BUILDING OF HOPE
SERVING LAWRENCE COUNTY, THE SHENANGO VALLEY, GREENVILLE/NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY, AND GROVE CITY
AMOUNT DONATED: $19,045
The Building of Hope ministry started in the summer of 2017 to help people who have fallen on tough times. Our mission is to show the love of Christ by providing gently used furniture and basic household necessities at no cost. We have partnered with Laskey’s furniture in Sharon to help us fill the need of providing beds. The purchase of beds is how the majority of our grant funding is used. We also give out “Baskets of Hope” with toiletries, a Daily Bread devotional, and invite them to church. We provide a hand up, not a hand out.
While the match program for Giving Week is over, the need doesn't end! Please feel to make a gift at any time.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $15,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
Our ministry provides beds and basic household items to people in need in our community. We help the working poor, single moms and dads, veterans, elderly and the physically and mentally disabled on fixed incomes and more. Almost all of the beds are purchased new and the living room furniture is gently used/donated. We deliver these items to the individuals or families. In addition to beds and gently used/donated household furniture, each family served receives a Basket of Hope. This is a laundry basket filled with toiletries, cleaning supplies, other household necessities, a Daily Bread devotional, and an invitation to our church. In total, since our inception in 2017, we’ve served 671 families and provided 709 beds and 478 pieces of furniture. Currently, we have a 2-3 week waiting list for families in need and donations will help us meet their needs.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
With our limited budget we rely on local grants and donations to purchase new mattresses, box springs and frames, bed sheets, blankets, and Basket of Hope items. These funds are also used to maintain our van used to transport items to families and to pay rent at a storage facility in Hermitage which stores donated household furniture and items. Most of our beds are bought new and we average purchasing 3-4 beds per week spending $400-$600 per week. The increased number of families needing beds, bedding, furniture and the expenses associated with providing these items exceeds our annual funding.