This is a one of a kind foundation. They keep in touch with the families constantly and post any updates on child sickness and request prayers for families. Lisa has been very attentive. Thank you
I was able to volunteer for Ragan’s HOPE and have absolutely been moved by the work done for families! A child has a need and Ragan’s HOPE takes care of the WHOLE family. I am thankful that I was able to volunteer my time to such a great organization.
I have been volunteering with Ragan’s HOPE for over 7 years. It is wonderful to be a part of a team that gives back to others. We deliver Easter baskets, School backpacks and supplies, food for Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts to the families we support. We also visit the families when they are in the hospital, bring them meals, pray for them and keep in touch with them regularly. We provide support to the families when their child has a catastrophic illness or injury to endure and embrace the future all under the leadership of Ragan’s mom, Delena. While helping these families it’s amazing the blessings that come back personally!
Ragan’s Hope is considered part of my support system. They came into our lives when my daughter’s health took a turn for the worse. They were there with food, books, toys and prayer when we needed it most... and often when we didn’t know we needed it.
I have been blown away by the heart, initiative, and grace of Ragan’s Hope’s founder and leadership team since joining as a volunteer last summer.
When a child is born to extreme hardship that requires: round-the-clock care, speciality doctors; appointments that interfere with careers and income-making opportunities; and increased emotional toll of parenting in general - where does one turn?
Ragan’s Hope was founded with the unconditional love and empathy for all parents who strive to care for their children in the best way possible.
I, myself, was born 7 1/2 weeks early, with two congenital heart defects. My mother and father did not have access to a non-profit such as Ragan’s Hope. I’ve discussed at length the fear, worry, loneliness, and desperation that comes with having a child with any special circumstance. I connect to this unexpected journey parents face and when I learned of Ragan’s Hope’s mission - I had to be involved.
By the Grace of God, I am alive and overcame dire medical challenges. My mother and father weathered that storm with few friends and family. That story, that gratitude they felt for my health and the help of neighbors, friends, and family, planted a seed to pay it forward. What better way than to volunteer for such an amazing organization that truly has heart, and seeks to fills the gaps wherever they lay, for families and communities internationally.
Each volunteer works tirelessly to provide logistical, psychological, and emotional support to families while complicated surgeries and being done.
I cannot state how often the psychological, spiritual, and emotional health of families struggling with these issues are neglected. From a lack of resources or knowledge of where to go.
Ragan’s Hope identified a need over ten years ago and bridged the gap to help countless families.
I am blessed to be in a position to help others.
I am blessed to have met Delena and come to know this organization and look forward to bringing as much good to the world as possible. We are needed now more than ever.
Strength. Resilience. Beauty. Love. Gratitude.
You are not alone. We are here. Standing firm.
Ragan’s Hope - Always.
This nonprofit continues to support families longterm. They are not an organization that gives a quick fix to a problem...they walk alongside of the family to assist in embracing their future. Families are appreciative and as a donor knowing the funds are meeting the needs of the families makes me appreciate all their efforts as a foundation.
I volunteered with this foundation over thanksgiving as well as valentines. Each time it was very organized and they were clear on their mission. I appreciate being given an opportunity to help and am amazed by what Ragan’s Hope has done for kids everywhere.
I have made blankets for the children who have to spend so much time in hospitals. I don't live close enough to help out physically but making blankets was a way for me to not only help but to take care of my husband through his battle with cancer. It helped me as much as it helped others. My daughter was the team lead in Louisiana and every time she came to my home in Texas I had a pile of blankets for her to take back. Same for my grand daughter, when she came down to see me in Texas, she would take a pile of blankets back to Dallas where they were distributed to whom ever needed them. Also took up collections at my church for gift cards to be sent back with them as well. Every little bit helps not only the children and their families but it helped my soul get over the loss of my husband. Phyllis
Our family is very thankful for the devoted services of Ragan's HOPE Foundation through this journey with our daughter who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015 and just completed her second round of chemotherapy in June 2020. The prayers, assistance with school supplies, and newsletter that provides resources has been invaluable for us. Staff and volunteers are truly committed to providing a ray of HOPE in big and small ways.
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!
God bless each person that serves through Ragan's Hope. They are wonderful, understandable and very nice persons. ❤❤❤
They came in my life and have made it so much easier since my baby had his spinal surgery. I just thank God for putting ppl like this in my life. I pray God continues to bless all the people with hearts to help other ppl.
I have been a volunteer with Ragan's Hope for over 10 years. I have been a team lead in Louisiana where my husband and I would reach out to families in our state who needed prayer and assistance. I currently send out sympathy cards to the Ragan's Hope families who have lost a child throughout the United States. I love the serving heart of this ministry who assists families with children facing catastrophic injuries or illnesses.
