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Inheritance of Hope

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Services, Human Services

Mission: To inspire hope in young families facing the loss of a parent.

Results: Families from 44 states have experienced a life-changing Legacy Retreat, an all-expenses-paid experience where families make lifelong memories and receive the tools to navigate the challenges of terminal illness.

Target demographics: young families facing the loss of a parent.

Geographic areas served: USA

Programs: Legacy Retreats, 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.

Community Stories

331 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Rosa Novello H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing. We felt so cared for during our retreat. It was more then we could have ever expected. The kindness and generosity that was shown to us by the organizers and the volunteers was beyond amazing. Our Legacy Retreat with IOH was life changing.

Dawn Leslie J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everything in the universe came together perfectly for me to find Inheritance of Hope, be able to attend the retreat, meet some of the best people ever, and now continue those friendships. This amazing program allowed me and my children to make some awesome memories that we would have never been able to otherwise. It meant so much to me to be able to interact with others that knew exactly what I’m going through and my kiddos were able to learn some coping skills and have a lot of fun doing so. We were cared for and made to feel special and it was a breath of fresh air to have four marvelous days of not having to worry about anything!! Inheritance of Hope has inspired me to want to do more and help others be able to experience this same joy! Thank you a million times IoH!!!!

1 Amy H.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I couldn’t say enough amazing things about this wonderful organization! Inheritance of Hope has one mission: to help children with a parent undergoing terminal illness. This is done beautifully. They are remarkable in that their volunteers are the most kind, caring, patient, genuine, giving people I have ever met. The wonderfully planned, intentional activities helped all of us. The day to day love and support and were pure examples of unconditional love. My family had never experienced such selflessness and love while we were served on our retreat in Orlando. It allowed my family to rebuild itself, gain tools, and aid in the process of living with MBC all the while supporting me and building my legacy. I am more at peace now. My husband, our son and myself made life long friendships with other families. We laughed harder than we ever have before and our lives have changed drastically for the better, thanks to our retreat with IOH! Everlasting memories were made that my son (and family) can hold onto forever! Thank you so very much, IOH for giving us the experience of a lifetime! We love all of you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of the best experiences in my life was going to Orlando through the Legacy of Hope. They took car of Everything from the minute my family of 9 got of the airplane! It was so nice to be pampered and watch my children’s faces as they did all the amazing activities. It was priceless to meet other families in similar situations to us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A wonderful experience with a truly amazing organization! My family and I can’t thank I.O.H enough for everything they did, bringing familes together and creating life long bonds and friendships! The Volunteers are the best in world! Doing everything they can so that the familes could really relax and cherish each and every moment! Their love for us showed in everything they did! We love you so much and are so blessed to be apart of this family!

TashaDiva G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This trip was amazing for my family and it was our very first trip as a family without anyone missing. The generosity was overwhelming. My children felt safe and secure with the volunteers that was provided to us. The hospitality that CEO Deric and his wife gave to us as my families personal volunteers was above and beyond anything i could've asked for. They both along with their staff of volunteers were exceptional! I'll never forget this day! Since I've been home I've told so many people about this experience even strangers i meet on the street. The way my children's faces stayed lit up with innocence and smiles was priceless i haven't seen them this happy in years! Thank you guys for such an amazing time.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This trip was absolutely amazing for our family , it was so bittersweet when it ended and when we had to say goodbye to the many new faces we met . Our volunteers are part of of family now as well as all of IOH ! We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us , in allowing us to make lasting memories and a legacy !

1 Michelle S.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't even begin to put a rate this experience our family had on the February Orlando retreat! There are no words to describe it! Other than Magical lifelong memories were made, and will never be forgotten! It still feels like it was all a dream! If you have the opportunity to take on or just volunteer, to get involved in one of these retreats DO IT!! Don't even think about it! Just go for it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

IoH is an amazing organization. We have always been a close family but I think it brought our family even closer. The activities that we did together and the love that was shown upon us was more than we could have asked for. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to be served by IoH and all of the wonderful volunteers that gave up their time to make sure you had the best experience ever! Thank you so much Deric and IoH for all that you do!

