Operation H.O.P.E. is a standalone 501(c)(3) outreach arm of Calvary.
Operation H.O.P.E. serves the Miami Valley’s East Dayton, Huber Heights, Forest Ridge communities. Its purpose is to make a positive impact in low-income and impoverished families living within the neighborhoods by offering meaningful assistance to meet financial and life-skills needs.
Children's Needs - community outreaches such as Easter Egg Hunts and Open Houses where games, small prizes, hot dogs and soft drinks are offered to participants and guests. It also sponsors or co-sponsors an event to provide children with school supplies and backpacks before the school year begins. Future plans include helping needy children with shoes, socks, gloves and coats, and tutor them to read and write at an early age.
Family Needs - provides limited financial assistance for shelter, utilities, food, water and clothing. It offers help to low-income families with rent payments; heat, water, and electrical bills as well as modest apparel of clothing, shoes and socks. It also distributes pantry food staples and perishable food items to families in need. Plans are to also help provide simple prepared meals to the homeless and desperate individuals and families.
Life-Skills Training - In the past, Operation H.O.P.E. has had much success in soliciting volunteers and funding several programs to help teach simple life skills, including homemaking, sewing, couponing, and preparing for GED testing.