HOLIDAY HOPE GIVES
Our holiday HOPE Gives initiative is in collaboration with CrossOver Healthcare Ministry and Henrico Community Food Bank.
The HOPE family is invited to give 175+ meal bags to CrossOver's clients that experience food insecurity.
Pick up a shopping list on Sunday, October 30 and bring your complete meal bag back with you on Sunday, November 6. You can drop off your bags at the main entrance at West Creek or at the Lodge.
*Each bag should include all of these items and the amount noted.
1 box of cereal
1 bag of rice
1 box of mac + cheese
1 box of spaghetti/other pasta (32 oz)
1 jar of pasta sauce
2 cans of chicken noodle soup
2 cans of tuna or chicken
2 cans of vegetables (15.5 oz corn, green beans, carrots, or peas)
2 cans of diced tomato
2 cans of beans (15.5 oz chickpeas, black/pinto beans, or black-eyed peas)
1 can of fruit (15 oz cans of fruit cocktail, peaches, or oranges)
1 jar of peanut butter
1 jar of jelly
Join us on Sunday, November 6 following the 11am service in the concourse to help pack meal bags for our neighbors. Lunch will be provided. Please sign up here in order to attend.
Later in November, meal bags will be given to those facing food insecurity at a pop-up food pantry event hosted by CrossOver Healthcare Ministry, who is also partnering with the Henrico Community Food Bank.
Food insecurity affects every community in our country, even ones close to home. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 13.5 million households were food insecure in 2021. That same study from the USDA found that 7.8 % of Virginia households reported being food insecure. One of those households could be your neighbor, a member of your congregation, or someone at your child’s school. CrossOver Healthcare Ministry, in partnership with HOPE Church and the Henrico Community Food Bank, are hoping to provide some relief to our neighbors experiencing food insecurity. CrossOver bilingual caseworker, Cynthia Zagal, explained the heartbreaking realities that our patients and their families face when trying to figure out how they will feed their families. “A lot of our patients are mothers and it can feel like you failed as a mom because you can’t provide a basic need to your child,” she says. “Children have access to breakfast and lunch while at school, but they don’t know what they will have when they get home,” Cynthia continues. “Being able to provide dinner, and have snacks at home that they can put in their child’s backpack, makes a world of difference to parents and their children.” Providing compassionate, high-quality healthcare to our uninsured and medically underserved neighbors involves looking at not only the healthcare needs of our clients, but their other needs which will enable them to live their most fulfilling life possible– one of these needs being access to nutritional food. Thank you for answering the call to provide support to your neighbors.
MEET OUR HOLIDAY HOPE GIVES PARTNERS
CROSSOVER HEALTHCARE MINISTRY
CrossOver is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality, compassionate healthcare to uninsured and Medicaid patients.LEARN MORE
HENRICO COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
Henrico Community Food Bank combats hunger by providing food to our neighbors in need today and by providing a resource for tomorrow.LEARN MORE
GOD HAS SHOWN US KINDNESS THROUGH THE GIFT OF HIS MERCY AND GRACE.
In response to God’s loving kindness, we seek to care for others throughout our community, city, and world by collaborating with other various organizations and individuals.
Here are the three key strategic ministry areas in which we invest our focus and efforts.
Supporting leaders and churches with a heart and passion to grow the Kingdom of God locally and globally
Supporting local & global ministries that address poverty alongside the spiritual needs of those they serve
Investing in a wide network of leaders serving to advance the gospel including internships, seminary scholarships, training programs, and counseling
GLOBAL CRISIS RESPONSE
Give to HOPE's global crisis response fund and learn about the ways HOPE is responding to the crises in Pakistan, Puerto Rico, and those affected by Hurricane Ian.
Camp Hope / Richmond & Global / Missions organization providing camp experiences to underserved communities
CHAT– Church Hill Activities and Tutoring / Richmond / Serves youth in Richmond’s East End through education, vocational training, and after-school enrichment programs
Disaster Response / Virginia & USA / Hope Church led group providing relief when natural disasters or other disaster events may occur
Into the Neighborhood / Richmond / Serving people through ministries in job training, substance abuse recovery, and supporting incarcerated people
PRC– Pregnancy Resource Center / Richmond / Provides compassionate care to women unprepared for pregnancy
Freekind / Virginia & USA / Equips, educates, and mobilizes people in the effort to end human trafficking
STEP– Strategies to Elevate People / Richmond / Developing strategies to defeat poverty in the lives of our urban neighbors
Urban Hope / Richmond / Provides safe and affordable housing in Richmond’s East End, with a focus on walking with people on a path to homeownership
Athletes in Action / Richmond & USA & Global / Community to help athletes grow
Barnabas Center / Richmond / Counseling, training, & teaching ministry
CRU / Richmond & Global / Equipping & mobilizing Christ-centered multiplying disciples
Elijah House Academy / Richmond / Christ-centered TK-8 school
FCA– Fellowship of Christian Athletes / Richmond & Global / Christian sports ministry
FOCUS Richmond / Richmond & USA / Community for students to unpack life’s questions
For Richmond / Richmond / Connecting & equipping Christian leaders to collaborate for the transformation of Metro Richmond
IVCF– InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / Richmond & USA / Campus ministry that establishes and mobilizes witnessing communities of students & faculty
JobsRVA / Richmond / Helping and equipping job seekers
Needle’s Eye / Richmond / Inspiring & equipping Christian professionals to become a source of hope and light at work, home, and in Richmond
RCLI– Richmond Christian Leadership Initiatives / Richmond / Equipping Christian leaders
Richmond Hill / Richmond / Retreat center seeking God’s healing of Metropolitan Richmond through prayer, hospitality, racial reconciliation, and spiritual development.
World Horizons / Richmond & Global / Preparing, sending, and supporting workers for various ministries
Young Life / Richmond / Introducing and inviting youth to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith in Richmond, the West End, and Goochland
Young Lives / Richmond / Loving, empowering, and encouraging teen moms
YLFR– Youth Life Foundation of Richmond / Richmond / Mentoring and supporting students from at-risk communities
European Church Planting / Eastern Europe / Discipling, developing, and mobilizing Christians and leaders
Lifegate / Serbia / Church planting and online ministry
NOVO / Eastern Europe / Missionaries multiplying movements of the gospel and mobilizing the church
Shalom Church / Dominican Republic / Church ministry in Hato Mayor
Children’s Relief International / Africa, Asia, and Latin America / International missions and relief work
IJM– International Justice Mission / Global / Works to end violence against people living in poverty
World Relief / Global / Brings churches and volunteers together to help people in poverty, those affected by natural disasters, and refugees
Acts of Grace – (Prince Family) / South Africa / Teaching people how to live as Jesus lived
Barnabas International / Global / Shepherding the hearts of global workers
Beyond International / Global / Training leaders and planting churches to make Christ known
CBSI– Community Bible Study International / Global / Transforming lives through the word of God
EPC: World Outreach / Global / Mission sending agency focused on church-planting movements among least-reached people groups
Frontier Fellowship / Global / Engaging the church to make God’s name known
Greater Europe Mission (GEM) / Global / Discipling all people in Europe
GEM– The Chara Project (Whitfield Family) / Greece / Engaging refugees and discipling them through healing and into a relationship with Jesus Christ
GEM– Camp of the Peaks (Brubaker Family) / France / Serving where God is saving the lost and strengthening the found – through food and hospitality and developing camp opportunities for people with special needs
Hope International / Global / Investing in the dreams of families in underserved communities
Seed Company / Global / Accelerating Scripture translation and impact for people without God’s Word through Great Commission partnerships
Spoken Worldwide / Global / Sharing truth with oral cultures
Sports Friends / Global / Using sports as a tool to transform people’s lives and strengthen communities with the Gospel
UWM– United World Mission / Global / Equipping leaders, establishing churches, and engaging in holistic ministry by partnering with the church globally
WaveStarters / Global / Supporting leaders and persecuted church leaders, while preparing the next generation to be resilient
Want to help students flourish? Serve students through CHAT's After School program by helping with site preparation, coordinating recreation time, and investing directly in students’ social, emotional, and spiritual growth.LEARN MORE
Enjoy cooking for others? Prepare a meal (with your small group or some friends!) in The Doorways' kitchen and serve patients and their loved ones.Learn more
Elijah House Academy
Serve EHA faculty and students by tutoring, serving in the library, providing lunches for teachers, or giving school supplies.Learn more
Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity's home improvement store, Restore or help with a construction project at one of their builds! No background in construction needed.LEARN MORE
Assist our Facilities Manager with on-site projects and work days on every 3rd Saturday of the month.SIGN UP
JobsRVA partners with communities addressing the devastating effects of joblessness and poverty by hosting relational job training classes. JobsRVA needs men and women to volunteer to serve as class champions and mentors (training provided!)LEARN MORE
Pregnancy Resource Center
Interested in a consistent volunteer opportunity? The PRC will provide training for those who want to serve as patient advocate or helpline volunteer.WALK WITH PRC
Volunteers are needed for light hands-on work (e.g. garden work, cleaning, and light construction).LEARN MORE
Mentor students within the Jobs for Life program or Victory Reading program. Cook or coordinate meals, provide admin support, or offer your skills to help in another way.LEARN MORE
Do you have contractor related skills? Contact Urban Hope to be on their "on call" team to help with construction and maintenance projects.LEARN MORE
Youth Life Foundation of Richmond
Serve as a tutor or mentor and provide homework assistance and emotional encouragement to children in the Youth Life program.LEARN MORE
Can't find the right fit?
Have a question about serving or can't find what you're looking for? Contact our team! We're happy to chat about your interests and connect you to a great service opportunity!CONTACT US
Join us each month in collecting items for our outreach ministry partner Goochland Cares + others! Pick up a HOPE Gives bag and shopping list on Sundays when you leave and bring them back the following week.
A thrift store ministry of Hope Church where all donations and proceeds go toward supporting/funding local and global missions of Hope. Donations and volunteers are needed!Learn More