FALLBROOK – Walkers at Hope Clinic for Women’s annual “Hope Walks” June 18 were welcomed by a sunny day at The Vineyard 1924. Families enjoyed fun games and food for all throughout the morning. This is the second year Hope has hosted the walk at this venue.
Hope Clinic Executive Director Carolyn Koole said, “Walkers requested that they return the next year. The Vineyard is a beautiful, quiet, and safe venue for families with children to enjoy and though the walk through the vineyards is vigorous, the grounds also provide areas for those with ambulatory concerns to enjoy their back acreage.”
The $12,209 donated at the fundraising walk to sponsor the event or by individual walkers supports daily programming at Hope Clinic that brings compassionate support and hope to the young moms and dads it serves.
Koole said, “Our clients face the many challenges of first-time pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. One of the joys of the free programming at Hope Clinic is that should moms and dads choose, we have the privilege of engaging them from the moment they discover they are pregnant until their child turns 2, providing helpful educational and physical resources and connecting them with other helpful local resources.”
For those interested in helping Hope Clinic reach its goal of $15,000, they can call Melinda at Hope Clinic at 760-728-4105 ext. 11 or donate at http://www.hopefallbrook.com.
“Hope Clinic is so fortunate to serve the community of Fallbrook because they have the same hospitable spirit that we have,” Koole said. In addition, she shared that there are always many volunteer opportunities allowing community members to use their time and talent at a time convenient to them (usually three hours each week).
The staff at Hope Clinic are happy to provide tours of the building to help the community have a firsthand experience of what the women who come to Hope Clinic for assistance experience. To set up a tour, contact Koole at 760-728-4105 ext 10.
Submitted by Hope Clinic for Women.