Mothers In Crisis was instrumental in founding the month of April as the National Month of Hope through the National Day Calendar. The inaugural year was 2018 and we kicked it off with a public awareness campaign that included a national radio tour. In 2019 we had a major hope celebration and HOPEE (Helping Others Practice Enduring Empowerment) Award ceremony in Tallahassee, FL at the Cascades Park Amphitheater on April 21, 2019. H.O.P.E.E. awards were presented to those who exemplify helping others to practice enduring empowerment while spreading hope in the family, church, community, marketplace, nation and world.
HOPE stands for (Helping Others Practice Empowerment). In April 2016 in honor of Mothers In Crisis 25th anniversary, MIC received proclamations from the City and County designating every Friday as Hope Universe Day. On Hope Fridays, share hope and help with those in need. Because of the HOPE Movement, the National Day Calendar designated April as the National Month of Hope beginning in April 2018. As a part of the HOPE Movement Mothers In Crisis rolled out the HOPE Not Hate Campaign encouraging everyone to spread messages of Hope Not Hate every Friday on Hope Universe Day.
The Hope Squad of Mothers In Crisis Hope Coat Give-Away to the Homeless was a tremendous success. See a video clip of the outreach that took place on a Hope Universe Day (which is every Friday) in Tallahassee, FL.