Monday, February 9, 2015

Our New VIP Program!

Announcing the launch of our VIP program!  

What is the VIP Program?  

VIP stands for Vacation Investment Plan, and it's a win-win situation for all.  You get a unique vacation spot at a guaranteed price, while at the same helping to provide free restorative escapes for cancer survivors and their families.  We get upfront funding to expand our project.  Here's how it works:

Choose from one of two options:  Option 1 - receive two weeks reserved lodging space each year for the next ten years for a one time investment of $10,000.  Option 2 - receive one week for $5,000.  Prices are guaranteed and there are no additional fees.  

The VIP Program is for individuals, families, companies, and supporters of cancer organizations.  Families can pool together and split the cost and time.  Companies can use their investment as an employee incentive, a gift to key clients or suppliers, or as lodging for employees while traveling to Puerto Rico for work purposes.  Donors to cancer organizations may purchase a VIP package and donate it to the charity of their choice for use as a fundraising incentive, leveraging the donation amount.

Best of all, you can start using your investment now at our existing cabin!

Check out the details at get ready to enjoy a Puerto Rico vacation!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Restorative Escape for Cancer Survivors and Their Families

What if...

When you were diagnosed, there was a place you could go to forget about cancer, even for a little while?

What if...

After finishing treatments, there was space and time available to you outside of a clinical setting, a place to rediscover what life is about and reconnect with your loved ones, and yourself...a restorative escape from the world of cancer?

There is such a place.

Many people fighting cancer, as well as their family members and caregivers, experience mental distress both during and after diagnosis and treatment.  It's a time of great uncertainty, when everything in life has suddenly changed.  

We're building a place to provide these "restorative escapes" for cancer patients and their families.  

We are currently giving free, one week stays to cancer survivors at our current vacation cabin in Maricao, Puerto Rico.  While we get our nonprofit up and running, we have begun work on our primary goal - to provide space and assistance to cancer patients who are rebuilding their lives.

On this World Cancer Day, we salute those who are currently battling cancer, those who have survived it and put it behind them, and those we have lost to the disease.  You can honor someone whose life has been touched by cancer by making a gift in their name to this project.  Please go to Renewed Hope/Esperanza Renovada to read more about the project and make a donation.

Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 - New Year, New Beginnings...Renewed Hope!

The beginning of a new year is all about hope!  It's a clean slate, a fresh start, a new beginning.  And here at the beginning of 2015, we have some news to share!

Over the holiday break, we became a Wisconsin Corporation!  Our official corporate name is Renewed Hope/Esperanza Renovada Incorporated.  Filing paperwork with the state was the first step toward becoming a 501(c)(3), nonprofit corporation.  Next, we obtained our Federal Employer Identification Number, and now we are working on the by-laws and other paperwork that will be the blueprint for how we operate. 

But we aren't going to wait for all of that to be in place before we begin.  In the next few months, we will be giving the first "restorative escape" to a cancer survivor, at our existing cabin in Maricao, Puerto Rico.  

We'll keep you updated on our progress...stay tuned!  And happy 2015!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Wishing You the Happiest of Holidays!

In this season of giving, we want to take a moment to thank all of you for your support of Esperanza Renovada. Whether you've made a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one, "liked" our Facebook page, or helped us spread the word, we are sincerely grateful.  

There is still time to help us reach our goal of 1,000 "likes" by December 31.  We'll be awarding a one week stay at our current cabin in Maricao, Puerto Rico to one person who has liked our Facebook page.  Click here to visit our Facebook page, then click "like" and spread the word!

We wish you all a very happy holiday season, spent with all of those you love the most, and the best year ever in 2015!  From our house to yours...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Season of Giving

Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting.  It is happiness because we see joy in people.  It is forgetting self and finding time for others.  It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the values.  

It's the Season of Giving--the first day of Hanukkah, just over a week until Christmas.  We are all busy trying to find or make the perfect gifts for our loved ones, preparing for the kids to come home, and anxiously awaiting the annual visit from Santa.  

This holiday season, make a gift to the lodge project at Esperanza Renovada in honor of a loved one, in memory of one who has been lost, or simply because you care. You will be providing hope to cancer survivors, their families, and their caregivers. With your help, we can accomplish the goal of building a place where survivors can experience a free restorative escape after cancer treatment.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and wish you joy in this season of giving.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Time To Give

The holidays are a time for giving--giving back and giving forward, giving care...and giving hope.  

When you're making your list this year, please consider making a small gift to Esperanza Renovada.  Just as "many hands make light work", many small donations add up to make it possible to build a lodge where cancer survivors and their families can enjoy a free "restorative escape" after treatment.  

In the coming days we'll give some details on how you can help.  In the meantime, please visit our web site, to learn more about this project.  

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Twelve Days of Thankfulness - Thanksgiving Day: Support

On this Thanksgiving Day, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the enthusiastic support we have received for our project.  Your comments, donations, and your help in spreading the word is appreciated more than you know.  

We are about one fourth of the way to the first 1000 likes on our Facebook page. Remember that for each 1000 likes we receive before December 31, we will be awarding a one week stay at our vacation cabin in Maricao, Puerto Rico.

Please keep sharing our web site, encourage your friends and family to like and share our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter.  And and keep the lodge project in mind when you're making your holiday gift list.  Make a donation toward the project in honor of a loved one.  

Thank you...and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!