Thanks to Zony Mash for hosting this event


Hope Fest is Hotel Hope's first-ever major fundraiser. We are launching Hope Fest in 2023 to celebrate five impactful years serving families at our 20-room motel on Martin Luther King Blvd. Hope Fest will take place on April 1 from 7-10 pm at our neighbor, Zony Mash Beer Project. The event will feature live music from New Orleans' legend Irma Thomas, Zony Mash beer and spiked seltzers, food from local restaurants, and a silent auction

Irma Thomas

What a gift to have New Orleans legend Irma Thomas grace the stage of the historic Gem Theater, now home to our amazing hosts Zony Mash Beer Project. During her set, Irma told the crowd how she had grown up in the neighborhood and had come to the Gem to see movies as a child. We were honored to be there for her return to the theater as the main event more than seven decades later!




Heart of Hope Award

We presented the inaugural Heart of Hope Award posthumously to longtime Hotel Hope volunteer Melanie Thompson. The Heart of Hope Award honors an individual who exemplifies Hotel Hope's core values of Love, Compassion, and Empowerment. Melanie's family accepted the award on her behalf.






Congratulations to our Raffle Winners!

  • Casual Dine Around: Lisa Cates

  • Upscale Dine Around: Gary Levy

  • Wine Package: Gretchen Delo

Please remember to check the auction website to see if you've won an item.

All items are available for pick-up at Hotel Hope this week.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors


Local Teamsters 270



  • Sisters of the Presentation
  • Thompson Auctions
  • Zony Mash



  • Children's Hospital
  • Crescent Title
  • Crescent River Port Pilots Foundation
  • In Memory of Lorraine Specha


  • Clover
  • Baptist Community Ministries
  • Regina Molony
  • Scott & Mary Bryant
  • Call Natals, LLC
  • Royce & Krystle Duplessis

Hope Hero 

  • Woodward Design Build
  • Joseph & Dianne Caverly
  • Maggie and Blase Connick
  • Jamie Hughes, Reve Realtors
  • Jennifer & John Guenard
  • Mary Jeandron
  • Marsh Family
  • Judge Nakisha Ervin-Knott
  • Hon. Helena Moreno
  • James Conerly
  • Shawn Paretti
  • Romney & Charley Richard
  • Laduma Strategy
  • Eagan Insurance Agency
  • Tom McCormick