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YOU are the Mission!

Caregivers of today need to plant the seeds for the caregivers of tomorrow.

While we may believe that providing care and feeling the stress and strain of the job is normal, the statistics are indicators that preventive care is necessary to maintain health. Hope Grows wants to hear from you.

Please take the anonymous online survey to help us continue to grow seeds of hope. If you are inspired to help plant seeds of hope, contact 412-369-HOPE (4673) or email info@hopegrows.net. Click the links below to learn about ways you can make a difference.

BUY A GIFT

Help Hope Grows provide caregiver support by purchasing a gift for loved ones, caregivers or yourself!

DONATE

Donations are the lifeblood of Hope Grows. Learn more about how we put your donations to work.

SPONSOR

Sponsor a Hope Grows event or program. We’ll promote your brand through our various media streams.

VOLUNTEER

Donate time and compassion to help Hope Grows provide caregiver support at events and fundraisers.

Project Stitch

What Is It?

Project Stitch is a new Hope Grows program that engages volunteers to sew neck wraps, hand warmers, and face masks for family caregivers and their care receivers.

Through these hand-sewn gifts, caregivers are provided with simple ways to find soothing, comfort, and protection.

Request Your Wellness Gift Here

How Does It Work?

Volunteers sign up by emailing info@hopegrows.net or by calling 412.369.4673.

Hope Grows arranges for a kit containing all materials and directions needed to create the items to be picked up and returned at Hope Grows. (curb-side during COVID-19).

Volunteers follow the directions, cut the fabric, sew the items, and return them to Hope Grows where items are re-sanitized and distributed to family caregivers. Hope Grows has some kits already cut, ready to sew. In this case, possible mailing of kits can occur, depending on the amount of kits wanted.

(See COVID-19 disclaimer below.)

COVID-19 Disclaimer

Fabrics have been thoroughly cleaned before and after assembly. Our washing agents and practices are designed to kill viruses such as the common cold and flu. Based on current guidance, we have no reason to believe that our processes are ineffective against COVID-19. According to the CDC, flu viruses are killed by heat above 167°. Every item is then enclosed in plastic for protection and cleanliness.

Project Stitch

Why Now?

During these challenging times, family caregivers may find it harder than usual to provide care and comfort to their care recipients and to practice much-needed self-care.

Also, during crisis times, there are many people who want to help, but aren’t sure how.

Project Stitch fills both needs as it engages the care and talents of volunteers to create caregiver gifts that also serve as sources of soothing, comfort, and precaution.

To volunteer or receive more information, email info@hopegrows.net or call 412-369-4673.

Volunteer

A volunteer is a plant that has grown from a seed that has not been deliberately sown. Hope Grows continues to seek volunteers that are willing to plant seeds of hope for those on the caregiver journey.

Hope Grows is looking for volunteers in various categories.

  • Garden Keepers
  • Green Thumbs
  • Marketing and Office
  • Fundraisers and Special Events–currently seeking help for the October 4th Hike for Hope
  • Garden Days (Spring, Summer, Fall)

To find out how you can help, fill out the form below or call 412-369-HOPE (4673).

Volunteer Program*

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Become a Sponsor

Hope Grows receives sponsorships from public and private organizations and from individuals. You can choose to sponsor an event or to make a general organizational sponsorship.

If you’d like to sponsor Hope Grows please fill out the form below.

GeneralSpecific EventOn behalf of a caregiver

“I really do not have words that can thank you and Hope Grows for the support you give. Some days just coffee and someone to chat with is all it takes to get me through the day! Unless someone has done this job, they will never know. To think at one point I was caring for three loved ones at the same time. Truly it is a group like yours that saved me from jumping a bridge! Keep up the things you do!…I hope to be a bigger part of Hope Grows in the future.”

Abby Kesner

“Lisa really saved me…She pulled me up from drowning – I needed to be with someone who understood what I was going through…She helps you understand that you aren’t going crazy, that your feelings are normal. She is a breath of sunshine when you are going through this [grief].”

Mary Carleo