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If you have questions regarding COVID-19 please visit the Michigan.gov website.

 

As schools and businesses have closed across our state, Family Hope Foundation would like to share some online resources that can be used at home to promote continued learning as well as creative, fun activities for children and families.  

 

Educational Resources

PBS Learning Media - Educational videos and materials for kids Pre K through High School

Teach Your Monster to Read - Fun games designed to help children learn to read

Greatschools.org - Offering some of their educational worksheets free to print

NASA Library - NASA made their entire library of images and videos free

NASA STEM - Stem ideas for kids in kindergarten through 4th grade

Read-Alouds for Elementary Kids - A list of authors doing online read-alongs

 

Fun Activities

Waterford.org - Virtual Field Trips - Take your kids on a fun, virtual trip from the comfort of your own home

Mo Willem Lunch Doodles - YouTube videos featuring best selling author and illustrator Mo Willem

100+ Indoor Activities - Fun, indoor activities including: sensory activities, crafts, cooking, and indoor movement 

Go Noodle - Get kids moving with the fun songs on Go Noodle

Dice Games for Kids - Learning and fun with dice games for kids

 

Things to Watch

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America - View America and its most treasured landmarks from high above 

Animal Planet - Too Cute - Take a break from the daily stress and enjoy a marathon of cute puppies and kittens 

Georgia Aquarium Webcam - Go under the sea at home

Virtual Tour of National Parks - take a tour of many of our National Parks

 

 

 

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 Where "Shhhhh!" isn't allowed! 

Family Hope Foundation and Celebration! Cinema present a unique movie experience for individuals
with special needs and their families.

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Enjoy a disability-friendly environment where everyone is welcome to
be who they are.

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With an audience of your peers, special families can enjoy something fun together that you might not typically be able to do. Brighter lights, lower sound, limited previews and a group of people who understand your child's disability will make this family outing enjoyable for everyone!

  • 10:30 a.m. showing
  • Regular matinee pricing - Friends of Family Hope Foundation, click here to print a barcode for $2 off the ticket price! 
  • All movies in 2D and Open Caption
  • Seating questions can be directed to the box office

Theatres now participating:  

  • Celebration! Cinema North in Grand Rapids
  • Celebration! Cinema South in Grand Rapids
  • Celebration! Cinema Crossroads in Portage
  • Celebration! Cinema Lansing
  • Celebration! Cinema Mt. Pleasant
  • Celebration! Cinema Benton Harbor
  • Cinema Carousel in Muskegon

Movie Lineup: 

  • March 14 – Onward 
  • April 4 – Mulan
  • April 11 – Peter Rabbit 2
  • April 25 – Trolls World Tour 
  • May 23 – Scoob! 
  • May 30 – SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run
  • June 27 – Soul 

 

 



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inSpirit Church is happy to present the Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break program!
 

2020 Dates and Times:
Buddy Break will meet the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10am - 1pm
There will be no Buddy Break for the month of July or August 

What is Buddy Break?
Buddy Break is a free kids/respite program where children with special needs (VIP kids) make new friends, play fun games, enjoy crafts, therapy dogs, stories, music activities, and more! Siblings have fun too! Meanwhile, their caregivers get a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities for three hours. Buddy Break is open to church members and non-church members with VIP kids.
Each VIP kid is paired one-on-one with a screened volunteer “Buddy” to participate in that day’s activities.

Who are VIP kids?
VIPs are kids with special needs, which include any physical, cognitive, medical or hidden disability, chronic or life-threatening illness, or those who are medically fragile.

Who are Buddies?
Buddies are friends of VIPs.


Please visit the inSpirit Church website for more information or to sign up for the Buddy Break program.

           

 

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Testimonials

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 Our son Gramm has Spina Bifida. Through a scholarship from Family Hope Foundation, he is receiving therapy from Amy Wallenburg at 1 Plus 1 therapy. We could sense Amy's commitment and determination from the very beginning. That assurance revealed itself following one of Gramm's latest intensive therapy sessions. He is now beginning to walk around home and church with only one cane—using his free hand to carry a book or hold his mom's hand. What an indescribable joy!

-The Hulst Family