The HOPE Chest Thrift Store enables us to meet the needs of the community in many ways. Our store is blessed with many quality donations from the community. Our customers come to our store to find amazing bargains and in the process, support our ministry. If we have a family in crisis, we can provide them with everything to make their situation bearable, and if they are homeless, once we are able to help them attain housing, we can provide them with basic needs. A portion of the sales enable us to help families financially, with assistance such as: rent, utilities and car repairs.
We partner with many agencies and faith-based organizations in the Central Florida area who refer their families to us to receive items, such as clothing, shoes, household items, school supplies, furniture, new bedding, infant items and more. Volunteers sort donations, price them, stock the store, decorate the store, assist staff.
HOPE's mission is to prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Florida by equipping individuals and families to become self-sufficient through Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education.
HOPE addresses the issues facing individuals & families in crisis by networking with local agencies and organizations, partnering to become more effective, studying best and emerging practices, and developing innovative problem solving ideas in a comprehensive, coordinated and strategic fashion.