Friday, June 22, 2012

Band Together for Hope Success

Hey Again Friends!

What an incredible time we had last weekend at Band Together for Hope!  We could not have been more impressed by the turn out.  Thanks to your support, we raised over $10,000 for women in poverty and packed out Ruta Maya with nearly 250 in attendance.

Couldn't attend? Here's a little recap of the night to help you get inspired to donate at  Please help us share hope to women in poverty!

        We Rocked Out...

...We Sang

We Danced...

...We sold our women's jewelry at the Hope Market

...And most importantly, we had a
rockin' time with great friends!

We are so grateful for our amazing Presenting Sponsors, Consuela and Verdtek.  We could not have done this without you!

Also, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to our bands, Del Castillo and Soniquete Duet, for their support and the energy they brought to Band Together for Hope 2012.
Finally, we would like to thank the Band Together for Hope Volunteer Team! Y'all are AMAZING!!
This truly was an inspiring event.  We'll see you again next year at our 6th Annual Band Together for Hope! P.S. Save the date for our Gala and Auction, October 25, 2012 at the UT Alumni Center.

Thanks for your support,
Social Media and Web Intern

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Band Together for Hope is Friday!

Hey DiscoverHope Friends and Family!

Anybody wanna dance?! Help us rock out microloans for women in poverty with Del Castillo and Soniquete Duet in concert this Friday night.  Get your tickets in advance at Online sales end Thursday night so be sure to buy your tickets soon! Missed the deadline for online ticket sales?  No worries, you can also purchase tickets at the door on Friday (credit card, cash and checks accepted).

Click here for a little taste of what Del Castillo has in store for you Friday!

See you Friday,
Social Media and Web Intern

Monday, June 11, 2012

Band Together for Hope This Friday

Hello Again DiscoverHope Friends and Family!!
It's finally the week of Band Together for Hope and we could not be more excited.  Besides our obvious thrill for our rockin headliner, Del Castillo, we are most looking forward to seeing each of you Friday.

We would love for you to help us spread the word about Band Together for Hope to your friends and family.  

1.    Forward the Constant Contact Invite on to friends, family & co-workers.
If you are subscribed to our e-newsletter, then you should have already received your invitation. Please take a moment to forward it on.

2.    Tell your friends, family, and colleagues:  
That’s right! Have a face to face conversation & tell them to go to to see our event information, purchase tix and make donations.  

3.    Facebook
Share our Event Page with all your Facebook friends: 

LIKE DiscoverHope’s Facebook page and SHARE our updates 
with your friends.

Do frequent shout outs on your Facebook page and/or Google+. 
Sample text: “Please join me for DiscoverHope’s 5th Annual Band Together for Hope fundraiser on Friday, June 15th featuring Del Castillo with Soniquete Duet.  Help us rock out microloans for women in poverty! 100% of proceeds go towards providing microcredit and training for women in poverty to create their own prosperity.  Buy your tix at or purchase at the door. 

4.    Follow DiscoverHope’s LinkedIn Page & share posts on your LinkedIn profile:

5.    Tweetleedeedleedee, Tweet, Tweet!
Tweet your own or retweet our posts.  Make sure to include & #bandtogetherforhope.  Follow us at!/discoverhope

6.    Tell people they can still support DiscoverHope’s efforts with an ONLINE DONATION atwww.lendhope.orgeven if they can’t come to our event .

Also, we'd like to let you in on the Inside Scoop.  Click "I Like It" on Do512 for a chance to win a free pair of tickets.  Don't miss out on this opportunity!

See Y'all Friday,
Social Media and Web Intern

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Giving Thanks to Villa Milagro & Medical Mission Team

DHF Family,

Juanita of VB "Friends Forever" waiting for meds
It was a day filled with hope and laughter. Yesterday, DiscoverHope participated in our first ever Medical Mission. Thanks to the generous support of Villa Milagro over 350 of our loan recipients, their children, and family members received free medical attention,vision and dental screenings, vitamins, and prescription meds at Monte Sion Medical Clinic. Women started lining up as early as 6AM and no one was turned away.
Last year I had the great privilege of meeting LarryJohnson, native Texan and co-founder of Villa Milagro Ministries, which provides Cajamarquinos with spiritual and economic support through specialized projects. We made a sweet deal that if I volunteered as a translator, Villa Milagro would invite our loan recipients to participate in a medical mission in 2012. This was probably the best deal I’ve ever made in my life! I'm also extremely grateful to the Mission Team comprised of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, grandmothers, and grandchildren from Arkansa who selflessley and tirelessly gave of themselves. In the end, our women went away happy, relieved, and extremely appreciative to be a part of such an amazing event.
Thanks once again to Villa Milagro for your generous support. This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship!
Monte Sion Medical Clinic

Loan Recipients axiously waiting.

Playing games while waiting in line.


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Rockin' Out Microloans at Band Together for Hope

Hey DiscoverHope Family!!

The wait is over and our surprise is out. The headliner band for our 5th Annual Band Together for Hope event is... DEL CASTILLO! We hope you are as excited as we are.  Here are the event details:

When: Friday, June 15, doors open 8pm 
Where: Ruta Maya 3601 S. Congress
Presented byConsuela & VerdTek
Featuring: Soniquete Duet & a sexy, Latin-Flamenco-Rock Headliner (it's a secret until June 3!)
Ticket Info: $20 - tickets go on sale on June 3 or pay at the door. 
Make sure to follow us on Facebook , Twitter (@discoverHOPE), and LinkedIn for on-going event updates. 


Del Castillo wants YOU to come to Band Together for Hope 


See you soon,
Social Media and Web Design Intern