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HOPE Helps, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: To prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Florida by equipping individuals and families to become self-sufficient through Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Education.

Target demographics: To prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Florida

Geographic areas served: Seminole County

Programs: our Food Pantry, our Resource Center, the Kids of HOPE program, HOPE’s Emergency Network System and a Community Thrift Store.

Community Stories

57 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a pastor in the Central Florida community, HOPE Helps has been an invaluable resource for people I encounter regularly, who are struggling just to get by. I have been able to refer folks to HOPE Helps for assistance with food needs, job search, and other financial crisis. Many people and families are one crisis away (car repair, medical needs, etc.) from falling into homelessness. Hope Helps is amazingly successful in helping people succeed.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

HOPE Helps is such an asset to Seminole County and the Oviedo community! The staff is friendly and professional. The services are truly needed and very well-delivered. The awesome way that they serve those in need is what drew me to want to join the team!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently volunteered at HOPE's Back to School Bash! It was so uplifting to see those children be so excited about their new school supplies. HOPE does amazing work in our community!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope helps is full of love and help for everyone. Everyone helps out as much as they can and enjoy helping.

1 Stephanie V.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

HOPE is an excellent charity that helps local individuals avoid poverty.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hope Helps, Inc has helped so many families in the Central Florida area! They have a food pantry with fresh produce and they help to prevent homelessness for families in crisis. It’s a wonderful organization! If you are looking to get involved to volunteer or donate, please consider Hope!

1 Lisa P.7

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started donating to HOPE years ago and then was invited to be on the Board 2 years ago. HOPE fills such an important role in our community. The staff and volunteers not only help with resources and the food pantry - but they provide love and kindness when folks need it most.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My family volunteers with HOPE. We have met the people the serve and see first hand the impact HOPE has on the community.

The services they provide are integral to keep people in their homes and succeeding.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for nearly 10 years, I have been so impressed with the heartfelt care and attention the staff feels and shares with clients and each other. They really love and care for people and their actions are a reflection of their hearts.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a hope volunteer in the food pantry for 9 years, it is so rewarding to see all the help our community has been given not only for food but for housing and other help.

1 Karen Wenke H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I pick up food donations weekly to bring to the food bank. I really enjoy interacting with all the other volunteers and staff. I have often been asked questions by people when I am doing my pick up and have been able to introduce people to this wonderful cause. I feel so proud when I tell people who I am doing this for and they tell me about a great personal experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am new to the area and I was looking at a way to give back. I found Hope Helps Inc. Currently I pick up donated food and delivery it to the food bank. I will be volunteering for other events soon. I am very impressed with how they operate and how many ways they help the people of the community. I have enjoyed working along with everyone.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi. My name is Sue. I have such fun volunteering at The HOPE organization. From sorting clothing to helping customers and everything in between, it's very fulfilling to know that my work there helps local families that are in need. The volunteers are very appreciated by everyone. I always look forward to my days helping at HOPE.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with Hope Helps. They have a great mission and help our community end poverty.

1 JenelleF

Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of my favorite non-profits! They are transparent and truly serve the community. They don't just provide for the current needs of those who need their service, but teach, educate and prepare for their future needs. They offer so much to those in need and in turn have developed a strong network of volunteers and sponsors that see their vision and mission in action each and every day.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HOPE Helps is such an amazing resource to our community. Their support services provide help to so many people in need. My family has enjoyed volunteering with HOPE over the years and we cannot say enough great things about the staff and the community of people who volunteer with HOPE.

1 Claire K W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is amazing, they have helped so many people and every day keep on helping. I love their store here in Oviedo, Florida; it is a really great store and I know if you shop there you will surely find something you need or want. The staff is also amazing at Hope and very friendly.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great organization.!

As a flight Attendant I stay very busy with travel but I wanted to find a local Organization where I could volunteer in my spare time that truly made a difference in my community .

That’s when I discovered “Hope Helps”.

Truly a breath of fresh air. They get it........a local proactive organization.

I enjoy volunteering (Christmas in the City/ Sham Rock n Run ect) as often as possible. I feel what they do and what little I can do makes a difference.

Keep up the great work.

D. Ketchum (Orlando, Fl)

1 Jerry R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are the upmost caring and dedicated individuals. I consider it an honor to be supporting this great organization.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such an amazing organization! Proud to be a part of their volunteer family.

1 Jovan V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely a needed resource in this area of the community. They serve with excellence and give with dignity!

