On February 23, 2024, we had the pleasure of participating in the HMS Black Business Showcase, an enriching event that provided us with a platform to engage with bright middle school students about entrepreneurship and community impact. Our founder, Kishka Gooden, had insightful conversations with students, addressing their questions and sharing the journey of starting our organization. The enthusiasm and curiosity displayed by these young minds were truly inspiring. As part of our commitment to supporting the community, we also had the privilege of distributing 26 period packs to students and staff who needed them. It was heartening to make a direct impact on the well-being of our future leaders. We extend our gratitude to the organizers of the HMS Black Business Showcase for creating an environment that fosters learning and collaboration. Together, we are shaping a future where every individual has the tools they need to thrive.
On February 18th, 2024, H.O.P.E. Foundation marked a historic milestone by hosting our inaugural fundraising event—the Vision Board Party. This vibrant gathering brought together an enthusiastic crowd of party-goers and featured the participation of 14 outstanding vendors. With delectable food, captivating raffles, and an atmosphere buzzing with positive energy, the event left everyone inspired and ready to embrace the possibilities of a fantastic 2024. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all attendees, vendors, and contributors who made this evening a tremendous success, propelling us closer to our mission of community empowerment and impact. Here's to a remarkable year ahead!
February Donations (VA)
Henderson MS - 50 Laundry packs, 50 period packs, 39 deodorant, combs, & Clorox wipes
Fairfield MS - 50 hygiene packs
Armstrong HS - 50 hygiene packs and 28 laundry packs
Dogwood MS - 28 Laundry packs
On Thursday, February 8th, our founder, Kishka Gooden, was a guest on the Winner's Circle Podcast where she discussed HOPE Foundation during their business segment. Click the link below and the interview starts around the 17 minute mark.
On Monday, February 5th, our passionate founder, Kishka Gooden, took the airwaves by storm as she shared the inspiring mission of H.O.P.E. Foundation on the popular 101.1 The Fam radio station. In an engaging conversation with the host of the Dinner Plate show, Kishka discussed our commitment to providing essential hygiene items to those in need, detailing the impact H.O.P.E. Foundation has made in the community. This radio appearance not only showcased our dedication to making a positive difference but also spread awareness about the importance of supporting our cause. We're grateful for the opportunity to amplify our message and extend our reach, furthering our mission of empowering dignity through hygiene.
A massive shout-out to the incredible volunteers who joined us at the February Packing Drive! Together, we packed: 102 Hygiene Bags, 152 Period Packs, and 107 Laundry Packs. That's a grand total of 361 bags filled with essentials! These donations will be making their way to our 5 adoption schools in Richmond Public Schools and supporting the Richmond Homeless Walk.