The Hope Chest

The Hope Chest Our Mission is to provide clean clothing and new shoes, socks and underwear to school children in Lake County so that they may attend school with dignity.

Hope Chest has a new donation bin! We had to retire our brown donation bin. The new bin is located in the same place.......
06/06/2019

Hope Chest has a new donation bin! We had to retire our brown donation bin. The new bin is located in the same place....on the loading dock on the west side of South St. Clair Street between Washington and Main Streets in Painesville. Thank you for all the donations!

Hope Chest was at the Captains game promoting all the good things we do!  We even saw a winner!
05/05/2019

Hope Chest was at the Captains game promoting all the good things we do! We even saw a winner!

Hope Chest continues to need towels for clients. Gather your Kohl's coupons if you would like to help us out. Regularly ...
04/13/2019

Hope Chest continues to need towels for clients. Gather your Kohl's coupons if you would like to help us out. Regularly $9.99 Big One bath towels are on sale for $3.99!

Thank you for helping Hope Chest help the children of Lake County. We are able to share some donations with the group th...
02/12/2019

Thank you for helping Hope Chest help the children of Lake County. We are able to share some donations with the group that runs the Back to School Bash held every August before school starts. Students in need are able to come pick out clothes to wear to school with dignity and pride...which of course is Hope Chest's mission! Check out the size of today's pickup.

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Today he visited Hope Chest dressed up like Jackson Overton. Jackson decided he wa...
12/11/2018

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Today he visited Hope Chest dressed up like Jackson Overton. Jackson decided he wanted to help the homeless so he wrote a note asking his family to help him. At a large Thanksgiving gathering his family brought items to donate to Hope Chest. Jackson and his mom, Lisa, delivered a van full of blankets, gloves, toys and many other new and gently used items. Jackson also presented Hope Chest a check from his grandparents. Jackson wanted everyone to be "cozy". He definitely warmed our hearts! Thank you Jackson!

Reminder: Eat at Mentor Applebee's tomorrow Nov. 27th and show this flyer.Hope Chest will receive 15% of your check.
11/26/2018

Reminder: Eat at Mentor Applebee's tomorrow Nov. 27th and show this flyer.Hope Chest will receive 15% of your check.

We had special shoppers on Saturday afternoon at Hope Chest from Royal Kids Family. We teamed up with Delta Kappa Gamma ...
11/19/2018

We had special shoppers on Saturday afternoon at Hope Chest from Royal Kids Family. We teamed up with Delta Kappa Gamma (teacher organization) and had the kids shop for shoes, boots, clothes and their own blanket that was made by DKG members. They filled their bags and left us with smiles.

Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Hope Chest Inc The when you shop at smile.amaz...
10/29/2018

Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Hope Chest Inc The when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7050040.

Successful day at the Back to School Bash on Saturday....even Skipper from the Captains stopped by!
08/06/2018

Successful day at the Back to School Bash on Saturday....even Skipper from the Captains stopped by!

A group of youth from Mentor United Methodist Church visited Hope Chest on Tuesday. They had held a shoe drive and were ...
06/29/2018

A group of youth from Mentor United Methodist Church visited Hope Chest on Tuesday. They had held a shoe drive and were donating 21 pair of new shoes and 18 pair of gently used shoes. They also had very insightful questions about how Hope Chest supports the residents of Lake County and others can help. Thank you for your support and care!

National Volunteer Week is April 15-21. Hope Chest volunteers help fulfill our mission of helping children attend school...
04/11/2018

National Volunteer Week is April 15-21. Hope Chest volunteers help fulfill our mission of helping children attend school with dignity and pride. Sometimes our volunteer hours allow us to see the pure joy our efforts give children. Thanks to this little one for making our day on Tuesday!

Willo-Hill Christian School students visit to learn about Hope Chest.
03/24/2018

Willo-Hill Christian School students visit to learn about Hope Chest.

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03/22/2018
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Great example of civic responsibility!
03/21/2018

Great example of civic responsibility!

Willo-Hill Christian School Students, Parents & Staff are
THE. BEST. EVER. ! ! ! ! !
Thank you so much for supporting these WONDERFUL organizations by providing such an AMAZING AMOUNT of donations!

Thank you to Will-Hill Christian School for supporting Hope Chest!
03/21/2018

Thank you to Will-Hill Christian School for supporting Hope Chest!

