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"Our Rites of Passage Self Discovery Program is dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of Black Youth through a 22 week (20 Instructional Weeks/2 Week Journey to Ghana). During the intensive 22 Week Program, students take a self discovery journey in which they learn about self, where they come from and what they are capable of achieving, leadership development, financial literacy, drug/alcohol awareness and community service. Our goal is to create a safe space for Black Youth to grow, flourish and transition into adulthood."

It takes a village to raise a child and Gifts of Hope would like to be that village.  
Support our Rites of Passage Program, today!.


Resources and Support for You!


Our Vision

Our vision is that by extending the gift of hope to our brothers and sisters in need, we will cause such impact that lives will be forever changed. With the help of the community, we will not only transform the lives of others but experience a transformation within ourselves. Together, we will stand!


Foundation For Success Academy is here to provide the necessary building blocks and tools needed for post secondary education and employment,


Our Mission

Our mission is to make a difference in the community by connecting Youth & Families to resources and opportunities that transform lives, forever. 

Dog on Blue

  Bone Appétit

       A Pet Pantry to help local pet owners keep

        their furry family members fed & cared for.

Founder's Welcome

Welcome to the Gifts Of Hope website. I am honored to have you here. Whether you are looking to help or need a lift yourself, I hope Gifts of Hope will connect you to the greater community and strengthen us all in the process. Let’s bring our abilities and passions together to affect real change, because together we can do more than we can do alone. We look forward to hearing from you!

Samona J. Burleson


Our Impact

Kind Words

Our Programs

Looking Back at 2022: 
Challenges, Progress and the Journey Forward

Thank you to all of the wonderful GOH volunteers, sponsors, sewers, local restaurants, department stores and hotels who donated time, products and monetary gifts!!! Together, we made a difference in our community.

Becca & Eric, GOH Sponsors

We volunteer for Gifts of Hope because we know we all need some help or support at different times in our life.

Monique & Family

My family and I would like to thank Gifts Of Hope for making it possible for my children to have a birthday parties and more. Thank you so much, Samona.


The GOH Team worked diligently to assure that the children at my afterschool program received their Easter baskets. I truly thank you for the gift of hope that you and your team gifted to my children.

GOH Spotlight:

Meet Stephanie

GOH Spotlight:

Meet Desiree, Director of Stay & Play Daycare

GOH Spotlight:

Meet Nicole

Join Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions for the community we serve. Your generous donation will fund our mission. 

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Our Amazing Sponsors


Giving the Gift of Hope

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