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Thank you for considering a contribution to support our mission to provide poetry and create expression sessions for at-risk youth in North Florida.  Your commitment to our community mission is sincerely appreciated by the Hope At Hand staff and those who participate in our poetry sessions. 

While we strive to help as many at risk children as possible and we would not be where we are today without your support. Our community grows stronger when citizens contribute time, talent and treasure.  To get involved, please donate, like-share-tweet, attend fundraisers, secure much needed supplies or volunteer.  Contact for more information.


Donate Supplies

The following items are accepted on an ongoing basis, as many of them are consumables and must be replenished often.

  • white copy paper

  • white card stock

  • watercolors 

  • spray glue 

  • glue sticks 

  • wallpaper books

  • scissors 

  • colored pencils  

  • journals

  • composition books

  • metallic papers

  • textured papers

  • recipe cards

  • electric pencil sharpener

  • Magazines with diverse populations 


Make a Donation

Donations are critical to our mission. All donations are tax-deductible 



Hope at Hand provides many opportunities for volunteers of all ages.  Bi-weekly volunteer sessions and additional opportunities can be found via our website or Facebook page.  Volunteers may be asked to do the following tasks:



We are a small but mighty team and are incredibly thankful for groups who are willing to step in and help us fundraise. Below are a few ideas of ways to help us raise funds:

  • Sell Hope at Hand Jaguar Tickets

  • Sell Hope at Hand Charity TPC Tickets

  • Host a Fundraising Event

  • Invite us to speak at your event to help promote our mission

  • Attend our paid events

Become a Sponsor

Jax Poetry Fest

Sponsor group classes


Hope at Hand is Sponsored in Part by:

  • Cummer Family Foundation

  • Delores Barr Weaver Fund

  • Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation

  • Meninak Club of Jacksonville

  • Emily Balz Smith Foundation

  • TPC and Birdies for Charity

  • Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

  • City of Jacksonville

  • Kids Hope Alliance

  • SunTrust Foundation

  • The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

  • Aetna Foundation

  • The Grant Family Foundation

  • Jim Moran Foundation

  • Fletcher’s Medical Supplies

  • Pivots CPA’s

  • And registered with United Way of Northeast Florida

Our Partner Organizations:

  • Pretrial Detention Facility

  • Department of Juvenile Justice

  • Girls Court

  • Gateway, Steps to Recovery

  • River Oak Recovery High School

  • Hope Haven Children’s Clinic

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters

  • Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless

  • Fletcher’s Tendercare

  • SeaMark Ranch

  • Children’s Home Society/Buckner Division

  • Youth Crisis Center

  • Daniel Foundation

  • John E. Ford Pre K-8 Montessori School

  • Pine Forest School of the Arts

  • Sallye B. Mathis Elementary

  • PACE Center for Girls

  • Girls Inc.

  • The Sanctuary on 8th St. 

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