Ways to Get Involved

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 given  enough time in a supportive, multi-sensory learning environment, all students can become successful learners. For more than 25 years we have proven this to be true; Hope  Hall has a 100% graduation rate and 100% of our students are prepared for careers, college or 18-21 programs.

Hope Hall receives no funding from school districts, very limited funding from state and federal government, and tuition covers less than one-quarter of the cost to educate a child. Financial support from individuals like you helps ensure that every child who needs Hope Hall can access the quality education programs that will help them thrive. 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 Donate Now link on the side bar of this page. Remember, your gift may be tax-deductible.

 For more information, please see our Make a Donation page. Thank you for your support!


The gift of your time and talent is another great way to get involved with the Hope Hall community. Whether you have time once a week, once a month, or once a year, if you are interested in volunteering, we have opportunities for you.

Consider joining our fabulous team of volunteers! For more information, click here.

Other Giving Opportunities

In addition to direct donations, there are lots of ways to help Hope Hall through in-kind donations, third-party programs, and even cause-related shopping! Check out the opportunities below:

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.

Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser
This is a 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 that Don’t Cost You:

  • 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 from local participating businesses through CauseWash online. A percentage of your purchase will be donated to Hope Hall: https://rochester.causewash.com/partners/hopehall.
  • With the help of St. Pauly Textiles, Hope Hall collects used clothing throughout the entire school year.  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. Typically this raises over $1,000 a year for our students!
  • 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.
  • Have a Target charge card or 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.
  • 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.