Community

 

HAMPTON ROADS APA CHAPTER

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

 

June

Dreams of Hope Foundation

Dreams of Hope

Our community service project for the June 11, 2020 meeting is a drive for Dreams of Hope Foundation. The mission of the Dreams of Hope Foundation began in 2012 in Newport News, VA and is a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Their ultimate goal is to reduce the number of at-risk families by promoting mental wellness and self-sufficiency. Dreams of Hope Foundation strives to provide the local community basic needs such as toiletries, clothes and transportation to appointments.  They have created a program to assist low-income and uninsured individuals with managing their mental illness by offering free mental health services, a program that provides free vouchers for those in need of eyeglasses, a program that assists those who are in need of a state issued ID or birth certificate, medication management referrals, a Teen Mentoring program, and they run a clothing closet and a food pantry.

Dreams of Hope has requested that the HRAPA contribute to their annual "back to school" drive. Summer is the time where they are gearing up for this event, which is held in August.  Last year they distributed over 300 bookbags stuffed with school supplies, over 25 teacher teacher survival kits, and provided over 30 haircuts at this event.

To donate to the Dreams of Hope Foundation, please visit their donation webpage at www.dreamsofhopefoundation.org/checkout/donate

 


2020 HRAPA Community Service Projects

August 13, 2020  - ForKids

September 10, 2020 - JCOC

November 12, 2020 - TBD