Charity's Hope was founded in 2017 by myself, Shirley Stewart, a successful business owner, and well-respected community leader. I started my nonprofit by collecting winter coats, hats, gloves, socks, backpacks, and lunch bags, not just for children but adults as well. I distributed them out of my own home at the beginning of every school year. I then realized that people were in need all year round, more so during the holiday season. I went on the hunt for a service location where the most vulnerable could gain access. I signed a 12-month lease with Hillside Plaza to start. I stepped out on my faith with the expectation that God WOULD meet the needs of my community!
Charity's Hope is located in the heart of Colorado Springs. We serve a high population of homeless people, recently released incarcerated persons, people living in shelters, and those living in somber homes who desire to recover from numerous addictions.
We assist all in need by providing food, clothing, hygiene, basic necessities, and employment lead opportunities, including resume writing and mock interview training. In 2021, the organization implemented a rent and utility assistance program to extend its outreach endeavors to prevent homelessness during the era of COVD-19. Charity's Hope is a privately owned and community-funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that missions to expand continually.
A country in which every person reserves the right to survival, education, and development.
Doing God’s work exceedingly and abundantly through a community network that fights hunger, poverty, unemployment, and homelessness in an isolated & vulnerable society.
To feed, clothe, encourage & educate one person at a time.
Compassion: Charity's Hope believes in acknowledging the suffering of others and taking effective action to help.
Generosity: Charity's Hope strongly promotes the quality of being kind and generous indiscriminately.
Integrity: Charity's Hope believes in the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, and demonstrating such through our outreach endeavors.
Transparency: Charity's Hope believes in complete transparency regarding our organizational practices, financial allocations and allowing our internal and external activities to be distinctly seen to our patrons.
Equality: Charity's Hope believes in being equal, treating others as equals, especially in status, rights, and opportunities.
Respect: Charity's Hope believes in and promotes due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, traditions, and humanity of others.