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Your support has a hugeimpacton the lives of teens in foster care and former foster youth.You give us the flexibility to move quickly to meet our clients’ needs. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years!

Our Hope Center Generators are monthly donors whobring stability to our youth all year long. If you’ve not already done so,click herefor a fast and easy way to deepen your impact by setting up an automatic monthly donation.

Donations of all sizes matter. We need your help to connect more teens and emerging adults to the support and resources needed for safe, stable futures. Below are example areas of where your donation can help.

If you prefer to give via PayPal, you can use ourPayPal link. PayPal does not charge any fees for this service.

If you prefer to give via Apple Pay or Google Pay, text Power the Future to 44-321 to access our mobile giving options.

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Housing First – $496
(security deposit on a new apartment)

Pave the way to move-in day by helping offset the cost of a security deposit on a new apartment.

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On the Road Again – $243
(minor car repair)

Jumpstart a young adults’ transportation options by donating what it costs for a minor car repair.

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Utility Payment – $97
(Electric, gas and water bills for a month)

Relieve the pressure of mounting bills while young adults pursue school and look for work by offsetting the cost of monthly utility bills.

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Grocery Stock Up – $50

Feed a young adult or young family for a month with a gift that will cover the cost of groceries.

The Hope Center at Pullen is a 501(c)(3) Organization, Federal Tax ID Number 61-1570567.
Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Donate through the North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign

Our SECC code is 3749. For more information please visit:North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign

Donate by Mail

If you would like to make a contribution by mail, please use the following address:
The Hope Center at Pullen
112 Cox Ave, Suite 100-A
Raleigh, NC 27605

If you are mailing a donation that you would like to make in honor or memory of a special person, please specify the honoree and an address where we can mail a special acknowledgement.

Host a Donation Drive

Welcome Home Baskets

Our clients love the Welcome Home Baskets, supplied by our volunteers. Individuals, groups and businesses can hold drives to collect, arrange, and deliver items for young adults to have when they move into their first apartment. These baskets contain the essentials: household cleaning supplies, new bath towels and wash cloths, shower curtain liners, pots and pans, plates, bowls, cups and silverware, and other kitchen essentials that a young adult needs to help them maintain their home.

Donate Wish-List Items

Please consider making a donation of any of the items listed below. They go a long way towards helping youth transitioning out of foster care in setting up their own homes.

Items we can’t get enough of:

  • Gift Cards (Visa or MasterCard gift cards of any denomination, gift cards to Walmart, Target, grocery stores)
  • Gas cards (Shell, BP)
  • Bus Passes (monthlybus passes, which can be purchased at Harris Teeter at Cameron Village)

Other useful items include:

  • Toiletries (body wash, deodorant, shaving supplies, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, feminine hygiene products)
  • Baby and Children’s Supplies (diapers – sizes 1-4, Pull-ups, sizes 2T-3T & 4T-5T, unscented wipes, baby powder, rash ointment, baby shampoo, baby soap & lotion)
  • Cleaning Supplies (dish soap,sponges, laundry detergent,dryer sheets, bleach, Clorox wipes, all-purpose cleaner)
  • Kitchen Supplies (dishes, cooking utensils, new dish towels)
  • Bath Supplies (new towels & washcloths, shower curtains)


If you are interested in donating new or gently used bedding or furniture, please donate to The Green Chair Project. We partner with The Green Chair Project to get our youth the furniture they need. For more information visit:TheGreenChair.org

If you are interested in donating clothing, please contactthe following organizations:

Holidays at the Hope Center

The holiday season can be an especially difficult time of year for the youth we work with, often serving as a reminder of loss rather than celebration. We are so grateful to community partners and the support they offer each year, including Pullen Memorial Baptist Church and their Project Angel Tree donations. If you’d like to help make this holiday season a little brighter for our young adults, please consider hosting a gift card donation drive. These items are perfect as stocking stuffers and can have a positive impact for our clients well beyond the holiday season. Walmart and Target gift cards get them groceries and much-needed household items; bus passes and gas cards get our clients to school and work; gift cards to apparel stores like Kohl’s get them clothing for work and job interviews. If you’d like to host a gift card donation drive or have an idea for another holiday project for our youth, please contact Melissa Gregory at mgregory@hopecenteratpullen.org

“Aging out is..hmm..to be honest, I really didn’t even know I aged out. It was because of the simple fact that I didn’t know anything about it–I didn’t know anything about my case, I didn’t go to court. I got to the age where I realized I didn’t have anymore court dates. I just put it in my mind that I was out of the system. There wasn’t really a transition for me because I was already used to living the way I lived. It was more like I already didn’t have anybody, so it was just the same scenario once I aged out. Why was I caught up in the system? That’s really my main thing, I still don’t understand.”

In 2016, more young people aged out of foster care in North Carolina than in the previous 15 years. In Wake County alone, 30–40 age out each year. Furthermore, Wake County experienced a spike in the number of children entering foster care in 2017. The services of The Hope Center are needed now more than ever before, and since 2013, we have increased the number of young people we serve from 30 to approximately 180.

The Hope Center provides support in the areas of housing, employment, life skills, education, mental and physical health, financial management, and establishing a support network, so that young people such as this young man quoted above don’t feel like they are alone in the world.

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“Aging out is..hmm..to be honest, I really didn’t even know I aged out. It was because of the simple fact that I didn’t know anything about it–I didn’t know anything about my case, I didn’t go to court. I got to the age where I realized I didn’t have anymore court dates. I just put it in my mind that I was out of the system. There wasn’t really a transition for me because I was already used to living the way I lived. It was more like I already didn’t have anybody, so it was just the same scenario once I aged out. Why was I caught up in the system? That’s really my main thing, I still don’t understand.”

In 2016, more young people aged out of foster care in North Carolina than in the previous 15 years. In Wake County alone, 30–40 age out each year. Furthermore, Wake County experienced a spike in the number of children entering foster care in 2017. The services of The Hope Center are needed now more than ever before, and since 2013, we have increased the number of young people we serve from 30 to approximately 180.

The Hope Center provides support in the areas of housing, employment, life skills, education, mental and physical health, financial management, and establishing a support network, so that young people such as this young man quoted above don’t feel like they are alone in the world.

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