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My Mission is Close to My Heart

My husband and I have been financial supporters of Star of Hope for many years. I have always been impressed with the strong Christian work that Star of Hope has provided to thousands of people in need.

Once our youngest child received her driver’s license (lots of prayers said!), I felt it was time to donate my time to Star of Hope as well. I went to a volunteer orientation class and waited for them to find the right fit for me.

I received a call that the Women and Family Emergency Shelter needed a toy store volunteer to help organize and hand out toys to new arrivals at the shelter. I was hooked immediately and have been serving there for nearly four years.

Toy store at Star of Hope Mission in Houston Texas provides new toys for homeless children through donors and volunteers

I’ve never considered myself a “fund raiser” type, but I decided that joining the Trees of Hope Guild would give me an opportunity to find out more about the organization. Having attended several Trees of Hope fundraisers in the past, I thought it would be a good idea to devote more of my time and finances to an organization that is so dear to my heart.

I can’t wait to see what the coming year brings!

Donna Grehn
Star of Hope Mission Volunteer
Trees of Hope Guild Member

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Comments for My Mission is Close to My Heart


Name: Vivian Camacho
Time: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Donna ... thank you so much for sharing your volunteer experience with us and for all that you do and have done at the Women & Family Shelter. We are so blessed to have you serving with us.

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