To be honest, We became 501(c)3 certified over a month ago, but we wanted to make sure we got our new focus on track before announcing anything.
I am so incredibly proud to say that Project H.O.P.E. is an official 501(c)3 non-profit charity now. It has been a ton of hard work over the past (almost) 2 years. I would personally like to thank all of our friends and partners who helped create Project H.O.P.E. and I look forward to doing a lot of good in the future.
If you would like to see our IRS determination letter, It can be found on the new 501(c)3 page in the menu bar.
Thank you to everyone again for making PH possible. ❤
For over a year now, Project H.O.P.E. has been helping out every charity we could by supplying them with the things they need. This lead to some great partnerships and even better friendships. Everyone from our friends at 1upOnCancer to PopsforPatients and Handmade Brigade and while we will still be helping out our friends when we can, we have decided that more focus was needed. We feel its important to have a clear mission. this will make it easier for us to do what we do, and easier for others to understand just exactly what PH is offering.
With that said, we at Project H.O.P.E. have decided to focus on something we are all passionate about, homeless outreach. This is something that we have always been passionate about and while we did think about trying to fit a homeless charity into our roster of people to help, we realized that adding more would only reduce the amount of help that was going to everyone and make it more confusing to those on the outside as to exactly what we do.
We have already started our new focus by partnering up with Our Daily Bread in Lima, OH. You may have seen the post we made about out recent gift delivery to them. It was out largest delivery to date and we have much more planned.
So as we move into this new mindset, we invite you to join us. We will be updating our social media and website with our new focus and we hope that you all will continue to help us Help Out People Everywhere.
Today we were honored to give the largest single gift we’ve ever given.We delivered 18 Blankets, 2 skirts, 22 pairs of pants, 19 pairs of shorts, 28 jackets, 9 belts, 115 shirts, 200 drawstring backpacks, a big box of toiletries and, thanks to our friends at Bombas Socks, over 1000 pairs of socks to Our Daily Bread Food Kitchen in Lima, OH.
Our Daily Bread is a food kitchen and so much more. Not only do they offer delicious food to all who are in need, but they also offer clothing along with shower and laundry services, and a friendly atmosphere. We challenge anyone to go in there and not feel like family. We really love this place and look forward to working with them for the foreseeable future.
Thank you so much to Randy and everyone else at Our Daily Bread who do such great work and a special thank you to Bombas for their generous sock donation.
Last Saturday was the first of what will hopefully be many deliveries to the Promedica Toledo Childrens Hospital. Randy from Pops For Patients was able to put us in touch with Kate Schwan, the child life coordinator for the hospital and with her help we were able to deliver 269 Funko toys for the kids at the hospital. This is the largest single donation we have made so far and we are so happy we were able to do it.
We would like to thanks Kate, Ashley, Randy, and everyone who made this delivery possible. We hope that this is the beginning of a long relationship between Toledo Childrens Hospital and Project Hope.
You may recall a few weeks ago Project Hope donated 108 toys to Plastic Empire in Marietta, GA. Well after all was said and done, 225 toys were donated to the kids at the Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.
The Kennestone Hospital was also nice enough to take some pictures of the kids with their new toys so we can share their joy with you. It can be tricky for hospitals to do something like this so we are very appreciative to them for doing it.