Shannon Leary, one of HOPE’s dedicated volunteers recently gained employment which unfortunately for HOPE meant she had to resign from her volunteer Homeless Management Information System, HMIS, data entry position that she has done for the past 3 years. Her work assisted HOPE with collecting important statistics needed to receive grants to help sustain HOPE’s operations. Shannon is a kind and reliable volunteer and will be greatly missed. Congratulations and thank you, Shannon!
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 […]