March 2018
To Volunteer:
Call or Text:
(417) 209-7027
Helping Needy Families Have A Brighter Future
OUR PURPOSE: Though we often focus on fundraising and support activities, Help Give Hope exists to provide year-round assistance to children and families-in-need, which is an everyday, ongoing effort. Requests for help come in daily and Murray and her team work tirelessly to screen and provide assistance. Help is provided in the form of rent and utilities assistance, emergency assistance (gas vouchers, clothing, etc.), furniture/appliances, car repairs and much more. Help Give Hope also gifts used cars to qualified families on a monthly basis. In February, through your in-kind donations, we helped 10 families—9 beds, 6 sets of bedding, 5 couches, 2 dryers 1 washer 1 TV. This is on top of cash assistance (rent, utilities assistance, gas vouchers, clothes vouchers, etc.).

Spring is no time to rest for Help Give Hope! With the worst of winter behind us (we hope!), we’re looking ahead to an exciting and very busy March, April, May and June!
The Longest Table
When: 6 pm, Thursday, April 19 th
Where: Grey Rocks, 505 E Trafficway

We’re excited for the 2 nd Annual Longest Table fundraiser! This fun and exciting evening will feature four of Springfield’s finest chefs preparing world class meals. If you were there last year, which raised over $48,000 , you know what a great evening it is! Save the date and watch for further announcements in the coming weeks! 
Arris Pizza/Paul Zurfluh Memorial Golf Tournament
When: Monday, May 7 th ,
Where: Twin Oaks Country Club. 
12:30 shotgun start, 3-person scramble.  

There will be a great post-party at Arris Pizza immediately following play. Save the date and watch carefully for additional information! In the past we fill up within hours of opening registration and hope to do so again this year.   Please don’t miss out if you wish to play!  
Garage Sales

At some point in the year you've probably seen Brad driving around town in one of several HGH vehicles collecting garage sale items, so generously donated by our vast army of supporters. In total, our garage sale(s) raised $58,138 during 2017 so they are a vital part of our fundraising efforts. 

Our 2018 schedule of sales:
  • Friday & Saturday, June 22nd & 23rd   
  •  8:00am–4pm
  • Friday & Saturday, September 14th & 15th  
  • 8:00am–4pm
  • Friends & Families Sales: April 19th, May 16th and July 19th
  • 9:00am–1:00pm
MARCH 2018
Partner Profile

Bill Miller has been a close friend of Help Give Hope for over 30 years. From almost the very beginning he has provided his abundant financial/tax expertise as well as one-of-a-kind insight, advise and support. Today, Bill leads a wonderful staff at Miller & Associates, many of whom have given graciously of their time and expertise to the increasingly more difficult tax & financial needs of Help Give Hope. We could not do what we do without their help! Miller and Associates offers a broad range of services for business owners, executive and independent professionals. They’re a lean, mean fighting machine in the world of tax preparation, accounting and business consulting. Thank you Bill, Julie, Crystal, Amy, Lisa and the rest of the staff!
From the Desk of Murray Beairsto...
Why do I work for Help Give Hope?
We make a difference.   I have worked in the non-profit arena my entire life. Help Give Hope is special. From the families we serve, to the volunteers I work with, it draws you in and takes hold of your heart. The ability to work with staff to make operational decisions, engaging with volunteers who support our mission and the direct family interaction is just so fulfilling.  Giving that hand up and seeing a family realize there is hope and there is someone who can help make a difference. No day is the same and each problem is unique.  Societal issues are more complex and complicated than even five years ago and these families are at the most risk.   Making that difference makes it all worth it.
To Volunteer at HGH:
Call or Text:
(417) 209-7027
or email .
Murray Beairsto
Executive Director  
(417) 209-7027