Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas @ HOPE House Rescheduled.

Dear Friends ~
We have just realized that Ashura and Christmas @ HOPE House coincide on the same day, therefore out of respect for our brothers and sisters we are rescheduling our event to:
Saturday, December 1st from 9 am - 3 pm.
We look forward to welcoming everyone that day and thank you for supporting us as we endeavor to raise funds for this year's goal to warmly clothe 2,000 migrant laborers. Please pass the word!

 Operation HOPE Team

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Yard Sale Fun and Frolic.

Did we forget the immense support we receieved from each and every one of you that made it to the September Yard Sale at the Operation HOPE presmises ... no we didint!

Have we been busy ensuring that all efforts for the money raised on that day ( which was an estimated KD 511.5) are being effectively directed towards our winter warmth campaign preparations to target about 2000 immigrant workers...! YES!

Do watch this space for further updates..

In the meantime, some fun moments from the yard sale day.

Have a good one all

Save the Date: Operation HOPE presents " Christmas at HOPE House"

What: Operation HOPE presents " Christmas at HOPE House"
When: Saturday November 24, 9 am - 3 pm
Where: Operation Hope premises, Rumaithiya, Block 9, street 92, house 23
What you'll find there: Holiday gift items, novelties, Operation HOPE merchandise, candy canes, Delissshhh Cookies and other holiday gifts
Special Attraction at the bazaar : Santa Claus meeting kids by the Christmas Tree

Do save the date and pass by Operation HOPE's holiday bazaar.

Esther's Attic Now Open!

Esther's Attic is open now ...every Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm...and
you can find everything from quality clothing, household items,
books, toys to baby items at reduced pricing..with proceeds all going
to operation HOPE to finance our winter warmth campaign and other
Community initiative drives.

Do pass by this Saturday and Check out the resale boutique..

What better way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors ,pleasant weather and
some hot cup of coffee!
We are located in Rumaithiya Block 9, Street 92, house23

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Operation HOPE Yard Sale , 22 Sept, 2012

It's here again!
From Household items to books, clothing to toys….! All items sold at attractive prices; with prices ranging from 0.250 fils to KD 5.
So mark your calendars, clear your schedules because we will be looking forward to seeing you!
On:  22nd September 2012
Time: 7:30am – 12pm
Place: OH premises, Rumaithiya, Block 9, Street 92, House 23.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Operation HOPE's summer hiatus.

Yes.. thats right, our low profile over the summer and ramadan period may have seemed to come off as our own version of a hiatus but Operation HOPE did manage to continue momentum on our several missions in bits and pieces and well timed weekly installments.
Whether it was our weekly morning sorting on saturdays  and drop off of donations at the embassy shelters, or our retail presence at EEK through the sale of Household furniture and other electronic items to help raise money for our summer projects ( Thanks to Amira, who on  short notice spear headed this mission), we have been busy attempting to work and do good in small numbers.
All this continues to be possible with the support of our benefactors, our volunteers and our well wishers who have been continuously supporting us all summer long.
One such is the corporate group at Agility who recently donated a generous food donation which OH was able to distribute at the males shelters of the Srilankan Embassy. Needless to say a very generous contribution that served on a magnitude level.
For this and for your continued support, we are grateful to you.With the summer almost coming to a quick end, we are preparing to reopen Esthers doors in the fall.
Do watch out this space for more updates on the Esther's opening :) 
Cheers all! 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

KTAA rebolsters Operation HOPE's mission

This month, Operation HOPE was blessed by the generous team of KTAA who at their season closing luncheon meeting held at the Mais Al Ghanim last week, honoured OH with a generous donation for their upcoming endeavours towards the domestics and needy community.

To the great ladies of KTAA, who through their craftsmenship and intricate talent are blessing the community one stitch at a time, Kudos to you'll.

It is true that when little things are done with great love and passion, they add up to a monumental magnitude and impact.

ACK Talent on Board

We may be laying low for the summer and building an army sized effort for a busy Autumn and winter schedule but good things are happening in all different magnitudes to OH.

