Letters of Support

Kurt and Brenda Warner, Basket Deliverers

When we were introduced to Basket of Hope in 2000, its mission resonated with us immediately. After establishing the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation in 2001, Basket of Hope became one of our first partners as we began delivering baskets to children at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Watching the faces of the children light up as they look through the baskets full of toys, books, games and music brings us indescribable joy. It's an honor to be able to love on and pray with these children and their families and encourage them with the hope that comes through Jesus during a difficult time in their lives. We are such firm believers in Basket of Hope and its positive effects on families with children battling serious illnesses and injuries that we carried the program with us to New Jersey and again to Phoenix, where we presently deliver baskets to children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital.

You don't have to be an NFL player to brighten the day of a tiny hospital patient and give hope to their family. Volunteers are needed to assist branches across the country with basket assembly, delivery and fund-raising efforts. Or perhaps the stories on this website will move you to join a prayer list to pray for these courageous kids or make a financial contribution. Basket of Hope wishes to expand so that children all across the country can experience this amazing blessing.

We are proud to support an organization that breathes life into the words of the Gospel. "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." (Romans 12:12)

God Bless,
Kurt and Brenda Warner
Basket Deliverers

For more information on First Things First, visit www.kurtwarner.org

Mike and Koren Furrey, Basket Deliverers

Koren and Mike Furrey for Baskets of Hope
Mike Furrey is a wide receiver with the NFL. He and his wife Koren live in Columbus, Ohio and have been delivering baskets there at Nationwide Children's Hospital for over a year now. They bring a lot of great ideas, energy, enthusiasm, and passion to Basket of Hope.

Our personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ is what gets us through our days. When we became involved with Basket of Hope we realized the importance and the power of prayer. Prayer is a communication process that allows you to talk to God. When your child or a child you love is sick, going to God and praying is a powerful medicine. Basket of Hope has allowed us to facilitate and encourage the families we have met in the hospital to pray. Finding hope and strength from God allows you to rise above the storm. “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you” (1 Peter 5:7).