Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is New Hope for Kids?
A. New Hope for Kids is a community resource for children and families coping with life threatening illness and/or the death of a loved one. New Hope for Kids recognizes that illness and death are a part of life, but that kids need specialized support at this time if they are to move toward hope, healing and renewal. There is no other organization in Central Florida qualified to provide the type of long term services these families need to become healthy and happy members of our community.

Q. What is the New Hope for Kids “Building New Hope” Memorial Garden and Playground Project?
A. The Building New Hope Memorial Garden and Playground Project is helping New Hope for Kids cover the cost of creating and building an outdoor garden and playground area for children attending our programs and summer camps.

Q. How much does this cost?
A. $303,000 for the demolition, playground build and garden installation. We have raised $240,000 so far and continue to seek support from our community for this campaign.

Q. How is the Building New Hope Memorial Garden and Playground Project different from other fundraising activities at New Hope for Kids?
A. New Hope for Kids annual fundraising provides revenue for our ongoing family programs. The Building New Hope Memorial Garden and Playground Project is a one-time campaign for funding that will be restricted to the cost of this project.

Q. Are gifts to the Building New Hope Memorial Garden and Playground Project tax deductible?
A. Yes. New Hope for Kids is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, qualifying for tax deductions to the fullest extent of the law. New Hope for Kids will send a receipt to all donors which can be used for tax purposes.

Q. Can I make a gift of stock?
A. Yes. Donors may find it advantageous to give appreciated securities affording them the benefit of a tax deduction for the full value of the security without paying capital gains. Contact the Development Office at 407 331-3059, ext. 12 for more information.

Q. Does New Hope for Kids accept matching gifts?
A. Yes. If your employer has a matching gift program, you may complete the company Matching Gift form and return it to New Hope for Kids along with your pledge.

Q. Is there recognition for leadership giving?
A. Yes. There are recognition components and naming opportunities for donors. Donors will also be included in the Annual Report, newsletters, website and through social media.

Q. Why is New Hope for Kids seeking funding for a building project now?
A. Meeting the needs of the Central Florida community is an ever-increasing challenge. The number of children and families who needed our services are constantly growing and we need to expand our program activities to better serve the community. An outdoor play and garden area will provide fresh air, exercise opportunities and special projects that will help us improve the quality of our programs and increase the number of families served. The area will be enclosed with a fence while in use to ensure the children’s safety. The garden are will contain an irrigation system to ensure its maintenance.

Q. When will the project be complete?
A. The Memorial Garden and Playground Project will be completed in June 2020.

Q. How can I give?
A. To pledge your support for this campaign or for more information, please contact Marla Sullivan, Development Director, at 407 331-3059 ext.12 or at You can also visit our website to make a donation. Please write “Memorial Garden and Playground Project” in the designated space of the form or on your check. Checks can be mailed to New Hope for Kids at 544 Mayo Ave., Maitland, FL, 32751.