1 Ann Gottbrath C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Inheritance of Hope exceeded every expectation we had. With two teenagers in tow, we weren't sure how they would respond to the IoH but they loved it. From the moment we met our liaison at the airport, they were smitten. It was refreshing to see them interact and bond with others who have similar challenges. And, the opportunity to spend time together as a family, with minimal stress was such a respite from reality. Finally, it was great to be in an environment where others felt comfortable and confident discussing their faith. It was refreshing to be honest with my feelings and my faith. Thank you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Inheritance of Hope is an amazing organization. They provided my family with a trip to NYC and helped us become part of them. They showed me the importance of family and having a legacy for my son. I would recommend them to any family that is dealing with a terminal disease.

1 Don F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just returned for Hope for Inheritance retreat in New York City last week, and My family and I are already missing our new friends. Friends that received a retreat at no cost as we did and my friend Volunteers... that from my understanding paid much or there own way. They knew all of our names before we arrived they knew where we were all from! WOW Instant andmerationfor all.

1 Erin S.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Inheritance of Hope is a truly special organization. They helped to support and guide our family through coming to terms with my terminal cancer diagnosis. Their staff, supporters and volunteers are amazing and gave our family hope. Because Inheritance of Hope is a faith-based organization and the staff are skilled counselors and pastors, we were blessed to benefit from their expertise and guidance with coping with my health issues. Focus was paid to our three young children and how to help them deal with my situation.

Shanon Holland M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Where do I begin? When my sweet friend and coworker Devonne Cooper initially told me about IOH and how she wanted me to apply, I could have never imagined the impact the retreat would have on my family and me. We are forever changed by the generosity, love, and care we all recieved on our trip to NYC and welcoming arms from our new IOH family. I am excited to bring this joy to others by fundraising, donations, volunteerism, spreading the word to others, and simply praying for all the families involved in every aspect of the experience! I could never express my heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity. I will thank God for you all for the rest of my days.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is my pleasure to commend this ministry. Our experience was an answer to our prayers. We were in critical need of inspiration as a family, and not only did we receive inspiration, but we received recreation as well. Furthermore, the staff and volunteers were excellent as they served with genuine care and concern. May this ministry continue to expand to give hope to countless other families.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience as a volunteer was beyond expectations. Truly left feeling like I had gained a new family and the weekend was so refreshing. Inheritance of Hope creates a smooth event for family fun and memories! Can't wait to serve again.

1 Brooke B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow! What amazing, life changing work this nonprofit does for families suffering the potential loss of a parent. Having just attended our family's retreat, I am so inspired to give back, do more and be intentional with my time on earth. Truly, any donor, volunteer, or attending family makes a wise investment by choosing Inheritance of Hope. Check them out and consider supporting with your time, talent or treasure. What more could you do with your resources than help others who are hurting? www.inheritanceofhope.org. INSPIRE HOPE!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Inheritance of Hope was a gift to me and my family! I was not sure what to expect when we left on our retreat to Colorado last week. We have expanded our family because of the sense of community and compassion shown by all that work/volunteer with Inheritance of Hope. It was so meaningful for our boys as well. The love and tools they/we have been given to navigate the road ahead will serve us for a lifetime. We would love to volunteer for a future retreat some day to give back to an organization that has a very special place in our hearts!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I really enjoyed the retreat that we went to with Inheritance of Hope. With stage 4 cancer and 5 kids vacations and trips are stressful and overwhelming. Not so with this retreat, there was always someone there to give a hand. I never worried while there, I just enjoyed my time in a safe place with families like ours. This safe place allowed fears and feelings to come out. It also allowed for strangers to become family. It was what we needed as my family and I continue on our journey together. Thank you Inheritance of Hope!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family just returned from our Legacy Retreat in Colorado with Inheritance of Hope. It was an amazing experience! The staff and volunteers are phenomenal! The amount of thought, detail and love that went into everything was so impressive. We made many new friends and so many memories for our family. I would highly recommend a Legacy Retreat!!