The Hope Fund for Children

of Sun City Center, Florida     

Helping Children Learn


What Is The Hope Fund

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   The Hope Fund is an all volunteer non-profit program serving the at-risk children of Wimauma FL. 100% of all donations and funds raised are for the children, as there are no administrative fees.        

   Many of our volunteers are residents in the area of Sun City Center, Wimauma and Ruskin, Florida. They offer their time and talent to the children of Wimauma, in particular, those in need of special friendship, kindness and skill development.

   The Hope Fund is always searching for new members and programs. If you would like to volunteer for a current program, or have a special talent you would like to share, The Hope Fund would welcome your contributions.



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What Does A Volunteer Do

   A volunteer works with a child one hour a week from 3:00 – 4:00 pm at the Wimauma Civic Center. Our volunteers share their career skills with the children, which means you do not have to have a teaching background in order to help a child. The only requirement is that you enjoy working with children.
   Our program is designed as follows: Monday’s are Kids Marathon, so we need volunteers to position themselves around the soccer field and encourage the children to run twice around the field. Tuesday is the reading program where you will first help your child with any homework, and after that, work on their reading and comprehension skills. Wednesday is the tutor/mentor program, which also involves helping with homework, but then focusing on areas where the child needs more help. Friday is where our volunteers teach and play chess with their child.

What Must I Do To Apply As A Volunteer?

   Interested individuals can call (813) 590 - 8448 or (330) 509 - 2759 where more information will be available to you.

Also you can e-mail Carla Miles at           Volunteer Application Click Here


   Our vision is to remove the educational, social and cultural   barriers that could prevent an at-risk child from reaching their full potential. This requires trust between an adult and child, time spent with the child, and a community to serve as both a safe haven and reliable resource for the child.  

   We offer a safe and nurturing environment for children, through planned and supervised after school programs.

   Our mentoring program, tutoring and reading programs provide life skills and strategies to improve a child's outcomes, whether it be academic, social or behavior-based.


  The Hope Fund for Children mission is to help at-risk children achieve a  better life through education and enrichment activities, and to provide a safe and nurturing environment for our children.


Volunteer Tutors and Students Comments

“I like when she teaches me numbers and the alphabet.”
…Elizabeth, student, 5 years old

“I enjoy children and helping them learn. Hopefully, I can make a
difference in some small way.”
… tutor, 7 years as a HF Tutor

I enjoy learning and doing activities with Ms. Joan. We play multiplication and division games. I learned a lot this year.”
…student, grade 4

   “I like coming after school because it’s like home. At home Mama and Grandma teach me, and here the ladies remind me of them. I look forward to coming here.”
… student

“She’s nice and helpful to me.”
… student, grade 3

“I get help with homework. My grades improved from 60% to 80%.”
…Gerardo, student, grade 5, 10 years old

“She is nice and helpful to me. I like playing games and puzzles.”
…student, 8 years old

“Working with the students gives me purpose. It’s a pleasant feeling
knowing that you’ve helped someone improve their learning.”
… tutor, 4 years as a HF volunteer

It keeps me interested in the new teaching methods.Also, helping a
child, laughing with them, playing games.”
…tutor, 15 years

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