Mikayla’s Home for Hope (old)

Mikayla's Home for Hope

"After raising $6,500 to build a home for a family this past year, I really would like to go back and do it again. This year I made such an amazing connection with the family we built for, which made me feel overwhelmed with joy. The emotions I felt the day I gave them the keys to their new home was a happiness I had never felt before. It is something I want to feel again, with another family who really needs a better home. If you could just be there to see the looks on their faces and feel the love in their hearts for what we do, you would understand why I want to help build another home. I really hope you can help me make another family’s dream come true!"
-Mikayla Nelsen, 13 years old

When Mikayla told us last year that she wanted to raise money to build a house of her own for Hope’s In, we were both extremely proud, yet a bit hesitant. We both know it’s a big ask, when trying to get friends, family & beyond to support a cause, yet, we have experienced, first hand, the rewards of delivering keys to a family. Building a home with and for them is an annual experience we can’t seem to live without. 

Taking what we have for granted is no longer, thanks to Mik and her desire to go back, year after year, to make this happen. Through family illness, financial pressure, whatever the years may bring, we feel the need, the draw, the calling to keep going back.

Now that we have seen and emotionally experienced the ties that bind Mikayla to raising money, building and, finally, delivering a home in her name, we can’t say no. This past summer was one of the best of our lives. We smiled, laughed, cried (maybe even sobbed), and felt unparalleled emotions. Like Mik says, we want to feel that again…. and again & again & again!

Thanks for supporting this amazing gift of a child we have been blessed with, thanks for supporting her dreams and letting her see the good in this sometimes wicked world and the greatest thanks for being YOU! Kind, generous YOU, who can make dreams come true.  

-Mike & Carri Nelsen

$2,865 of $6,500 raised
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Donation Total: $25