Lockers of Hope

$10,000 Matching Challenge

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN: Each year, November 1st through April 30th, Hospitality House utilizes its dining room and conference room as a Winter Shelter – men in the dining room and women in the conference room. We open these doors for the most vulnerable in our population to keep them safe and warm during the cold winter nights.
In keeping with our organizational values of dignity in action, compassion for all and respect for each person’s place in life, the goal of the Lockers of Hope Challenge is to provide everyone that utilizes our Winter Shelter with a locker.
Offering a secure place to store personal belongings, like birth certificates and family photos, provides a simple sense of stability and increases someone’s ability to move beyond the barriers of unemployment, trauma and addiction.
We have partnered with the Kathleen Kennedy Fund of the Ethel and W. George Kennedy Family Foundation to launch the “Lockers of Hope” Matching Challenge. They have pledged to match every dollar – up to $10,000 – so that we can increase our number of lockers from eighteen (18) to forty-eight (48)

"Imagine having to carry everything that you own with you every hour of the day."

Do you believe in hope? Share your hope with someone in need by having your name engraved on a Locker Plaque for only $250
Frank and Kay Borkowski

Believe in Hope

Any amount donated will be matched 100%



Street: 338 Brook Hollow Road

Mail: PO Box 309

Boone, NC, 28607


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Hospitality House, a regional nonprofit transitional living facility and crisis assistance resource center, serves seven rural North Carolina counties (Watauga, Wilkes, Ashe, Avery, Alleghany, Mitchell, and Yancey) providing housing, prevention, and nutrition. Since 1984, the mission of Hospitality House has been to rebuild lives and strengthen community by providing a safe, nurturing, healthy environment in which individuals and families experiencing homelessness and poverty-related crises are equipped to become self-sufficient and productive. Federal Tax ID 56-1442966.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Hospitality House does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, class, income status, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. As an intern you are expected to represent the Hospitality House and adhere to our Non-Discrimination Policy. 

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