When it comes to birthdays, guests often bring gifts along with best wishes. When Hope Supply Co. celebrated its 30th birthday on Thursday, February 7, Remy and Ty Montgomery‘s present was too good for gift wrap and way too big for a box. It was a check for $5,000 from Ty’s My 10 Percent Foundation. It was especially poignant since the Montgomerys are new parents and realize how quickly and necessary diapers are when a baby enters the household. Having attended school school with Hope Supply Co. CEO Barbara Johnson, Ty, who’s a former St. Mark’s five-star sport (football, track, basketball, baseball, and lacrosse) athlete, was drawn to the program that provides diapers to more than 70 partner agencies. Here’s a report from the field:
On Thursday, February 7, Dallas-based Hope Supply Co. hosted its 30th anniversary party at its warehouse headquarters with staff, board members, volunteers and special guests Ty Montgomery (running back for the Baltimore Ravens and a five-sport star who attended St. Mark’s in Dallas) and his wife Remy Montgomery.
More than 100 attendees including Kim and Greg Hext, Krista Tankersley, Brandon Kershaw, Anne Jones, Debbie Gray, Paul Beasley, Sally and Charles Jordan and Patti O’Meara celebrated three decades of the organization’s success helping homeless and at-risk children throughout North Texas. Hope Supply Co. is a part of the National Diaper Bank Network and also serves as the largest diaper bank in Texas.
“We are proud of our mission of meeting the critical needs of homeless and at-risk children in North Texas, and want to take this moment in time to thank our incredible volunteers, partner network and donor base,” said Barbara Johnson, CEO of Hope Supply Co. “We have been serving the most vulnerable across our communities for 30 years and look forward to building upon our success and continuing to expand reach. There is still a substantial unmet need, and our vision is a North Texas in which no child goes without the most basic items he or she needs to thrive and grow into a productive member of society.”
To learn how to become a volunteer or sponsor for Hope Supply Co., please visit hopesupplyco.org.
* Photo provided by Hope Supply Co.