Become a Donor
At HEP, there are a variety of ways you can become a financial supporter of our Mission. And because HEP has been rated a Four-Star charity by the respected Charity Navigator for six consecutive years, you can rest assured that your donations go directly to the programs that change the lives of the individuals, families and veterans we serve. Here are all of the ways you can make a financial contribution to HEP today:
Become a Sustaining Supporter
While a monthly gift of $10 or $20 may not seem like much, it adds up for organizations like HEP. When hundreds of people sign up to do the same… the impact can be incredible! Join HEP as a Sustaining Supporter today, and contribute as much (or as little) as you like on a regular basis. This is a great way for high school and college students to begin their own personal philanthropic journey! Donations made through this method can be made on a monthly, bi-monthly or even quarterly basis. As an added bonus, Sustaining Supporters who contribute a total of $1,000 or more annually are automatically included in HEP’s exclusive Green Society!
Join Women Who Care
Inspired by the proverb “great oaks from little acorns grow,” women in our community have joined together in the spirit of philanthropy to form HEP’s Women Who Care giving society. This initiative allows likeminded women to come together to increase women’s involvement in HEP and pool their charitable gifts to support the needs of low-income and homeless youth and families in our community. Your gift of $500 or more in support of HEP’s youth and family services enrolls you as a member of Women Who Care. Each year, HEP hosts an inspiring luncheon for Women Who Care members, to celebrate the many accomplishments of this unique giving society.
Join the HEP Green Society
More than 45 years ago, the late Rev. Otis C. “Preacher” Green and his wife Barb, began offering shelter to men, women, and children. (Read more about HEP’s history). Preacher and Barb soon expanded their outreach efforts to include food, clothing, and support services, transforming HEP into the comprehensive social service agency it is today. In honor of the hard work and dedication Preacher and Barb have committed to homeless individuals, families and veterans, we have named HEP’s Green Society after our founders.
Recognizing donors who contribute $1,000 or more on an annual basis, membership in The Green Society demonstrates your support vital HEP services. It also helps fund programs that deal with underlying issues of homelessness and empower our residents to reclaim their lives. Your membership in this special society not only comes with a warm-fuzzy feeling, it also allows you access to exclusive invitations to HEP events, Grand Openings, and our Annual Green Society Reception!
Adopt a House
In addition to the housing located on HEP’s 8-acre campus, we also have several single-family homes located in the surrounding community. These homes serve as quiet respite and refuge for individuals, families and veterans who struggle with homelessness.
Most of HEP’s offsite housing dates back to the 1920’s, and like most older homes, are in regular need of repair and updates. Through HEP’s Adopt a House Program, individuals and businesses throughout the Tampa Bay Area are invited to fundraise for necessary repairs, and are encouraged to volunteer with renovation projects including construction demo, painting, moving furniture, removing/replacing flooring and much more!
To find out how you can “Adopt a House”, and provide volunteer service during renovations, please contact Ashley Lowery, Director of Communications & Development at 727.442.9041 ext: 126, or ashleyl@HEPempowers.org