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1,100

homeless children in North Texas each night

45,000

children served

$2.5 million

worth of critical needs items distributed

16,000

diapers distributed each week

51

organizations in our network

Story

OUR ORGANIZATION

Hope Supply Co. was founded in 1989 as The Hope Foundation for the Homeless and served as a clearinghouse of donated resources for the homeless.

During the early 1990s, mothers with babies and children became the fastest growing segment of the homeless population and an increased number of babies were being born into homelessness. Because of this alarming trend, the Board of Directors changed the name and mission of the organization in 1996 to focus resources on meeting the needs of the most vulnerable of the homeless – the children.

As a community we must remember that their problems are our problems

OUR MISSION

We meet the critical needs of homeless children across North Texas by providing necessities including diapers, clothing, school supplies, toys and programs to enhance their lives.

Giving Hope

We provide homeless children ages 0-18 with the essentials their parents are unable to provide, like diapers, wipes, ointments, formula, food, clothes and toys. Without these necessities, infants’ immune systems could be greatly damaged, leading to future health problems.  For more information about the impact of clean diapers on families, read this article from the National Diaper Bank Network.

Education breaks the cycle of homelessness, so we provide school supplies, uniforms and athletic equipment. This way children and parents can focus on the future, rather than their unmet needs.

Recreational Activities

We make it possible for our children to participate in activities outside their current situation. Our Spring Break Cowboy Camp, Summer Splash for Hope at Hawaiian Falls, Back to School Event and Holiday Hope on Wheels give our children a chance to have fun and learn about the world around them.

The Hope in a Box

Joy in a dire situation. Our Hope in a Box Program consists of Hygiene Boxes and Birthday Boxes. You choose which one you or your group would enjoy. Birthday boxes are gift wrapped shoe boxes filled with small gifts and surprises for a child of a specified age and gender. Hygiene boxes are clear, plastic shoe box size boxes filled with hygiene items appropriate for a specific age and gender.  You can click  here to download our Hygiene Box and Birthday Box specifications.

Hope Bringers

We are the only non-profit that dedicates all of our efforts to helping homeless children, so a donation to Hope Supply Co. means a donation to children all over North Texas. Below is a list of organizations that help us give every child the chance they deserve:

 

Aids Services of Dallas
Arlington Life Shelter
Brighter Tomorrows (4)
Bryan's House
City House
Crossroads Community Services
Dallas Life Foundation
D.I.S.D. Homeless Education Program
Exodus Ministries
Family Gateway
Family Promise of Irving
Genesis Women's Shelter
Grand Prairie United Charities
H.O.M.E.S. - Parkland
Homeless Coalition of Dallas
Hope's Door, Inc.
Hopeful Solutions
Housing Crisis Center
Interfaith Housing Coalition
Johnson County Family Crisis Center
Jonathan's Place(Kidnet)
LifeNet
Mission Arlington/Metroplex
Mosaic Family Services (2)
New Beginnings Center
Nexus Recovery Center
Operation Community Care
Presbyterian Night Shelter
Promise House (Wesley Inn)
Rainbow Days
Refugee Services of Texas (2)
Safe Haven: Arlington
Safe Haven: Ft. Worth
Salvation Army: Arlington
Salvation Army: Dallas DV (2)
Salvation Army: Fort Worth
Shared Housing
SoupMobile
S.W.A.G.G. Programs
Tarrant County Community Development
Texas Muslim Womens Foundation
The Family Place(2)
The Main Place
The Samaritan Inn
Under 1 Roof
Union Gospel Mission: Dallas
Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County
Vogel Alcove
Wisdom's Hope
YWCA of Fort Worth

Hope Leaders

Board of Directors

Rob Snyder
Chairman

Justin Bauer
Secretary

Eric Williams
Treasurer

Directors at Large

Carey McMann

David J. Colletti, Jr.

Michael Alberse

Jeff Matthews

Kristin Simenc

Grant Ferrell

Samantha L. Durst

Staff

Barbara Johnson
President
Office: 214-630-5765
ext 316
barbara@HopeSupplyCo.org

Sam Mattox
Volunteer/Corporate Outreach Manager
Office: 214-630-5765
ext 313
sam@HopeSupplyCo.org

 

Brenda Cannon
Vice President of Mission
Office: 214-630-5765
ext 317
brenda@HopeSupplyCo.org

Shepard Faircloth
Operations Manager
Office: 214-630-5765
ext 315
shepard@HopeSupplyCo.org

Adam's Story

The policeman was nice. He dropped us off at a place called a shelter. My Mom says it's temporary. I hope that word does not mean a very long time. When my Dad left to find a job it was temporary and I haven't seen him for a long time. My Dad gave me an Army coat like his but I had to leave it in my room in our old house. I miss my room. I had lots of stuff in there. Like my school uniform and backpack with pencils and paper and colors. Maybe I won't have to go to school tomorrow 'cause the shelter is so far from my school. Anyway, I don't have my school uniform.

My mom cries when I talk about my uniform. I don't like to see my mom cry. My baby sisters cry, too. My mom says they won't cry so much if she could get diapers for them. They are babies. I'm not going to cry. Well, not when my mom is around. It makes her sad.

The shelter is good. It has a bathroom and books to read. They say we might get a room to live in if we have to stay a long time. I don't want to stay a long time but I don't like this really big room. It has lots of people and beds. My mother, my two sisters, and me only have two small beds to sleep in. And the men outside are kinda scary. But my mom says we are safe and warm.

Today a man came in a van that said "Hope Supply Co." He gave me a coat, school uniforms and a backpack filled with all the things I need for school. He gave us diapers and formula for my baby sister. I like Hope Supply Co. I can wear my new uniform to school.

Help bring hope to kids like Adam.

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News & Events

April 21, 2016
Event: Tools for School distribution to our homeless children
Event Date:
Saturday, August 13, 2016 (All day)
April 09, 2016
Event: Hawaiian Falls at Mansfield
Event Date:
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 12:15
April 09, 2016
Event: Hawaiian Falls at The Colony
Event Date:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:15

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