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GBIG NEWS Restoring Hope Gala

“We want to thank the Green Bay Innovation Group for your donation and supporting St. John’s Ministries annual Restoring Hope Gala. The event was again successful, raising over $190,000 to help provide shelter services and daytime resources to those experiencing homelessness in our community. The mission of the non-profit organization is to respond to those experiencing homelessness or housing instability in a way that honors their dignity, restores hope and creates lasting change.”

“The event kicked off with a few raffles that saw winners receive a 5-night Mexico trip and Solo fire pit and truck load of wood. Following the prayer and meal, six different live auction packages brought excitement to the room. The high bidders won a week’s stay in a private cabin in Minocqua, Canadian fishing trip, 7-night stay in Mexico, to go along with a handcrafted bench made by guests at St. John’s Ministries.”

“The highlight of the evening was the Restoring Hope Gala video featuring John, who had stayed in shelter during past seasons. He is now employed, housed, and has his construction business back. John was in attendance and received a standing ovation for his success.”

“The Restoring Hope Gala also included a message from Executive Director Jesse Brunette and the vision going forward to shelter people during the cold winter months. The night ended with a speech by former long-time St. John’s Ministries leader Lexie Wood, who talked about the humble beginnings of St. John’s Ministries and its commitment and growth to helping each person who is on the streets cold and lonely.”

Steve Schauer
Director of Community Engagement
St. John’s Ministries

GBIG Attendees included:

  • Bill Koehne
  • Caryn Kuehl
  • Dave Bell
  • Dave Jolly
  • Debra Jolly
  • Joan Koehne
  • Kim Weiss
  • Marty Ochs
  • Nate Tegrootenhuis
  • Peter Weiss
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