Landlord partnerships, transportation, household supplies, gas & grocery gift cards…
Our program provides a hand-up, not a hand-out; however, along the way the families we serve have physical needs that have to be supplied in order to meet their goals and reach a place of sustainability. We collect necessary household supplies that cannot be bought on food stamps such as gift cards for gas, diapers & wipes, cleaning supplies, paper products, children’s pajamas, and child friend-ly canned goods. Transportation is essential for obtaining and keeping a job for our participant families. Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area does accept vehicle donations and we have a constant need. As permanent housing is most vital to our program, we are continuously seeking land-lords willing to collaborate with us. In exchange for considering our families that may have less than ideal applications, we provide the stability of timely rental payments on behalf of our families.
House A Family, Blossom Ball Sponsor-ship, Individual & Business Partners, Foundation Grants, Church/Mission Out-reach
Financial support is what keeps Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area’s services available to single mothers and children in our community. Groups, individuals, and businesses can sponsor a family currently in the Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area House A Family program by making a monthly or one-time donation. Sponsorships are available for the annual Blossom Ball and are a great way to market your brand/company through the event. Partner as a business to make a difference in our community together or get your church involved in funding Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area as a local mission partner. Although a majority of our financial support is from individual donations, we do welcome new grant opportunities through foundations that support our mission.
Neighboring Volunteers from local Christian Faith Communities
The Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area Neighborhood is comprised of the Neighboring Family (single mom & her children), an average of 6 to 10 Neighboring Volunteers from Christian Faith Communities in Dauphin and Cumberland Counties, and a Neighbor-hood Resource Specialist. You, your family (including children), and/or your Christian Faith Community can join our Neighbor-hood and provide relationships, tangible supports and social capital to a single mother and her children. The time commitment involved is regular monthly gatherings with the Neighboring Family for a time of fellowship and support as well as being available to share your talents, social capital and resources with the Neigh-boring Family as needed. Consider the “neighbors” in your life. Some are regularly engaged in your life and others are there when specific assistance is needed; however, you have them. You know they’re with you to call upon in different seasons of life. The role you have as part of the Bridge of Hope Neighborhood will depend greatly upon your availability, interests, skill set, and passions as well as that of the Neighboring family’s relationship with you.
Prepared Meals, Childcare, Moving Teams, Committee Members, Board of Directors
Without our volunteers, we could not provide the services we offer to our families. Childcare is always a need and a great way to tangibly serve (we provide assistance in obtaining the necessary clearances). You can provide prepared meals for Neighborhood Gatherings; opening your home or another facility for these groups event would be a blessing. When a family is ready to move into their new home, we rely on a team of volunteers to move her belongings as well as drive the moving truck. If you are interested in volunteering your time and expertise through service as a Board Member, we have ongoing openings. Committee members can serve on our Program, Finance, Board Service, Development or Blossom Ball Committees and are not required to be on the Board of Directors to engage in this meaningful service.