World of Wonder Photographic Art Exhibition FUNdraiser 

November 12, 2015 from 7:00-9:30pm

This unique travel-themed event, will visually transport you around the world, evoking a sense of wonder and adventure.  Stroll through different regions of the world as you enjoy a dessert reception, silent auction, art exhibition & sale, cash bar and more!  

The exhibiton will showcase the photographic art of award-winning, international photographer and local artist, Christine Gribble. Christine elevates one's senses through her distinctive photographic art forms.  

Join us and be transported around the world to benefit our Therapy Scholarship Program.  

Location and Details

(For all the details on this evening of fun, click here.)
The Cheney Place
1600 Monroe, NW, Grand Rapids 49505
VIP/First Class - 6:00pm
Business & Coach Class - 7:00pm

Purchase Tickets Here

  • First Class ticket holders enjoy a VIP pre-boarding party at 6:00pm, including special gifts and perks, followed by the dessert reception, silent auction and art exhibition at 7:00pm.
  • Business Class & Coach Class ticket holders join the dessert reception, silent auction and art exhibition at 7:00pm, with ticket specific perks.

 Co-Pilot Sponsor:

Concierge Sponsor:

Corporate Color Graphics

Boarding Pass Sponsors:

Colliers International

Huntington Bank 

Luggage Sponsors:

Applause For Ace, LLC

Child 1st Publications, LLC

Higher Health Chiropractic


Where "Shhhhh!" isn't allowed!

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

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



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Spring 2015 Update:

Celebration! Cinema is expanding our 'Sensory Screenings' to five more theatres so many more families can enjoy time out of the house together!  We couldn't be happier that our wonderful partner values this program and is compelled to support special families across West Michigan!  Theatres now participating are:  

  • Celebration! Cinema North in Grand Rapids
  • Celebration! Cinema South in Grand Rapids
  • Celebration! Cinema Crossroads in Portage
  • Celebration! Cinema Lansing
  • Celebration! Cinema Mt. Pleasant
  • Cinema Carousel in Muskegon

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, no previews and a group of people who understand your child’s disability will make this family outing enjoyable for everyone!

  • 10:30 a.m. showing
  • Regular matinee pricing - Friends of Family Hope Foundation, click here to print a barcode for $2 off the ticket price! 
  • all movies in 2D and Open Caption
  • Seating questions can be directed to the box office

 Upcoming Movies - 2015 (Subject to change, always check back before coming!)


  • November 14 - The Peanuts Movie
  • December 12 - The Good Dinosaur
  • January 2, 2016 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • January 23 - Norm of the North
  • February 13 - Kung Fu Panda 3- The Weight is Over
  • March 12 - Zootopia
  • April 23 -The Jungle Book
  • May 21 - The Angry Birds Movie
  • June 25 - Finding Dory




Special Families Fun Fest, October 17, 2015 from 10am-4pm


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

Carnival games for all ability levels
Resource Fair 
Petting Zoo
Sensory Room
Adapted Bike Course
Fire Truck (10:00am-noon ONLY!)
Arts & Crafts with Hearts 4 the Arts
Face Painting
Caricature & Portrait Art
Door Prizes

2015 Stage Show Schedule for the Day

11:00-11:25am     Mat the Mime & Juggler
11:30-11:50am     Franciscan Life Process Center, Music Therapy
12:00-12:25pm     Cooperfly Creative Arts Puppet Troupe
12:30-12:55pm     Mat the Mime & Juggler
1:00-1:55pm        ACTion Drummers - Artists Creating Together Interactive Drumming Troupe
2:00-2:25pm        Cooperfly Creative Arts Puppet Troupe
2:55-3:15pm        Franciscan Life Process Center, Music Therapy

2015 Sponsors

Herman Miller Cares
Gill Staffing
Crazy Horse Restaurant & Saloon
Koele Investment Group
Meijer - Jenison Store
Holland Litho Printing

2015 Supporters

Old National Bank
Autism Support of Kent
South Shore Speech
Developmental Enhancement
Family Tree Therapies
Geib Movement & Wellness

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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 We were absolutely elated to receive your scholarship to help pay for programming for our son, Samuel, who is on the autism spectrum. We have been working with Horizons Developmental Resource Center for a couple of years and have seen wonderful social changes for Samuel. The cost is high, which makes each year of paying for programming a matter of prayer and sacrifice to our family with our spending. It is a relief to have this scholarship to help us pay for Samuel's programming. We are so impressed with the progress Samuel has made with his social skills. Samuel will now communicate his needs and concerns with words instead of crying and having a temper tantrum. We see Samuel work toward completing activities independently instead of needing constant prompts from us. Another wonderful change is that Samuel desires to interact with peers, instead of hiding from them. Again, thank you for helping us to continue to offer the best programming for Samuel!

-The Sorenson Family