Gift-giving guide for the holidays

  This is a traditional time for individuals and groups to inquire about doing something to bring joy to the lives of their fellow Martin County neighbors at Thanksgiving and Christmas time. Following are some specific ideas, but please also know that food drives and monetary donations are welcome and appropriate at any time of year. For further […]

Stamp Out Hunger 2017

 Hundreds of Volunteers Stamped Out Hunger for Fellow Martin County Residents STUART — This year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive delivered over 64,000 pounds of food to House of Hope — the equivalent of nearly 54,000 meals for Martin County residents in need. The drive, conducted May 13, is organized annually by the National Association […]

Publix Charities is Big Heart Sponsor

Publix Charities becomes Big Heart Sponsor with $5,000 donation The Hearts for Hope Luncheon serves as House of Hope’s largest fundraiser each year. On Feb. 2, the agency hosted its 18th Annual luncheon with a new theme ­­­— better nutrition for the community. With the event highlighting House of Hope’s recently planted nutrition gardens, the […]

Providing Keys to Self-Sufficiency

Agencies partner to provide keys to self-sufficiency for two local households House of Hope and Project LIFT (Life Initiatives for Teens) have partnered to provide two local families with the reliable transportation they so greatly needed. Anonymous donors gave House of Hope two vehicles which were evaluated and mechanically serviced by program participants at Palm […]

Growing Hope

Nutrition Gardens: Growing Healthy Children House of Hope is seeding Martin County with Nutrition Gardens in three communities — the Golden Gate neighborhood in Stuart, Banner Lake in Hobe Sound, and Project LIFT in Palm City.“Rather than ‘give a man a fish, feed him for a day,’ this is a ‘teach a man to fish, […]

Cheers to grant from Safeco, R.V. Johnson!

Related: Building Hope and Beating Hunger  R.V. Johnson Insurance Agency has earned a Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award, and the prize includes a donation of $5,000 to House of Hope. Safeco Insurance has honored R.V. Johnson Insurance for its extraordinary service with House of Hope, a nonprofit agency that empowers Martin County residents to overcome […]

Fill Easter baskets with joy

If you would like to bring joy to the children of families served by House of Hope, here’s an opportunity to help us make Easter baskets. Below, you will find suggested items for various age groups. Christ Fellowship is making Easter baskets for younger children, so our greatest needs are items for teens and tweens. (View flyer […]

Volunteers are match-makers

Many thanks to Carol Kane for turning her volunteering into cash for House of Hope! Carol is retired from ExxonMobil, and she took advantage of a program that rewards employees and retirees for volunteer service. Exxon/Mobil has a variety of matching gift programs, and Carol applied to the Individual Volunteer Involvement Program. After an employee or retiree volunteers […]

House of Hope is fresh!

House of Hope has received a bounty of fresh food this week. Many thanks go to the following companies for their fresh and healthy gifts: Erneston Produce of Stuart donated nearly 3,000 pounds of bananas. Florida Organic Farms International of Okeechobee donated seven pallets of red peppers. Ground Floor Farm of Stuart donated several crates of arugula. This fresh […]

It’s Thanksgiving again

House of Hope is giving thanks to Palm City Presbyterian Church and the generosity of the runners and sponsors of annual Turkey Trot 5K. Recently, the church’s pastor, Rev. Dick Anderson, and the race manager, church member Rob Johnson, presented House of Hope with a check for $14,148, representing the proceeds from the race. That […]

The Legacy of Tess Saluja

Generations of generosity toward House of Hope are the legacy of Tess Saluja. Six years after her death, family and friends are still finding creative ways to honor her memory – including food drives, a car donation and remembrances on special days. The story begins with Teresa “Tess” Carr, an Irish lass who came to […]

Donations deliver cargo van

Dancing, donations and a community service award combined to bring House of Hope a new cargo van that is delivering food across Martin County. Support for the van has been growing for a year. Major funding sources include: Donors who backed House of Hope’s Diane Tomasik in the Charity Masquerade Dance Party, a fund-raiser presented […]