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 everyone who has volunteered at HOPE and The HOPE Chest. We couldn’t do it without you!
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 […]
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 […]
On Saturday, March 9, hundreds of people shamROCKED the 8th Annual Sham Rock N Run 5k presented by Charles Schwab. The annual event helps raise funds for HOPE’s programs to reduce and prevent homelessness in Seminole County. Participants enjoyed 3.1 miles through St. Luke’s Lutheran Church & School and Lutheran Haven and were awarded custom […]
In January, the entire staff of Your Oviedo Dentist visited HOPE’s facilities to learn more about what we do and how their support prevents homelessness in Seminole County. The Your Oviedo Dentist staff heard from members of HOPE’s team about resources, volunteering, events, and more. Your Oviedo Dentist has been committed to HOPE and working […]
Have you made a New Year’s Resolution? Maybe to shed a few of those holiday pounds, or start working out more? We have the perfect solution! Register now for HOPE’s Sham Rock N Run 5k & Little Leprechaun Lap on March 9th and start moving! This fun, family oriented, St. Patty’s themed 5k benefits local […]
Friends of HOPE, From HOPE’s family to yours, we hope you have a very special Christmas with friends and family. Because of your generosity in donations and volunteering this year, you’ve helped us to prevent hunger and homelessness by providing the resources to keep hundreds of families in their homes. This year we were able to continue and expand […]