“Jewels for Hope” is an annual fundraising event in support of HopeWorks of Howard County. Typically held on a Saturday in November, this event features over 1,000 new and gently used scarves and jewelry items for sale, with pricing beginning at $2.00. Donations of gently used scarves and jewelry are collected from the congregation in the month prior to the event. Past events have raised as much as $17,000.

HopeWorks of Howard County is the only local agency that provides support and advocacy for those who have experienced partner violence. Their mission is extensive---- HopeWorks provides a 24-hour hotline, confidential emergency shelter, counseling for victims, children, and abusers, legal advocacy and representation, outreach and community education, and hospital accompaniment. Last year, they served over 6,000 clients in Howard County!

The 2020 event will not be held due to COVID-19. Information about our 2021 Jewels for Hope event will be posted here next fall. If you have questions before then, hopeworks@glenmarumc.org.