Published on November 18th, 2020 | by TLV News0
Doors of Hope Kicks Off Wreaths of Hope 2020 Fundraiser November 18
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Oxford. Forty-seven businesses are participating in Wreaths of Hope 2020 benefiting Doors of Hope Transition Ministries by decorating and displaying wreaths to be auctioned off November 18–21.
Normally at this time Doors of Hope would be planning their annual Holiday House Tour. Under the circumstances with COVID-19, they felt it would be difficult to implement the event safely and successfully. Under the direction of fundraising chair, Susan Bartlett, the fundraising committee decided to keep the focus on “home” and provide an opportunity for the community to participate in an online wreath auction.
The Wreaths of Hope 2020 fundraiser will feature 50 beautifully decorated wreaths by local designers displayed in various retail locations around Oxford as well as some fun raffle items. A list of participating businesses can be found at the Doors of Hope website.
The auction will be online from 8 am November 18 until 8 pm November 21. To bid on these unique and one-of-a-kind wreaths visit www.accelevents.com/e/directordohtm.
The purpose of Doors of Hope Transition Ministries includes, but is not limited to, guiding homeless families and at-risk homeless families in Lafayette County, Mississippi, toward self-reliance and stability through a holistic, individualized approach that includes life-skills training, mentoring, and supportive housing.
In March of this year, Doors of Hope shifted its focus to helping families negatively affected by COVID-19. Doors of Hope has provided assistance with rent and utility bills to over 95 families in Lafayette County, over seven times their usual level of services. Even as the state reopens, many families are still suffering from unemployment and a subsequent inability to pay their rents or utilities in full.
As a not-for-profit organization, Doors of Hope relies solely on the generosity of our community and United Way. Information about the online auction can be found on the Doors of Hope website: www.doorsofhopeoxford.org or by calling the office at (662)234-1100.