Matching local needs with compassionate givers
How We Spread Hope Through Helping
As a previous food stamp case manager with Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services, Erin Blackmore, founder of HopeMatch, witnessed extreme need on a daily basis. What started as her husband’s Christmas bonus, facilitated the Blackmore’s to create HopeMatch in 2010. The organization quickly took off as there was a great need for families in the working class that were beyond the income limit to receive government assistance.
Originally, HopeMatch functioned as a Christmas-oriented program in which donors were matched with families in need to provide them with items on their wish-list of up to $100 in value per person. Now, in addition to the original holiday program, HopeMatch offers multiple avenues of aid such as access to financial classes, a pop up store for personal essential items, even a back to school event. The Blackmore’s are committed to finding new and innovative ways to spread to hope to those unseen and unheard through providing resources and encouragement to those who need it most.
Meet The Hope Bringers
Our team works tirelessly to serve the unseen and the underserved. Meet the minds behind HopeMatch that work together to bring hope to their community.
Community Connections Chair
HopeMatch Cares About The Overlooked And Forgotten
“To the wonderful angels who have made this happen for us…you will never know how touched I am by this display of kindness. This has been by far the hardest year of my life, and I thought I had hidden that somewhat, but apparently someone noticed and realized that if I have ever needed help, that time is NOW. I am blown away by the concept of HopeMatch…an organization that targets those who could otherwise be overlooked or forgotten. I am even more blown away by the fact that someone would so graciously and selflessly give to my son (and me!) in this manner, asking nothing in return other than to share the promise that there is good amidst all of the bad. From my heart to yours, thank you, God bless you, and know that your time, love, and gifts are received into our little family with the utmost appreciation and returned love.”
How can I get involved?
If you want to be a part of helping people like Angela, learn how you can generously give your time or resources to support our mission.
Driven by our mission. Guided by our values.
At HopeMatch, our mission is to provide HOPE by matching local needs with compassionate givers as we aspire to bring lasting HOPE and encouragement to the unseen and underserved in our community. We are incredibly proud of the work we do in our community, but also the strong foundation of core values that we’ve built.