HOPE FOR THE HOMELESS,
AT A GLANCE
A Bit of Background
Here at HOPE for the Homeless (H4H), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2010, we are determined to make an impact to the homeless population. The core of our efforts is to bring food, clothing and basic necessities to the homeless in downtown Miami. Through this weekly support we hope to guide them towards a complete recovery off the streets and become self supporting.
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
Hope for the Homeless, Inc., founded in 2010 by Hector L. Gonzalez, emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. He began with the concept of preparing sandwiches to feed the homeless and clothe them. Inspiring others, volunteers have joined H4H at St. Agatha Church, where 700 sandwiches are prepared for delivery in Downtown Miami every week. Contact us to learn more and get involved.
SERVICE HOURS INDIRECT
We accept Sandwich bags-
5 hours for every 20 sandwiches in gallon ziploc bags
Each gallon ziploc bag containing:
1 sandwich in its own sandwich ziploc with
white or wheat sandwich bread,
1 slice bologna
1 slice of any cheese
( please no mayo or mustard).
1 bottled water 12 oz or larger
3 cookies in a small ziploc bag
1 small potato chips bag (optional doritos /fritos, etc.)
DELIVERY ADDRESS on Wednesdays 6:00 pm
St. Agatha Church
1111 SW 107 Avenue
Miami, FL 33165
Please contact Mary (305-804-4249 text only) on the Tuesday prior to donation and/ or with any questions or need of service hour letter.
Join our H4H team every Wednesday at 6:00 pm in St. Agatha to collect the food and deliver directly to the Homeless in Downtown Miami. Those in high school require accompaniment of an adult that is willing to provide transportation and supervision. The delivery of sandwiches usually will take 3 hours.
For service letter please contact Mary (305-804-4249 text only)
WHAT WE DO
Making A Difference
ST. AGATHA CATHOLIC CHURCH - WEDNESDAYS 1PM
1111 SW 107 Avenue, Miami, FL
Hope for the Homeless, Inc. is a ministry based at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Miami, Florida with the purpose of changing and shaping lives. The work we do is aimed at providing sandwiches, bottled water, cookies, juices, potato chips, hot soup, shoes, clothes, jackets and blankets to the homeless living on the streets of designated areas in downtown Miami. Volunteers meet every Wednesday 1-4 pm to prepare 700 sandwich bags, soups, etc. in St. Agatha's Parish Hall.
A second volunteer team meets every WEDNESDAY at the St. Agatha Parish Hall at 6:30 pm to load the prepared foods, etc. and deliver them Downtown using their own personal vehicles. This organization maintains zero overhead costs. No money is allocated to salaries, rental facilities, transportation or gasoline. Every penny collected goes directly to purchasing meals to feed the homeless. H4H does not distribute any money to the homeless.
FOOD & DONATION DROP-OFF
Donation of items are accepted year-round by H4H. We welcome food, clothing in all sizes, jackets, blankets and sleeping bags.
Our sandwich bags contain a bologna sandwich with cheese, bottled water and a ziploc with cookies.
We provide a hot cup of soup and a bag of potato chips.
Ice cold juices, milk and coffee are distributed when available.
Men's clothing, i.e. t-shirts, jeans, shorts, jackets and socks are distributed according to weather needs.
Sleeping bags and blankets help in cold weather while plastic shower curtains help keep dry in rainy weather.
Any other donated items are welcome. We will forward these to other organizations which will distribute them to the homeless. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Your support is important to our work at Hope for the Homeless, Inc.. There are many ways you can contribute toward our cause, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
MAKE A DONATION
You Can Make a Difference
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going 100% towards feeding the homeless. Every donated dollar allows for a homeless person to be provided with a brown paper bag containing a water bottle, sandwich, cookies, hot soup cup and a bag of potato chips.
Please, donate today!
Paypal allows for a single or monthly donation. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
PARTNER WITH US
Take Action Now
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Partner with Us and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. Start a Blanket or Sleeping Bag Drive at your place of work or Church. Schools in our area have had "Cup of Soup" or "Cookies" campaigns which have supplied us for months at a time. Local food businesses have supplied us in bulk with cheese or sweets. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Make A True Change
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved by helping us prepare sandwich bags or deliver them downtown. Volunteers, Clubs and Schools find this is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Hope for the Homeless. Our ministry provides for direct and indirect Community Service Hours. We meet every Wednesday at 1 pm - 4pm at St. Agatha Parish Hall. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.