The month of May witnessed the OH premises being graced by a strong and youthful team from the Australian Collge of Kuwait (ACK) headed by their professor Ms. Johanne Flynne. The team had selected Operation HOPE as their charity of choice for their semester project " Pay it forward" owing to which Operation HOPE's May mission to one of the embassies were blessed with several quantities of toiletries, clothing, food and a generous monetary donation.

We are proud to be associated with this local youth group who represent the tomorrow of this country and have chosen to be a part of the community development. 

Cheers to you boys!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Esther's and OH during the summer

Esther's Attic, will be closed during summer, from 1st June 2012 - 30th September 2012 and will re-open to the public on 6th October 2012.
But even though it may be closed for the summer, we still have a little bit to offer onexclusive items at jaw dropping prices!!

Current available items
EVENING GOWNS / DRESSES are now available at KD 8 / piece
LIVING ROOM SET available for KD 20 (used only once by the owner)
Those interested in buying, please contact us on our OH line - 99375613.
We will continue to update you on the availability of our exclusive items through the summer through our email hope@ohkuwait.org  and esthersattic@ohkuwait.org or blog http://ohkuwaitblog.blogspot.com/
Visit our website too: www.ohkuwait.org for more information and stay connected with us over the summer.

Cheers all.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

OH Summer Plans

We have been quiet off late ..Nevertheless  very productive.
Esther’s Attic Officially closed doors for this season on May 26 with an eventful day of sorting, rearranging, spring cleaning and plans to come back with a better, refreshed and focused look.
Our student interns from American University of Kuwait (AUK) and Symbiosis University (Pune) steered through the early hours of the Saturday to give Esther’s a quick wash and polish before they wrapped their tenure with us for this season. The pictures speak for themselves.

The energetic Harts club helped us wrap the last shift at the boutique before we closed off for the summer yesterday.
So we would be missing in action this summer but not quite living under the rock. While we aim to have a productive summer trying to build our donation drive for our yearly winter warmth campaign and the reopening of Esther’s Attic in the Fall ( October), we continue to meet every Saturday from 730 am – 830 am for our weekly sorting activities. We also continue to receive donations of gently used items on Saturdays (730 am – 830 am) and Tuesdays (after 6pm) .
We are thankful to each and every one of you for helping us through a successful season. You have blessed us as a customer at Esther’s, volunteer, benefactor, and support system for all of OH’s initiatives.

Monday, May 14, 2012

May Fayre Sadu House Bazaar Fun times

An Absolute day of fun at the back drop of sunny weather
with soft clouds in the sky and crisp air around..needless to say we almost did get a fright on Thursday night courtesy of the sudden dust in the air..but all turned out well :)

The team had an absolute blast manning the diwaniya and serving the visitors at the Bazaar with all kinds of savories and sweets, wide selection of Almarai Juices ( Thank you for your amazing donation Almarai), to homemade lemonade and other beverages.

Thanks to all those that came and supported us as a sponsor, visitor, baker, donor and volunteer. You all make it possible time and again :)

Our dedicated and Committed Volunteers Shereen and Farah from the American Univeristy of Kuwait (AUK) manning the Cashier

Our raffle prize Quilt

The Almarai Fridge and early visitors at the Diwaniya

Natassha's Deslisssh and delightful cookies (*drool)

Operation HOPE's creative Genius Jackie White at work for the Diwaniya Kitchen display

 Our dedicated volunteer Amber Coe Volunteering and goofing around

Monday, May 7, 2012

Esther's going away for the summer

It has been a busy few months since inception for Esther's Attic which is why it would be closing down for the summer...but for good reasons :) the boutique plans to make an early autumn comeback refreshed, rejuvenated and with a vibrant and more refined look.
We had our successful summer madness sale last week and have another three more weeks into operation until we close for the summer. 
Our last working day at Esther’s Attic would be May 26.
We are open on Fridays (9am- 11am) and Saturdays (9am – 12pm) until then. So make the most of it guys.
P.S. We may be closing Esther’s for the summer but do know that we would be accepting donations for gently used clothing and household items all summer long.

So feel free to let us know if you have something you want to donate at hope@ohkuwait.org.

Donation drop off details and time are on our website.

Summer heat, great steals and lots of madness fun at HOPE House