In 2011, the idea for the Treasure Coast Hope For The Homeless Foundation was born after a group of four girls, Karina Del Toro (age 10), Alexandria Del Toro (age 7), Kayleigh Cunningham (age 10), Mallory Cunningham (age 8), and Ivy Cunningham (age 3) decided to help those in need and less fortunate.
At first, the girls tried to raise funds for the homeless by holding lemonade stands and selling used and donated jewelry at various garage sales. Innocently, the girls believed people were homeless because they did not have jobs and their circumstances did not allow them to dress appropriately for future job opportunities. As they continued to foster their dream of helping those less fortunate, the girls began asking family, friends, and neighbors to donate used business clothing in an effort to provide the homeless with the chance to succeed in obtaining employment. As their vision and passion for helping others continued to grow, the girls also felt low income families had needs as well.
With the blessings and support of Morningside Church located in Port St. Lucie, FL, the girls established a clothing drop off box just outside the children’s ministries. Over the past four years hundreds of bags full of clothing and hygiene products were collected and distributed to various non-profit organizations within the community.
Today, the Treasure Coast Hope For The Homeless Foundation is incorporated as a 501(3)C non-profit organization and our goal is to collect clothing and monetary donations in an effort to serve families in need throughout the Treasure Coast. We continue to support other non-profit organizations as we believe partnerships with our community and helping others achieve success is critical to achieving our mission.
The Treasure Coast Hope For The Homeless Foundation has a passion to help people in need and we are excited about what God is calling us to do. There are numerous opportunities to support our organization and your community. The Treasure Coast Hope For the Homeless Foundation accepts used infant, children and adult clothing at designated drop off locations. We also accept school supplies such as paper, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, and backpacks and any hygiene products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, and first aid kits.
Thank you and God Bless you for your kindness and generosity.