Established in 2013 by Stan Barrett, Founder and CEO of Woodinville Wine Cellars, Give Back Hope is a Washington State 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, certified tax-exempt by the IRS. At Give Back Hope we are an organization that is passionate about heart-centered ministry; we derive our greatest satisfaction from the impact we make upon the individual lives of each person with whom we connect. We are not driven to change the world in one fell swoop; we are driven to change lives one person at a time, knowing that one changed life can impact entire generations.
Of course, we want to care for those in need, and we want to bring relief and aid wherever needed. But more than that, we want to touch individual lives with love and hope. When we focus on individuals and their plight, we cannot easily ignore the fact that they need a miracle. Nor can we ignore the very real truth that we may be the only chance of a miracle that they will ever have.
In light of our theme this year, “Today is a great day to give back hope,” and in cooperation with Woodinville Wine Cellars, Give Back Hope has chosen two very worthy causes to be recipients of the proceeds generated from the WWC Silent Auction:
Omar is a brilliant local artist who is battling Stage-4 brain cancer. Omar’s
life-long desire has been to paint “real” art (as opposed to commercial art which he has done for decades at the national level). GBH would like to grant this wish to Omar by providing him with all of the materials and art supplies he needs, as well as a location where he can spread out and paint to his heart’s content. Additionally, we plan to host an art show and auction in 2017 to benefit a trust fund for Omar’s 3 daughters, so that he can focus on art and his own healing, instead of worrying about the future of his daughters.