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Create Welcome Baskets for Incoming Residents

Make a basket at home by putting together a personal hygiene basket. (To give you an idea as to what should be in the baskets – include all new items you would need when you are traveling to make you feel more at home.)

Give A Bag Of Groceries

Load up a bag full of nonperishable groceries that would be able to feed a family of four. All bags can be dropped off at HOPE’s Outreach Office by calling 941-747-8499.

Sponsor a Family or an Activity

Share the spirit of giving…
$300 – Sponsor 1 family for 1 week in Shelter
$500 – Sponsor some Shelter Cheer (fresh fruit, milk, a birthday party, cookout, trip to the beach)

Please contact HOPE's volunteer coordinator by phone (941) 747-8499 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Donate Gift Certificates

Gift certificates from any grocery store, gas station, shoe store, bookstore or department store, let our families choose exactly what they need for everyday living including job readiness. Teens appreciate movie passes, bus passes, certificates from music stores or fast food certificates.

We are always in need of donations for our shelter residents. Don't want to shop at the store? Shop and donate from the comfort of your home by shopping through our Amazon Shelter Wish List.

Shelter Wish List

  • Umbrellas/Rain Jackets/Ponchos
  • Cleaning Supplies: Lysol, disinfecting wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, sponges, dish/hand/dishwasher soap
  • Masks: sizes for children and adults
  • Diapers/Pull-ups/Wipes: diapers sizes 5 & 6 & pull-ups
  • Children’s Hygiene Items: kids’ toothbrushes/toothpaste, baby bath soap/lotion
  • Adult Hygiene Items: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes/toothpaste, body wash, deodorant, shower sponge/loofahs
  • Sippy Cups/Bottles/Pacifiers
  • Hair Brushes/Hair Ties
  • Flip Flops: sizes for adults & children
  • Twin Sheets Sets/Twin Mattress Pads/Blankets
  • Towels: bath/hand/face cloths
  • Bus Passes, Uber/Lyft Gift Cards: for clients to get to work/appointments
  • Laundry Detergent & Laundry Baskets/Bags
  • Kitchenware: can openers, pots & pans utensils, measuring cups, etc
  • Gift Cards: gas cards, fast food, Wal-Mart, Target, Publix, calling cards, etc
  • Non-Perishable Food Items: peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, fruits, veggies, pasta sauce pasta, snacks for children: granola bars, crackers, fruit cups, dried fruit, nuts, etc.
  • Cell Phone Chargers: Apple & Android
  • Hair Styling Tools & Products: hairdryers, straighteners, curlers, hair spray