Turning five at the House of Hope

August 3, 2010 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

Tammy Thompson with son Matthew and husband Gerald at House of Hope

YORK, SC – In July, we celebrated Andrew’s* fifth birthday at Tender Heart Minstries/House of Hope. He really digs dinosaurs, so volunteer party coordinator Tammy Thompson and her adopt-a-party group from the Legacy Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC, helped made his birthday dreams come true with a Birthday Blessings dinosaur-themed party.

Nine adults and five children were in attendance, and enjoyed a hot dog bar with all the fixings and baked beans. And what party would be complete without cake and ice cream!  “Andrew shared with us the correct name of every dinosaur on his cake,” said Tammy.

The party-goers enjoyed playing some rousing rounds of Bingo.  “It was really a nice break from the summer heat,”  Tammy said.

One of the gifts we gave the birthday boy included a backpack filled with dinosaurs. Some of his other friends living at the House of Hope gave him gifts, too, and boy, was he dino-delighted!  At a time when life is difficult and uncertain for Andrew and his mom, we were happy to bring them both a day of joy and make his fifth birthday so special.

* To ensure confidentiality, Andrew’s real name has been protected.

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