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H.O.P.E. will have have a newer, bigger home after the new year.
Helping People Out Everywhere, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, will be moving from its current location on Main Street in Dry Ridge in order to provide much-needed space.
The official opening date for H.O.P.E.’s new building at 209 Hopperton Lane in Dry Ridge (formerly Sugar Daddy’s) will be Jan. 3.
“This gives us more space and ways to serve,” said Kim Haubner, who started the organization to provide clothes, food and other items for needy families two years ago. “We are growing and growing fast. So, this will help us.”
H.O.P.E. currently is open three days a week from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday and Friday and from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
The building features everything from clothing, coats, shoes, childrens’ toys, furniture and baby items.
While H.O.P.E. helps provide local churches with donated food, they also have their own food pantry, along with hygiene items.
Hundreds of people in need across 21 counties and four states come through the organization’s doors for help.
The new location will allow for a bigger pantry area, more storage space and a classroom.
Haubner has previously said she would like H.O.P.E. to offer classes such as how to balance a check book, parenting classes, cooking classes, Bible Classes and how to be a mentor to youth.
To help with the move, Haubner said the organization needs to get the utilities turned on at the new building.
Those who would like to help pay the necessary $725 can stop by Owen Electric or call to make a donation.
Haubner said donors just need to say they would like to help support H.O.P.E.
As always, donations of items are also needed to help provide for those in the community in need.
Donations can be dropped off through the week generally from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Items can also be taken to several drop-off locations at:
• Sherman Church of Christ, 1055 Sherman Mt Zion Rd., Dry Ridge
• Custom Designs by Alice, 209 Hopperton Lane, Suite A, Dry Ridge
• The Realty Place, 90 S Main St # 1I, Dry Ridge
• Crescent Springs/Villa Hills Fire & EMS Department, 777 Overlook, Crescent Springs
“H.O.P.E. was started to help out people everywhere, no matter what,” Haubner said after the organization’s one-year anniversary. “To teach people how to pass it on and reach out.”
For more information about H.O.P.E., call 824-0011 or go to www.hopeky.org or www.facebook.com/hopeky.