Have you been by The HOPE Chest lately? Notice anything different? Thanks to Eagle Scout, Carter Kaplan, The HOPE Chest is sporting sleek new cabinets that make organizing behind the counter so much easier! With more space, The HOPE Chest staff has dual-functioning cabinets to store items like office supplies, tools, and decor and to display the amazing donations we receive from our community! Usually, there is some down time with these types of projects, but Carter had everything planned and executed perfectly, with the cabinets being installed in just one day! He also painted The HOPE Chest’s volunteer and staff break room as a part of his project. Thank you, Carter, for your hard work and for supporting HOPE!
HOPE recognizes our volunteers all year, but in April we pay extra special attention to them during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. This year, HOPE’s “HOPE-down”, complete with country theme, and square dancing lessons for all, took place at Oviedo on the Park surrounded by hundreds of volunteers, including those who volunteer in HOPE’s Food Pantry, Resource […]
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 […]
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 […]
ServiceNow Account Escalation Team In February, ServiceNow took over HOPE’s Food Pantry and helped clients get food for their families for the week. John Donahoe, President and CEO of ServiceNow has encouraged all ServiceNow employees to spend time assisting nonprofit organizations in their own communities. With that encouragement, the ServiceNow Account Escalation team worked with […]
We mourn the loss of one of our friends…long-standing volunteer…Frederic. Frederic has served families in need at HOPE’s food pantry for almost 7 years each and every Thursday. Many clients would wait for Frederic to help them, as he was their favorite. We were told he would arrange his vacations from Friday through Wednesday, so […]
The Orlando office staff of Saltmarsh truly enjoyed spending time with the HOPE Thrift Chest staff and volunteers, during our first 2019 community service outreach event. Saltmarsh is celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2019, and have set a goal of providing 1,944 community service hours during 2019 by our staff from their offices in Pensacola, Fort Walton, Tampa, Orlando and […]