Journey with the Road for Hope

We invite you to join us on our journey through prayer. As we take our pilgrimage from Lewiston, Maine to Saint Anselm College we do so on behalf of 10 worthy charities. Thanks to many of you we have raised over $18,000 and along the road we will be meeting up with each of these charities to learn more about the tremendous services they provide day in and day out. Our leaders will volunteer while on the road at some of our sites to bring home the message of this walk on behalf of others.

Each day we select a charity or two to reflect on throughout our walk, to remind us why we embarked on this journey, to remind us that many of those we share the road of life with travel difficult journeys every day.

Please join us on our journey by praying for the charity of the day and for us as we continue our pilgrimage on behalf of others.

Friday we heard from UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, an educational nonprofit program dedicated to improving the physical, emotional, and psychological development of challenged children and adults through horseback riding.  We dedicated our beginning to there work.

Saturday's charity is Birthline of Portland, Maine. Birthline is a social service program that provides support to women experiencing untimely pregnancies in ways that affirm the dignity and sanctity of human life in all dimensions.

Sunday's charity is Good Shepherd Food Bank, which provides food for those at risk of hunder by soliciting surplus food and distributing it to non-profit programs throughout Maine.

Monday's charity is Community Concepts, the goal of this program is to assist families in becoming more self-sufficient by giving them an opportunity to make a fresh start with affordable housing.  Leaders Eric and Morgan will be visiting this charity and getting a tour of the projects they are currently working on.  We look forward to hearing more about this wonderful charity.

Tuesday's charity are 1)the Parent Resource Center which assists parents in developing healthier parenting skills and knowledge, stressing positive thinking and skills to build up self image and esteem; and 2) Our newest charity just added this year York County Shelter Program which offers food and shelter for those who are homeless in York County and provide the largest amount of support in York County to low income families, elderly, and underemployeed individuals.

Wednesday's charity is St. Charles Children's Home which provides a nurturing environment for homeless, abused, or deserted children in the greater Rochester area.

Please join us in prayer as we dedicate each day to them!

  • Michelle Eckilson

    You are all in our prayers.

  • Barb

    Hi Hopeful Walkers!
    This is Barb Miles with UpReach. This morning I offered my Eucharist at St. Joseph's Cathedral Chapel for all of you. I am proudly wearing my Road for Hope tee shirt today and keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers for a meaningful, safe and joyful walk through beautiful Maine.
    Stay strong and keeping putting one foot in front of the other. Have you encountered horses yet along your way?
    You ARE the hope of our future!
    Barb

  • jackm

    hi I see New England Council in large print on the banner NHIOP in smaller print and SAC barely discernible on the banner, lost marketing opportunity