My family has been a recipient of excellent care and compassion from this nonprofit for the past eight years. I am the brother of a child who has special needs. My brother has a traumatic brain injury with a multitude of medical complications as a result of his injury. His brain injury has been a struggle within my family since 2004 when he was injured. Ragan's Hope has been there for my family through all of our ups and downs associated with my brother's medical condition. They have provided necessary aid that has truly helped our situation and our spirits with some of the friendliest people I have ever met. I feel as though they care about the services they provide. While they cannot magically mend all of our hurt, they improve my out look and that gives me hope.
Ragan's HOPE has supported our family since it started. We appreciate the prayers, calls, cards and texts. You realize you are not alone in this battle.
My family has been supported for several years now by Ragan's HOPE. They have been with us when friends and realatves were not...those times we felt so alone. The support has been from gas cards, meals, back to school, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We love getting our ongoing calls to checkin with us and lend an ear to hear our struggles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ragan’s HOPE supports families with resources and especially prayers. It is a listening ear and shoulder to cry on or rejoice with!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
We have been supported by this wonderful foundation. We appreciate all they do and that they continue to provide guidance and support Long term.
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
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!
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.
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!
Ragan's Hope has helped my family thru the tough times my daughter has gone thru alot always sick constantly in hospital and thru her surgeries. They blessed my family from prayers thru holidays and food thank you so much from the bottom of my heart The Escamilla Family from San Antonio,Tx.
“Ragan’s HOPE is a tremendous blessing to our family. Not only did they assist us while our son was hospitalized but even after we came home. We appreciate the prayers, the phone calls and every holiday thought. Ragan’s HOPE has made a difference in all of our lives. Every volunteer that we have been in contact with has been absolutely wonderful to our family. When we had nowhere else to turn, Ragan’s HOPE was right there. Ragan’s HOPE is truly a God sent. Thank you all so very much”
The McLane Family
I can't begin to say what Ragan's Hope Has done for me any two babies because there's not enough words to say how grateful and blessed we are to have them in our lives. They are more than just a support team and a prayer team. They are family to us and I know that we can always count on them to be there for us day in and day out. They have been here for me and my family in more ways than I can count and I am very grateful to have them in our lives.
I have been volunteering wih Ragan's HOPE for 3 years and love this organization! They help parents with children who have catastrophic injuries or illnesses endure the initial impact and adjust and prepare for the future.
I came across this wonderful company through a patient of mine who volunteered for them. I investigated their background, listened to their stories and felt God was asking me to join them on their journey. I've had personal volunteer experiences and the company I worked for has joined me on this beautiful adventure. In each opportunity the company has been there for support and guidance. I love how they provide companionship, helping hands, just true acts of God's will to their families in need and not just financial support. Truly a remarkable company.
Ragan's Hope has been a wonderful part of our journey through medical issues. We always know we have support from everyone with Ragan's. Wether it be spiritual, financial, or a meal. I can't express how blessed we are to have Ragan's Hope as a part of our lives.
I have been involved with Ragan's Hope for several years. I love being involved with a foundation that supports children with severe illnesses & injuries. Although at times, the families & their stories can really tug at my heartstrings... it is a true blessing to be a part of their lives. Ragan's Hope provides a lot of resources from meals to the families ( at home... or in the hospital ) , gift cards to assist with gas, food, or clothing...to getting furniture donated and assist in the moving. Many families spend long hours, days, weeks...in the hospital. Ragan's Hope is there from the beginning...and on-going...into the future. Ragan's Hope connects directly with the families & children to offer them encouragement during the difficult and unknown times , and support to embrace the future.
My daughter was chosen as a superstar in 2014 and we now volunteer with Ragan's HOPE and Night of Superstars. Ragan's HOPE helps so many families in so many ways....from prayer to moving furniture to gift cards. Please take a moment to help support such a giving community!
I volunteer with Ragan’s Hope and have had the opportunity to see many lives impacted through this organization. It is a huge blessing in my life to connect with the children, parents and other partners that are committed to changing lives through a very difficult circumstance for the families we reach out to. My children are impacted as they “embrace the future by providing financial, emotional and spiritual support in the name of Christ” to families and kids who might not otherwise ever experience the care and love extended through Ragan’s Hope. No matter the age or ability, everyone has a purpose with Ragan’s Hope!
We joined this organization last year as volunteers. I have volunteered for other organizations, but non of them were like this one. This is the most rewarding experience I have ever had, to see the faces of the families and children that we are able to help and to see the gratitude that they have is a feeling like no other. These families and kids are so awesome. To see Night of the superstars last year for the first time so so amazing to me, it taught me so much about the families and children we are able to help. To see the struggles that these families go through, and to see the children not only conquer the daily and monthly and yearly challenges that they face, but to look at life so graciously and they are so fun and full of life, it truly is inspiring and amazing. This is a great organization doing great things for well deserving families!
