Our VisionThe lobby of our Hope Building has always been a great place for us to meet up, hang out, and connect as a church. We love community and we love coffee, so we're combining the two and making our lobby even better!
Our vision is to create a collaborative space for VOH family and friends to slow down, build community, and enjoy a good cup of coffee.
To take steps towards this, we have started a ministry to brew craft coffee and update our lobby. We are putting in new furniture, updating the decor, and upgrading our lighting to create a more welcoming space for community hangouts!
Our NameThe name Hope House appropriately summarizes the history and mission of VOH.
We were able to purchase our Hope Building in 2014 through the efforts and collective generosity of our entire church. Our English congregation moved in and in this past half decade, many of us have come to call this place home.
As we continue on, we want to carry a remembrance of where we came from and where we are going. We want many more to call this place home and we are a house that is bringing hope to our city, the nations, and the world.
Early Backer Details
We are so moved to be witnesses of our community's togetherness and generosity.
From February 3rd through February 10th, we held a quick 7-day fundraiser. We were aiming to collect $3000 to get started but our church community contributed just over $10,000 towards this project!
If you were an early backer, refer to the rewards tab for a list of your benefits.
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The First Sip
Benefits & Rewards: Receive any 1 beverage of your choice from the menu. The VOH Hope House webpage will feature your name in the Thank You section for early backers. Receive the right to submit 1 name to the Naming Committee for Hope Cafe official name.
Benefits & Rewards: All previous rewards. Receive an additional 3 beverages of your choice from the menu.
Benefits & Rewards: All previous rewards. Your name will be engraved into a metal placard of appreciation permanently mounted and featured on the Hope House coffee bar. Receive an exclusive invite to Hope House Reserve Event at a future date.
Price: $99 ($208 value!)
Benefits & Rewards: All previous rewards. For 1 year, receive one free beverage from the menu each Sunday.
Price: $129 ($238 value!)
Benefits & Rewards: All previous rewards. Receive a swag reward at the 1 year anniversary. Your beverage always gets fast pass privileges.
*Please note the fast pass privilege will be available starting at our official launch.
Price: $499 (Assuming you drink coffee for 50 more years, at least a $10,400 value!)
Benefits & Rewards: You are entitled to lifetime coffee (one free cup per week).
The Good Samaritan
Price: $2000 (Assuming you drink coffee for 50 more years, at least a $10,400 value + lifetime legacy!)
Benefits & Rewards: All previous rewards. A mainstay beverage sold by Hope House will be named after you.
*Purchases of early backer rewards are not tax-deductible.
Hope House Goals
Soft Opening – $3150
$1,300 – Coffee Service Bar
$500 – Cups, lids, sleeves (1 year)
$1,000 – Kitchen equipment
$200 – Coffee Beans (1 year)
$150 – Payment Processing
Official Launch – $3250
$400 – Workspace counter
$400 – LED Tube lighting
$500 – Center TV couch + cushions
$200 – 3 square tables (no bases)
$900 – Centerpiece Table + Chairs
$300 – 6 chairs for square tables
$200 – Shelving and decorations
$350 – Miscellaneous
Compliance – $3600
$500 – Dedicated refrigerator/freezer
$2500 – Hidden compliance costs
$600 – Operating Cash
Cash and credit card will be accepted.
We have a limited menu during our soft opening and will be serving iced lattes, cold brew coffee, and pour-overs.
Our menu will be expanding closer to our official launch.
We hope to serve a variety of drink options in the coming months, including options for non-coffee drinkers, such as tea, hot cocoa, Italian soda, etc.
We are experimenting with beans from different areas and are working towards obtaining ethically sourced beans.
Sorry! For our soft launch, we will not be taking custom orders.
You will see some reward benefits kick in right away, like free drinks. Others, like the placards and Hope House Reserve Event, will take place at a later time.
The fast pass privilege will be available starting at our official launch.
Please check back for updates!
We would love for you to give involved! Please fill out the Interest Form on our site and we will be reaching out to you.