Ways to Give

Supporting Hope Hall

Hope Hall School is a private, non-sectarian, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit school designed for students in grades 2-12 with special learning needs who consistently experience frustration in the traditional classroom setting. Our students come to us with ADD, ADHD, autism, Central Auditory Processing and anxiety disorders, or simply a low average IQ. Hope Hall is committed to the belief that when students are given respect and enough time in a supportive, multi-sensory learning environment, they can become successful learners.

Please consider supporting Hope Hall’s students through one or more of the giving options explained below. Hope Hall receives very limited funding from the state and federal government and therefore relies heavily on monetary contributions from individuals like you to support our $2.7 million dollar Operating Budget each year. Thank you for choosing to help our students succeed!

To make a gift to Hope Hall, please contact our Development Office at (585) 426-5824 and see our contribution form here. To make a donation online, please use the PayPal link on the side bar of this page. Remember, your gift may be tax-deductible.

Thank you for your support!

Annual AppealThe Future Full of Hope Appeal enables children who once dreaded school to experience the joy of learning. The actual cost to educate each child at Hope Hall is approximately $17,000. Our 2018/19 tuition costs are $5,200 for grades 2-8 and $5,700 for grades 9-12, leaving a deficit of approximately $11,550 per student. Every dollar from our Future Full of Hope Appeal is used to make up this deficit and provide tuition assistance in the form of scholarships for children who need them.

United Way
Ask your United Way Campaign Coordinator for a pledge form. In the appropriate section, record the portion of your donation that you would like to go to “this organization:” HOPE HALL, “ID#” 2108.

Scholarship Program
Our 2018/19 tuition costs are $5,200 for grades 2-8 and $5,700 for grades 9-12. We need to keep our tuition as affordable as possible because more than 85% of our families live at or below the poverty level as defined by HUD. Our Tuition Scholarship Program allows us to help the children who need our program but whose families are unable to pay the tuition. All donations to this program go directly to family tuition needs.

Path to Hope 
Path to Hope offers donors an opportunity to purchase personalized bricks for our outside walkway for $100 each. These bricks provide a lasting tribute and a unique way to honor loved ones or to commemorate a special occasion. All proceeds from the Path to Hope walkway support the Building upkeep, repairs and renovations. Find the Path to Hope Order Form here.

Connections to Hope 
Connections to Hope offers donors an opportunity to purchase personalized bricks for our inside walkway for $500 each. These bricks provide a lasting tribute and a unique way to honor loved ones or to commemorate a special occasion. Likewise, businesses have the opportunity to bring awareness of their company to those who come to Hope Hall. All proceeds from the Connections to Hope walkway support Hope Hall’s mission to serve students with special learning needs through their high school years. Find the Connections to Hope Order Form here.

Legacy of Hope Society
Our Planned Giving program affords our donors the joy and satisfaction of knowing you are helping to ensure that Hope Hall will continue to help children with special learning needs achieve success in the classroom and beyond. Members of the Legacy of Hope Society are listed on a plaque that recognizes their generosity. For more information, please contact Samantha Standing, Director of Community Engagement & Leadership Giving; 585-426-5824 ext. 107 or samantha.standing@hopehall.org

Linda’s CupboardLinda Foster

Linda’s Cupboard opened in October 2010 in loving memory of Sister Diana Dolce’s sister, Linda Foster. Linda was a beloved member of the Hope Hall family and served as our Development Staff person for many years until her passing.

Parents, faculty, staff, and supporters can donate food pantry items and personal hygiene products to Linda’s Cupboard any time during school hours (M-F 7:30am-4pm). Please call ahead for assistance with large donation drop offs: (585) 426-5824.

On select Thursdays and Fridays each month, food and other necessities are provided to Hope Hall families who struggle to make ends meet. Families are chosen based on their income level and family size.

Special thanks to Linda’s mom, Mrs. Betty Dolce, and to her brother and brother-in-law, Rob Dolce and Doug Lennox, for all they do to keep Linda’s Cupbord open and running carefully. Thank you also to all of our volunteers who help stock the shelves of our food pantry on a monthly basis.

Currently, Linda’s Cupboard is in need of the following non-perishable items:

  • Cereal (no sugar added)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Tuna Fish
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Grape Jelly
  • Canned or Boxed Soups
  • Ground Coffee
  • Rice
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Dish Soap
  • Body Wash
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

Vehicle Donation Program

Hope Hall became a Vehicles for Charity Partner in 2013.  We receive 70% of the proceeds from the sale of your vehicle.  Simply call 1-866-628-2277 or click on this link to donate your vehicle today! It’s just that easy.

Event Sponsor
We have sponsorship opportunities for our Experience Italy, Walk for Hope, and Toast for Hope Gala fundraising events each year. Sponsorships are event-specific. Please contact Molly Burley, Manager of Special Events & Graphic Design, for more information: (585) 426-5824 ext. 205; molly.burley@hopehall.org.


  • Food For Thought – Snacks are provided in the morning every day for every student as well as during our after-school programs. This program provides the funds to obtain the healthy snacks given to the students.
  • Christmas Toy Drive – Each year, Hope Hall collects new toys to help Hope Hall families who cannot afford to purchase gifts for their children. We are unable to accept gifts for children under five (5) years old.

Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser
This is another student fundraiser which takes place in November with delivery of the plants just before Christmas. This fundraiser helps us meet our operational budget. For more information on this fundraiser, please call the School Main Office at (585) 426-0210.

Easy Fundraising Activities

  • Our school participates in the Campbell’s Labels for Education program.  This program enables Hope Hall to earn free educational and athletic equipment.  You can help us by saving labels from any of the hundreds of varieties of Campbell’s products. We also collect Box Tops for Education from your General Mills products.
  • There is an opportunity for those people using the Target charge card and TOPS BonusPlus card. Target charge card users can designate a school of their choice to receive a donation equal to 10% of their charges. You must mention this at the time of your purchase, and let them know that you would like this donation to go to Hope Hall. When you purchase any participating TOPS brand, Full Circle™ and TopCare® products with your TOPS BonusPlus® card, TOPS contributes a percentage of your purchase to Hope Hall. You must register your BonusPlus card with the TOPS for Education program and indicate Hope Hall as your school choice.
  • With the help of St. Pauly Textiles, Hope Hall will collect used clothing throughout the entire school year instead of a one-time only clothing drive.  A permanent — 24 hour — collection box is located at Hope Hall in the back parking lot, next to our playground fence. Your clothing donations will be reused in the U.S. and Third World countries.  Your donations are tax deductible and Hope Hall will earn $40.00 for every 1,000 pounds donated.
  • Hope Hall began its participation with the Imagine It Recycling Program in 2012. Through this program, Hope Hall accepts donated ink cartridges and printer ribbons/drums, etc. in its that are dropped in receptacles near the main offices of the elementary and high school.  You can help by setting up a donation receptacle at your church or office to benefit Hope Hall by clicking on this link –  just name Hope Hall as your beneficiary charity.
  • Are you an online Amazon shopper? Purchase items through AmazonSmile and donate 0.5% of the costs to Hope Hall School. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • Purchase car wash packages for local participating businesses through CauseWash online. A percentage of your purchase will be donated to Hope Hall: https://rochester.causewash.com/partners/hopehall.