HopeBUILDERS – 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 assistance. Other sources include corporations with either outright donations or with matching gifts for their employees. Another type of donation comes in the form of time and materials. A few local companies will donate materials for ramps or other projects and then supply the volunteers to complete the project. The Home Depot Foundation is also a source of donated materials and grants. Nebraska Furniture Mart, Garmin, and Honeywell, to name a few, have employees who donate time. Service clubs, like rotary […]

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Hope Builders – How Do Clients Find HopeBUILDERS?

Many Kansas City residents may have heard of HopeBUILDERS, but some may wonder who we are, what do 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 define “disadvantaged” to mean elderly or those with disabilities, but may also include low-income families. Our volunteers and funding come from corporations, churches, and the community. A group of dedicated board members lead the 100 percent volunteer-based organization. We welcome volunteers of all skill levels. The HopeBUILDERS’ philosophy is based on close cooperation between the homeowner, the non-profit, and many partner organizations. HopeBUILDERS provides the project management, administration, and labor.  We also arrange with partner organizations and donors to secure project funding.  Want to help? Our volunteers are eager to pitch in on painting, flooring and wall repairs, yard clean-up, accessibility adaptations, and – our most recognized work – building wheelchair ramps. […]

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