Patriot Parents ~ SPIRIT WEEK begins tomorrow!!!
It's Pajama and Stuffed Animal Day!
Be sure to bring in a DONATION for Hope Chest of Lake County! They are in need of NEW shoes/sneakers, socks and underware ~ all school age sizes! Or GENTLY USED children's coats, towels and blankets!
To our Friends of WHCS ~ If you would like to make a donation you may drop off any of these items at the school office this week (Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).
Blessings!

Nadia and her mother from Nadia’s Soft Smiles dropped off a large donation of socks to Hope Chest. Hope Chest was one ...
03/01/2018

Nadia and her mother from Nadia’s Soft Smiles dropped off a large donation of socks to Hope Chest. Hope Chest was one of the first places Nadia donated socks when she began collecting them in 4th Grade. Thank you Nadia!!!

Through generous donations over the past 3 months.  Hope Chest has been able to accomplish our mission of providing clea...
02/13/2018

Through generous donations over the past 3 months. Hope Chest has been able to accomplish our mission of providing clean clothing to children so they can attend school with dignity and pride. Hope Chest was once again able to donate children's clothing for the Back to School Bash. The Lake County Back to School Bash is for Lake County children in need of assistance for the school year. It is held in August. Along with free clothes, children will receive free haircuts, free books, free dental exams, and much more. A truck picked up donations on Monday!

01/04/2018

Hope Chest is in need of volunteers to help out on Thursdays to help sort through the many donations we have been receiving from our wonderful friends. We are open from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. You may volunteer for any or all hours. Contact [email protected] if you can lend us a hand.

Ridge collected coats for Hope Chest. Maria donated the most coats earning her advisory a doughnut breakfast!  Thanks Ma...
11/17/2017

Ridge collected coats for Hope Chest. Maria donated the most coats earning her advisory a doughnut breakfast! Thanks Maria!! And all the students at Ridge!

Halloween Fun at Hope Chest!
10/31/2017

Halloween Fun at Hope Chest!

10/04/2017

Once again Ridge Middle School in Mentor chose Hope Chest to receive their Casual for a Cause dollars. This year they donated $1192.00! Thank you! Ridge you are awesome!

08/29/2017

Hope Chest would like to help the folks in Texas by sending some of the many donations we continue to receive daily. If anyone knows of an organization taking things to Texas please let us know. If you need to email, our address is [email protected] if you have any information.

Hope Chest participated in the Back to School Bash again this year.
08/05/2017

Hope Chest participated in the Back to School Bash again this year.

08/05/2017

Do you want to help kids and families? Hope Chest needs volunteers on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for any amount of time between 9:00 & 1:00. You choose the day and hours to come in and help sort through the many donations caring people in Lake County continue to provide. Come in and give it a try. Beside the great feeling of giving back to our community, the other plus of volunteering is that you can choose whether to come back! Email us at [email protected] if you are interested in giving it a try.

Don't forget our Technology/Treasurer!Great job by all!
07/28/2017

Don't forget our Technology/Treasurer!
Great job by all!

50th Anniversary Celebration
07/28/2017

50th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for an Open House July 17, 18, 19 or 20th  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.to see Hope Chest in action!HopeChest1 Victoria...
07/16/2017

Join us for an Open House July 17, 18, 19 or 20th 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.to see Hope Chest in action!
HopeChest
1 Victoria Place Suite 321
Painesville, OH

Hope Chest received more recognition in Thursday's News Herald for the work we do to help the residents of Lake County.
06/06/2017

Hope Chest received more recognition in Thursday's News Herald for the work we do to help the residents of Lake County.

Monday night at an awards ceremony for Women's Leadership Council of the United Way of Lake County, Hope Chest received ...
06/06/2017

Monday night at an awards ceremony for Women's Leadership Council of the United Way of Lake County, Hope Chest received a $3,000.00 grant to provide new shoes to school children.We are so appreciative of the work this group does to help the women and girls in Lake County!

05/18/2017

Please share this info: Donations made to Hope Chest from May 17 to June 14, up to $4,000.00 total, will be matched by Carver Financial Services Inc. Donations are best made in the form of a check made payable to Hope Chest. This will ensure eligibility for a tax deduction. Please send donations to The Hope Chest of Lake County, 1 Victoria Place, Suite 321, Painesville Ohio 44077. PLEASE NOTE "CARVER " IN THE MEMO SECTION OF YOUR CHECK.

