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Make a Donation

Make a Donation

We are very grateful for every donation we receive for our students.

To make a donation to Hope Hall, please send check, money order, or cash with this contribution form to:

Advancement Office
Hope Hall School
1612 Buffalo Rd.
Rochester, NY 14624

Please make checks payable to Hope Hall. If you are donating to a specific program, please note this on the memo line of your check. We accept Visa, DiscoverCard, Master Card, and American Express.

OR click on the button below to safely make an online donation.

Ways to Give

Please consider supporting Hope Hall’s students through one or more of the giving options explained below.

Annual Appeal – The 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 $22,000 per year. Our 2020/21 maximum out-of-pocket costs are $5,300 for grades 3-8 and $5,700 for grades 9-12, leaving a deficit of $16,300 or more per student. Every dollar from our Future Full of Hope Appeal is used to keep out-of-pocket costs down and ensure that every child who needs the Dolce Method for Learning Mastery© program can access Hope Hall’s unique approach to education.

Give online to the Annual Appeal by clicking here or call 585-426-5824 ext. 108 to make your gift over the phone.

Personalized Bricks – Donors have the opportunity to purchase personalized bricks for our outside walkway, the Path to Hope, for $100 each, or for our inside walkway, Connections to Hope, 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 chance to bring awareness of their company to those who come to Hope Hall.

Click here to download the form to order either the outside Path to Hope, or an indoor Connections to Hope bricks.

Legacy of Hope Society – Our Planned Giving program affords our donors the joy and satisfaction of knowing they 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 Ashley Dotter, Director of Advancement; 585-426-0210 ext. 107 or

If you have already included Hope Hall in your estate plans, please complete the Legacy of Hope Form so we can include you in our special donor activities.

United Way – Does your workplace promote giving to United Way? You can make a  difference for our students by giving through United Way. Simply select Option #2108 to select Hope Hall as the recipient of your donation, and you’ll be helping to ensure Hope Hall  students have access to the type of education they need and deserve.

Event Sponsor – We have sponsorship opportunities for our Experience Italy, Walk for Hope, High Hopes Golf Tournament, and Toast for Hope Gala fundraising events each year.  Sponsorships are event-specific. Please visit our event page for more information.

Champion of Hope – Do you want to align yourself closely with the mission of Hope Hall School and receive benefits at all of our special events? Become a Champion of Hope by July 5 to participate in our Golf Tournament and Gala, plus get marketing benefits at our Experience Italy dinner and Walk for Hope.

Please contact Ashley Dotter, Director of Advancement, for more information: (585) 426-0210 ext. 107.

In-Kind Giving Opportunities

Linda’s Cupboard – 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.

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) 426-0210. All donations go 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 Rob Dolce for all they do to keep Linda’s Cupboard open and running smoothly. 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 & Grape Jelly
Tuna Fish
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Canned or Boxed Soups
Ground Coffee
Rice & Pasta
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.

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.

On behalf of our entire organization, thank you for your generosity. Should you choose to make a recurring gift, please note that you can change or cancel that gift at any time by calling (585) 426-5824. or by emailing