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Local nonprofit partners with UNICEF for Dodgeball Tournament

May 2016
Local nonprofit partners with UNICEF for Dodgeball Tournament

On March 19, 2016, a dozen teams and scores of volunteers came together for a dodgeball tournament put together by Helping Organizations & People Everywhere, Inc. (HOPE). The event was cosponsored by UNICEF with the goal to raise awareness and funds to provide clean water to those who cannot easily access it.

“HOPE Dodgeball with UNICEF” was a unique event where people of all races, religions, and communities could come together and participate in a competitive event suitable for everyone. As the teams battled on the court, all who attended learned about the sustainable efforts of UNICEF. With the money raised, HOPE helped UNICEF provide a year of clean water for 100 people or roughly 4 hand pumps serving approximately 1,000 people.

Attendees also helped make and pack over 500 sandwiches to be donated to Crossroads Ministry, a local homeless refuge.

HOPE is a local nonprofit founded by young adults in Atlanta who seek to change the world. They focus on raising awareness, engaging the community, and fundraising for nonprofits focused on basic needs with sustainable solutions. To accomplish these goals, HOPE hosts a variety of events to bring the community together in a fun way. Visit us at HOPEInc.info to find out how you can help us help others.

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[The article above appears only on the website for May 2016, not in the May print/digital issues.]


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