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A Story of HOPE – Bill

During New Year’s individuals and families re-evaluate, reset and recharge. Many set goals and “resolutions” for the coming year, while others bask in the freedom of an empty calendar brimming with possibilities. 2022 was a difficult year with record high housing prices, steep inflation, and constant stock market churn. Often, the only thing that was […]

We’re Hiring! – Customer Service Rep

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 24-32 hour position may work as a cashier, volunteer lead, sorting donations and pricing/displaying these items for sale. Sorting donations […]

We’re Hiring – Driver

DRIVER HOPE Helps, Inc. is seeking a positive, energetic, self-disciplined candidate to join our HOPE team as a Driver for our Thrift Store, Resource Center, Food Pantry and Administrative Offices.  This part-time position will be responsible for driving a box truck and/or cargo van to pick up or deliver large items such as furniture, washers, […]

Janine Morales, Case Manager

Janine’s responsibilities at HOPE are to manage individual cases and assist clients with allocating resources and housing issues.

A Story of HOPE – Charles & Jasmine

Charles and Jasmine recently found themselves underwater financially after investing in a startup company that didn’t pan out. As a stop gap they did what many others have been doing, they moved back in with their family. However, after several months the stress of the arrangement quickly took its toll on both parties, leaving Charles […]

Volunteer Appreciation 2022

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 […]

Joanne Stark, Customer Service Rep

Joanne is responsible for customer service, sorting and pricing community donations…

Kimberly Warner, Customer Service Rep

Kimberly is responsible for customer service and beautifying HOPE’s thrift store/boutique, The HOPE Chest….

A Story of HOPE – Catherine

Catherine, a single adult, has been dealing with a brain tumor that has been affecting her ability to work. She is now the legal guardian of her two teenage siblings as both of their parents died within a year of each other, and she’s been struggling financially to make ends meet. A friend of Catherine’s […]

HOPE’s 13th Annual Kids of HOPE Back to School Bash

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 […]

A Story of HOPE – Ellen

Ellen, who is a single mother of 3, has been a HOPE client on and off for almost 10 years. She strived to provide for her family, but due to mental health issues and a lack of support to raise her kids, she struggled to maintain housing and employment. Throughout the years, she has utilized […]

A Story of HOPE – Vanessa

Vanessa, a single mother of three, was working two jobs to provide a stable home for her sons. During the height of the pandemic one of her employers shut down and she fell behind on rent. Not knowing how to exercise her rights, she was evicted from her home and had to move into a motel. Vanessa used […]

A Story of HOPE – Laura

Thank you for helping Laura, a single mother who was recently hospitalized with serious health issues and had to take a leave of absence from work. Her stimulus checks were a great help but she quickly realized she wouldn’t have enough money to meet her expenses until she was able to return to work. Laura reached out […]

A Story of HOPE – Larissa

Thank you for easing the stress and worry of a pregnant mother. Larissa’s family was facing unfamiliar territory when her hours at work were cut due to the pandemic and then she began having pregnancy complications. Previously, she and her husband had been able to afford everything they needed without stress. When her hours were […]

A Story of HOPE – Scarlett

We love success stories! Even though she was working, Scarlett had been overwhelmed by expenses while she was going to school. Barely making it while supporting herself for her education, her hours were cut during Covid and she began to fall behind on several bills. Shortly before graduating she was facing eviction and homelessness. Scarlett reached out to […]

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