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Your gift will change a life! 


Hopes for Higher Education currently operates from donor funding in addition to many dedicated volunteer hours. Our scholarship programs rely on contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations.  All contributions--no matter how large or small--are greatly appreciated. All donors will receive a  receipt.  Use the purple button above to donate electronically to our cause.



Provides the necessities included in a care package.
These items provide inspiration and the feeling that
the student is not alone on their educational journey.
Proceeds fund the “Hopes For Higher Education Scholarship" awarded to offset the
cost of college tuition and books.
Proceeds fund the Aspire Scholarship which helps
students with college entrance fees.
Proceeds fund the Mentor-Net Program.
Proceeds fund the programs above in
addition to sponsoring the Foster Care Month
Awareness Campaign.

Corporate Sponsorships
For organizations interested in partnering
with our cause.


We currently accept bulk lots (at least 10 items) of school/inspirational items to be included in our care package program.  Sample items are books, calculators, calling cards, stamps, gift cards, etc.
Please contact us to discuss other unlisted items. 


We are always in need of high energy volunteers/interns to
participate in our programs throughout the year. Send an inquiry to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

**General questions about supporting the work of our organization should be directed
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