House of Hope Happenings – Winter 2022

House of Hope Happenings – Winter 2022

Giving Tuesday 2022

On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, House of Hope participated in the international day of giving known as Giving Tuesday. We set out to raise $20,000 in order to secure the necessary funds to purchase vital resources for those we support sleeping outside this winter.

As a result of the generosity of more than 80 donors, we not only achieved this goal, we surpassed it, raising more than $27,000!

We couldn’t continue to do this work without your generosity. Thank you to everyone that donated and continues to support our work, especially during these critical winter months.

Winter Appeal 2022 – Save a Life This Winter

Our annual Winter Appeal is underway and we are working hard to raise funds to ensure we can continue supporting those experiencing homelessness in Rhode Island, especially during the winter months when the need for resources increases dramatically.

If you haven’t received a Winter Appeal, please read the full appeal here. Read more ››

What better way to start the new year then by supporting House of Hope and those clients that need your help. Please make your donation today by clicking the button below.

Thanksgiving 2022

We’d be remissed if we didn’t send out a special thank you to all those that helped fill the hearts (and stomachs) of those we support at House of Hope on Thanksgiving. Thanks to the generosity of local business partners and individual supporters, we were able to provide meals for 346 individuals, both in our outreach programs and our housing programs. Additionally, the staff were able to prepare 100 individual meals for constituents to enjoy. Thank you to everyone that donated:

Jordan Day, Carolyn Tessier Day, Julie Goulet, Trinity Church, Dot & Cindy Lane, Tiffany’s Forest Hill Facility Cumberland, Greystone, Inc., Kent Hospital Emergency Medicine, St. Barnabas Church and Shamrock Home Loans. You all truly put the “hope” in House of Hope.

So Rhode Island Magazine Feature

House of Hope was featured in this month’s SO Rhode Island Magazine highlighting our amazing staff, volunteers, Shower to Empower and how they all come together to address the crisis of homelessness we are currently facing in Rhode Island. If you missed the article, you can still read it! Click here to read it now.

Bidding Adieu to 2022

As we end this year, we are focused on the work that awaits us in 2023 but filled with gratitude for all we’ve been able to accomplish in 2022. Accomplishments that wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of donors like you. And although the team at House of Hope has helped more than 1,000 individuals through street outreach and have supported more than 200 people in housing, there is still so much work to be done.

As the winter continues on, there are still an alarming number of people sleeping unsheltered each night. Last week, that number was over 500. The Warming Center that has been opened at the Cranston Street Armory has seen more than 100 people each night seeking a safe, warm place to rest. This is unacceptable for so many reasons, and why we continue our fight to ensure that everyone has the basic human right of safe, affordable housing. In order to continue supporting the efforts of the Warming Center, House of Hope has temporarily switched the Shower to Empower scheduled to be there 2-3 times a week providing showers, hygiene items, winter coats, and warm clothing for those constituents seeking shelter there.

As we end this year, we come to you, once again, asking for your support. What better way to kick off 2023 then supporting someone that is struggling to survive each night due to a lack of shelter and housing. Each day, when we roll up to a site with Shower to Empower, we are quickly going through supplies to keep people safe and warm. Some days, it is a challenge to keep up with the requests. But your donation today helps us continuing to provide those necessary resources.

So tomorrow night as you gather with friends and family and ring in the new year, please keep in mind those that are still sleeping outside, in their cars, tents or in a shelter. Please consider helping us make the New Year bright for those we serve.

Happy New Year to all!

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