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Family Hope Foundation and Celebration Cinema present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families. 

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Enjoy a disability-friendly environment where everyone is welcome to be who they are.

With an audience of your peers, special families can enjoy something fun together that you might not typically be able to do. Brighter lights, lower sound and a group of people who understand your child’s disability will make this family outing enjoyable for everyone!

  • The last Saturday of every month
  • Celebration! Cinema North – 2121 Celebration Drive, NE, Grand Rapids
  • 10:00 a.m. showing
  • all movies in 2D and Open Caption
  • $5 per ticket – first come, first served seating
  • Seating questions can be directed to the box office at 616-365-2051

 Upcoming Movies

  • January 31 - Paddington (PG)
  • February 28 - The SpongeBob Movie:  Sponge Out of Water (PG)

 

Family Night at the Grand Rapids DRIVE - February 21, 2015


We are excited to host a family night on the party deck at Grand Rapids DRIVE semi-professional basketball team's game on Saturday, February 21, 2015!  Come join the fun!

Tickets to our family night include:

  • Reserved seats
  • Exclusive access to the party deck, where you can enjoy:
    • socializing with other Family Hope Foundation families
    • Fun activities hosted by the Grand Rapids Children's Museum such as face painting, games and crafts
    • DRIVE mascot appearances and a special visit from coaches and players

All free tickets for this event have been distributed, however you can still join us!  Tickets are available to individuals with special needs and their families only and are offered at the reduced rate of $8 per ticket through Family Hope Foundation and include all the party deck fun.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 10. 

Register here.  If, for any reason, you will not be able to use your free tickets, PLEASE let us know immediately, so another family can benefit from the generosity of our donors and the tickets will not go to waste.

Purchase tickets here.  If you need additional tickets (or the free tickets are no longer available), they are available for the reduced rate of $8 each and can be purchased through our Paypal link (Paypal account not required).  *Indicate your payment is for the DRIVE event at the end of your purchase, under "special instructions".  Be sure to also register for the event at the link above!

 

SAVE THE DATE!  Special Families Fun Fest, October 24, 2015 from 10am-4pm

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The DeltaPlex Arena and Family Hope Foundation are excited to offer the fourth annual Special Families Fun Fest. Once again, Fun Fest will provide a low-cost, low-stress day filled with resources and fun activities perfect for the whole family of individuals with special needs, no matter their age or disability.  This event focuses on details special families need:  quiet rooms, accessible bathrooms, sensory room, sign language interpreters, and volunteers at every exit.

Location and Details

DeltaPlex Arena
2500 Turner Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
10AM - 4PM
$5 per person, includes 10 carnival game tickets (ages 2 and under are free)
*No outside food or beverages allowed.  Concessions are available or you may leave and come back in with hand stamps.
  

2015 Event Attractions 

To be announced.
 

2015 Stage Show Schedule for the Day 

To be announced.

2015 Sponsors

To be announced.

2015 Supporters

To be announced.

Want to get involved?

Contributing to Special Families Fun Fest will impact lives of special needs families and help bring a joyful, stress-free day for attendees. We would be happy to accept any monetary or prize donations and volunteers.

To volunteer please call: (616) 364-9000 or click here.

For donations or organizations servicing the special needs community who are interested in having a booth at the resource fair, contact Lara Kitts at (616) 780-3839 or through our Contact page here.

 
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Testimonials

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 It's not difficult for us to imagine where our son might be if we hadn't learned about the developmental issues he would face early on, and begin the continual process of getting him all the treatment and support we could find to help him grow and learn. Even though he has delays and struggles to process information, his instincts are amazing and his sense of humor is witty and silly. We very much appreciate the generous support from Family Hope Foundation, for helping to ease the financial strain that comes with building our son's future. It is so comforting to know there are people who understand just how important this support is to families. Watching our son grown and learn these past years – understanding the many challenges he's faced – we can't help but be extremely thankful for all the encouragement he's received. It's a blessing to not be focused on where he might be, but inspired by how far he's come, and encouraged by what he will achieve next.


-The Weaver Family