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 Orlando Health, this annual event was held on Saturday, August 7th where hundreds of local registered children in need received everything they need to get prepared for the new school year. The event was kicked off by two local students; one playing a rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner by Saxophone, and the other […]
What are you giving up for Lent this year? Why not try the HOPE Chest’s 40 Days 40 Items Challenge? Each day of Lent remove one item from your house that you no longer use or wear and place it in a bag. At the end of Lent, donate these clean and resellable items to […]
Submit your shirt design for HOPE’s Irish Themed 9th Annual Sham Rock N Run 5K! How does it work? Submit your Irish themed design by October 31 to email@example.com. All levels of artistic abilities are welcome! The top 3 designs will be chosen by the Sham Rock N Run Planning Committee. Those top 3 will then […]
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 […]