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Ragan's HOPE Foundation National Headquarters

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Ragan's HOPE is committed to helping parents of children with serious ongoing medical conditions or injuries endure the initial impact and embrace the future, in the name of Christ.

Results: Ragan's HOPE Foundation, has grown from a local Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex organization to statewide within two years and now has volunteers and supported families nationally. Ragan's HOPE, is partnered with international 501(c)3 charitable organizations to provide help when needed. We also host "Night of Superstars", an annual "Red Carpet" event, to recognize exceptional achievements accomplished by children with various disabilities. We are always looking for volunteers to help in our mission locally and nationally. Come join us in our effort to make a difference!

Target demographics: families of children who have medical issues or catastrophic illnesses.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 376

Geographic areas served: communities nationwide

Programs: Birthday cakes; cards/letters; housing; financial support; hospital visits; in-hospital meals; counseling/grief support; facilitating moves and more.

Community Stories

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were the first to assist my family with a meal when my son was in the hospital. They also assisted me with gas so I could attend a job training program. My family receives assistance with Thanksgiving meals, back to school supplies, Easter baskets and more.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family has been supported by Ragan's HOPE and they are wonderful. The continued follow up from volunteers brought us joy knowing that we were not forgotten. During hard times like we endure often times leaves a hopeless feeling but their support guided us to get through those times.

Donor

Rating: 5

So proud of what this organization has and continues to accomplish. Our daughter started this foundation due to her personal experience and knows firsthand how to best support these families. Keep up the great work.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is an honor to serve alongside such wonderful volunteers, leadership team and supporters. Seeing families being supported through this organization is amazing. The strength of this organization is due to the volunteers which allows families to be served long term.

Elizabeth Eliysheba S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were in a pinch, needing new shoes for new orthotics, and Ragan's Hope really rose to the challenge to help us get our son what he needed.

Karen Armer C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ragan's HOPE founder reached out to my family right after my son was diagnosed in June of this year. They have been such a blessing to us and consistently call or text checking up on Jason. They follow his FB blog about his journey and have their prayer warriors constantly praying for him and our family. If we need any material things to help or hands to do anything I know they will be there for us!! They have an awesome organization who truly cares about the well being of my son and my entire family. God bless them.

Maria Gonzales J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ragan's HOPE is a wonderful organization that truly "walks the talk" of helping families with their needs as they present themselves. So often, the aid to families is limited to certain categories and requirement to fill out numerous forms and get documentation from social workers and physicians. From the moment I spoke with the volunteer assigned to us, I knew that I find a mission action focused foundation. It was a relief to talk to a volunteer who understood the needs of my patient child and sibling were equal in nature. While the resources were not available for the need of a flute for my daughter for school, we were provided a list of referrals and were able to secure one. What a blessing!

