THE HOPE TOUR

 

The Hope Tour has risen to be a vital instrument for sharing the message of Timothy’s Gift.  The Tour brings a tapestry of musicians, singers and volunteers primarily from GRACEPOINTE CHURCH in Franklin, TN.  Together to share a message of hope and love that is agnostic to the uniform, blind to the “why?”, and minimizes the gap between “them” and “us”.  Singer, writer, speaker, and Pastor Melissa Greene (former member of the American Music Award winning group Avalon), serves as “Hope Curator” for all tours. She orchestrates uplifting events that include a nearly two hour long concert of old classics, Motown hits, current radio smashes and performances of every style of music—soul, country, gospel, pop, etc—all with the intention of bringing hope and restoring a sense of worth to the incarcerated.

Every tour results in piles of letters that pour in from parents, spouses, friends, relatives, inmates and staff thanking Timothy’s Gift for the renewal of feelings remembered and the kindling of those that are new.  Many of the inmates that experience Timothy’s Gift are “lifers”—those who will never see a life outside of the bars they sleep behind. They share stories of transformation that bring joy well beyond the two hour show, and offers hope that results from being reminded them that they are loved.

“If you would have visited this institution but once, your gracious gift would have been remembered as the greatest blessing ever. But…that you have continued to return has been confirmation that your love is real….Love never gives up.”


The beauty of the legacy of Timothy’s Gift is the residual culture of giving. The integrated experience around The Hope Tour supports a new generation of prison staff and leadership, who both value those serving time in their system, and who take great responsibility for empowering the men and women they serve to reach for something better for themselves.  They do so because that’s what love does.

 

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DATE / INSTITUTION

Timothy’s Gift 2016 Christmas HOPE Tour – Arkansas

Sunday, November 27 – East Arkansas Regional Unit

Monday (afternoon), November 28 – Wrightsville Women’s Unit

Monday (evening), November 28 – Wrightsville Men’s Unit

Tuesday, November 29 – Tucker Unit

Wednesday, November 30 – Varner Unit

Thursday, December 1 – Barbara Ester Unit

Friday, December 2 – Cummins Unit

Saturday, December 3 – Cummins Unit

 

Timothy’s Gift 2016 Summer Tour – Arkansas Schedule

 Sunday, August 28 – East Arkansas Regional Unit – Marianna, Arkansas
Monday, August 29 – Wrightsville Unit – Wrightsville, Arkansas
Tuesday, August 30 – Barbara Ester Unit – Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Wednesday, August 31 – Cummins Unit – Grady, Arkansas

 

Timothy’s Gift 2015 Christmas HOPE Tour

November 30 – Santa Rosa CI in Milton, FL

November 30 – Walton CI in DeFuniak Springs, FL

December 1 – Okaloosa CI in Crestview, FL

December 1 – Holmes CI in Bonifay, FL

December 2 – Northwest Florida Reception Center in Chipley, FL

December 3 – Calhoun CI in Blountstown, FL

December 3 – Liberty CI in Bristol, FL

December 4 – Apalachee CI in Sneads, FL

December 4 – Gadsden Re-entry Center in Havana, FL

December 5 – Franklin CI in Caravelle, FL

 

Timothy’s Gift 2015 Summer HOPE Tour

June 8 – Walton CI in Defuniak Springs, FL

June 8 – Okaloosa CI in Crestview, FL

June 9 – Homes CI in Bonifay, FL

June 9 – Jackson CI in Malone, FL

June 10 – Suwannee CI in Live Oak, FL

June 10 – Baker CI in Sanderson, FL

June 12 – Central Florida Reception Center in Orlando, FL

June 12 – Sumter CI in Bushnell, FL

June 13 – Marion CI in Ocala, FL

 

Timothy’s Gift Friends 2015 HOPE Tour

March 2 – Florida’s Women’s Reception Center in Ocala, FL

March 3 – Lake CI in Clermont, FL

March 3 – Marion CI in Ocala, FL

March 4 – Sumter CI in Bushnell, FL

 

Timothy’s Gift 2014 Christmas HOPE Tour

December 1 – Okaloosa CI in Crestview, FL

December 1 – Walton CI in DeFuniak Springs, FL

December 2 – Northwest Florida Reception Center in Chipley, FL

December 2 – Holmes CI in Bonifay, FL

December 3 – Gulf CI ANNEX in Wewahitchka, FL

December 3 – Gulf CI MAIN in Wewahitchka, FL

December 4 – Wakulla CI MAIN in Crawfordville, FL

December 4 – Wakulla CI WORK CAMP in Crawfordville, FL

December 5 – Jefferson CI in Monticello, FL

December 5 – Florida Women’s Reception Center in Ocala, FL

December 6 – Hernando CI in Brooksville, FL

 

Timothy’s Gift Mini Hope Tour/Florida September 2014

Monday, September 15 – Sumter, Bushnell, FL

Tuesday, September 16 – Florida Women’s Reception Center, Ocala, FL

 

Timothy’s Gift Hope Tour/Florida June 2014

June 16 Sumter CI in Bushnell

June 17 Central Florida Reception Center in Orlando

June 17 Polk CI in Polk City

June 18 Wakulla CI Annex in Crawfordville

June 18 Wakulla CI Main in Crawfordville

June 19 Santa Rosa CI Annex in Milton

June 19 Walton CI in DeFuniak Springs

June 20 Blackwater River Correctional Facility in Milton

June 20 Okaloosa CI in Crestview

 

Timothy’s Gift Hope Tour TENNESSEE!

