FIVE POINTS OF HOPE

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: PO Box 583 % Erin Welsh Milford MI 48381 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Five Points of Hope is a fantastic organization. It is such a worthwhile event. I never miss it. The money goes to help the fight against cancer
As a cancer survivor I appreciate all the time and effort put into this fun evening.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen how it has helped people with this terrible disease.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing it is perfect.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended the Five Points of Hope annual 'Night to Remember' several times. The most memorable was with my 3 sisters. The 4 of us really enjoyed the evening and the silent auction. It was the best 'Sisters Night Out'. Our family has directly been affected by cancer and want to make a difference in fighting this hideous disease. Erin Welsh is a great hostess - she approaches everyone and is the bell of the ball.

The silent auction has so much variety that everyone will find something that they just have to bid on and follow up to make sure you win it. The pampering room is divine - you can get a manicure, pedicure and massages - is a great treat. The event has grown each year, yet you see old and new friends every year. I hope all the vendors that contribute understand the social and community commitment that they are helping Five Points of Hope in achieving - thank you.

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My kid sister Connie at the age of 41 was recently diagnosed with metastatisized cervical cancer. She was researching wigs before she received her chemotherapy and I know this organization assists individuals in the community with getting a wig.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Use social networking to get the word out about the annual event. Use Evite to get the event on everyone's calendars. Have Five Points of Hope has its own Facebook page. Make sure you have how someone can get matching funds from their employers - make it easy.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Everyone has someone they love that has been affected by this horrible disease cancer. Cancer Sucks.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Erin has so much energy and commitment to Five Points of Hope. She is an inspiration to all of us to give more of ourselves. Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Give involved - it is contagious and a bonding experience.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended this event for quite a few years. It has grown from a small group of 40 people in a private home to over a few hundred people that now attend this event at a country club. It is amazing to me how well this event does in our community that has been hit by very difficult economic times. Erin Welsh has been a great leader in the Commerce/Milford area. Dedicating her time and efforts to strengthen a community as we come together to support cancer survivors. We all know someone that has been affected by cancer. We can all take comfort in knowing that one by one, we can make a difference!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have not experienced direct benefit from Five Points of Hope. I have only attended the fundraising events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think it would be helpful if Ms. Welsh's organization were able to receive corporate sponsorship from area hospitals and and local manufacturing facilties in the area. It would also be helpful if she were to gain the interest of a local personality to gain more exposure.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Through a friend.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I feel honored to have Clutter Busting Coach, LLC be a sponsor for this event for the last three years. A Night to Remember is a special evening bringing special people together to enjoy good company, good food and great pampering all while supporting a good cause.

As a small business owner it is important for me to give back to my community and because the proceeds benefit individuals going through the cancer experience I feel strongly about supporting this event with my sponsorship as well as with my attendance.

If you look around the room during the event you see everyone having a great time. It is such a "feel good" evening.

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I personally know the organizer of this event and know the true spirit and drive behind the event. You can't but help feel good about support this cause. I know the proceeds help individuals treated at our local hospital.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think that the organizer continuously looks at ways to improve the event. It gets better every year!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Five Points of Hope charity's founder, Erin Welsh, does a remarkable job of bringing a community together in a fun and informal way with her A Night to Remember event held annually in November.

A Night to Remember uniquely offers an evening of therapy (of the shopping and pampering kind) by having vendors sell their goods and services and donating portions of their proceeds to her designated charity.

One can only marvel at the kindness of others when attending this event - from the donated silent auction items to the vendor gifts and services and the hundreds of attendees year and year that come together to support this cause.

It is a one of a kind event that I look forward to attending each year.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing a community coming together due to the efforts and drive of one person and one non-profit. Remarkable!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to add/swap vendors each year to keep it fresh.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Five Points of Hope for several years now. I started as a vendor selling goods, and now continue to be involved on a volunteer basis. A Night to Remember is a wonderful night of pampering, having the oppurtinity to purchase unique gifts and participate in a silent auction, all under one roof. A truly spectacular evening to enjoy with family and friends.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

n/a

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make this a larger event to help more people.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Five Points of Hope is a great organization that helps Cancer patients and families in need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

n/a

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing- Great Job!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This event is wonderful! It's a warm and inviting event that you can come shop, get pampered, participate in a silent auction and socialize. My husband and I always have a wonderful time. We've been going for years. I especially enjoy the mini-pedicure's, gift shopping and silent auction items. Looking forward to this coming Fall for another great time!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting some wonderful donors & receipients!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

can't think of any changes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

November 2010 was my second year attending the Five Points of Hope "A Night To Remember" event. It is a fun filled evening with great people raising money for an excellent cause. My daughter has even become interested in volunteering. This will be an annual event for us.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have several friends that have to experience the hardship of breast cancer

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Through a friend

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Five Points of Hope's "A Night to Remember" is a great event. I have attended this event the past three years. It has a variety of pamper stations from nails to massages to phycic readings if you want to enjoy all at a resonable price. The variety of vendors is amazing. Each vendor donates a gift to a silent auction. This is well bid on and all profit/donations are greatly appreciated by the charach Cancer Center and put to use to make the patients more comfortable. The location is upscale and drinks are available for a nominal fee and orderves are provided. It truly makes a great "Girls Night Out"

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I work at the Cancer Center that the organization helps out with this Charity Event. The profits are used to help make out Cancer patients more comfortable.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes this organization is well run and organized.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Advertisment at work

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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