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Foundation, corporate, and individual gifts provide much needed support to Hi-Hope. Without these gifts, Hi-Hope would be unable to sustain the services it so proudly provides.
Your generosity ensures that Sue learns to use the computer to communicate with her family, Karen learns to express her creative side, Keith learns to vote, the Willis house gang makes lasting friends, Lauren and Tita have a meaningful day by delivering meals on wheels, and Brian and Erica develop teamwork and learn responsibility. Thanks to you everyone in some way has the opportunity to participate in and be contributing members of the community.
With so many worthwhile causes seeking funding, support is often limited to those organizations that have developed a relationship with the community. This relationship is often measured by the following: Is it trusted? Is it financially sound? Does its leadership have a vision for the future? Will it be here in 5 years, 10 years: Longer? Does it change as the needs of the people it supports change?
We assure you that we can answer "yes" to the above questions. After all, we have been in business since 1960, and we have worked deliberately to meet the needs of our community.
Hi-Hope was recognized in 2003 by the Gwinnett County Coalition for Health and Human Services with the "Together We Can Award." In 2006 the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce presented Hi-Hope with the D. Scott Hudgens Humanitarian Award. In 2011, Hi-Hope won the Pinnacle Small Business Award in the Nonprofit large category from the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.
Foundation funding and technical support over the past four years, specifically related to person-centered practices, have increased our capacity and skills to improve the quality of supports to individuals who have chosen Hi-Hope as their provider.
There may be no better time than now to consider an annual gift to Hi-Hope Service Center.
The annual fund raises unrestricted dollars from individuals, corporations and foundations to bridge the gap between Medicaid funding and the real cost of supporting people with developmental disabilities. The annual fund must raise approximately five (5) percent of the current operating budget to develop and maintain quality employment, activities of daily living, literacy, nursing, volunteer and recreation services. Additionally, essential but non-glamorous costs are supported by our annual fund which include: utilities, fuel, building maintenance and vehicle maintenance.
Donations to the annual fund are vital to the future of Hi-Hope and the people we support as they allow us to use your gift wherever the current need is greatest. This provides the ability to address immediate priorities and to bring direct benefits to the individuals we support in employment, day and residential settings.
Planned gifts, large and small, allow you to combine your charitable giving goals with your estate and financial planning needs and at the same time ensure that adults with developmental disabilities will be provided with quality life services.
- You can provide support to Hi-Hope beyond your lifetime through your will or by naming Hi-Hope as a beneficiary in your retirement plan assets or life insurance.
- You can provide current income for your family and ultimately benefit Hi-Hope through strategies such as Charitable Gift annuity or Charitable remainder trust.
- You can provide current annual support to Hi-Hope and then ultimately benefit your loved ones through strategies such as a Charitable Lead trust.
- • You can maximize potential tax benefits by making a gift of stock, bonds, mutual funds or personal property to Hi-Hope.
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Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
- To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
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- To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
- To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
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