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Nebraska's First Angel of Hope ~ Sidney, NE

There are over 118 Christmas Box Angels placed throughout the world, dedicated to those who have suffered the loss of a child.
Sidney's Christmas Box Angel is #87, and the only Angel dedicated to all loved ones lost too soon.


Christmas Box
Origin of the Angel

Our Angel of Hope

Living Memorial Gardens Story

Angel Events

Annual Day of Remembrance

Angel of Hope
5th Anniversary
Star-Herald Article
Page 5

Catch Us On
Join the Group


Reflection Bench Donors

The majority of the funding for the construction and the Rushmore mahogany granite used throughout the Angel of Hope Project came from those adopting the seven Reflection Benches.  These donors gave generously, and we thank them for supporting us in our “Build it and they will come” vision for the Angel of Hope Project.  Reflection Bench Donors are:

                Cheyenne County Visitor’s Committee, (donor of) Nebraska’s 1st Christmas Box Angel
Arrived at her Garden of Hope October 25, 2008


                Orville & Berniece Filsinger Family

Filsinger Excavating Company, Inc.


                Tom Birner Family – For God so loved the world…John 3:16

                Tom Birner Family – Gift to the Guggenmos Family – Psalm 127:3


                The George & Elta Thompson Foundation

                Steve & Cathy (Gaines) Mattoon – In Honor of Our Families


                Ray Jessen, Mike & Sharon Jessen Family, Ron & Brenda Jessen Family,

                Pam Arrington Family – In Memory of Irene “Renie” Jessen


             Holechek Funeral Home – In Memory of Bob & Dick Holechek

                City of Sidney – “Our Business is Serving People”


                KSID & Families of David W. Young & O. Dominic Ernest – Psalm 11:1

                Nienhueser Construction & Excavating – Cliff – Dennis – Dave - Keith

“Hope is a rare gift that, if we are lucky, comes to us with the power to heal our lives.  I’ve come to know that the deepest sense of hope often springs from the hardest lessons in life.  It is in the darkest skies that stars are best seen – perhaps it is divine irony that within the darkest moments we are capable of revealing the greatest light, demonstrating what is best with humanity.”                  RICHARD PAUL EVANS



5th Anniversary Letter

Memory Tiles


Engraving Info

Friends of the Angel

Angel Dedication

Reflection Benches