Seasonal Drives

Housing With Hope runs regular fundraising campaigns, clothing drives and holiday drives throughout the year.

Here you’ll find information on our current or upcoming efforts as well as the highlights from past drives and events.

As with everything we do, our goal is to create opportunities for our elderly loved ones and neighbors to thrive in their golden years, and your support of these events and fundraising campaigns allows us to keep that work going.

If you or someone you know would be interested in donating to support our mission, you can learn more on our Donation page here.

Our seasonal drives have provided meals, resources and opportunities for connection to hundreds of seniors in our community.

Here are some of the results of our annual efforts:

Pandemic Meal Relief

As the pandemic began there was a pressingly evident need for food and healthy, safe meal delivery. This need was especially dire in our older adult population. Faced with the inability to leave their home and the need to stay socially distant to prevent the spread of the virus, these seniors leaned on Housing With Hope.   

As a result, our team and volunteers provided over 200 meals to seniors who were living alone and isolated.

Thanksgiving Meal Distribution

On Thanksgiving 2020 we delivered over 65 meals and our goal for 2021 is to deliver 150.

Holiday Meal Distribution

During the holiday season of 2020, we delivered 69 meals and our goal for 2021 is to deliver 150 or more.

Valentine’s Day Gift Bag Delivery

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show those we love how much we care. But for many seniors, it can be a lonely, isolating occasion. Housing With Hope believes that thriving during your golden years is about more than housing and meals.

It’s about connection and feeling valued. That’s why we put together our Valentine’s Day Delivery event. We created gift bags that include small gifts, puzzles, and other “just-because” presents to warm the hearts of those who receive them.

During Valentine’s Day 2021 we anticipated delivering 80-100 gift bags to seniors who are living alone. 

Here are some of the results of our annual efforts:

Valentine’s Day 2021: With your help, we delivered gift bags to 101 seniors in Scotch Plains, Fanwood, and Plainfield. And while the gifts were appreciated, the handmade Valentine’s cards from the school children melted the most hearts.

“Thank you for bringing a bit of joy to me on Valentine’s Day.  On February 14th, 2001, my wife passed away from MS. She was only 56 years old and was treated for over 10 years. So, with this, I go into a dark mode, no TV no phone calls, and so forth. But the bag of smiles was an ice breaker. I can imagine the child who made the card and then tried very hard to sign it. Thank you again for this cheer and thank the youngsters who also put their effort into this!”

 – Robert H.

Why Our Mission Matters

The typical role of the extended family in caring for their elderly loved ones is shifting as those caregiving children leave the neighborhoods where they were born or raised.

In many instances, communication with aging relatives has been relegated to occasional visits and video calls. Those who are fortunate enough to live with their loved ones are often left on their own when those caregivers head off to work or travel.

This isolation can be painful and can often cause the elderly to abandon the very activities that once filled them with joy and purpose, eroding their physical, mental and emotional health. This diminished quality of life can be devastating for our older loved ones and it’s the reason that Housing With Hope exists today.

Because everyone deserves to live at home.

Buoyed by a vision of a community where everyone has a safe, decent and affordable place to call home, we’re committed to the concept of service enriched housing that supports the Elderly’s housing and personal needs to help them remain safely at home.

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Helping the Elderly Live Fulfilled Golden Years

Working to bring an end to loneliness and social isolation for the elderly and fulfilling their lives with purpose and joy as active and valued members of the community.

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All proceeds from your donation will benefit the programs of Housing With Hope Foundation, Inc. Our organization is approved and recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Federal Tax ID # EIN 85-0533386. For more information, please send us an email to