Crisis Control Ministry Sees Record Participation for Hope du Jour 2017

On Tuesday, May 2, Crisis Control Ministry hosted its 27th annual “Hope du Jour” fundraiser, benefiting the programs and services provided to clients throughout Forsyth County.

Full-service restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and more in Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Lewisville and Clemmons came together to support Crisis Control by donating 10% of their proceeds from the entire day on May 2 to the organization. Many local companies and organizations also served as sponsors for the event.

“We saw the greatest number of restaurants we’ve ever had participate in this year’s event,” said Margaret Elliott, Executive Director of Crisis Control Ministry. “All total, there were 140 establishments across the area that took part in Hope du Jour this year. We had beautiful weather that day, and so many folks that dined out for a great cause. We were thrilled with the turnout.”

Proceeds from Hope du Jour enable Crisis Control to fulfill its mission of supporting local individuals facing crisis in meeting needs financially as well as through offerings like a food pantry and licensed free pharmacy.

“Being a part of Hope du Jour gives us the opportunity to show our gratitude to the community, as well as be inspired to have a positive impact on the community,” said Haggi Montoya of Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant in Kernersville.