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Hot For Hope Inc

Helping kids whose parents have cancer

aka Help with Hope   |   San Marino, CA   |  www.helpwithhope.org

Mission

Supporting children whose parents have cancer with compassion and understanding through care packages and online support groups.

Ruling year info

2016

Co-Founder

jennifer Yessaian

Co-Founder

michael Yessaian

Main address

1405 San Marino Ave suite 102b

San Marino, CA 91108 USA

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Formerly known as

Hot for Hope

EIN

47-4908396

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Help with Hope, a 501-C non-profit charity created by a 9 and 10 year old who wanted to make a difference and help children whose parents have cancer. Supporting children whose parents have cancer is an unmet need where an estimated 2.85 million children in the US live with a parent that has been diagnosed with cancer.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Care Packages for children whose parent has cancer

Help with Hope’s mission is to connect children of all ages with the resources they need to endure a parent’s battle with cancer, while also uniting local children by providing an environment that fosters the importance of building a support system and cultivating compassion for their fellow young people. Care-n-Share event, wherein local volunteers have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and join in on care package assembly, listen to speakers, and learn how to be an agent for change in the community. The Annual Review of Psychology affirms that research shows a correlation between prosocial behavior and “situationally induced and dispositional empathy-related responding.” Help with Hope aims to improve proscocial behavior from an early age by both reaching out to children in need of help and by gathering volunteers of young people who are eager to help others. The same publication also cites decreased symptoms of depression and anxiety over 10 weeks in college students providing social support to roommates as well as increases in positive moods among high school students who provided help to strangers. The goal of cyclical prosocial behavior is intended for all involved and, through Help with Hope, can be nurtured from an early age.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Help with Hope aims to provide support to children of all ages; the organization has helped children ranging in ages from 2-17. Our current literature distributed for primary school-aged children is available in both English and Spanish via online support groups.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Parents

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Historically, most cancer charities have focused on supporting the actual cancer patient – which is a necessary endeavor. However, there are millions of children that quietly suffer as the family dedicates time and resources to confront this tragic situation. A cancer diagnosis can be draining on a family. Help with Hope is here to foster a dialogue that can address the psychosocial aspects of having a parent with cancer.

100% of all donations go to providing 4 distinct services to families:

Age-based Care Packages for kids: designed to offer emotional support
Care Packages for Parents: designed to support difficult conversations
Bereavement Care Package: designed to help during the grieving process
Online Meditation Support Group: a forum to learn new coping mechanisms

More than 1,000 care packages have been distributed to families in over 20 states and multiple countries.

Our goal is to help every child who has a parent with cancer.

Help with Hope's strategy to accomplish our goal of helping all kids who have a parent with cancer is to extend our reach via social media and web search optimization. Help with Hope also has the assistants of regional liaisons who continue to build relationships with cancer institutions and social workers as well as other nonprofits.

Once a care package is requested via www.helpwithhope.org or BRM we immediately pack and ship individualized care packages out specific to the age and language spoken by the child.

Help with Hope also provides care packages to parents as well as bereavement care packages for the family.

No child should feel alone.

Help with Hope continues to increase it's reach throughout the country as well as multiple countries beyond the United States. Word of mouth and social media has assisted us with consistently reaching more children in need.

Help with Hope has fulfilled over 1000 care packages throughout the US (over 20 states) and multiple countries.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Hot For Hope Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jenny Yessaian

Novartis Oncology

Term: 2015 -


Board co-chair

George Yessaian

Capital Group

Term: 2015 -

Mary Buckley

jojo Designs

Colleen Tripp

Colleen McGuinness

Janel Poon

Micah Walsh

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/17/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/17/2022

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.