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Hopelessness in a community creates homelessness, substance abuse, physical abuse, crime escalation, workplace apathy and depression.

The HOPE Walk is a 21-day event to spread
HOPE to communities.

The 21-day HOPE Walk | August 14 – September 4, 2016 | Making a difference by giving HOPE in times of darkness and together stepping boldly to empower women and girls.

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Emra Smith, from the International School of Story, will walk from Savannah, GA, to Sarasota, FL, for 6-10 miles a day. Kathy Burnsed, Media and Time Management Consultant will accompany Emra. As they travel, they will share how to spread HOPE and positive actions to help facilitate personal and community change. 

  • Emra will share HOPE by giving free life-coaching phone calls as she walks

  • Emra and Kathy will be visiting homeless shelters and hospitals to spread HOPE

  • Hope rallies are scheduled during the walk for diverse audiences of women and men (check for locations and times)

The following communities are slated for the Hope Walk Route:

In Georgia – Savannah, Pembroke, Richmond Hill, Brunswick and St. Simons. In Florida – Jacksonville, Ormond Beach, Lecanto, Ocala, Orlando, Kissimmee/St Cloud, Winter Haven, Wesley Chapel, Tampa, Sarasota

We need your help to create a climate of HOPE in your community.

Will you make a difference with us to give HOPE in difficult times and together step boldly to empower women and girls who need us?

Donate now, or contact us to see how you can be involved.


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A Short Message from Emra Smith – Founder / CEO


You matter to God.

Your stories matter to Him.

The really big ones and the everyday little ones.

It is through you and each of your stories that He shares HOPE, LOVE and LIFE to the world around you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting us!

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