May 4 DeBerry Correctional Facility in Nashville, TN

 

Timothy’s Gift Fundraising Event

May 2 Martins Creek Mennonite Church in Millersburg, Ohio

 

Timothy’s Gift Hope Tour/February 2014

February 24 Sumter CI in Bushnell

February 25 Hernando CI in Brooksville

February 26 South Florida Reception Center Main Unit in Doral

February 26 South Florida Reception Center Annex in Doral

February 27 Martin CI in Indiantown

February 27 Okeechobee CI in Okeechobee

February 28 Apalachee CI East Unit in Sneads

March 1 Apalachee CI West Unit in Sneads

 

Timothy’s Gift 2013 Christmas HOPE Tour

Monday AM, December 2/Marion CI/Ocala

Monday PM, December 2/Sumter CI/Bushnell

Tuesday PM, December 3/Lake CI/Clermont

Wednesday AM, December 4/Suwannee CI – Main/Live Oak (Tentative)

Wednesday PM, December 4/Suwannee CI – Annex/Live Oak

Wednesday EVE, December 4/Jefferson CI/Monticello

Thursday AM, December 5/Gulf CI – Main/Wewahitchka

Thursday PM, December 5/Gulf CI – Annex/Wewahitchka

Friday AM, December 6/NWFRC – Main/Chipley

Friday PM, December 6/NWFRC – Annex/Chipley

Saturday AM, December 7/Walton CI/DeFuniak Springs

 

“Timothy’s Gift/GracePointe HOPE Tour”

Monday PM, October 7  – Holmes CI/Bonifay, FL

Tuesday AM, October 8  – Jackson CI/Malone, FL

 

“August/September Hope Tour”

Wednesday, July 31 – Lake CI/Clermont, FL

Wednesday, July 31 – Sumter CI/Bushnell, FL

Thursday, August 1 – Gulf CI Main/Wewahitchka, FL

Thursday, August 1 – Gulf CI Annex/Wewahitchka, FL

Friday, August 2 – NWFRC Annex/Chipley, FL

Friday, August 2 – NWFRC Main/Chipley, FL

Saturday, August 3 – Walton CI/Defuniak Springs, FL

 

MAY 2013

“My Anchor Holds” & Rob Reeves:

Tuesday morning, May 7 — NWFRC/Main Unit, Chipley, FL

Tuesday afternoon, May 7 — NWFRC/Annex, Chipley, FL

Wednesday morning, May 8 — Mayo CI, Mayo, FL

Wednesday evening, May 8 — Fellowship Baptist Church, Lake City, FL

Thursday evening, May 9 — Lake CI, Clermont, FL

 

APRIL 2013

“HOPE TOUR”

April 8 – Columbia CI

April 8 – Sumter CI

April 9 – Mayo CI

April 10 – NWFRC Main

April 10 – NWFRC Annex

April 11 – Gulf CI Main

April 11 – Gulf CI Annex

April 12 – Apalachee CI East

April 12 – Apalachee CI West

April 13 – Walton CI

 

DECEMBER 2012

12/12/12 – Walton C.I.

12/12/12 – Jackson C.I.

12/13/12 – Madison C.I.

12/13/12 – Live Oak C.I.

12/14/12 – Ocala C.I.

12/14/12 – Clermont C.I.

12/15/12 – Bushnell C.I.

12/16/12 – FCCC

12/16/12 – Hardee

12/17/12 – Calhoun

12/18/12 – Gulf

12/18/12 – Gulf

12/19/12 – Columbia

12/20/12 – Lancaster

12/20/12 – Lancaster

12/21/12 – NWFRC – Main

12/21/12 – NWFRC – Annex

12/22/12 – ACI

12/22/12 – ACI

 

OCTOBER 2012

10/16/12 – ACI East

10/17/12 – ACI West

10/18/12 – Madison C.I.

10/20/12 – Calhoun C.I.

10/22/12 – Jackson C.I.

10/23/12 – Gulf Annex

10/24/12 – Gulf Main

10/26/12 – Dade C.I.

10/27/12 – SFRC Main

10/29/12 – SFRC South

10/31/12 – Lake C.I.

 

AUGUST 2012

8/21/12 – SFRC Main

8/22/12 – SFRC South

8/23/12 – Dade C.I.

8/25/12 – Jefferson C.I.

8/27/12 – Mayo C.I.

8/28/12 – Calhoun C.I.

8/29/12 – Gulf Main

8/31/12 – Walton

 

APRIL 2010

4/13/12 Mayo C.I.-Annex

4/14/12 Jefferson C.I.

4/16/12 Walton C.I.

4/18/12 Gulf -Annex

4/20 Hernando C.I.

 

FEBRUARY 2012

2/1/12 Dade C.I.

2/2/12 DeSoto C.I. – Annex

2/3/12 Hardee C.I.

2/4/12 Hillsboro C.I.

2/6/12 Walton C.I.

2/7/12 Gulf C.I. – Main

2/8/12 NW FL RC – Main

2/10/12 Mayo C.I.

2/11/12 Lancaster C.I.