HOPE Center of Edmond was organized in April 1984 to meet a community need for a central agency to provide social services. The Center was developed by the Edmond Ministerial Alliance, an interdenominational council of churches, with volunteers and a grant from the Edmond Women’s Club. The purpose of the HOPE Center is to meet the basic needs of members in the Edmond and Arcadia community.
Our organization is funded through private donations and grants. Many of the churches in Edmond contribute regularly. Our only other regular source of funding is HOPEfully Yours, our resale store. Clothing and household items that aren’t needed for clients are sold, and the proceeds are used to help fund our prenatal clinic and purchase fresh food items for our food pantry. Our community continues to support HOPE through food drives and volunteer hours.
Each week, more than 200 volunteers rotate shifts and assist staff. They are members of churches, scout groups, university clubs, social and service clubs, as well as high school students, stay-at-home parents, and retirees. Volunteer opportunities Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 4:00pm & Fridays 8:30am to 12pm. Children 12 years of age and older can volunteer. Children under 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The following areas of work are available: