House of Hope Receives Grant from Mariner Sands Charity Week Fundraising Events

Posted on July 3, 2024

STUART, Fla. – House of Hope is the grateful beneficiary of Mariner Sands Golf and Country Club’s 2024 Charity Week, a week of events that Mariner Sands residents stage every year to raise funds for community nonprofits.


The $70,500 awarded to House of Hope will support Project HOPE: Helping Others Progress through Empowerment, which helps individuals and families to receive basic help like food and clothing, financial assistance for items like rent and utilities, and opportunities to change their lives and become self-sufficient.


The grant will also help to support House of Hope’s Centers for Enrichment, especially the programs at the KinDoo Center for Enrichment in Indiantown. Classes and programs at the Centers for Enrichment in Golden Gate, Jensen Beach and Indiantown include English as a Second Language, Kindergarten readiness, smoking cessation, homework help, art classes, and more.


“The number of our neighbors who need help continues to grow,” said House of Hope CEO Rob Ranieri. “This past year alone, we assisted 21,000 people, distributed almost 1.3 million pounds of food including fresh fruits and vegetables, welcomed 625 individuals to programs at the Centers for Enrichment, and reached 4,700 children and adults with nutrition education and gardening programs. That’s a huge undertaking, and we can only do it with the help of generous community members like the residents of Mariner Sands.”


"We are delighted to partner with the House of Hope and contribute to their impactful work within our community," said Jack Flanagan, President of Mariner Sands Charity Week. "This grant exemplifies our shared commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those in need here in Martin County"


House of Hope is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by encouraging the community to think 40 – 40 items donated to help those in need of hurricane supplies, 40 school supplies for children in need, 40 items donated to the House of Hope Thrift Stores that benefit House of Hope programs, and contributions of any amount to keep House of Hope on the forefront of assisting and empowering Martin County residents trying to overcome hunger and hardship.


To learn more about House of Hope or to make a donation, visit House of Hope’s website at or call 772-286-4673.


About House of Hope

Founded in 1984, House of Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers Martin County residents to overcome hunger and hardship. House of Hope touches the lives of more than 21,000 people each month, helping with basic needs such as food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance, as well as longer-term case management services that help build life skills for a more self-sufficient future. 


The organization has service centers in Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown, and Jensen Beach, with thrift stores in Stuart, Hobe Sound, and Indiantown. House of Hope’s Centers for Enrichment at Golden Gate in Stuart, in Jensen Beach, and at KinDoo Family Center in Indiantown offer free programs, technology, and workshops designed to enhance life skills, earning potential, health, and overall well-being.


House of Hope also operates the Growing Hope Farm in Palm City and several nutrition gardens that provide sustainable sources of fresh produce for clients as well as nutrition education and vocational opportunities to the community. For more information, visit or call 772-286-4673. Updates and announcements can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and X.