Help kids help the HOPE Center

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 3:42 pm
By: News 9

You may have just watched my latest Making a Difference story about a group of Prairie Vale Elementary school students in North Edmond who donate on a regular basis to the HOPE Center. What an inspiration these young students are for all of us! If you'd like to know more about the HOPE Center, read on. Perhaps you'll start to give what you can, too.

As the HOPE Center describes itself, it's purpose is "to meet the basic needs of members of the Edmond community by providing food, clothing, household items and financial assistance for rent and utilities. In 2008, HOPE Center provided assistance to more than 18,000 people.  This included rent, food, prescriptions, transportation, utility payments, clothing and household items." 

"Specifically, HOPE assisted more than 4900 clients with utility and rent payments, 9196 individuals with food.  Our prenatal clinic saw 61 healthy babies born and the WIC clinic provided vital nutritional counseling and education to more than 3800 women, infants and children."

Here is a list of items the HOPE Center regularly needs:

  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bar Soap
  • Shave Cream
  • Jelly
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cleaning Products
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Boxed Meals

The HOPE Center is located at 1251 N. Broadway (near the SW corner of Danforth and Broadway).

Office Hours: Monday- Thursday  9:30 am to 5:00 pm  Friday 9:30 to 12:00