Hope is the thing with feathers

BY EMILY DICKINSON


“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Christmas is all about spending time with family and friends. We hope that this time of year will bring you the best and in 2021 a year of happiness and blessings. Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and your family. May peace be upon you.

Thank you to all of our friends who helped us help others during this special time of year.

Donations needed for shelter

Tree of Hopes is collecting food, clothing and toys again for Christmas this year. Please contact us to arrange for delivery of your donation or donate online.
Like everywhere else in the world the past year has been as challenging as you can imagine. Fortunately we have been able to stay safe while providing food and shelter for people in need who end up in one of the poorest areas of Juarez.

Over the past year we have been successful in delivering food from food banks in El Paso and businesses in Juarez who want to help, but there are so many other expenses where your dollars can help us pay utility bills and keep our facilities open in handling day to day repairs.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers and consider helping in any way you can.

Group donates meat to shelter

Today we received a donation of over 200 pounds of ground beef from the Imperial Group and the Red Angus Steakhouse in Juarez that will be used in our two community dining rooms and at our Tree of Hopes Aposento Alto shelters.

Special thanks to Jonathan Morales of the Imperial Group for coordinating the donation.

We are feeding the hungry

Over the past few months Tree of Hopes volunteers have been busy distributing food to refugees at our shelter in Juarez plus needy families on both sides of the border including El Paso. We have made over 20 trips so far and have distributed over 5,000 pounds of food donated by various food banks in the area. Special thanks to Nestor and his mother Velia who along with others make up the backbone of Tree of Hopes. Without their love and dedication to helping the needy we would not have been able to accomplish as much as we have.

Many families in Juarez have been affected by the pandemic and are in great need.
Transferring food to Velia and her grandson Leo on June 30.