Interested in Volunteering?
HOPE's sessions run year round and horse experience is not required please email Kristen at KCShimeall@gmail.com
John Chancey Memorial Fund
One of HOPE's dedicated board members, John Chancey, 57, died March 3, 2010, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
John was born March 11, 1952, in Ocala, Florida. He moved to Gainesville as a child and graduated from Gainesville High School in 1970. He later graduated from Nova University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He worked for twenty-five years at Metal Container Corporation and then for four years as the Director of Facilities at The North Florida Retirement Village. John enjoyed camping, hiking, kayaking, and fishing, as well as spending time with his family and friends.
John is survived by his wife Kerry, his sons Adam and Chad, his mother Minnie Holtzclaw and his mother-in-law Glorya Murphy.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to HOPE - Horses Helping People to support a scholarship fund for riders.
Special Thanks to the following benefactors:
Fresh Feast on the Farm - Everyone who attended the Fresh Feast on the Farm - This first annual event was a huge SUCCESS! We reached our goal of a net profit of well over $10,000.
The Ginders - For all your efforts and support.
Burkhardt Sales and Service - For their continued support of HOPE's fundraisers.
HOME - Living in the Heart of Florida Magazine for their continued media support of HOPE
UF SOTA - These students can't be thanked enough for putting together a fabulously successful Giddy Up Gators 5k run. Horses for Heroes brought home over $3000 to start serving veterans and service men and women.
Jaycees of Gainesville - Special thanks to their continued support of our charity events!
Rotaract of Gainesville - Special thanks for picking HOPE to be one of your charities to support!
AuroraWebsites.net - Thank You for helping with our web site make over!