Carrying Hope is dedicated to the idea of kids helping kids. We believe that when children come together to help other children, the world becomes a better place. With that in mind, we’d like to invite your family to participate in our Hope’s Heroes program.
We have outlined a variety of Carrying Hope volunteer needs that children and teens of all ages can complete. Each task is worth 50 points and may only count once. Once a child completes six separate tasks to earn 300 points, he or she will become one of Hope’s Heroes and be honored with a certificate, a photo on the wall of the Carrying Hope office and a plush Hope the Hedgehog.
Below are the tasks a child or teen may complete for points. Click here to print out the official Hope’s Heroes Scorecard.
Make a Hope Pack (50 points)
Carrying Hope provides Hope Packs filled with comfort items and essentials to children who are entering the foster care system, and we find that other kids are the absolute best at making them. Would you or your child like to make a Hope Pack? Click here to find out how.
Volunteer at Carrying Hope (50 points)
Carrying Hope has regular volunteer days and can always use an extra set of hands! Find upcoming volunteer day opportunities here.
Attend our July Hope Pack Drive (50 points)
Carrying Hope’s annual Kids Helping Kids Hope Pack Drive is our biggest fundraiser of the year! This year it will be July 14 from 9am to noon at the Browning Hangar at Mueller Development. Please join us for a morning of food, fun and giving back! It’s free and open to the public. Learn more here.
Coordinate a $50 donation to us (50 points)
Do you think you can raise $50 for Carrying Hope? We think you can! Whether you organize a lemonade stand, sell crafts at the park or save up your allowance, every dollar you donate to Carrying Hope will go directly to other children in need. Ready to make your donation? Donate here and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, too, so we can make sure to note that your donation is part of the Hope’s Heroes program.
Organize a most-needed item drive at your school (50 points)
Carrying Hope can always use donations of our most-needed items such as clothing, pajamas, socks, coloring books and flashlights. Pick an item from our list and see if your teacher and classmates would be willing to help by donating that item as well. Find our full list of most needed items here.
Give a 10-minute presentation about Carrying Hope (50 points)
Are you in a dance class? Swim team? Martial arts group? Boy Scouts? Girl Scouts? Research Carrying Hope and give a 10-minute presentation about us for 50 points. Need brochures or suggestions of what to say? Email us at email@example.com!
Have a Carrying Hope birthday party (50 points)
Did you know that you can have your birthday party at Carrying Hope? You and 10 of your friends can join us at our North Austin office for two-hours of pizza, cake, games, crafts, Hope Pack creating and a special visit from Hope the Hedgehog! Interested? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate a new toy or book that you really love (50 points)
Pick out a new toy or book that you really love to give to another child and then write a letter to go with it offering support and friendship to the child who will receive it that we can include in Hope Pack.
Bring a friend to a Carrying Hope event (50 points)
Help us spread the word about Carrying Hope by bringing a friend with you to a Carrying Hope event such as a volunteer day, office hours or our Hope Pack Drive.
Do a good deed for someone and send us a video of it (50 points)
Carrying Hope believes in spreading love and kindness. If you do something nice for someone and send us a video of it that we can post on Carrying Hope social media, you’ll get 50 points.
In order to become one of Hope’s Heroes, you must collect at least 300 points and submit an official, complete Hope’s Heroes Scorecard and a 5-by-7 photo of yourself to Carrying Hope.
You may email scanned scorecards and photos to
or mail them to
9600 Escarpment, 745-239, Austin, Texas, 78749
Please take a photo or video of each task as it is completed or have your scorecard signed by a Carrying Hope representative at the time it is finished.
Each Hope’s Heroes honoree will receive one plush Hope the Hedgehog, a certificate and their photo on the wall of Carrying Hope’s office.
Complete all 10 tasks?
You’ll receive a very special Hope the Hedgehog accessory pack, too!