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Our Restore Hope Banquet is the cornerstone of our Restore Hope Campaign in support of the Mission’s ongoing programs and services in Bridgeport and our outreach in South Norwalk. This year’s banquet will take place on Saturday, October 15 at Crowne Plaza Stamford. Registration begins at 6:00pm and the dinner and program begins at 7:00pm.

Each year we highlight a Compassion In Action honoree –  one church,  one business, and one community organization that consistently demonstrates these exemplary characteristics:

  • Willing to put hands and feet to work to serve the hungry, homeless and addicted.
  • Advocates publicly for the poor and downtrodden of coastal Fairfield County.
  • Commits financial or material resources to make a significant impact

For more information about our Restore Hope Banquet or sponsorship opportunities please email, Kim Fawcett or call Kim at 203-333-4087 ext. 113 or email Donna Romano or call Donna at 203-333-4087, ext. 111.

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2016 Featured Guest Speaker

John Ashmen is President of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, North America’s oldest and largest network of independent ministries providing radical hospitality for the poor and powerless. With more than 20 years of association leadership experience, he holds a B.S. in Bible, with a Social Work emphasis, and an M.A. in Organizational Management. His writings have appeared in numerous books, journals, and websites, and he speaks and teaches around the world. He is a husband, father, and grandfather.

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2015 Featured Guest Speaker

In 1991, Bob and his wife, Tina Muzikowski, founded the Near North Little League in the Cabrini Green Housing Projects in Chicago.  They also founded the East Harlem Little league in 1993 and the Near West Little League in 1995.  Among his many accolades, Bob was a recipient of President George Bush’s 1991 Point of Light award for his philanthropic work with the Little Leagues and he was Little League Baseball’s Volunteer of the Year.

Seeing an opportunity to impact Chicago’s youth more profoundly, Bob sold his business and bought a closed Catholic school on the Near West Side, reopening it as Chicago Hope Academy (CHA) in 2005.  CHA is Chicago’s only non-denominational, private Christian high school and is dedicated to providing an authentic Christian education that is racially and socio-economically integrated.  Bob serves as the President and Tina is the Executive Director of CHA. Five of Bob and Tina’s kids are alumni of CHA, with one currently a senior and another looking forward to her time at Hope.  Bob and Tina live by the belief that if one wants to help an inner city school, it’s important to put one’s own child in it.

Bob is the author of “Safe At Home” (Zondervan 2001), a personal account of his life and his work with needy children and their families.  He was misplayed by Keanu Reeves in Paramount Pictures’ “Hardball”.

2015 Sponsors

Gold Corporate Sponsor

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Silver Corporate Sponsor

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Bronze Corporate Sponsors

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Copper Sponsors

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Friends of the Mission Sponsors

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Special Thanks

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2015 Church Compassion in Action Honoree

Grace Baptist Church, Norwalk

2015 Corporate Compassion in Action Honoree

R.D. Scinto, Inc.

2015 Community Compassion in Action Honoree

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