Cole's Hope Foundation was created to honor the memory of our son, Colton Buehner, who lost his life on 10/21/14 at age 17. Our mission is to continue his passion to reach out to others. We always knew that Cole had a huge heart, but until we heard stories, testimonies and read posts, we had no idea just how many people he shared his heart with. Cole had a passion to reach out to others. He offered advice, a shoulder to lean on, and most of all, Cole offered HOPE. Hope for a better tomorrow, for a second chance, and hope to rise above. Coles' Hope Foundation will honor his memory and passion by sponsoring yearly scholarships and offering assistance to special needs students and students with special circumstances. We will offer resources, support groups, hunting camps, and other events to help students as well as parents. Our goal is to reach out to those in need and offer the HOPE. What do we mean by special needs and hardship situations?
Special Needs: Any student who has an IEP, whether it be for cognitive, emotional, or physical impairments.
Special Circumstances/Hardship Situations: any student who has or is experiencing any of the following: - loss of a parent or loved one - child of a single parent or child of divorce - child of foster care - homeless or temporary housing - struggling with emotional concerns - recovering from addictions - other special circumstances
Since 2015 - Cole's Hope Foundation has sponsored 37 scholarships totaling, $43,000.00 to students with special needs or hardship situations. Recipients received our "Get Ready for Campus" packs! Each student received a Nextbook Flexx10, a 16 GB flashdrive, a $50 gas card, a Nextbook carrying case or new backpack as well as numerous school supplies to help offset the financial burden of college necessities!
Cole's Hope is kicked off our 1st Annual "HOPE in a Box" Christmas Campaign in December 2015. We delivered 85 shoe box sized gift boxes full of gifts and food cards to local area high schools to be given to unaccompanied homeless teens. In 2016 we delivered 67 HOPE boxes to homeless teens! During the holiday season, many food drives and gift drives take place, but it is the homeless high school teens who are often the forgotten few as we tend to focus on families with small children. Our goal is provide a little HOPE and bring a smile to teens in Jefferson County. HOPE in a Box gift boxes will be delivered to each school the week before Christmas.
Cole's Hope continues to support and award scholarships to disadvantage and homeless teens in the Jefferson County, MO. area, but we have a long term goal as well. Our HOPE is to open "Cole's House". This special place will make a home for young, HOMELESS, highschool boys in the Jefferson County area. Not only will Cole's House provide a safe and caring place to live while attending high school, it will also serve as an opportunity to teach these young students life skills they need to become independent and successful in college and beyond.
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Brand New 400sf seamless slate stamped patio. Prize includes: dig, form, rock, wire mesh, seamless slate finish with standard colors, saw-cut expansion joints, sealant and pour at 4" thick with 4,000 psi (6sac) concrete mix. (Patio pour valid in following counties: Jefferson and St. Louis Counties in Missouri.) To view examples of seamless slate or contact Ortmann Concrete for details, please click on the link.