Family Hope Foundation offers a range of community experiences that build in the necessary accommodations for low-cost, low-stress family fun events. In addition to our Sensory Showtimes with Celebration Cinema, we offer up to four unique events each year.
Just a few of the events Family Hope Foundation has offered include: a family day with the West Michigan Whitecaps, an evening with the Grand Rapids Drive, an afternoon at the Outdoor Discovery Center, and family night at the Mary Free Bed YMCA.
Recent Event – Family Day at the Whitecaps!
We had so much fun at our recent family day with the Whitecaps – thanks to everyone who could make it! It enriched and emphasized the importance of community. Our family events help provide support to families across West Michigan – they are filled with laughs, smiles, memories, and more.
Family Fun at the Critter Barn
Sponsored by Koele Godfrey Investment Group
Saturday, August 5th, 11am – 1pm
Join the Family Hope Foundation at the new location of the Critter Barn in Zeeland, Michigan, Saturday, August 5th, from 11am-1pm. The Critter Barn is home to over 200 animals, including rabbits, chicken, goats, donkeys, calves, sheep, and hogs. Activities may include holding, petting, and/or feeding the animals. Be sure to take some pictures!
Note—when you enter the farm and decide you want to have a longer day of interactive, hands-on fun with farm animals, you may stay as long as you like!
Critter Barn is dedicated to teaching about farming and agriculture while inspiring people of all ages, and all abilities, through the miracles in nature found at the farm. The Critter Barn is located at 2950 80th Avenue, Zeeland
Thanks to the very generous sponsorship of Koele Godfrey Investment Group, admission is FREE to our families for the first 100 tickets (limit 4 per family/household).
Family Hope Foundation and Celebration Cinema present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families. Enjoy a friendly environment where everyone is welcome. Brighter lights, lower sound, limited previews, open captions, and a group of guests and staff who understand your family’s needs will make this outing enjoyable for everyone.
All movies in 2D and Open Caption. Seating questions can be directed to the box office.
Regular matinee pricing applies. Friends of Family Hope Foundation, click the button below to print a barcode for $2 off the ticket price!
My son loved family night. There was so much to do that it was almost hard to take it all in. But to be surrounded by other parents and families who understand the daily struggles and challenges was priceless. And to meet so many wonderful people in one place was great. We can’t wait for the next event.
We enjoy all the events we attend. Family Night was so much fun. It is a breath of fresh air to go somewhere and not worry. Thank you!
The Oldfield Family
We love all the events you sponsor! It gives our little ones experiences that otherwise wouldn’t be possible! Thank you.
The Willey Family
My daughter with Down Syndrome, age 25, had a ball. There were so many things for her to do, which isn’t always easy to find at her age. She saw many of her friends from school and camp. On the way home, she said, “I’m lots of happy.”
We attended the family day at Camp Manitou-Lin. My son, Finn, has special needs, and finding activities and places to go that are comfortable and accepting of him can be a challenge. Family Hope Foundation has been a blessing. Finn’s big brother came to the camp day and really enjoyed himself too!
The Walters Family
Thanks for doing this for our kids and their families. It’s nice to be able to come together and celebrate as a community.
How You Can Help
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