Carver Cares is an initiative started in 2013 to highlight and support local charitable organizations. The goals are to raise awareness of the services available to the community and to help support the organizations monetarily.

Find out more about Hope Chest at hopechest.yolasite.com.

Books, books and more books! Hope Chest once again partnered with the Family Resource Center at Painesville Local School...
05/11/2017

Books, books and more books! Hope Chest once again partnered with the Family Resource Center at Painesville Local Schools for the Harvey Resource Fair. Attendees learned about community services available to residents of Painesville. Through the generous donations of children's books to Hope Chest almost every child went home with 5 or more books! Promoting literacy is just one more way your donations help the community.

NBZ Apparel Continues Their Social Good Program and Community Support by Donating 140 Pairs of NBZ Jeans to The Hope Che...
04/25/2017

NBZ Apparel Continues Their Social Good Program and Community Support by Donating 140 Pairs of NBZ Jeans to The Hope Chest of Lake County

NBZ Apparel continues their social good impact and community support by donating 140 pairs of NBZ Boy’s jeans to The Hope Chest of Lake County. Located in Painesville, Ohio, The Hope Chest of Lake County is an all-volunteer based organization dedicated to a mission of providing clean clothing and new shoes to school children in Lake County so that they may attend school with dignity and pride. NBZ® Apparel International is a one-of-a-kind social good apparel maker and on-line clothing retailer. Their inclusive high-quality dress blue jeans, casual blue jeans, black pants, and khaki pants are specially designed to improve independence, self-esteem, and ease of dressing. Inspired by The Hope Chests’ efforts NBZ Apparel is proud to complete the donation valued at $7,693.00 dollars ultimately strengthening both organizations’ almost identical missions. NBZ Apparel delivered the donation to The Hope Chest of Lake County on Tuesday, April 25th.

The Hope Chest has been serving Lake County for 50 years. It began as a joint mission/outreach program between Hope Ridge and Painesville United Methodist Churches. The now have more than 60 volunteers, including 25 trustees representing 17 churches and organizations in Lake County. They accept clients from Jobs and Family Services as well as the churches and organizations by written referral. "We are thrilled to accept this donation from NBZ Apparel. Jeans are a great need of our clients. They will be happy to have new jeans for school," shared Jan Milazzotto, co-president of Hope Chest along with Judy Szabo.

Karen Bowersox, Founder/President of NBZ Apparel shares her enthusiasm with this partnership. “It’s heartwarming to know our donation will help so many. The partnership also represents our mission’s foundation signifying that these are greatly made, comfortable, and fashionable pants to be worn by anyone, that also aid those with disabilities and dressing challenges. Our pants are not solely created for disabled populations. They are just great inclusive pants, accessible by all.”

As a social good company, every product ordered through NBZ Apparel provides customers with an opportunity to support a cause of their choice. For every three pairs of pants sold, NBZ® Apparel will donate one pair to one of these chosen causes such as autism, veterans, homeless/poverty etc... NBZ® Apparel’s long-term goal is to donate 1,000,000 pairs of pants to improve people’s lives through partnerships with likeminded organizations such as The Hope Chest of Lake County. Marketing and Program Director William Herron states “I’m thrilled for the opportunity to develop partnerships with other amazing organizations who are dedicated to benefitting the lives of so many. It’s an even greater feeling that the outcome will help families right here in our local community. I feel that this donation also highlights the variety of causes NBZ Apparel’s customers support through their purchases.”

NBZ® Apparel International is driven to make a life-changing difference for wounded/disabled veterans, amputees, stroke victims, seniors, plus adults and children living with disabilities such as Down syndrome, Autism, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, ALS, severe arthritis, and more. NBZ® Apparel is actively looking to form additional partnerships with organizations which directly serve people who will benefit from their life-changing pants.



For more information, ordering, or to support these missions:

NBZ® Apparel - Website: www.nbzapparel.com 844-341-9065, email: [email protected]

The Hope Chest of Lake County - Website: www.hopechest.yolasite.com [email protected]

You have the opportunity to double your donation to Hope Chest!  Carver Financial Services is featuring Hope Chest at an...
04/06/2017
5.17.17 Transition To Retirement - a town hall meeting - Carver Financial Services

You have the opportunity to double your donation to Hope Chest! Carver Financial Services is featuring Hope Chest at an event on May 17th. You can register, get a free light dinner at LaMalfa and learn about the following:

• How much do I need to retire? - Can I afford to retire?
• Pensions versus Lump Sum - which is better?
• Rollovers and Retirement Income
• Tax Efficient Distributions
• Health Care Costs & Consideration in Retirement
• Medicare, Social Security and other Benefits
• Retirement Travel and the best places to live

Carver Financial will match any donations made to Hope Chest up to $4000.00.

