In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Donations can be goods or services such as a venue or table settings at an event.

Your Non-Monetary Gifts Make a Big Difference

We understand that support comes in many forms. In addition to monetary donations, The Hope School Foundation welcomes in-kind donations — non-cash gifts that can significantly contribute to our cause. Your in-kind contributions can be just as impactful as your financial support, helping us continue our vital work in the community

What are in-kind donations?

In-kind donations are gifts of goods, services, or time instead of money. These can range from office supplies and equipment to professional services and volunteer time. Each gift helps us reduce our costs, allowing us to allocate more resources directly to our programs. 

Examples of In-Kind Donations We Welcome:

  • Goods: Office supplies, furniture, electronics, and other items that can be used in our day-to-day operations.  Additionally, it can be items used  in conjunction with our fundraising efforts such items for live and silent auctions, food or beverages, or venue space.
  • Services: Professional services such as administrative or financial services, marketing, printing, DJ or other entertainment services
  • Expertise: Sharing your knowledge or skills through workshops or training sessions.
  • Time: Volunteering at our events or for our programs.

If you have a special skill or service, you can support Hope by providing it as in-kind donations
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Why Consider an In-Kind Donation?
  1. Direct Impact: Your donation directly supports our operational and programmatic needs, making an immediate difference.
  2. Tax Benefits: In-kind donations are often tax-deductible. We recommend consulting with a tax advisor to understand the benefits specific to your donation.
  3. Personalized Giving: In-kind giving allows you to contribute in a way that aligns with your interests and strengths.
Your Contribution, Your Impact

Every gift, big or small, plays a crucial role in enabling us to fulfill our mission. We’re grateful for your consideration of an in-kind donation to The Hope School Foundation. Together, we can make a lasting impact. Please contact us for more information or to discuss your potential in-kind donation.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

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For more information, please contact:

Jodi Ogilvy
Chief Communications & Development Officer
217-585-5437 ext. 30407

Lisa Sander
Development Manager
217-585-5437 ext. 30100

Ways to Give

The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and is not intended as financial, legal, or tax advice. You should consult with your financial advisor, tax consultant, or legal counsel to understand the implications specific to your financial situation before making any charitable contributions. Hope School Foundation is not responsible for any actions based on this information and does not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice.