New Hope Community is excited to announce plans for the creation of a Sensory Garden at our location in Loch Sheldrake, New York, Sullivan County. Sensory gardens create a beautiful outdoor space that fuses the interaction between a person’s five senses (taste, smell, touch, hearing and sight) and a diverse array of elements which celebrate the gifts of nature and enhance one’s sense of harmony, balance and peace.We have launched our fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $200,000 by May 1st, 2019. This will cover the full cost of our 1.5 acre garden and ensure a space that will dynamically provide opportunities to enjoy a multitude of sensory experiences within a lush, green and colorful oasis. Through the generous contributions of private donors we have currently raised $125,000 and now are committing our full efforts to raise the remaining $75,000 needed to complete this project. Sensory Gardens are proven to enhance the health and wellness of people with and without disabilities. We will not only be providing this garden for the people we serve and the staff that support them; we will be opening our garden to our greater community, free of charge, to support and fuel everyone’s ability to enjoy some downtime in a beautiful outdoor space. Won’t you join us in funding this project? We know our Sensory Garden will make a meaningful difference in the lives of many and we hope you will feel the excitement, connect with the value of a Sensory Garden and help us make this a reality! And, whether your donation be small or large, from the bottom of our hearts – thank you for helping us make good things happen! DONATE NOW!