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Highlights of Hope breakfast at Dean College to boost agency

ATTLEBORO - New Hope will host its second annual Highlights of Hope fundraiser at Dean College in the Guidrey Center, 109 West Central St., Franklin, Thursday, May 16 from 7:45-9:30 a.m.

Emceed by Bob Ward of FOX25 News, "Highlights of Hope" will include client success stories, a video of the work being accomplished at New Hope, and a keynote speech presented by Linda Waters, the president of Back to Business, LLC and Founder of Confidence Beads and Beads for a Cause.

"Especially given the tragedy in Boston this past week, in times like these, it's important to recognize that there are so many people who are working hard every day to end violence," said New Hope Executive Director Kimberly Thomas. "Our guests will have an opportunity to hear and see firsthand the heartwarming stories of domestic and sexual violence survivors, our staff, our speakers and other community supporters who are taking a stand and working to create peace in our homes and in our community.

"This event's touching stories of survival, strength and empowerment will help us realize that violence is being overcome, and that lives are being turned around for the better, each and every day. That type of inspiration is what this event is all about."

The fundraiser will include a complimentary breakfast and networking from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.,. followed by a speaking program and video presentation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Event sponsors include: Matching Gift Sponsor, Rockland Trust; Print Sponsor,Printsmart Office Products; Venue Sponsor, Dean College; Video Sponsor, Vantel Pearls; and Lori-Anderson-Martin of

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. New Hope is seeking additional sponsors to help reach its fundraising goal.

There is no cost to attend. Seats can be reserved by contacting New Hope at new-hope@new-hope.org or 508-226-4015.