May 2021 Graduation Candidate, Nakeiste S.
Hearts Across the Country are Lighting Up as They Donate to Supporting Black Lives in Atlanta!
Since H.O.P.E., Inc. first launched this project initiative last year, we have been humbled and overwhelmed by the response. Not only have supporters in the Atlanta area come forward to help their community, but we've also received gifts from individuals across the country who were new to H.O.P.E.'s mission. Tapley is a recent new H.O.P.E. donor who lives in New Hamshire.
"The increasing public awareness around the issue of systemic racism in this country has led to the realization that this exact sort of support is the... thing that Black Americans have less access to because of the financial (and other) boundaries put in the way... going back generations."
"I searched for racial justice-related causes on GlobalGiving, but the first several didn't really make me feel that spark of, 'Yes, this! It makes my heart light up to think of more people having this!' - until I got to the description of your Support Black Lives in Atlanta Through Education initiative. I got excited at being able to contribute to the goals you describe, even in a small way." - Tapley T., New H.O.P.E. donor
Yours and Tapley's donations certainly made our hearts light up, too! Because of your commitment to providing educational opportunities for our single-parent college students, we had three graduates in January, and have two H.O.P.E. participants graduating this month, with another three more on track to earn their degrees by the end of 2021! A total of 8 graduates this year! We know that without your help, none of this would be possible.
We will continue to focus on supporting Black Lives in Atlanta through education and hope you will continue to join us in this mission.