The inaugural HOPE Missions Community Trash Clean-Up was a success! We had six total volunteers walk the streets of Anderson picking up trash, sporting our brand new HOPE Mission safety vests! After two hours of hard work, we decided to stop by the local pizza joint (Electric City Pizza) to grab a bite to eat and fellowship together.  We plan to meet every two weeks and aim to impact our […]

HOPE Missions continues to provide a Warming Center for Anderson County in coordination with Anderson County Emergency Management. We are excited to lean into this opportunity to serve our community! Thanks to all of those who have volunteered their time, donations of food, meals, and finances to make this happen! So many have reached out to support us in many ways, we can’t thank you enough! Warming Center Operations We […]

We’re open during this winter storm to provide a safe and warm place to stay. Coffee is on and we have plenty of snacks. Many thanks to Anderson County for the opportunity to operate in this space all the time, especially this weekend.

This is a coffee pot. But if you’ve been to HOPE Missions of the Upstate, you know that it isn’t just a coffee pot. It’s warmth after a long night on the streets or in substandard housing. It’s a symbol of hospitality, a place to gather. I’ve had several “God moments” in the time I’ve been involved with the mission, but this morning I had the most touching conversation with […]

One of many community projects from Anderson University’s Communications department includes a video documentary named, “Homelessness in Anderson.” Over the course of several weeks, students from COM 451 collected footage, interviewed people, walked the streets and listened intently to those who helped tell the story of homelessness in our city. Thanks to the crew who put this together: Jeremy Thompson (editor and camera operator), Simon Loftus (Director), Asa Waters (Producer), […]

We’re collecting backpacks and items for our Christmas giveaway! We’re filling the backpacks with many useful items to include: journal with pen, hand warmers, nail clippers, flashlight key chains, lotion, chapstick, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bandaids, antibiotic cream packs, razors, and pocket tissues. We also have rolled blankets, neck warmers, hats/gloves, and socks. We’ll also add a gift for each person, something small, but we hope will show how much we truly […]

Beyond Our Walls Ministry from Hartwell, Georgia, is providing a HUGE Christmas dinner this Saturday, Dec 4th, 2021 at HOPE Missions, 213 S. Towers St, Anderson SC 29624, from 2-4pm. Please spread the word to our surrounding community and let people know to come and get some HOPE and amazing food! The menu includes: Turkey, Ham, Dressing and gravy, Green beans, Potato salad, Rolls, Dessert, and Tea all served with […]

The LOT Project and HOPE Missions are joining forces to hand out coats, blankets, sleeping bags, and shoes this Friday, December 3rd, 2021, from 8:30-10:00 at The LOT Project, 302 W. Market St. We are very excited to continue our work in the community with our friends at The LOT Project. We are truly doing everything we can to be of one mind and one spirit — all in unity […]

We’re serving at Anderson’s Lights of Hope this year!! There are two ways you can be a part: 1) visit the outdoor extravaganza and enjoy all the scenery and/or 2) volunteer to help us at the gate. For HOPE Missions, this is a fundraiser as we get a portion of the proceeds relative to the amount of support we provide. For our community, it’s a chance to get out and […]

We need your help in supporting our local blood bank! Supplies are running low, so this is our chance to contribute blood AND raise money for HOPE Missions. Please make an appointment now! Location: 213 S Towers Street (Honey’s Place), Anderson, SC 29624 October 29th, 2021 | 01:00 to 06:00 PM To make an appointment, please scan the QR Code and search for Sponsor Code 7299 or click this link: […]