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.
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.
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.