High Fives

Reaching Out, Not Out of Reach

The Project HOPE, Inc. was organized in White Springs, Florida exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. HOPE (Helping Our People Excel) offers wood for home heating, meal delivery, a K-12 after school program, and a K-12 summer enrichment program.

We have successfully transitioned to a stand alone nonprofit and have achieved our 501c3 status with the IRS.  Your generous donations are what keep our efforts moving forward.


Our Programs


Fuel Bank

Residents, property owners, and tree services salvage downed hardwood trees for the Fuel Bank.  Tree trunks and branches are taken to HOPE sites where volunteers split and stack the wood for pick-up and delivery to families throughout the area for home heating.


STEM Summer Enrichment Program

A 6-week, Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm program for K-12 children.  It includes nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and snacks for all participants provided by the school district’s summer meal program, with food made available by the state.


After School Program

Providing adult supervision and mentoring for K-12 children after school; snacks and/or meals; homework checks; testing preparation; and outdoor exercise and organized sports.


Meals for the Elderly & Economically Distressed

Working with a local church-sponsored food pantry to support low-income families and individuals by providing meals prepared by volunteers.  HOPE volunteers deliver meals to mobility-impaired residents.



HOPE offers mentoring K-12 children, creating and finding internships for teenagers, and GED Preparation.


Other Services

Our number one priority is our community. We strive to Help Our People Excel, and that comes in all shapes and sizes.

Success Stories

Our students are capable and motivated. They make the most of the networking and opportunities delivered by our HOPE staff, mentors and volunteers. Here are a few we caught up with...


College Student

In 2010, David was a high school freshman with beautiful dreams and no work experience.  The community’s police chief recommended David for an intern position with the new HOPE summer program.  David was accepted as one of HOPE’s original interns, a position he held for 4 years.  After graduating from high school, David attended Bethune-Cookman University, and now studies business administration at Georgia State University.  David is also working full-time for a property management company in order to pay for his college expenses and help secure his future plans in real estate investment and starting his own business. He’s traveling the world with friends to broaden his horizons.


Dr. Helen B. Miller



Nicole B. Williams

Vice President


Margaret St. John Henry



Donate Today!

We need your help as we make this transition to a stand-alone nonprofit organization so that we can continue providing wood for cooking and heating, and plan, organize, and deliver our STEM Summer 2019 programming for our K-12 student population.

Each and every person can make a difference – with HOPE and a helping hand, we can work together to create a better future.  Remember, it is true – “it takes a village to raise a child.”



You may send a check to:

The Project HOPE, Inc.

PO Box 487

White Springs, FL 32096