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Volunteer Spotlight – December

Say hello to John Jepson, the first volunteer to be featured in our monthly Volunteer Spotlight. John is involved with HopeBUILDERS in many capacities and we couldn’t do what we do without John’s hard work. Continue reading to learn more about our ramp extraordinaire!    How long have you been involved with HopeBUILDERS? I had been donating to HopeBUILDERS for several years before I was approached by El Slover to join the Board.  He was a very convincing HopeBUILDERS a
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What is a Mega Ramp?

On December 6th, HopeBUILDERS will take on an exciting four-day project, Mega Ramp III. So, what exactly is a Mega Ramp? Read on to find out… “Mega Ramp” is a term we created for ramps that are, you guessed it, really big. We give this term to ramps that are over 100 ft long. Our Mega Ramps are what set us apart from other organizations similar to ours. We aren’t afraid to take on these big projects; in fact, we enjoy the challenge. To understand the scale of these r
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HopeBUILDERS Takes Part in #GivingTuesday

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, charities, families, businesses, communities and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. On this day, we celebrate #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday has become a global movement of giving to kick off the holiday season. We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Together, people are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar a
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Meet Our New Communications Coordinator

Say hello to Claudia, our new Outreach and Communications Coordinator! Claudia will help manage our social media, website and email communications. Claudia studied Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Arkansas, where she graduated from last May. She is very excited to work with HopeBUILDERS and appreciates the positive impact we have in the Kansas City community. In her free time, you can find her reading Jane Austen novels, baking or dreaming about her next great European adven
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Where Do We Get Our Funding?

Many Kansas City residents may have heard of the work HopeBUILDERS does, but some may wonder where we get the funding to help clients needing assistance. Variety of Sources The fundraising HopeBUILDERS receives comes from a variety of sources. A large chunk of fundraising is from individual donations. Since the organization has been around for 17 years, a large database of donors has accrued over time. HopeBUILDERS volunteers will reach out to those individuals through mail campaigns asking for
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How Do Clients Find HopeBUILDERS?

Many Kansas City residents may have heard of HopeBUILDERS, but some may wonder who we are, what we do, and how we find our clients. Who We Are HopeBUILDERS is a locally-formed, independent, non-profit group working to help disadvantaged people maintain or repair their homes. We generally consider “disadvantaged” to mean elderly or those with disabilities, but sometimes this may also include low-income families. Our volunteers and funding come from corporations, churches, and the community. A
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