In 2010, Charity Works received a startup grant from Allegany Franciscan Ministries to help launch GIVE HOPE USA®, a program designed to provide temporary relief and wellness aid to economically disadvantaged families and individuals through local participating nonprofit agencies, including public schools.
The specially designed Wellness-Medical Aid packs contain various products in up to three categories--food supplements, personal hygiene products and over-the-counter medicines. It also contains a small pamphlet about how to maintain a healthy diet for individuals living on or below a poverty level income, a map containing a list of humanitarian assistance centers such as food banks, emergency shelters and free clinics, etc. located throughout the Tampa Bay area, and other basic needs type of information such as transportation options, discount programs, coupons, etc. Distributions include basic necessities such as personal hygiene products, dental kits, clothes, toys and/or travel vouchers.
In an effort to help sustain the program, Charity Works will be marketing it to manufacturers and distributors for product placement and branding considerations. Retailers will be given the opportunity to license the program as a cause-related sales promotion that provides their customers a convenient way to make in store, tax-deductable contributions to support the giveaway program.
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The CharityWorks® Cup Challenge fundraising event is held annually in November to benefit this program with distributions to participating nonprofits and schools serving children and adults in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area. Visit our Events page to view our current and previous years Cup Challenge event page(s).