The Columbus HOPE “Helping Other People Everyday” Foundation Inc. is dedicated to bettering the environment for, and increasing the self-reliance and dignity of people with Intellectual Disabilities and special needs. We believe these individuals should have the community support, tools and resources necessary to lead independent productive lives. Through our support of non-profit service organizations that share this philosophy, we are making the world easier to navigate for thousands of people every day.
Since its inception in 1976 the Columbus HOPE Foundation has raised more than “7 Million Dollars” to assist South Carolina citizens with Intellectual Disabilities and Special Needs. Last year the Foundation raised $420,251.46 statewide.
Columbus Hope check presented to Special Olympics South Carolina
Council 6076 Columbus Hope Project Chairman Paul Convertino presented a check for $11,114.00 to Special Olympics representative, Vera Gossett, at the February General Business meeting. Council Chaplain Fr. David Whitman and Grand Knight Richard Himlin assisted with the presentation.
Pictured:Chris Beumel, Ray Picaut, Steve Hatton and Lou Picaut
Summerville Miracle League receives grant from the Columbus HOPE Foundation
The Columbus HOPE Foundation continues its support of the Miracle League. On December 15th, a Columbus HOPE Foundation grant of $2,304.00 was presented to the Summerville Miracle League by the Knights of Columbus Council 11910.
LAKE CITY, SC -- Florence County School District Three’s Office of Exceptional Children received a boost for its annual Special Events Day from the Columbus HOPE Foundation.
Columbus HOPE Foundation Grant to Heros on Horseback
Knights of Columbus Council 12263 presented a Columbus HOPE Foundation grant for $1,801.00 to Heroes on Horseback, in support of their equine-assisted therapeutic riding program. Heros on Horseback Executive Director Robert E. Lee stated "the donation will be used to provide tuition assistance to special needs children in our community, to participate in our empowering equine-assisted therapy".