Inheritance Of Hope Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   165 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Cancer

Location: PO Box 90 Pisgah Forest NC 28768 USA

Mission: To inspire hope in young families facing the loss of a parent.
Results: We have planned and paid for families from 38 states to experience Legacy Retreats where they make lasting family memories and form supportive friendships with others who understand their situation.
Target demographics: young families facing the loss of a parent.
Geographic areas served: USA
Programs: Legacy Retreats, 4 day all-expenses-paid experiences for families to make lifelong memories, build a community of support, and gain tools to help them manage the challenges they face.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 75-3243566
914-213-8435
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Rating: 5 stars  

Their goal is to inspire hope and that they do! Both in the families they help and in the volunteers as well. It is encouraging as a volunteer to see families who are suffering through far more than most of us have, all while maintaining such a strong spirit of hope and peace, despite the chaos of their everyday life. Beyond the encouragement though, IOH blesses these families with memories they will cherish and never forget. During the last retreat, families (and quite frankly volunteers too) enjoyed trips to Disney, Universal, and Sea World, with special access privileges, all within a 3-day stretch. Alongside the fun, IOH provides guidance and preparations to the families as they continue to face the realities and challenges of their life-threatening illnesses. Blessed I could (and can) be a part of this selfless organization that puts the legacy of other families so high on their list. Whether you believe or not, God's hand is most certainly at work here! And His love is on display.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

Once again one of the most if not the most amazing experiences in my life. Such a wonderful community was built and lasting friendships were made. Even with the growth of this retreat it still had the same feel as with fewer families. Personal connections were made between everyone. Also all the little details were covered. IOH thought of everything that could have happened and were prepared for it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

AMAZING once again!! This was my 4th retreat to volunteer for and the IOH TEAM never forgets one detail it seems, if they do Id never know it.
I love the passion, love and devotion IOH shows, all the Smiles on the Families faces is worth every moment of my sore feet and lack of sleep.. LOL
Id serve every month if it was possible.
Way to go IOH your amazing and Kristen and Deric started all of this Joy by listening to Gods calling...
Thank you

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with Inheritance of Hope two times. I love this amazing organization. IoH truly seek to help families facing the potential loss of a parent. Not only does IoH give families a retreat to have a good time, but they also seek to equip the families with tools to get through such a difficult time. I love serving with IoH and cannot wait to serve again.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The care and attention to detail that Inheritance of Hope has is phenomenal. Everything is done with such love, that little is overlooked and any hiccup is immediately remedied. I was a first time volunteer on the August Legacy Retreat and not only was this retreat life changing for the families who participated, but for the volunteers as well. These retreats are coordinated to offer fun and family time, but also a fellowship with the other families and the volunteers that will make a lasting impression. The word Hope is not just in the title, it resonates throughout the retreat in such a powerful way from the beginning to the end. This is an organization that as soon as you get involved as an attendee or a volunteer, you are truly in the family!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My wife and I volunteered at the May 2014 Legacy Retreat in Orlando. After we returned home, we both looked at each other and said that we felt almost "lost" after being on such a life-changing event. The entire time we were engaged with our recipient families, and grew to love each one individually. I saw the move of God's Spirit in the lives of every family member and each volunteer. We both can hardly wait to serve with Inheritance of Hope again.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered at the May 2014 Legacy Retreat in Orlando, Florida. My experience during the retreat far exceeded my expectations. I could see the Love of Christ flowing in and through the families and volunteers throughout the retreat.

It was amazing to see a group of strangers become one big family in such a short period of time - just four days. Some arrived with excitement and anticipation, while others were somewhat anxious and a bit reluctant about what they were about to experience. By the end of the retreat, they were all full of love, appreciation and hope. It was more than just a visit to the Magic Kingdom at Disney World...it was experiencing the love of Christ and new found family and friends.

I recommend this organization to anyone that wants to give of themselves, and truly be the hands and feet of the Lord.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to get the word out about this organization and the life changing retreats that they provide to families in need.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Inheritance of Hope is special. I have volunteered at two retreats now, and I only have the highest praise for the mission Inheritance of Hope continues to serve. From the moment all the volunteers get together you feel welcomed and appreciated tremendously. There is a huge amount of excitement and passion in every volunteer and staff member prior to the retreat because we know lives will be changed in a few short days.

Through constant encouragement, love, and support by everyone involved in an Inheritance of Hope retreat friendships are made, bonds are strengthened, and hope is secured for all. It’s refreshing for family members, but also staff and volunteers too. We walk away from these retreats feeling lucky to have experienced all the things God has accomplished through us.

Inheritance of Hope is special, because everyone wins through their mission. The message Inheritance succeeds at delivering applies to every family in the world. Nobody wishes to have to fight a life threatening disease, but once you’ve experienced an IOH retreat you will be wishing you could do it all over again.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I just left my first Legacy Retreat as a volunteer with Inheritance of Hope, and I have such a strong admiration and appreciation for all that this organization does to bring hope to families from around the country! This past weekend, I witnessed first-hand how incredible things can happen to bring positive change when people with unity of vision and great love in their hearts come together. Every single part of the retreat impressed me as I saw meticulous preparation and constant prayer result in lives changed and people encouraged greatly. I was personally inspired to consider the legacy I will leave one day, and I am so thankful to have had this experience!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Inheritance of Hope is an amazing organization that has a lasting impact on the lives of the families served. From the youngest child to adult, these families are cared for and equipped to face these challenges. Families have the unique opportunity to become part of a community of people that will love, support and share in life. Through this, a family is finds hope. Hope is not something that is always easy to find. That is what makes IOH so incredible. As a volunteer, it is so easy to love and serve these families. The truth is that they are such a blessing to me!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help to raise more funding so that they may add more retreats each year.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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