Fill a 50


In celebration of the Ford F-Series being America's best-selling truck for 41 years, during April, Bill Colwell Ford will be hosting Fill a 50 and collecting items for the House of Hope in Waterloo. The House of Hope is a two-year transitional housing program for single mothers and their children. Bill Colwell Ford is asking the Cedar Valley community to bring in items to help them fill the bed of an F-150, or Fill a 50. For each item you bring in, you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a free auto detail and The Works vehicle check-up package at Bill Colwell Ford. The winner will be announced May 2nd. Our goal is to collect 300 items. 

The mission of House of Hope is to help each woman identify goals she will need to accomplish and create a stable, secure, and safe home life for her and her children. This is primarily achieved through continuing education or obtaining permanent full-time employment which are key components to achieving the ultimate goal of self-sufficiency.

 **We're also accepting monetary donations. Any money donated will be used to buy items for the event or be given directly to the House of Hope. 

Below are some of the items needed at the House of Hope:

Garbage Bags         Garbage CansLaundry Detergent
BatteriesLight BulbsShower Curtain Sets
Bathroom Rugs & TowelsPaper TowelsLaundry Baskets
Dish SoapMulti-purpose CleanerBleach
BroomsMopsToilet Brushes
Non-breakable Plates & CupsToiletries/Personal Care ItemsChild Safety Supplies (Cupboard/Drawer Locks, Knob Covers, Outlet Covers)
Twin Size Mattress CoversTwin Size BeddingPillows
Pots & PansSilverwareToilet Paper

For a printable version, click on the PDF below:

House of Hope provides homeless mothers with individualized support and transitional housing to achieve secure families and permanent homes.

Their vision is to end the cycle of homelessness for mothers and children in the Cedar Valley with respect, empowerment, stewardship and accountability as our core values.

In 1995 a group of concerned church leaders in the community formed the Christian Community Development (CCD) to address the growing problem of homelessness among single mothers in the Cedar Valley. Starting with a peer support model, evolving over time into a trauma informed care model, House of Hope has been a support system for hundreds of families who needed the opportunity to land on their feet. Over the years it has grown from housing 7 families to 10 and soon to be 15.

For more information about the House of Hope, please visit their website at
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