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A LEGACY OF HOPE INC.

A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization. We inspire healthier communities by connecting women and families with the necessary tools that will lead to self-sustaining and productive lives; thus, building a brighter future for families and our communities.  We pursue this mission by supporting women and families with life skills classes to increase knowledge and skills for everyday living, at-risk mentoring program for teenage girls, back to school supply giveaways, coats for kids and adult's giveaway and clothing and food. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill potential.

 

Thank you for visiting our page to learn more about the positive impact we make in our communities. 

Our Team.

A Legacy of Hope Inc. is a group of passionate women that are committed to making a difference in their communities. This dynamic group of women spend their time, talent and financial resources to ensure that the underserved population in our communities are not forgotten. 

Tonya M. Handford, Founder/Executive Director

Melisa Madden, Board Chair

Latasha Millier-Oliver, Board Co-Chair/Treasurer

Kenya Heath, Board Secretary

Whitney Ezell, Board Member/Program Coordinator

Nykesha Scales, Program Director

Teresita Rogers, Team member

Vatai Smith, Team member

Mya Cross, Intern 

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 Our Programs

A Legacy of Hope is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure women and families in underserved communities are empowered by creating programs that will enhance their lives. 

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HOMELESS OUTREACH

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Homeless Outreach is something that we take very seriously, and our team partners with a local women's shelter where we teach monthly life skills classes and celebrate the residents' birthdays each month. We also partner with fellow NPO's and host bi-monthly outreach where we feed the homeless and provide toiletries.  

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BREAKING BOUNDARIES

In line with our mission, Breaking Boundaries mentoring program focuses on inspiring teenage girls between the ages of 13-16 years in communities that are at-risk for entering the juvenile court system, having difficulty at home or school and has difficulty making positive decisions.

Interested in joining? Fill out application below.

Mentee Application 

Mentor Application

COAT GIVEAWAY (KIDS/ADULTS)

Our goal is to ensure that every child and their parent/guardian have a coat for the winter months.  We have an annual coat drive to assist parents with keeping their children and themselves warm during the winter months.

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES
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With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for families in need and leave no child behind.  With access to the right resources, families can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. We have an annual School Supply Drive to assist parents in preparing their children for the school year by providing needed school supplies for children to succeed. 

Sponsor families for Thanksgiving and Christmas

During the holidays, underserved communities many times focus on meeting the basic needs. Our goal with this initiative is to help to lighten the burden and ensure that families in need are able to also enjoy holidays with their families without the worry. Also, to allow them to celebrate and build memories as a family. 

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"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness"

-Desmond Tutu

CONTACT US

to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

Tonya M. Handford, MA

 Founder/Executive Director

A Legacy of Hope Inc.

P.O. Box 173

Jamestown NC 27282

336-608-0020

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