and/or starter plants are supplied to anyone interested in using the garden. Read more...

2016 Annual Report

Hope Full Life Center was busy in 2016! 

  • Helping Harvest, our food assistance program, ensured nearly 1,000 people in our community had enough to eat. 
  • Gracefully Chic Boutique and Peace of Home, our thrift stores, recycled thousands of gently used items, keeping them out of area landfills. 
  • Cross Culture Market, our international fair trade program, purchased nearly $6,000 worth of merchandise from charities assisting disadvantaged people and building economies in developing nations. 

And that's just a start! Read more about how our programs served Ravena, surrounding communities and our overseas neighbors last year.Hope Full Life Center's Programs

Celebrating our volunteersPhoto of volunteers

Love was in the air at Hope Full Life Center and Abounding Love Christian Fellowship’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the church. More than 100 volunteers and their families enjoyed an evening of food provided by Frese’s Catering, Valentine’s inspired games and fellowship as we honored the time and talent each attendee contributed to the success of our two sister organizations in the past year. Read more...

Flach honored with service award

Hope Full Life Center's Executive Director, Rebecca Marion Flach, was recently honored by the Empire State Society of Association Executive's (ESSAE) with the George Burton Award for her willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty as a voRebecca Marion Flachlunteer leader.

Flach served on the ESSAE Board as a Director and Officer (2011-2016). In April 2014, Rebecca became part of the group's Executive Committee, serving as Secretary and then serving as Treasurer for two years (2015-2016). She consistently exceeded expectations in her service to ESSAE and provided support to multiple Board Chairs and to the ongoing operations of the organization.

"Rebecca brings the same can-do attitude and integrity to Hope Full Life Center every day, and we're proud another organization she serves recognized these traits," said Rev. Charles Engelhardt, President and CEO of Hope Full Life Center. 

Congratulations Rebecca!

Do you wonder what happens to your donations to Gracefully Chic Boutique and Peace of Home? Watch this video to learn how we manage the thousands of clothing items that are donated to us each year.
A video about processing donations at Gracefully Chic Boutique


Our Mission

Hope Full Life Center empowers people. Activated by compassion, we offer a helping hand, not a hand-out, to improve life for our neighbors. Learn more about us...

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We're a small charity, with few resources trying to make big changes in our community and around the world. Here's how you can help us...
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2480 US Route 9W
Faith Plaza
Ravena, NY 12143

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