1 Lisa M.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended a seminar at Hope Helps for first time home buyers. They brought in multiple professionals to educate us on various things like home maintenance and home owners' insurance. I met my insurance agent there and still use him four years after the class. I would highly recommend this organization.

1 Rose R.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love this place! The staff is amazing!!! I have referred several people to Hope. Keep up the good work guys!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This amazing organization has become one of the greatest assets to our community. They have so many volunteers helping serve so many vital needs. I am privileged to have volunteered and donated to this vital nonprofit organization!

1 Donna F.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Hope helps is a wonderful organization!! We donate and shop there regularly! I love what they do for Seminole county homeless!! Simply the best organization!! Love it!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS PLACE! I DONATE THINGS AT THE BACK DOOR, THEN GO TO THE FRONT TO BUY THINGS! I LOVE THAT THEY GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND TAKE CARE OF OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED! THE STAFF IS ALWAYS SO FRIENDLY!

1 Wetown

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing organization with the heart of HOPE. Attend any event and you will see the love and care that each employee and volunteer shows to the clients this organization serves. Such a blessing in the lives of so many and a special benefit to our community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our family has volunteered with HOPE since 2008. The leaders, staff and volunteers all dedicate their time to improve awareness, increase access and opportunities for those families in need in our local community. HOPE Helps was founded due to the lack of resources available for familes facing homelessness. Not only does HOPE provide the day to day needs with their food pantry it also hosts several events throughout the year. The Back to School Bash ensures children have the supplies they need to begin a new school year. The Christmas in the City event provides each family with a complete Christmas dinner, gifts for their children and many other supplies. The love and appreciation that goes into and comes out of this organization is amazing and we look forward to each opportunity we have to be a part of it.

1 Stephanie Dahn G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a former employee of HOPE Helps. This is a great organization. I have worked for other non profits where I would never have been a donor too. However with HOPE I always felt that my dollars were well spent and they are helping people who really need it.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful group of dedicated people! They truly care about helping others in the community.

1 Mary Lester H.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great little place. They have a nice variety of items to choose from at a great price! I love their mission and feel lucky to have them in our area.

1 Coral L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I absolutely love shopping at the Hope Thrift Store! Everyone is happy and helpful, and I know my money is going to a wonderful cause. Thank you for being such an asset to our amazing community!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Been volunteer with help helps since the beginning. This organization does so much for the families in need in our community. Their New facility is top notch and the staff and volunteers strive for excellence to help anyone and everyone that are in need of food and resources. The Hope chest is their local thrift store and the sales from the store go directly to the families in need. We have the very generous community to provide donations to the store. I absolutely love to volunteer at the store and many of their local events such as Christmas in the city, back to school bash, shamrock and run. Thank you HOPE and keep up the good work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HOPE Helps, Inc is such a wonderful non-profit organization who help families in crisis and prevent families from becoming homeless. They do help the homeless also with clothing, food and resources. HOPE works with many other organizations in our area to provide housing, outreach, prevention and education to so many families in need. They have hundreds of volunteers who dedicate many hours to helping on events, fundraisers, at the thrift store and food pantry. HOPE is an awesome organization!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

HOPE is a wonderful organization to get plugged into the community and help others. I’ve been involved with HOPE for a number of years being part of Christmas in the City, the food pantry, the Hope Chest thrift store and the Sham Rock N Run. If you want to make a difference in our community check out HOPE Helps!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

HOPE helps the community in a number of ways and does everything they can to make sure people get the help they need.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful organization that helps so many - homeless, elderly, kids needing lunches when school is not in session. What a privilege to have HOPE In our community.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome org that helps so many in need with homless prevention. Caring volunteer staff.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Caring org that gives a handup to those in need with choice food pantry and case mgmt to help families in crisis. Strong Stewardship skills ensuring that clients benefit are maximized.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first retired I wanted to find a way to give back to the community. Hope has been that experience. I enjoy volunteering weekly to feel that my hours may help others. The staff and volunteers are enjoyable and meeting clients is always rewarding.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit provides the daily necessities and give hope to so many people in need. They far exceed my expectations!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

At Christmas I was able to participate in an event hosted by this organization and was amazed at how many people were touched by the program. I knew it was a well respected group but had not experienced anything first hand. I was really humbled by the work they do. Since then it has been exciting to see them achieve milestones that have moved them forward in our community! It is a privilege to know these folks.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Clients love the fellowship and thoughtful solutions that raise them up from a crisis. Volunteers and donors appreciate a local place to give back and love their neighbors. Shoppers love the new thrift store.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

