501(c)3 Non-profit

Hope at Hand is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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Discover ways you you can support Hope at Hand's mission.

Contact Us

3886 Atlantic Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 868-4673


© 2019 Hope at Hand. All Rights Reserved. 




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.


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!

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.


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!

Fund Development Internship

The fund development internship program at Hope at Hand focuses on designing and implementing comprehensive development and fundraising operations. From grant research to launching an annual campaign, this is a great resume enhancer for anyone interested in development and fundraising. Specific duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the development of a comprehensive fundraising calendar 

  • Research grant award prospects and opportunities

  • Donor prospect research and follow-up tasks

  • Assist with drafting and editing of funding proposals

  • Assist with production and execution of donor cultivation mailings 

  • Assist with the organization of special events

  • General administrative duties that support fundraising

Email cover letter and resume to sue@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:

  • Sell Hope at Hand Jaguar Tickets

  • Sell Hope at Hand Charity TPC Tickets

  • Host a Fundraising Event

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

  • Attend our paid events

Jaguar Tickets Now On Sale! Contact sue@hopeathand.org or call (904) 868-4673 to purchase today. All proceeds benefit Hope at Hand.


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. Let's make it even larger this year! Visit Jax Poetry Fest website for more info.

View our 2019 Sponsorship Packet. Next year's packet available soon. For more details, please contact sue@hopeathand.org


Cummer Family Foundation

Delores Barr Weaver Fund

Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation

Meninak Club of Jacksonville

Emily Balz Smith Foundation

TPC Red Coasts and Birdies for Charity

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

City of Jacksonville

Kids Hope Alliance

SunTrust Foundation

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Aetna Foundation

The Grant Family Foundation

Jim Moran Foundation

Fletcher’s Medical Supplies

Kids Hope Alliance

And registered with United Way of Northeast Florida

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