Introducing Catherine McHenry, this week’s Faces of HOPE feature!
Favorite Animal – Sloth
Favorite Food – Loves it all…except liver and onions. But especially likes sushi and anything spicy.
Favorite movie/book/show – Fried Green Tomatoes
Background / History – Born in Nebraska, but moved to Colorado in 6th grade. Graduated from Arapahoe HS, went to college in Canada, travelled the world, came back and auditioned for theatre in California and travelled with the “Lambs Players” doing street and reader’s theatre as well as dance for years. Has worked at HOPE for 10 years and married to Freddie.
Tell us about a unique experience/story that’s happened to you:
“My theatre company helped design the set for “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” and I had an uncredited appearance in the movie running away from being attacked by the killer tomatoes. I was one of the fortunate ones that survived.”
If you could meet and have dinner with any person who would it be? Why?:
“I would have dinner with Quintin Tarantino because he’s complicated and even though you don’t see it coming, his movies always have some kind of redemption. I would also like to dine with Michelle Obama due to her strength and convictions about herself and her family.”
What would you change about the world?
“Everything… Just kidding. I do think there needs to be more compassion and people getting involved.”
Why is HOPE important to you?
“Hope cares without judgement and is supported by people. Like JFK said, ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”
Burrr it’s cold outside!! Stop by HOPE’s Attic for a new winter hat! We have a large selection of stylish caps and ear warmers that will not only keep you warm but also gives back to your community!
Care and Share Food Bank wants to eventually generate $75,000 to provide up to 600,000 meals a year through a new for-profit subsidiary. HOPE fights for the same cause, helping our people excel right here in Colorado!
Read more at the Colorado Springs Gazette
You are cordially invited to a wine and honey tasting! Saturday February 4th 2017 from 11am to 4pm.
At the PEACE CELLAR, Located at: 3143 S. Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
Sampling wine from One Hope Winery and honey from Colorado Hemp Honey. 15% of the day’s sales will benefit HOPE!
This is one afternoon you won’t want to miss!
More info – http://www.peacecellar.com/class-list/wine-honey-tasting
Introducing Lora Polak, this week’s Faces of HOPE feature!
Favorite Animal – Horse
Favorite Food – Likes a lot of different things, that’s why it’s so damn hard. But will take a T-Bone, medium rare any day.
Favorite movie/book/show – The Big Blue (Movie)…starring Rosanna Arquette, about free diving.
Background / History – Born in Ohio, but came to Denver when she was 6 weeks old, so kind of a native. Attended George Washington H.S., Colorado Women’s College and Presbyterian School of Nursing in Denver. Raised two children and once they left the house, went on to raise Arabian horses in Castle Rock for approximately 20 years. Also worked as hospice home care giver, or CNA, with Porter and independently from the age of 26 to 64. Currently enjoys her 4 grandchildren and one great grandson while volunteering at HOPE handling intake of non-food donations, tending to our many homeless clients and anything else she can get her nose into.
Tell us about a unique experience/story that’s happened to you.
“I spent the night with Jim Morrison of the Doors. Actually, we spent the night talking about life. I was a switch board operator at the Hampshire Hotel in Denver and he was here for a concert and came down after the show carrying some late night cheer. My husband lost his mind over it, even though I wasn’t actually a fan. But today I remember it as an exceptional opportunity.”
If you could meet and have dinner with any person who would it be and why?
“Jesus…. because I have soooo many unanswered questions that I would like to have him answer personally.”
What would you change about the world?
“I would banish greed and mean spiritedness”
Why is HOPE important?
“HOPE gives me a vehicle to serve others and to help those who are beaten down. This has always been a key part of my values. I believe it is the duty of the strong to protect the weak from the wicked.”
One in seven Coloradans worry about where they will find food for their next meal and sadly, nearly half are children. YOU can help by purchasing this brand of eggs that donate back to those in need right in our community! See how Colorado Egg Producers help fight hunger here at HOPE.
Does your home need something to give it a little extra charm? Stop by HOPEs Attic thrift store today and you just might find what you’ve been looking for!
Just like these outstanding sisters, HOPE’s mission is also to support those in need, living in the Denver-metro area, through the coordination of community resources!
This week only save 20% OFF new to very gently used plus size ladies clothing! Lots of styles to choose from, come check it out!
Shop for a cause at Hope’s Attic – 3940 S Broadway
Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm.