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Thank you for considering a contribution to support our mission to provide poetry and creative expression sessions for at-risk youth in North Florida. 

Your commitment to our community mission is sincerely appreciated by the Hope at Hand staff and those who participate in our poetry sessions. While we strive to help as many at risk children as possible and we would not be where we are today without your support. Our community grows stronger when citizens contribute time, talent and treasure. To get involved, please donate, like-share-tweet, attend fundraisers, secure much needed supplies or volunteer. Contact Sue@hopeathand.org for more information.

WAYS YOU can SHOW YOUR SUPPORT 
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Give the Gift of Hope - Make a Donation

Your financial contribution not only helps Hope at Hand achieve its mission, you also impact dozens of local agencies that partner with us to facilitate groups for their youth - and the kids win too! All contributions are 100% tax-deductible. Help us make a larger impact on our community by giving the gift of hope today! 

 

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800- HELP-FLA WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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Donate Supplies

The following items are accepted on an ongoing basis, as many of them are consumables and must be replenished often.

  • white copy paper

  • white card stock

  • watercolors 

  • spray glue 

  • glue sticks 

  • wallpaper books

  • scissors 

  • colored pencils  

  • journals

  • composition books

  • metallic papers

  • textured papers

  • recipe cards

  • electric pencil sharpener

  • magazines with diverse populations 

Contact Sue at sue@hopeathand.org or call (904) 868-4673 to schedule a drop-off or donate through our Amazon Wishlist.

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Volunteer 

Hope at Hand provides many opportunities for volunteers of all ages.  Bi-weekly volunteer sessions and additional opportunities can be found via our website or Facebook page.  Volunteers may be asked to do the following tasks:

  • Organizing materials or storage

  • Sharpening, cutting, folding, etc.

  • Packaging materials for classes

  • Creating new art projects​

  • Event planning

  • Clerical

  • Gardening  

  • Researching poems

Of course, volunteers have input on task selection and completion!

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Social Media Internship

The social media internship program at Hope at Hand focuses on teaching communication students and people interested in digital marketing skills to be successful in nonprofit marketing. From content creation and designing and implementing annual campaigns, this is a great resume enhancer for anyone interested in serving nonprofits through social media work. Specific duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the development of social media campaigns and calendars

  • Research social media trends and evolving best practices

  • Marketing research and follow-up tasks

  • Assist with drafting and editing digital marketing content

  • Assist with production and execution of monthly digital newsletters

  • Assist with the organization of special events

  • General administrative duties that support digital marketing

Email cover letter and resume to jamie@hopeathand.org or call (904) 868-4673.

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Help Us Fundraise 

We are a small but mighty team and are incredibly thankful for groups who are willing to step in and help us fundraise. Below are a few ideas of ways to help us raise funds:

  • Download Amazon Smile to have a portion of your purchases donated to Hope at Hand

  • Set up a Facebook fundraiser for Hope at Hand on your birthday

  • Share our social media fundraising campaigns and newsletters

  • Host a fundraising event with your friends and family

  • Invite us to speak at your event to help promote our mission

  • Attend our free and paid events

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Become a Sponsor  

Opportunities for sponsorship include sponsoring a class series for one of our groups or becoming a sponsor for our annual Jax Poetry Fest.

Jax Poetry Fest is an annual event produced by Hope at Hand. Every April, in celebration of National Poetry Month, Jax Poetry Fest works to inspire community-based poetry projects and spark a love for language in North Florida. Designed to engage the community, the poetry programming of Hope at Hand is a unique arts and culture experience for Duval County. Spoken word performances, poetry slams, youth poetry contests, and workshops are offered at no cost to the public. In 2019, we had over 5000 visitors during the month-long celebration. In 2020, we made the event all virtual to adapt to the pandemic, and in 2021 and again in 2022, we are hosting both virtual and in-person events!