Help Give Hope to Springfield area families

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Help Give Hope

Help Give Hope began as a Christmas program to give toys to a few children. It has expanded to a Christmas program that serves hundreds of families and that also provides basic household needs for families, rental assistance, utility assistance and a used-car program.

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Pledge Incentives

$25.00 Level

5 Supporters

Your gift of $25 or more will make an impact. This donation will help supply nonperishable food and hygiene supplies. Every donation of any size will help us support families in need.

$50.00 Level

4 Supporters

Your donation puts us $50 closer to our goal! This gift level will purchase a trike or small bicycle for a child. Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help add to our momentum.

$100.00 Level

10 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $100 closer to our goal! This level will provide gifts and clothing for a child. Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

$250.00 Level

3 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $250 closer to our goal! With this donation you could be providing gifts for more than 3 children, or more than 3 bicycles. Maybe this could be a dining room table and chairs for a family to gather. You will be changing the life of a family in need. Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

Project Overview

Help Give Hope Supporters

Help Give Hope began 40 years ago as three men who wanted to do something to help others. Throughout the years, this goal of doing good has cultivated a following of like-minded volunteers and donors. Our mission is to help families in need. Our goal is to assist families that are helping themselves to better their situation. Applications for Christmas assistance are accepted in-person by volunteers. Each family that applies has an in-home visit, to assess the needs of the family. Next is shopping, auditing, wrapping and distribution of items for hundreds of families. None of this would be possible without our donors or our volunteers. Thank you to everyone that has been part of Help Give Hope for the last 40 years.  

Christmas 2020

During the 2020 Christmas season we supported 183 families. Christmas at Help Give Hope is more than gifts for the children. During the in-home interview, the household needs are assessed. We make sure that everyone has a bed and bedding. We believe that gathering for a family meal is important, so we provide dining tables and chairs. Basic household needs such as: towels, kitchen equipment, furniture and appliances are available to families.  


Help Give Hope is a year-round provider of support to families in need. Throughout the year we provide rental assistance, utility assistance, educational assistance, furniture, appliances and Missouri's largest used car program. 

Used-Car Program

Reliable transportation can change the trajectory of a family. Gainful employment requires reliable transportation. Families have moved from needing our assistance, to complete self-sufficiency, with the addition of reliable transportation. The vetting process to be awarded a vehicle is rigorous. The family must prove the long-term ability to support and maintain a vehicle. The used-car program is successful because of this vetting effort. 



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About Help Give Hope

Help Give Hope a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 1981 to assist needy families, children in particular, in Southwest Missouri. We serve Greene, Northern Christian and Western Webster counties. Originally designed to only provide Christmas assistance, the charity now has a robust year-round mission and has become one of Southwest Missouri’s largest children’s charities. We assist families with utilities, rent, gas vouchers and educational help throughout the year. We also offer a used car program that has become one of the largest in the Midwest with over 125 vehicles donated to families in need since the program’s inception. 100% of all donations go directly to families in need. All donations are private. Help Give hope receives no government assistance.

Help Give Hope

Springfield, Missouri