We say it every year, and every year we set out to provide motel rooms and gifts for 100 unsheltered neighbors for those two nights through our Room in the Inn program. So, here we go for 2022...
GIVING TUESDAY is November 29th and our focus will be on raising funds for this year's Room in the Inn program. We've already begun receiving inquiries from some of last year's guests and donors about this year's program, so we decided to get a head start on our Giving Tuesday fundraiser and start NOW! You can too!
Please help us create Moments of Hope for our neighbors; who will otherwise sleep outside this Christmas, through your generous gifts.
AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Moments of Hope Outreach Inc. as your designated charity to receive donations, at no cost to you.
Our EIN is 81-1110291
We purchase items used most often in bulk via Amazon and have created Mo Hope's Wish List to allow you to purchase these items via AmazonSmile and have them delivered to us in a COVID-safe manner.
Our Mo Hope's Wish List includes items like the tents and sleeping bags we give out, fast food gift cards, microwavable meals, thermal underwear, and much more.
You may send a check payable to:
Moments of Hope Outreach
P.O. Box 161
Studley, VA 23162
One-time and recurring monetary donations may be made using your PayPal account, debit card, or credit card. Simply check the box beside "Make this a monthly donation" if you choose to make your gift recur monthly.
You bank may offer recurring payments through your checking account.
If you have stocks or bonds you wish to donate to Moments of Hope Outreach Inc., you will need the following information:
Account Name: Moments of Hope Outreach Inc.
Account #: 73671964
DTC #: 0141
Please contact Kelly Singleton with Wells Fargo Advisors if you have questions about the process. (919) 881-1059
Our Mo Hope Pantry and Mo Hope Mobile Pantry at our Saturday Servings events rely mostly upon food drives by partner churches, businesses, neighborhoods, and private donations of canned goods & toiletries to keep our shelves stocked. We currently distribute enough groceries every Saturday for over 3,600 meals for over 600 hungry neighbors. We accept donations of the following items by appointment only due to COVID (804) 913-9151:
**Please wear a mask for the safety of our volunteers and guests.
**Please call to make sure we're open before heading our way...(804) 913-9151
We ONLY accept NEW sleeping bags and tents because of the high rate of failures in the field after giving out used gear, and gifting a moldy tent that is missing poles or a musty sleeping bag with a broken zipper does little to boost the self esteem of the recipient, and often requires near-immediate replacement by us. The sleeping bags and tents we use almost exclusively have been field tested by our staff and hundred's of recipients, and can be purchased via our AmazonSmile Wish List and drop shipped to us.
Our typical friend living outdoors in a tent will need a replacement tent and sleeping bag every three (3) months. This is primarily due to most store-bought tents & sleeping bags not being designed nor constructed for daily use 365 days per year. We provide temperature-appropriate sleeping bags for each season.
We regret we have had to pause our Clothing Ministry due to the challenges created by the Covid-19 virus. We are not accepting clothing at this time due to lack of storage space. Please do not drop off clothing donations at our pantry or events!
Gifts Worthy of our King...
We are committed to boosting the self esteem of those we serve through the gifts we give them. When Jesus said in Matthew 25:31-46 that when we do for the "least of these", we do for Him, we choose to interpret that two ways. We did for them as He would have done. And we did for them as if they were Him. This prompts several questions...
Would Jesus give rags and raunchy items? Or would He give the very best He could?
Would you give Jesus rags and raunchy items? Or would you give Him the very best you could?
If you believe "beggars can't be choosey", then you completely miss the spirit of what we're about...creating Moments of Hope...instead of reinforcing a diminished self esteem and stigma.