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  

Inheritance of Hope is truly an amazing organization, Our family was part of the August 2014 retreat and the support and kindness of the team and volunteers is amazing. Living with cancer isn't always easy and for a few days, my family and I were able to make some wonderful memories and spend time together. The opportunity to think about my legacy and the legacy of our family has changed me forever. I have such hope for the future and my family and IOH played a huge role in how I can do this.

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IOH is a bleesing to all familys who has a loved one with a life threatening ilness.this was the first time we ever flew in a airplane and went on a retreat in Florida.the people and staff are like family and are very caring in every way.If i could do it again i definetly would in a heartbeat.This organization makes dreams come true.These volunteers and staff of IOH are the best thing going today.We recomend IOH for everyone with a life threatening ilness.Thankyou IOH and God Bless U ALL................

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

keep it the way it is.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the opportunity to sit in on the closing service of the Orlando Legacy Retreat on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Awesome and powerful! Prayerfully seeking God's heart for His plan on further supporting and participating with IOH both personally and through my church. One of the take-aways from Tuesday was the simple, clear, need and opportunity for families to build lasting, God-honoring legacies. I believe we each have a role if we choose to accept it.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughters volunteered at a retreat for Inheritance of Hope, and their experience had a tremendous impact on their lives. The attention to detail for each family attending, the depth of care for each individual, and the professional approach to each particular aspect of the retreat are all exceptional. Families who face the challenge of a parent with a life-threatening illness are finding a much needed dose of hopefulness through the services of Inheritance of Hope. My daughters are already working hard to volunteer at another retreat.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Inheritance of Hope is a wonderful example of beauty rising out of ashes. I have observed Kristen Milligan's battle against cancer, and her determination to live and see her children have memories of her life. With Deric (who is my brother) at her side, she has maintained a remarkbly optimistic outlook with each treatment, each hurdle, each scan, each setback.

Their desire to give other families a chance to spend time simply playing together, without the cares of costs or planning, and away from the stress of the medical mayhem, has been realized through Inheritance of Hope. The organization is well organized, and tightly run, and sets a high standard for non-profits. The seemingly carefree retreat provides an opportunity for parents to create and keep memories of a happy time together, and for children to be children.
What a great concept!

Inheritance of Hope is a solid option for those looking to financially support a family-based, simple and single-goaled organization which is definitely getting the job done. IOH is fulfilling its mission in allowing every family to leave a legacy.

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It has been a joy to see the idea from its conception to its fulfillment. IOH has been a great way for Deric and Kristen to turn the challenges of dealing with a verious serious disease while raising young children, into an outlet for assisting other families with similar challenges. It has also been a joy to see the pragmatic and organizational skills which both Deric and Kristen possess, take shape in this organization.

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

expand the opportunity for the retreats to include families with children over 18, such as college aged children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My family was given an all expense paid vacation trip to Florida - Disney by Inheritance of Hope (IOH) "Legacy Retreat" in May 2012. We visited Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, and Sea World. What made this vacation magical for my family was the staff and volunteers. They did everything possible to make our vacation a true legacy. They packed our lunches, pushed the wheelchair my husband sits in and they made my children laugh again. I literally cried with joy for the first time in two years. They even took pictures of my family and later developed them and placed them in an album before we went home. We met other families in similar situations at this retreat. My family felt a tremendous amount of love and support from IOH. Their energy of care is unbelieveable. We are grateful to IOH staff and volunteers for giving us a legacy to remember forevermore. Special thanks to Deric, Kristen, Allen Milligan

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Greetings!!! My family was selected by Inheritance of Hope to participate in the 2012 Disney Retreat. The organization (IOH) chose 16 families that have a life threatning disease to go. The love, support, and counseling they provided all the families is unmeasurable. I had the opportunity to meet other people facing the same feelings and struggles that I have been going thru the last 13 months by myself. I was so touched by the love that I think about the organization everyday and get excited to tell others about them!!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

While I don't have direct experience with IOH, I do with similar organizations that serve terminal and seriously ill children. A life-threatening illness is taxing on the entire family, and I'm so excited to see an organization dedicated to blessing an underserved population--families who are facing the loss of a parent. I pray that this organization will grow to help more and more families each year.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been following Inheritance of Hope since its inception and have been so overwhelmed by the way this organization has strengthened so many families through some very difficult times. Their mission statement that "Every family deserves a legacy" means so much and they are so passionate in passing this on to as many as they can. I was informed about this organization through my daughter who is a friend of the founders and it has been so exciting to watch it grow to the point of being able to meet the needs of more and more families. I have been able to donate from time to time and would like to be able to do more because,in my opinion, there will always be a need in the service they provide.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Having a friend volunteer and heard his report of how it greatly impacted his life. It is his desire to be able to help out on many more retreats to come.

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