Lisaalford

Board Member

Rating: 5

Ragan’s HOPE supports families with resources and especially prayers. It is a listening ear and shoulder to cry on or rejoice with!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Ragan's Hope has been there for our family through prayer, providing food, services and support. It's so wonderful to know that someone is there to help and stand in the gap for you when you just can't go on. Without their support we would have crumbled many times. Thank you Ragan's Hope for all you do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Ragan's HOPE for over 3 years. We provide gas cards to allow the family to get the child to an important medical appointment, meals, clothing, school supplies, of help with paying a bill. Those are all important and help ease a parent's worries. But, often the best way we help is just to lend a listening ear as a mom or dad vents about what they are going through. The child's illness effects the entire family and sometime just knowing they have someone to listen means everything to them. We cry with them when times are bad or uncertain, and we also rejoice with them when they celebrate even small victories!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For anyone who has never heard of Ragan’s Hope, thier mission statement would provide a basic understanding of what this organization does. But there’s so much more. Ragan’s Hope does help with their finances by paying a bill; providing food, clothing, and other expenses. But, volunteers and staff are also there ready to lend a helping hand; deliver a meal, sit with the parent while their child is in the operating room, pray with them, or just provide a listening ear when they need to vent.
As a Ragan’s Hope volunteer, I have had the privilege to work alongside some of the most dedicated and selfless individuals who give gladly of their time, energy, and resources to make this organization’s mission a realization. As we get to know the families, they become our friends; and we stand by them lifting the child and parents in prayer during emergencies; but we also rejoice with them over big and small victories.
I’ve been with Ragan’s Hope for less than two years; but during that time, I have seen this organization grow by leaps and bounds. The founders are good stewards of funds entrusted to it through donations. They lead by integrity and a genuine faith in Jesus Christ who has enables them to succeed.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have served with this organization since it started and have seen hundreds of families receive support. It is an honor to be involved and making a difference in others lives. The mission is to not only help families learn to endure but also embrace their new normal.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Glad to be apart of this foundation and see the volunteers give of their time to support the families coming through the organization. Families are being supported long-term; this is not a group that comes and goes...long-lasting support is being given.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family have benifitted from this foundation. They haven't stopped supporting us when others have abandon us. I cannot say enough about this organization and its volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ragan's HOPE provides an amazingly well-rounded support system for parents and families of young children. Yes they provide meals, groceries, mail encouraging cards, make hospital visits, make home-deliveries of Easter/Back-to-School/Thanksgiving items, offer educational support and lift each other up in prayer...but it goes deep than that. It's people connecting with other people on a personal level. It's people bonding with other people in a unique way. It's people helping other people to grow personally, mentally and spiritually.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Ragan's HOPE for 2 years and it has blessed my life in a wide range of areas. First, it has broaden my perspective on what's important in life and reminds me not let the "insignificant" things worry me or get me stressed. To see the smiles on the faces of the families we serve and those I serve alongside is the best reward. Second, it has given me the opportunity to place in my life some of the most amazing and encouraging people. This includes volunteers and executive members within the organization, the families we serve nationwide and the local businesses and residents that help us make things happen. Their generosity is humbling! Third, it has helped me grow as a person and challenged me in new ways that I wouldn't otherwise have experienced. It has helped me step out of my comfort zone.
At the end of the day, I think the best gift you can give is your personal time. Ragan's HOPE allows me to share this gift as often as I like by with a multitude of ways to volunteer on my own schedule!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've just started volunteering with Ragan's Hope this last year and it has been an amazing experience and I can't wait for more! It's helped me connect with people, hear their stories, and help them with their needs .By giving back to them and helping I've been able to learn and see in action how small things can have a big impact. Even if it's just a bag with a few things to help make their lives easier they're always so grateful and I'm happy I could be apart of that. It's a great experience, great staff, and for a great cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is truly a blessing to serve along side of such wonderful volunteers. They give of their time to the families being supported and are supportive of the organization's mission.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been supported by this wonderful foundation. We appreciate all they do and that they continue to provide guidance and support Long term.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ragans hope is a blessing to our family, they understand the challenges families with medically fragile children experience and anticipate their needs in such a miraculous way

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for the past 3 years and personally experienced the powerful impact Ragan's HOPE has on the families we serve. I've heard stories of parents brought to tears, I've received emails from incredibly gracious parents and I've read testimonies from parents who don't know where they would be today without the support of Ragan's HOPE. We're an organization that covers all bases with families from the minor details of sending a card to let them know someone is praying for them to sitting beside them while their child undergoes surgery. It's so inspiring and such a blessing to be a part of a team that helps shape the lives of others!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are new to the Ragan's Hope family, but are impressed by their desire to help the families coming through the organization. Our family is currently being served and we are thankful for the work they are doing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We love volunteering with Ragan's HOPE and believe in the work they do. This organization is very well structured and cares not only about those they are serving, but also for the volunteers who serve within the foundation. If you are looking for a place to serve, we suggest you contact Ragan's HOPE!