JQ99 & The Pledge Radio Want to IMPACT Family Hope Foundation!

JQ99.3 & The Pledge radio stations chose Family Hope Foundation to benefit from their Impact Month - a drive to educate their listeners about what it means to raise a child with special needs, to raise awareness of the comunity need and to make an impact on that need through scholarships for therapy and family fun!  Tune in to JQ99.3 and The Pledge (96.5) through April 20 to learn more about raising a child with special needs and how you can help make an IMPACT!

Family Day at the Whitecaps!

Join us on May 7 at 1:00pm!  We'll have an outfield deck just for indivduals with special needs and their families to enjoy space, community and the game together.  Tickets will include all you can eat lunch, activities, autographs on the field and running/rolling the bases after the game!  A limited number of FREE tickets will be available (through the generosity of JQ99.3's Impact Month Drive for FHF).  Stay tuned for more information and how to get tickets!! 

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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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, limited 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

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
  • Celebration! Cinema Benton Harbor
  • Cinema Carousel in Muskegon

 2017 Movies (Subject to change, always check back before coming!)

  • February 18  The Lego Batman Movie
  • March 4  Rock Dog
  • March 25  Beauty and the Beast (Live action and Animation)
  • April 8  The Boss Baby
  • April 25  Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • June 10  Captain Underpants
  • June 24  Cars 3
  • July 8  Despicable Me 3


Special Families Fun Fest 2017

To Be Announced


The DeltaPlex Arena and Family Hope Foundation are excited to offer the sixth 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 and volunteers at every exit.


DeltaPlex Arena

2500 Turner Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

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2017 Stage Show Schedule for the Day


2017 Sponsors


2017 Supporters


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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