My grand-daughter was chosen to be one of the East Texas Superstars last year. What a difference it made in her own self image - she truly saw herself as beautiful and she rocked the Red Carpet! We are now all paying it forward and supporting Ragan's Hope in any way that we can. I recommend anyone with a heart for children to join these efforts!
I have been volunteering for 2 years now with Ragan's Hope and have met some wonderful families in Louisiana! I enjoy getting to know them, pray for them, and assist them with whatever we can. We drive to visit families from Lafayette to New Orleans!
My son had open heart surgery. His father and I had no money and didn't even know how we would eat. Our son just had surgery and we weren't even thinking about eating anyway. Ragan's HOPE founder drove over an hour in DFW area traffic to bring us dinner. I will never forget that. They have also paid my electric bill, provided gas cards so I could go to work, given my boys Easter baskets and backpacks with school supplies. I've experienced their love firsthand and will forever be grateful.
When I started volunteering for Ragan's Hope, I was really excited about what was being done for the families, but also about what I could do, very quickly it became what Ragan's Hope was doing for me as well .Feeling very blessed to be a part of an organization, who cares so much about people who are in need of the hands and feet of Jesus.
Wow, where to begin on what Ragan's HOPE has done for my family... My son Brody has been in and out of the hospital since he was born. He was born in renal failure and has had many secondary complications, but daily he proves he has a strong will through and through!
Ragan's HOPE came into my life a little over a year ago from our palliative care doctor. My son was in the hospital and very sick and his birthday party was fast approaching. I was feeling the pressure and Ragan's HOPE came to the rescue! They organized the cake, helped me plan all the decorations, and they have been there for us continually over the past year.
We have faced very scary situations with my son and Ragan’s HOPE has been there through it all. Sometimes it’s with a phone call during his surgery to take my mind off the present circumstances or being able to confide in someone who doesn’t judge me when I say
“I am scared about the future of my child...” Other times it’s a visit from a volunteer just to say hello and hug your neck, just knowing that someone is praying for your family, or a surprise meal delivery after eating the same food in the hospital cafeteria for weeks.
I could go on and on about how Ragan's HOPE has become my extended family. I can’t say “thank you” enough to Ragan's HOPE... but from the bottom of my heart, thank you for all you have done and continue to do for me and my family. I honestly am blessed to have met each and every one of you.
Jessica Thacker and Brody
Hi, I met with the director of Ragan;s Hope to see how we might partner and help each other with the clients we serve. The compassion and desire to help families in need that Ragan's hope shared with me is right in line with what we do in our non-profit. It is encouraging to know that there are services like Ragan's Hope to encourage and help families get back on there feet and feel support from the community. I hope this helps Ragan's Hope to continue doing what they love to do.
Great for family. even support their volunteers. I have been blessed to work with this organization now for 2 years and love every minute of it!
There are truly no words to describe the impact Ragan's Hope has had and will continue to have on countless families with disabled or sick children. I founded a charitable event called Night of Superstars and was in the process of forming my own 501c3 when I met Delena and realized they were already doing everything I had in mind for these types of families, plus providing a long list of additional services that one could never even realize were needed unless you've been in these particular situations. Now... as a volunteer, member of the executive leadership team and donor, I can't begin to express how blessed I am to be part of such an incredible and annointed organization!
I am always proud to declare that I serve on the board of this nonprofit that serves the families and children who are enduring catastrophic medical situations. Lending help, hope, and love is what we do best. Most of us who are associated with Ragan's Hope have personally experienced the overwhelming event of having a child in crisis. You can never truly know the relevance and importance of standing beside a needy family, unless you have witnessed it firsthand. I hope everyone who knows someone who fits this category will give Ragan's Hope a chance to minister.
It is an honor and privilege to serve and volunteer with such an amazing nonprofit organization. I am privileged to witness firsthand how God uses Ragan's HOPE! They support families while enduring medical crisis and help them find their way back to peace in a "new normal" for their family. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, I strongly urge you to pray about serving in Ragan's HOPE.
As a Board Member, I am so thrilled to be a part of a nonprofit organization like Ragan's Hope. I am very proud of our entire team and love the vision of Delena to continue supporting our families in need. Our goal is with God's blessings to help families embrace the future with love and hope, in spite of whatever illness or injury their child may be enduring, by providing assistance. Assistance weather, logistical, emotional, spiritual or financial. Delena and the team, do a wonderful job connecting with our families and delivering the required assistance consistently with love and joy. I personally have experienced this with one sweet family during one Thanksgiving Holiday in which Ragan's Hope found special handicap housing to a single unemployed mother of 3...a teenage girl, a young 7 year old, and an autistic 5 year old boy. This is one of many, many examples Ragan's Hope has helped our families. Personally, it was inspiring to see the help we provided for them and so incredibly fulfilling to be a part of that, especially after seeing how grateful and thankful the family was. I love Ragan's Hope and I love how we are making a difference!