When you hear the word "HOPE" what comes to your mind? Family? Ambition? Goals? Well, what I've realized while working with this organization, is that HOPE is all in the same. I've been immeasurably astounded throughout my time working with this non-profit, and still continue to be swept away by their immense love and compassion for the community. To them, it's not the dollar that matters. It's what that dollar, that article of clothing, that donation, can do for a family in-need in our own town & that is what HOPEhelps.org is truly all about. Family. Compassion. Ambition. Goals.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I attended a recent Prayer Breakfast hosted by HOPE Helps and was touched by the stories shared by staff and clients. This community based charity fills gaps larger agencies are unable to address. But what is most impressive is their mission to lift families up out of poverty and provide them "Hope" to sustain independency and get back on track. Their programs target children through elderly and are delivered with such respect and care for their clients. I will continue to stay involved and promote HOPE Helps to others! Wonderful group and "hope" you will want to get involved too.

3 Marci G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered as one of HOPE Helps "Sham Rock N' Run 5K" organizers, helped organize food drives, Back to School supply drives and Toys drives for their Christmas in the City event for 3 years now. My husband and I have also been a table sponsor for their Vision breakfast. I am happy to help this organization because of their mission. H.O.P.E. stands for Housing-Outreach-Prevention-Education. They do an amazing job at all four. HOPE Helps has helped 1000's in Seminole County.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HOPE Helps provides much needed help in Seminole County on a daily basis. Their Christmas in The City, Sham Rock n Run and Back to School Bash are 3 events I never miss. HOPE provides food, clothing and help for those who need it most.

1 Jacob G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experiences with Hope Helps has been fantastic. I volunteered at a charity 5K put on by hope helps and I really enjoyed myself and felt like I was really helping. The staff and volunteers alike put forth a lot of effort and hard work to make the ocassion successful and I enjoyed getting to know everyone involved with Hope Helps. I look forward to volunteering more in the near future!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope has been very helpful with all aspects of my needs. When I call I get a friendly voice and my needs met or an answer asap. People are always very caring. The Resource Center has gone above and beyond with me at Hope. I thank everyone there and am very thankful to have this place as a rock in the community.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to Hope Helps for assistance with my rental deposit. They were very helpful and understanding of my situation. Hope Helps gave me assistance immediately. I am really grateful of their services.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been privileged to work with the HOPE staff planning fundraisers, client events and to
represent HOPE at many events in our community. HOPE provides a food pantry, a thrift store and many other services to around 300 families every week. This is a wonderful organization to represent. The staff is a warm, friendly and very professional group to work with and this environment has attracted many like-minded volunteers who just want to contribute their time and talents to this great effort. We are very excited about the future and continuing to offer those in need through HOPE.
Linda Cluxton

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to be associated with such a fine organization! HOPE Helps provides a variety of services to hundreds of individuals and families in our area, such as weekly groceries and assistance in finding employment. I can't think of a better place to volunteer your time that has such a profound impact in
our community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My family and I volunteered for years at HOPE's various events. While I was impressed with everything that they do in the community, I am even more impressed now that I am on the board. Seeing how hard the employees work and the countless number of volunteer hours and self sacrifice by numerous people to help families in crisis is amazing.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a member of HOPE Helps' Board of Directors for several years and I am always impressed by how much HOPE is able to accomplish with so few resources. HOPE is indeed a beacon of hope to homeless and low income people throughout southern Seminole County and we are grateful to have such an organization in our community.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I started shopping at HOPE I noticed how friendly and caring everyone was. I was looking for a place to volunteer at and it seemed like the perfect place. And it was. I love to volunteer at HOPE. They do such an incredible job helping people. I am always proud to say that I am a volunteer at HOPE!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such a joy to have the opportunity to volunteer at HOPE. Back to School Bash and Christmas in the City are the best of the best. The stories told by clients are overwhelming and the majority are so very appreciative. The lunch program for Kids of Hope makes such a difference in families and they are quick to tell you when you are a part of it.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I love what the HOPE Foundation does for our community. We have been involved with it for the past couple of years with food drives, packing lunches, Christmas in the City and distributing lunches. Each time we volunteered we got so much more than we gave and walked away feeling proud to be a part of such an amazing organization that does so much good!