May 14, 2019, 1:00 PM

The Inspiration of Carter

New Hope Center of Paris works to promote healthy activities to those staying at the center. There are many obstacles in trying to do so such as space and finances.

One of those obstacles was eliminated with the kindness of 5th Grader Carter Whitten. During North Lamar’s Skip, Jump and Run event, Carter was the student who raised the most money. His reward for his hard work was winning a basketball goal. Carter had attended the Open House that New Hope Center of Paris held in November of 2018 during National Homelessness Awareness Week. Carter knew he wanted the basketball goal to go to the center.

New Hope Center has an area identified but requires children at play signs. If you would like to donate, please call (903) 783-0353 or go online to

February 20, 2019, 4:00 PM

The Inspiration of Laney

Blessings come in all sizes!  What amazing work Laney has been doing! Laney has been busy being the hands and feet of Jesus!  She has been making her essential oil salt scrubs and selling them to raise money to donate to New Hope Center. Laney came to New Hope Center with her mom on February 20th with her essential oil salt scrubs in hand. That was not all she brought with her. Laney had raised $240.00 to donate to the center. Amazing! At the age of 6, Laney's hard work will provide 10 night of service for someone in need. That is 10 days of a warm place to lay their head, 10 days of a warm shower, 10 days of food to eat, 10 days of case management, 10 days of making new friends and no longer feeling alone.

Laney shared with staff that she was asked at school what she would change if she were to be president. Confidently she spoke about her desire to not see anyone be homeless. Laney, you are an inspiration! You are beautiful inside and out! You have blessed us and showed us that we are all capable of setting goals and reaching them. Thank you so much.


Laney delivered some salt scrubs for us to place in the New Hope Thrift Store. If you would like to purchase them, come visit us at the store at 400 SW 4th Street. The New Hope Thrift Stores is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Click the link below to read the article from The Paris News.

 The Paris News Article on Laney