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, […]

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

A record-setting number of House of Hope volunteers gathered for the agency’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on March 30, 2016. The event was attended by 159 guests, who were treated to breakfast at Mariner Sands Country Club by the House of Hope board of directors. All volunteers were honored for their dedicated service, and many […]

Sage Awards full of hope

House of Hope was well-represented at the inaugural Sage Awards, held Feb. 27, 2016, at the Kane Center. The Council on Aging of Martin County developed the awards to celebrate the wisdom and worth of local senior citizens who offer their experience, professional skills and compassionate hearts to make our world a better place. House […]

House of Hope needs YOU!

If you have been thinking about volunteering, House of Hope is always in need of extra helping hands. Our areas of greatest need right now are: Stuart thrift store: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Jensen Beach branch: Mondays. Hobe Sound branch: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Contact Lauren Mustelier at (772) 286-4672, ext. 1004 or […]

Volunteer finds fun in serving community

“People are so funny.” That’s the expert opinion of Gloria McLeod, after long observation in her role as a volunteer at the House of Hope branch in Jensen Beach. “Folks bring their long-forgotten treasures to the House of Hope when they clean out their closets or their basement,” she said. “They’re proud to have gotten rid […]

Volunteer has energy to spare for House of Hope

Marilyn Papendick is bright as a button!  Her smile fills the space she inhabits.  She radiates energy.  After talking with her for 15 minutes, you’re amazed that she has time to do any volunteer work at all. Marilyn teaches a class in fused glass at the St. Lucie Rock & Gem Club.  She’s passionate about […]

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 […]

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 […]

New board leadership elected

The House of Hope board of directors has elected a new slate of officers and appointed key committee leaders for the 2015-16 year. The new chairman is Stephen Schramm, principal and senior financial advisor at HBKS Wealth Advisors in Stuart. Mr. Schramm has been on the House of Hope board since 2011 and has deep […]

Volunteer opportunities

  House of Hope is supported by more than 200 volunteers each month across our five locations. But we always need more, and there are always new and special opportunities. Here are the current, urgent needs for volunteers at House of Hope (posted 8/3/2015): BE A DRIVING FORCE: Using the House of Hope cargo van, […]