Wednesday May 17, 2017
La Malfa Center - Heisley Road Mentor, Ohio
Time: 7:00 PM (Light dinner served)

There is neither a cost nor any obligation; however due to limited space reservations are requested.

Contact office at 440-974-0808 to make a reservation
OR
book online with Eventbrite
http://carverfinancialservices.com/5-18-17-transition-retirement-town-hall-meeting/

Thank you, Lake County Community, for the wonderful donations we have received at Hope Chest!  Our racks and shelves are...
02/21/2017

Thank you, Lake County Community, for the wonderful donations we have received at Hope Chest! Our racks and shelves are well stocked! Your generosity has allowed us to share with the Volunteers of America AND the Back to School Bash. The Back to School Bash is for Lake County children in need of assistance for the school year. Please continue to remember us with your monetary and goods donations. The pictures are of the pick-up today from Volunteers of America.

Hope Chest was closed December 28, but one of the volunteers had come in to sort through some of the many donations.  Af...
12/29/2016

Hope Chest was closed December 28, but one of the volunteers had come in to sort through some of the many donations. After working a couple hours she decided to bring up some of the donations from the bin on the dock. A car was pulling up to the dock as she stepped out the door. One of the Sisters from Notre Dame Elementary in Chardon had just arrived with a car packed full of boxes. Notre Dame had held a coat and clothing drive to benefit Hope Chest. The Sister said she had been praying that someone would be there to receive the donation. Obviously, her prayers were answered since the volunteer stepped onto the dock at the same time she arrived. Hope Chest thanks Notre Dame Elementary for sending the boxes of coats and clothes you see in the picture!

Hope Chest continues to see community support and caring from area schools. National Honor Society students at South Hig...
12/21/2016

Hope Chest continues to see community support and caring from area schools. National Honor Society students at South High in Willoughby initiated a clothing drive from the students and staff. They were only able to fit half of what was donated into the car! We look forward to seeing the other half in the days to come. THANK YOU!!!

A huge THANK YOU to the students at Riverside High School. Wednesday a stream of students came to Hope Chest carrying ba...
12/16/2016

A huge THANK YOU to the students at Riverside High School. Wednesday a stream of students came to Hope Chest carrying bags of new clothing and other items to donate. It is wonderful to see students who care about others in their community!

12/14/2016
100 Women Who Care Lake County, Ohio Chapter – "We are strong in our own right, but together we are stronger." ― 100+ Who Care Alliance

Once again 100+ Women Who Care, Lake County Chapter made hearts smile at Hope Chest. In September this group donated $5200.00 to help Hope Chest continue its mission. Co-Presidents Jan Milazzotto & Judy Szabo attended the chapter’s December meeting to report on spending. They were pleasantly surprised with a mountain of new sheets and towels the ladies brought to donate for our clients. These women TRULY care! If you are interested in helping others but don’t have the time to give, please check out the 100+ Women Who Care website.

http://www.100womenlake.com/

About Us We are looking for 100+ Women Who Care in Lake County. Will you join us? We are excited to gather a group of 100+ Women Who Care, in Lake County, Ohio, for the purpose of helping those in need. Depending on our membership, the charitable organization may receive $10,000+ in one hour! That i...

12/06/2016

There may be a way to double your donation to Hope Chest at no extra cost to you! Recently a couple donors have sent paperwork from The Lubrizol Foundation's Matching Gift Program. Check to see if your place of work offers a matching gift program. For Lubrizol the paperwork has to be in by January 30 of the year following the donation. If you didn't send in the paperwork with your donation there is still time if you donated in 2016. We will have a record. Just send us the application with your section completed. Please keep this in mind for future donations!

Ridge Middle School in Mentor comes through once again for Hope Chest. They recently held a coat drive to collect gently...
12/04/2016

Ridge Middle School in Mentor comes through once again for Hope Chest. They recently held a coat drive to collect gently used coats. Here are some of the coats that were donated. Thank You Ridge!

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Painesville, OH
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