“Holed up for Haiti” Fundraiser

This year’s fundraiser for New Life Children’s Home was a HUGE success!

When we had to cancel our normal “Hoedown” event, we have to say, we was discouraged. In years past, this event raises funds to cover a large percentage of our annual budget. But we prayed and we gave it to God. And man, did he provide!

The event brought in more than $49,000. That’s right – MORE THAN 49,000! In the years prior, the most we ever made with this event was $27,000. So to make THAT much in a year like this one (you all know what I mean) was just mind blowing. Our silent auction made about 3x more than it usually does. It was just amazing. It brings us so much peace in knowing how this will allow us to take care of the kids in the best way possible!

We want to take a moment to thank EVERYONE who gave their time to help whether on our committee, with the silent auction or the meal. Without you, this event could not happen!

THANK YOU to our event sponsors!

Zartman Erosion Control Products

JTK Trades, LLC

Lichty Brothers, Inc.


Aaron E. Martin Auction Services / Ephrata, PA

MN Zimmerman Company / Ephrata, PA

Leon & Diane Newswanger

Rocky Ridge Auto Sales
Scratch Bakes

Shear Joy Salon / Stevens, PA

Keller Bros Ford

We would also like to thank these businesses who donated to our silent auction!!

AB Martin , Aimee Weaver Designs, Artist Amanda Bedeaux, Ashlee Zimmerman Photography, Bee Still Crochet, Brownstone Colonial Inn, Bomberger’s Store, Chef Jason Zimmerman, DJ Mike Michener, Eve’s Photography, Farmhouse Market, Foxchase Golf Club, Fox Meadows, Go N Bananas, Goods Store, Hidden Hill Sweets, Hidden Hill Suites AirBnb, Haven of Grace Beach House, Horning’s Hut, Island Time Restaurant, Janae Rose Photography, Joscelynn Martin with Young Living, John Wright Restaurant, Ken Krafts, Lancaster Sweet Shop, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Longwood Gardens, Mama Pizza & Grill, Muddy Creek Studio, Nick Johnson Photography, Park Place Diner, Paul B Zimmerman’s, Reflections Restaurant, Salon Intuitions LLC, Scratch Bakes, Serenity Day Spa, Shady Maple, Sonic of Ephrata, PA; Studio 311, Whistlin’ Cup Coffee, Woodcrest Retreat, Yoder’s Country Market, & Youphoria Salon & Spa

There were also MANY friends donated items or created baskets to auction off – THANK YOU SO MUCH!

We had a great turn out for our Pork BBQ meal! Thank you JR’s Brisket & BBQ in Ephrata, PA for making the pork! All of our side dishes/dessert were made by our AWESOME committee ! Also thank you to these grocery stores for helping to make the meal possible – Weavers Market, Ebenezers, Sharp Shopper (Ephrata & Leola, PA), Giant (Ephrata, Lititz, & Lancaster), Redners, & Weis (Lititz, Ephrata, Manheim, Wyomissing Blvd, & Paper Mill Road)!

Thank you to Jordan High for creating our invitation!

Thank you to our hometown church family New Life Fellowship for letting us use your building for the event!

We are so blessed to have such an amazing support system that gives us the ability to raise these beautiful kids! Words can not express our full gratitude!

Bruno, Renelson, Pedline, Asmalie & Claudelson


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