Helping Other People be Empowered!!!

H.O.P.E, Inc's mission is to serve low-income single parents working to obtain a college degree by providing assistance in subsidized housing, child care assistance, social services, and life skills.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Charity Sale Event!! Belk...Yes Belk!!!

Hello Supporters:

This just in, H.O.P.E, Inc. has partnered with BELK!! Yes BELK!! Belk has agreed to give our supporters 20-70% off of all store purchases (including special savings on rarely discounted brands) at a private sale event called Charity Sale event on November 5th, 2011 from 6-10am at all Belk stores NATIONWIDE! No matter where you are, you can participate in this event! All you have to do is purchase a sales ticket from our organization for $5.00! Yes…you read correctly…only $5.00. All proceeds go to H.O.P.E, Inc. at 100%.

You’re probably thinking “what if I can’t make the sale on November 5th?” No worries, if you can’t make the event on November 5th you can start reserving merchandise at the sales rate after October 30th, 2011 so you don’t miss out on the sale! To purchase a sales ticket go to our website at and donate $5.00. We’ll make sure you get your ticket. Buy as many as you like for as many as you like.

Great deals!! Great Shopping!! Just in time for the Holidays!!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Grant Award!!!

This Just In.....

H.O.P.E, Inc. has just been approved for a $10,000 Marketing/Advertising grant with Google!! What will this grant do???

I'm glad you will allow us to reach a broader audience with our blog post, websites, and online fundraising campaigns!

However, most importantly, it will help us reach more single parents in need!!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Coming Up Events!!

Date Change:
The Community Carnival Fundraiser Event got so big that we had to move to September. We will keep you posted with dates and details.

"Get Connected":
H.O.P.E, Inc has been choosing to be the Non Profit recognized at the ever popular "Get Connected" event August 25th at 6pm. We will list the location soon. Come out and Support. $10 to attend!

See What Folks Are Saying About Us!!

Nicki Bond
I just wanted to say that H.O.P.E is such a wonderful organization! They have truly been a blessing to my son and I. They have offered me support and resources when I needed it most. After I reached out to so many other organizations for assistance with no... results, H.O.P.E. was a super hero that showed up right in the nick of time. They really do help single mothers in times of need. They provided child care for my son after I was denied by other programs. Unlike a lot of organizations, H.O.P.E. cares. They are so supportive. I thank God for H.O.P.E. and God bless everyone involved directly and indirectly. Everyone should support this positive organization.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Community Event Fundraiser

It's that time again...Time for another fundraiser!!! Join us next month, July 23rd, for an afternoon of fun with the kids! We'll have moonwalks, snow cones, and face painting from 12-2pm. Ticket prices will be announced soon. You can also support our cause by clicking the donation button on this blog page. Thank you for your support!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Do you know where to start???

Are you interested in attending college , but you don't know where to start, don't have the money, or not sure what you want to do???


We can point you in the right direction through our 1 on 1 mentorship program, or group sessions for a donation of $10 per mentoring session. Leave a comment or contact me at for more information!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

About Hope, Inc.

Statistics show that the number one reason students do not finish their college education is due to financial stress. In fact, 38% drop out (with intentions to return to school once they can afford to); however, 54% never finish their degree. 20% of the students enrolled in college are single parents. Our purpose is to help single parents focus on their academics with out the anxieties of shelter lost and childcare issues.
            The organization will assist single-parents by providing them with subsidized housing vouchers and child care vouchers while they are attending school. The vouchers will be directly paid to the apartment leasing offices and direct child care providers on behalf of the program participants.
H.O.P.E, Inc will determine eligibility by conducting an application process, in which the individuals would provide an application, proof of dependency and residency, proof of employment and income (last four check stubs), and proof of academic enrollment, as well as current/last semester transcript. Applicants are not expected to pay to participate in our program.

The qualifications for H.O.P.E participant are as follows:
-          Must be a US Citizen
-          Must be a single parent.
-          Must be a high school graduate, or have obtained a GED
-          Must be enrolled in a two or four year college as FT student
-          Must be employed as a FT or PT employee
-          Must show financial need
-          Once in the program must maintain a B average (all applicants will be required to provide transcripts of grades after every semester)


-          Rent assistance up to $400 a month (depending on their financial need) for a maximum of 2 yrs if enrolled in a 2 year college or 4 years if enrolled in a 4 year college.
-          Childcare assistance up to $100 a week (depending on their financial need) for a maximum of 2 yrs if enrolled in a 2 year college or 4 years if enrolled in a 4 year college.
-          Assistance with obtaining other social service aid such as Medicaid, food stamps, and child care outside of the organizations assistance if the applicant applies for such need.
-          Seminars on life skills such as financial budgeting and job related trainings to help empower the individual.
-          Spiritual Edification courses will be provided at the request of the applicant.