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Blessing Banquet 2018

So much joy! Blessing Banquet is a giant Christmas party for families involved in Unlock Ministries mentoring programs. About 400 people come together at Christmas to enjoy fellowship, a great dinner, take pictures with Santa, and celebrate the great things the Lord is doing in these wonderful families. Thanks to the generosity of the Sydney Dickerson Foundation, Unlock was able to give a gift and an “Unlock Tribe” t-shirt to every child from our ministry who attended. Unlock is a mentoring ministry for at-risk children and their parents. We love partnering with beautiful people like the Matthews to share the love of Jesus with the kids in our community!

Rays of Hope

Dear Valerie,


We recently received the grant awarded to Rays of Hope Children’s Grief Centre, and we are honored to have been awarded monies from the Sydney Dickerson-Matthews Memorial Fund. The Sydney Dickerson-Matthews Fund has been generous to our operation and we are humbled by your strong belief in the good works we are doing. Each one of you plays a part in the Rays of Hope care because of your understanding of this incredible vocation.


Our purpose is to meet the unique needs of grieving children and adolescents. Your support will immediately serve those needs by allowing us to continue to offer kids of the Permian Basin no-charge classes, programs and summer camps.


Thank you again - Rays of Hope Children’s Grief Centre is proud to partner with you in furthering our mission.


We were deeply touched by reading your family’s story and the legacy that Sydney’s life continues to lead. Thank you for spreading joy to the hurting children in our community, while walking through your own journey of pain, and also of hope. We would be honored to have your family come to visit Rays of Hope and look forward to the opportunity to meet you.


If you, or someone you know could benefit from our services due to grief over loss or another painful transition, please do not hesitate to contact us. And, please call to learn more about our volunteer opportunities. I am always delighted to share how the energy, creativity, and dedication of our staff and volunteers positively impacts the healing and growth of those who grieve and mourn.


Thank you again.


In the spirit of hospice and for the children

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Jessi Morgan

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