HopeTotes Fund

$1,485 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 36 months
Shana Matheson  MCHENRY, IL
This holiday season, help us in our mission to create and personally distribute "Hope Totes" to the homeless in Chicago. Each reusable tote will consist of: a hat, gloves, socks, umbrella, raincoat, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, water bottle, snack bars and an inspirational quote. The starting goal is to raise $1000 and or create 100 totes - overall goal is to give the homeless hope to hold on to.
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Update 2
32 months ago

As this year's Hope Totes fundraiser is closing down, I want to thank again every person, family and organization that was involved in this great cause. Who knew an idea that was discussed at a dinner table would grow into an unbelievable outcome!

Subway located at 4059 W. Algonquin, IL partnered with us, and supplied our fundraiser with (100) 6 inch sandwiches and (100) cookies.

On the day of delivery, every homeless person we crossed received a hope tote, subway sandwich, cookie and a bottle of water! Needless to say, their surprise and gratitude was unforgettable!

Thank you again for making this possible, and I hope everyone has a wonderful 2014!
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Update 1
34 months ago

Hello!! I wanted to give everyone a Hope Totes update. All supplies including reusable totes, hats, gloves, socks, rain ponchos, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, nail clippers, chapstick, band-aids, water and snack bars have been shipped to my home.

Parkland Middle School in McHenry has donated their time to help my team and I assemble all the totes. This will take place on their Fund Day, December 19th. All totes will be distributed on December 22nd.

Thank you again to everyone who has supported Hope Totes! More updates to come :)
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$1,485 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 36 months
Created September 16, 2013
$30
Anonymous
34 months ago
$10
Anonymous
34 months ago
BS
$50
Beckie Sullivan
34 months ago

What a fantastic idea, read about this in the Northwest Herald.

SM
$40
Sarah & Jeremiah Matchen
34 months ago

This is so awesome, Shana!! Great idea!

JE
$50
Joe Edwards
34 months ago

What a wonderful work you are doing, Shana. I'm honored to know you. Thanks for shining brightly for those less fortunate. God bless you.

KG
$20
Kim Galovich
35 months ago
DL
$20
deb Lindauer
35 months ago
JR
$20
Janelle Rabine
35 months ago
GZ
$10
Glenn Zera
35 months ago

This is awesome, Shana. I'm proud to have gone to school with you.

DL
$500
Dave and Chris Loveless
35 months ago

This a great idea and an extremely worthy cause; we're glad to extend a helping hand. "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

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