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NewsTribune photo/Scott Anderson Carey Futia, vice president of Hope For All, holds a photo of Dax Locke, a cancer victim who is the inspiration for Cherish Every Moment, while Caroline Hadley, president of Hope for All, stands with a photo of Dylan Hadley, who will be the inspiration for the Purple Outreach Program. Hope for All is a nonprofit, Christian-based organization that aims to help both young and old achieve their independence.
Dianna Viclich Officer , Caroline Hadley President, Margie Hudkins Officer, Amy Rickey Officer, and Carey Futia Vice President of Hope for All stand in the hallway of their business inside the old Union Hall on Madison Street downtown Ottawa.
OTTAWA — A new philanthropic effort has been created in Ottawa to help people who are poor or disabled.
“Hope for All” recently opened at 620 Filmore St. The nonprofit, Christian-based organization will offer free respite care, cleaning, gardening programs, help with education and work, daycare and much more for those in need. Generally, they aim to help people in La Salle and Bureau counties get off of state aid and gain independence. “I’ve always wanted to do something like this to help others,” said Carolyn Hadley, owner and president of the organization. “I just feel it’s 100 percent what I’m supposed to be doing.”
The organization is set up in two different programs.
First is the Purple Outreach Program which is focused on assisting the poor with budgeting, cooking, gardening, canning and otherwise stretching their dollar as far as possible to improve their lives.
The second program is called Cherish Every Moment. This program involves Hope for All hiring certified nurse aides to assist people that need such services for up to four hours per day.
Hadley said the most difficult part of opening a nonprofit agency is funding. Hope for All will be entirely run by volunteers except for the CNAs who will be paid for their time. “Right now, we have 15 applications but we’re hoping for more volunteers,” Hadley said. “Funding has, so far, been the hardest part.”
Hope for All has a variety of ways community members can donate. It will accept cash and just about anything else people want to donate.
For more information on Hope for All, call (815) 830-1542. Volunteers also have a website under construction at www.hopeforall.net.
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