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Bright Futures Students Celebration!

Bright Futures Student Celebration! Over the years, over 760 students have earned their volunteer hours at HOPE for their Bright Futures Scholarships. Currently, there are almost 100 students actively earning volunteer hours for their Bright Futures Scholarships with us! This past week, some of those students joined us from Winter Springs, Oviedo, and Hagerty high […]

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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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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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We’re Hiring – Customer Service Representative

We’re Hiring – Customer Service Representative

Want to be a part of the HOPE Helps Team?!  HOPE Helps, Inc., dba The HOPE Chest, is looking for a positive, energetic, self-disciplined and organized team player to join and contribute to our team as a thrift store Customer Service Representative in Oviedo.  This position may work as a cashier, sorting donations and pricing/displaying these items […]

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We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

HOPE Helps, Inc., dba The HOPE Chest, is looking for a positive, energetic, self-disciplined and organized team player to join and contribute to our team.  This part-time position will primarily be assisting with pickups and deliveries of donated items and sorting donations.  Sorting donations entails receiving, sorting, cleaning and pricing donations. This candidate must have the ability […]

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

  Teen & Bright Futures HOPE is blessed to have teen’s from area schools volunteer to earn their Bright Future hours. In order to set these students up for success, we have created a  Teen & Bright Future volunteer orientation! These are held once a month, every second Wednesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Interested volunteers, […]

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