I have been volunteering with this awesome organization for 2 years now and I am still amazed by the Work God is doing on a daily basis through Ragan's Hope. I have met some wonderful families and have grown in my faith by volunteering with Ragan's Hope!
So many times, families are blindsided by the birth defect, illness, or injury of a child. There is no way to be completely prepared to handle all that is involved in caring for the patient and continue to maintain other aspects of life. Ragan's HOPE can be counted on to step into the gap and provide help wherever it is needed. As the grandmother of a child who has benefited from Ragan's HOPE, it is my honor to volunteer with this wonderful, miraculous foundation. I strongly encourage EVERYONE to support Ragan's HOPE, remember Ragan's HOPE in case of a need, and get involved as a volunteer. Be a part of a community of caring people who provide real tangible help to families in crisis.
Having the unique experience of seeing Ragan's HOPE come to being from the passion and vision of it's founder is why I believe so much in this organization and its mission. Rarely does a foundation have the person that it is named for available to remind us of it's purpose, so when a family meets Ragan they see hope. Each volunteer serves with compassion and commitment, which is modeled by the leadership, each using his or her own unique gifts to meet the needs of our families from hospital visits to mowing a yard to sitting quietly in a waiting room with a parent. There are a multitude of non-profits seeking people to give of their time, talent and yes their donations, but if one truly wants to see how God works through them then come be apart of Ragan's HOPE and see all that He can and does accomplish.
I have so much respect for Delena and Ragan and all that they have done growing this wonderful organization. Ragan's Hope has been such a blessing to so many families facing very difficult times, many of which seem like there is no "hope". When God tells us to "not be discouraged or afraid for the Lord our God is with you wherever you go", he meant it. Families have received food, housing, clothing, bedding, school supplies, entertainment, and so much more in times where they feel so overwhelmed with their lives. So many of us are blessed not to have to face terminal illness, or disease, especially when it involves our children. Unfortunately there are many families that do face this reality, and Ragan's Hope is there for them all along the way. I have witnessed first hand what Ragan's Hope means to a family that had no money, nowhere to go, and was trying to give their child one last Christmas before a terminal illness took them to heaven. Ragan's Hope was with them all along the way, making sure they were there for them, providing Christmas, meals, and fellowship along the way. I'm sure many could give you story after story, but my intent is that people understand the wonderful work that Ragan's Hope does, it takes very special people to have the strength to do this day in and out.
I'm a proud member of the Board of Directors, and I can't think of a more worthwhile organization than Ragan's Hope. If you want to volunteer, or support financially, please reach out as this is the only way the organization can continue with God's work.
God has not only blessed me with the opportunity to witness what Ragan’s HOPE does for families, but He has also allowed me to be a member of the Leadership Team. Yes, He deserves all the glory and all the praise. Being a volunteer and team member of Ragan’s HOPE has literally changed my life. When my godson, Gabriel, was born prematurely and fighting for his life, Ragan’s HOPE was there and has never left. They sent Gabriel’s mother (which is my best friend), cards to let her know that someone was there. They have provided her with prayer, listening ear and so much more. Gabriel will be two years old this September and I smile and give God thanks when I think about what Ragan’s HOPE has done for my extended family. I can go on and on about this organization. But the best part is sitting back and watching what Ragan’s HOPE does for families in our community, state and nationwide. If you are reading this and want to get involved, PLEASE DO! You will not regret it. If you are reading this and you or someone you know has a child with a catastrophic illness or injury and want to reach out Ragan’s HOPE, PLEASE DO! You reach out and we will take care of the rest. Thanks be to God for Ragan’s HOPE…
We all seem to have so little time. We also know it is good to give back to the community, but sometimes it's hard to discern where your time will be best used. Ragan's HOPE is such a giving organization, and they know exactly how to utilize the resources made available to them. Whether it's someone's time, gift cards for groceries, making meals, hospital visits and more, you know your time, efforts and resources are used effectively and efficiently to make the best impact on the families in the community. There's a place for anyone here who wants to serve, and they truly appreciate the help. It's a place where the whole family can serve, and that is just so hard to find!
The volunteers and administrators of Ragan's Hope Foundation are passionate, committed, patient individuals. They have helped so many families both through their own organization and other non-profits they have partnered with. I hope I can continue to spread the word about their organization throughout my state so others can be aware of their services.