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Giving Hope Events

Giving Hope members and patrons are invited to attend our annual events. These include:

  • Winter Social
  • Spring Charity Event
  • Summer Social
  • Fall Annual Meeting





Cheers to 15 Years

Cheers to 15 Years

Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle was founded in 2006.
At that time, a group of local women philanthropists came together to establish the organization and encourage other women to join in philanthropic giving. Their early efforts were focused on helping in the local community, reaching and assisting women, children, and their families in need. For 15 years, Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle has been accomplishing that objective and continues to develop women's philanthropy and meet needs through fundraising and grant making.
Gather to celebrate 15 years of Giving Hope!
The event will include:
-Gift Gathering for the Bottomless Toy Chest
-short business meeting
-pinning ceremony for members

Tickets are $35 and include plentiful appetizers and a champagne toast. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle Summer Social Recap

Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle Summer Social Recap

What a Celebration it was to Get Back to Giving Hope!!
47 Guests gathered at the Summer House venue, part of Fox Hills Golf Center. The warm summer evening was filled with wine, food and some shopping fun of which all the proceeds went into our traditional Giving Hope pass the purse collection.
Member Kay Warnke brought  a wonderful and large selection of her handmade bags, purses, aprons, and other items - and ladies were able to select their favorites and "buy" them. Through those sales and other donations Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle raised $1480.00
for The Clean Love Project. This organization provides hygiene products to women who are homeless or the victims of trafficking and other abuse. Founder Lacey Catarino and President Shelly Hein joined us and explained how and why the Clean Love Project was started, how much it has grown since its inception in 2015 and what a powerful impact it has had on the community. I believe all of us who heard their story were moved by these special, giving women and so grateful that we of Giving Hope, Women's Giving Cirle could contribute to their efforts.
Former Giving Hope Board Chair Joan Noricks was a special guest at our event. We were ao happy Joan joined us and were incredibly pleased to announce the new scholarship fund, organized by the CCF/LIA, named in honor of Joan's late husband Dennis.
The Dennis Noricks Memorial Scholarship Fund will support a student needing support to enter the wood working profession. Wood working was a personal passion of Dennis's , and this is a wonderful legacy to share with others.
Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle Summer Social event attendees donated $737.00 to the fund. Thank you to all for sharing our spirit of generosity and getting this fund off to a solid start!
I also would like to happily announce and welcome the three new members who joined Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle just after the event! Thank you for joining us Hannah Heebner, Lisa Krahel, and Gina Franciosa!! We are delighted you are part of our circle and look forward to getting to know you!
Please watch for details about our future events!
Best wishes for a wonderful rest of the summer!
Linda Demmer - Advisory Board Chairwoman.
Giving Green for Giving Hope

Giving Green for Giving Hope


Thank you to all who joined us for our March 10th event.

This event was to benefit the endowment fund of Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle.

The event featured a brief history of the GH endowment fund and how it makes it possible for the women of Giving Hope to accomplish our mission of helping local women, children and families in need.

Canton Community Foundation President Beth Meade explained the recent changes and the decision to partner with others to become the Local Impact Alliance.

Judges awarded two of our best dressed "lassies" special Irish libations. All attendees were entered into a drawing for gift cards to local shops and eateries - all donated by your GH Advisory Board Members.

Thanks to our generous sponsors and members, we were able to raise $

If you would like to give to the Giving Hope endowment fund, click here to be transferred to our donation page.

Giving a Harvest of Hope

Giving a Harvest of Hope

On Wednesday November 18th 2020 - Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle hosted a special Zoom event Giving a Harvest of Hope which benefitted Open Door Ministries.

Ladies who participated were treated to a special tour of the Open Door facilities by Founder Steve Darr! It was wonderful to see how Open Door operated and realize how much Hope they Give our community!

Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle is delighted to announce $1999 was raised to support the ongoing program.

Giving Hope Summer Social

Giving Hope Summer Social


 On June 17, 2020 Giving Hope held its virtual Summer Social.  Those who logged on enjoyed hearing from representatives of each organization Giving Hope granted to in 2020.  Our "Pass the Purse" raised $820 for our granting fund.

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Giving Hope uses the beautiful blue velvet purse pictured here for our "Pass the Purse" charity collections. Our "Purse" is set out at each event and guests are invited to place donations into the purse to support the organization or cause designated for the event. Donors like you have contributed more than $20,000 to deserving organizations and causes through "Pass the Purse".

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