Hope Coins: Track and Share

Our online Track and Share feature has been disabled due to inappropriate use. However, Nan and Gary would still like to hear your stories of how you received a coin or delivered a coin to someone else- and what it means to you. You may leave your story at our Contact Form.

The coins are still in circulation and the hope coin ministry continues.

Track and Share:

You are special! You have received a HOPE coin!
You are participating in a ministry of HOPE in grief.
When someone shows you they care, thank them for giving you hope.

Pass it on!

Hope Coins track and shareWhat is the concept of Track and Share?

The mission of the coin:
There is power and gratitude in hope. Hope coins are visible, tangible tokens to give and receive. Hope coins transfer personal messages of gratitude, sometimes when words are hard to say …or words don’t say enough. Find an opportunity to give the coin to someone who may be hurting (whether in grief or through some other life crisis). Or just give the HOPE coin as a gesture of gratitude for what someone did for you. Lift their spirits, raise their hopes with reasons to believe that better days are ahead!

When you GIVE a HOPE coin, you are acknowledging the power of hope.
You are saying, “Thank you for your attention. Thank you for caring”. You are telling someone how much you appreciate their thoughtfulness, their concern, or the time they took to acknowledge you in a moment of need.

When you RECEIVE a HOPE coin, you have been touched by hope. You are being acknowledged for your gesture of caring and goodwill. Your mission is to “Pass it on”, and continue spreading the gift of hope to others. Perhaps you helped someone get through a moment, a memory, or a setback in their day. See how good it feels to be acknowledged for that?—now Pass it on!
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The mission of the HOPE coin is not to collect the coins, and see how many you can get (although, that’s not all bad either)…but, rather, the mission is to pass it on and see how far giving hope can travel.

Why should you track your coin
The world is full of people who really care; and they often remain nameless or unidentified. Little gestures of thoughtfulness and gratitude are left unacknowledged. They are often the silent heroes who “made my day.” Many times a single moment of caring can be the spark that ignites someone to go one more step or realize that in this fast-paced world of uncertainty, there are still wonderful people who take time to care about someone else.

Our online Track and Share feature has been disabled due to inappropriate use. However, Nan and Gary would still like to hear your stories of how you received a coin or delivered a coin to someone else- and what it means to you. You may leave your story at our Contact Form.

The coins are still in circulation and the hope coin ministry continues.

Track your coin here by leaving your name (first name and last initial is sufficient, if that’s all you want to leave) and your city/state. Track each time you receive a coin. But then, keep this going— Pass the coin on!

  • Challenge yourself to give it to someone you meet to day
  • Thank a co-worker when you are having a bad day or a tough moment, and they stepped up to help you out.
  • Mail a Hope coin to a friend who sent you a kind word or a text message
  • Shout your gratitude on Facebook!
  • Feel enlightened. Give a Hope coin to your clergy, spiritual advisor, or counselor in appreciation.
  • Pass a Hope coin on to a clerk or customer service rep who was patient with you at a time when you felt very impatient yourself.
  • Give one out in a support group and challenge each person to pass it on within the next week.
  • Ask participants in a Bible class to share the “good news” and acknowledge someone who has been an inspiration to them.
  • Tuck a Hope coin in a sympathy card and tell the bereaved person to “pass it on” when they’ve received a gesture of hope.

Why the ministry of grief?
Grief is the loss of something or someone special in our lives. We grieve for many reasons. Most obviously, we grieve for the loss of a loved one. Other types of grief include: loss of job, loss of a relationship, divorce, loss of financial stability, loss of physical or mental health, loss of a possession, loss of a pet, loss of dreams and hope, etc.

Sometimes we are so consumed by our grief that we fail to recognize that there are others who care about us. Every time someone is caring and supportive, those who hurt benefit with a glimmer of hope.

Stories to share:
If you have a special story or a few positive comments to share about how you received your coin…we’d like to hear from you. Please leave us a note on our Contact Form.