Since 1918 when little Hope Watson Rohr was one of the first babies to find refuge at Hope Cottage, the organization has been working for decades to celebrate 100 years of providing education, counseling and adoption services. Naturally, such a special occasion demands a heck of a lot more than a pizza party and that’s exactly what the Hope Cottage team and the George and Fay Young Foundation have put together.
On Friday, June 1, they’ve arranged to have an evening of dining and dancing at Lakewood Country Club in East Dallas for everyone — those who adopted; those who were adopted; those who just wanted to attend a Centenial Celebratation.
Over those 100 years, Hope Cottage has grown with the city of Dallas making it not only “Dallas’ oldest nonprofit, secular adoption agency, but also one of United Way Metropolitan Dallas’ original seven partner agencies.”
According to Hope Cottage CEO Brooks Quinlan, Hope Cottage today is providing
- Free services to women experiencing a crisis pregnancy
- Parenting preparation for women and families
- Free CEU seminars about adoption to the professional and lay community and
- Character education on the harsh realities of being a teen parent, good decision-making and healthy relationships to more than 5,000 teens annually.
While Hope Cottage has been known for its work with munchkins, this birthday hoop-la is gonna be an adults-only affair. So, get your tickets ($100 per person and tables going for $1,000) and then line up your babysitter because this one is grown ups only. Sorry, kiddos.
* Photo provided by Hope Cottage