We invite YOU to become a part of our community through HOPE Missions, especially at Honey’s Place. One of our desires is to share the joy we experience by developing partnerships with churches or groups to support one day per month. For some, this might look like a small team of volunteers, while others might conduct a food or clothing drive to fill our ongoing needs.

Below are ways that YOU can be a part of helping to provide HOPE to those struggling with loneliness, addictions, and/or homelessness.

Small Teams

Bring a group of 4-8 volunteers to help serve coffee and breakfast. This could be a one-time service for a group or a consistent weekly or monthly service. We love to partner with other organizations, churches, and groups so we can widen the circle of love.

Bus Tickets

Provide a roll of bus tickets for the City of Anderson bus system to help with transportation needs around the city. We supply a pair of bus tickets to the first 25 people who ask on Wednesday mornings. The local bus runs to many establishments around the county, and while the cost isn’t much per ride, it’s actually cost-prohibitive for many of our friends.

Donate Clothing & Hygiene Products

Donate underwear, socks, clothes, shoes, or individual hygiene products. The sizes we run out of the quickest is 29-34 pants sizes and large shirts, and small/medium boxer briefs. Travel-sized products are most useful since our guests typically have to carry everything with them.

Donations can be brought to Honey’s Place at 202 Townsend Street Anderson, SC 29625 between 7:00 to 10:00 am, Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.

Provide Food and Drinks

Donate food or drink items to be used for breakfast. Our guests consume a lot of food each week. Here’s a list we could use anytime:

  • coffee, typically 3-pound cans (or larger) for drip coffee machine
  • water bottles
  • soda cans – use 1-2 twelve-packs each morning
  • eggs – use 4 dozens per week
  • sandwich bread – use 3-4 loaves per week
  • cheese slices – use 50 slices per week
  • fresh fruit
  • granola bars/Nutri-Grain bars
  • peanut butter crackers
  • Jimmy Dean frozen croissants (egg/sausage/cheese) – we use 50 per week
  • cereal (a favorite Friday treat!)
  • milk – use 2 gallons per week
  • individual water flavor packets

Donations can be brought to Honey’s Place at 202 Townsend Street Anderson, SC 29625 between 7:00 to 10:00 am, Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.

Emergency Housing

All too often we come across someone who needs immediate assistance through emergency housing. For the most part, this is a temporary stay in a local hotel. We have limited funding to support this effort, but when it makes sense and we have the funds, we find a place to give people a chance to get a solid night of sleep (or more).

We also support and use multiple transformational living places in Anderson. These arrangments are typically 6-9 months and provide a soft landing for those graduating from a rehab program or who find themselves in unsheltered homelessness. The opportunity here is to provide financial support to help us keep these programs going and get involved in a variety of ways from mentoring, discipleship, transportation, etc. Some churches (and individuals) have sponsored rooms to support those in need.

Transportation

One of the most difficult areas to support is that of transportation. Many of those we serve have no vehicle or have a suspended license. Anderson County is blessed with a variety of jobs. This is great, but most of these jobs are located in manufacturing facilities that are often too far to access on foot or bicycle. Many work 2nd and 3rd shifts which don’t line up with our local bus service (6a-6p). It seems there will always be a need for giving someone a ride to work. If this sounds like something you can do, please contact us!

Monetary Donation

We are a South Carolina Nonprofit corporation and a 501(c)(3) approved charitable organization. We greatly appreciate monetary donations to help cover food and supply costs. For just $160 a week, we can serve between 45 and 50 individuals 3 mornings a week for a total of 150+ breakfasts a week.

Monetary donations can be mailed to:
HOPE Missions of the Upstate
417 Holly Ridge Drive
Anderson, SC 29621