A Firm Foundation

Pastor Rick Lemberg- C.C. Willis, Jr.- Ruth Sheppard- Ada Knuth- Kathi Arp- Kathy O’Connor- Marjorie Taylor- Dolores Bradford- Helen Frazey- Betty Silguero These names are a blast from the past, so you might not recognize them. They are the visioning pastor and original members of the Seeds of Hope Board of Directors, a group formed … Read More…

The History of Seeds of Hope: A Timeline

1987-1990 Having a passion for ministering to the poor, Pastor Rick Lemberg is hired by First Presbyterian Church. The Seeds of Hope steering committee starts within First Presbyterian Session. 1992-1993 David Brubaker is hired as first Seeds of Hope Executive Director. First Board of Directors is established, and Seeds of Hope is incorporated. Community needs … Read More…

Volunteers

From the beginning, Seeds of Hope placed a high value on volunteers. We recognized that there were many in our community who desired to make a difference and, given the right opportunity, would embrace the opportunity to improve the lives of others. Today, we can say with confidence that volunteers are our most valuable asset! … Read More…

Community Events

In 25 years of service to our community, Seeds of Hope has become a recognizable charity. Being committed to improving our community spiritually, educationally and socially has made us a leader in organizing annual community-wide events, like the Thanksgiving Day lunch and the National Day of Prayer. The annual Thanksgiving Day lunch brings together other … Read More…

Mondo Anaya Community Center

When Seeds of Hope opened the Mondo Anaya Community Center (MACC) in Albert Cruz Park in 2012, our vision was to develop a stronger sense of community in that west side neighborhood. For the previous 10 years, our programs operated out of a small 1,100 square-foot home on Melrose Street. During that season, 25 kids … Read More…

Changing a Neighborhood, for Good

Gunshots. Drug dealers. Crack houses. Boarded up homes and dirt yards. Families feeling afraid and powerless. Locally known as “the projects,” this describes the Cabana neighborhood in the early 1990s. Located west of O’Neil Park in Casa Grande, the neighborhood was owned by an absentee landlord, and most of the residents rented with the help … Read More…

25 for 25 Campaign

Casa Grande has a long history as a farming community, so it is only fitting that the Seeds of Hope leadership givers should belong to the Harvester Society. The Harvester Society is a way to acknowledge and appreciate donors. “We started the Society at our annual dinner in February 2017,” said Cindy Schaider, Board President, … Read More…

Arizona Gives Day

Arizona Gives Day is a statewide 24-hour online-giving campaign to raise dollars and tell our nonprofit story to people across our state. Every dollar donated that day is counted toward incentives and prizes. In 2017, Seeds of Hope won an additional $10,000 for raising the second-most money in our category. There are several ways you … Read More…

Current Programs

After-School Program 2017 stats: 85 individual children participated 7, 619 visits 18 children showed report card improvement The after-school program has instituted an initiative this past school year aimed at helping students achieve academic success. Power Hour is a non-optional 60 minutes of homework help, tutoring and reading enrichment. Power Hour uses volunteers to give … Read More…