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Kids of HOPE Back to School Bash 2019

Kids of HOPE Back to School Bash 2019

Presented by   On Saturday, August 3rd, over 400 children received new backpacks, school supplies, jeans, socks and underwear, hygiene products, a free vision screening (and free glasses if needed at a follow up appointment with Vision Quest). The families also enjoyed a hot meal, access to a variety of local resource agencies, face painting, balloon […]

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New School Year – New Lessons for Kids!

New School Year – New Lessons for Kids!

  School is starting up again and with it, there will be many new lessons for our children. Have you considered making generosity an intentional part of their learning experience this year? Studies have proven that children who volunteer do better in school and tend to be healthier and happier. Here are a few easy […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Charles Schwab

Volunteer Spotlight: Charles Schwab

For a week in May, Charles Schwab employees spent their week volunteering at HOPE Helps during their 16th annual Volunteer Week. Employees spent time volunteering at the HOPE chest greeting guest, sorting donations, organizing items on the sales floor and even gardening. At our food pantry, the volunteers checked in clients, shepherded/guided clients through the […]

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Donate TODAY to prevent childhood hunger this summer!

Donate TODAY to prevent childhood hunger this summer!

There are approximately 67,000 students enrolled in Seminole County Publix schools. 34,000 of those students are receiving free or reduced lunches. What will these children eat when they are on break or off for the summer?   Since 2009, the Kids of HOPE Enrichment Program has been providing a weeks’ worth of healthy lunches and […]

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HOPE’s Resource Center/ Food Pantry – Big Moves

HOPE’s Resource Center/ Food Pantry – Big Moves

Jose came to HOPE’s Resource Center and Food Pantry requesting food. He recently moved here from Venezuela for a better life for his teenage daughter and himself. Jose noted that his daughter graduated high school with honors and planned to attend Valencia College. He works full time as a security guard at night and they’re […]

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National Volunteer Appreciation Week

National Volunteer Appreciation Week

It was National Volunteer Appreciation Week and we had a blast celebrating all of our volunteers! With 31,000 hours volunteered in 2018, we had a lot to celebrate! All week long, staff showed our appreciation with fun treats and our annual Volunteer Appreciation event on Friday, April 12, at East Coast Believers Church. Thank you to […]

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A note from The HOPE Chest Manager

A note from The HOPE Chest Manager

Ever wonder why every time you come into The HOPE Chest things have moved? We really aren’t trying to confuse you! The layout in the store is constantly evolving for many reasons, the biggest being the number of wonderful donations we receive every day. We are always monitoring the sales of certain items to see […]

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From food to finances, HOPE helps

From food to finances, HOPE helps

Edith, her husband, and their two children had been coming to HOPE’s Food Pantry since April 2018 following a difficult out-of-state move that saw them living out of an RV on various local campgrounds. Edith was unable to work during this time and used HOPE’s food pantry to save money so that her family could […]

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