Haven of Hope International & New Life Academy Join Forces to Bring Christmas Joy to Children Globally and Locally

Fort Myers, FL
November 27, 2023, Draft

Haven Of Hope International and New Life Academy Join Forces to Bring Christmas Joy to Children Globally and Locally.

Fort Myers, FL – Fort Myers’ Haven of Hope International (HOHI) and New Life Academy have partnered to support local outreach efforts in Southwest Florida and bring a genuine Christmas celebration to vulnerable children living at HOHI partner orphanages worldwide. For many orphaned children this marks the first experience of a true Christmas, complete with gifts under a Christmas tree and a delicious holiday feast.

New Life Academy has committed to being Fort Myers’ tree sales hosting site for the BuyATree 2023 program. The funds generated from Christmas tree sales at New Life Academy will be purposely distributed: half of the proceeds will directly benefit children in Southwest Florida, while the other half will go towards providing a Christmas filled with joy for the 225+ children residing at HOHI’s six partner homes globally, as well as at the Heart of Florida Youth Ranch in Citra, FL.

Alice Sweet, Founder of HOHI, enthusiastically explains, “Through this initiative, we will be able to make this Christmas season unforgettable for children who may not have experienced the joy of the holidays before. Our collaboration with New Life Academy and the BuyATree program offers the Fort Myers’ community a special opportunity to be an integral part of bringing Christmas joy to those less fortunate.”

The Fort Myers’ community is encouraged to make a difference today by purchasing a tree. Christmas trees are available for purchase at the New Life Academy site located at 3348 Edgewood Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33916. Trees will be available until supplies last during these days and times:
Monday – Friday: 2:00PM -8:30PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 8:30PM
Sunday: 3:00PM – 8:30pm

To learn more about this initiative and to contribute to making Christmas special for local and global children, visit: https://havenofhopeintl.org/buyatree-changealife-making-christmas-special-for-local-and-global-vulnerable-children/

For media inquiries, please contact:
Josh Pate
Communications Manager

About Haven of Hope International
Haven of Hope International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to setting a new standard of orphan care by fostering sustainable change and transforming the lives of vulnerable children worldwide. Through partnerships and initiatives, HOHI strives to provide hope, education, and empowerment to children in need.

About New Life Academy
New Life Academy Christian School, founded by Bishop Eric and Rev. Denise Johnson, has been serving the Fort Myers community since 2010. From humble beginnings of only six students, the school has grown to currently educating over 100 students. At New Life Academy, they are committed to contributing to the well-being and education of children and youth in Southwest Florida. They are located at 3348 Edgewood Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33916.

About BuyATree. ChangeALife
BuyATree is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2012, with a mission to support children both locally and globally through the sale of Christmas trees. With nearly 100,000 trees sold and almost $8 million raised, BuyATree continues to make a positive impact on the lives of children worldwide.

BUYATREE B-Roll: https://vimeo.com/815375049

This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.