About Mobile Hope

photo-3The Mobile Hope program is designed to support the needs of precariously housed, homeless and at risk youth living in Loudoun County. As one of the richest counties in the country, it is easy to assume that Loudoun’s youth all have permanent homes and stable lives. Yet recently, the 2013-2014 School year ended with over 1100 young students being identified as homeless or precariously housed by the McKinney-Vento program in Loudoun County Public Schools. Approximatley 30% of these young people do not have a legal guardian or parent in their lives. They sleep in a variety of places, to include: in cars, in the woods, doubled up with other families, “couch surfing” among their friends, or in shelters. More frightening, there are likely more precariously housed and at risk youth living in Loudoun County who have not yet been identified.

After the staff of Mobile Hope Loudoun became aware of this harsh reality, they began building partnerships with Loudoun County Public Schools, the faith community, police departments, first responders, government officials, healthcare providers, community leaders, and stakeholders to create ways for this fragile population to have access to daily essentials including but not limited to:

  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Hygiene Products
  • School Supplies
  • Medical Care
  • Books and Toys
  • And Much More

Mobile Hope is committed to being successful in partnering with others to meet the growing demands of our precariously housed and at risk children living in our community. While our mission has been focused on youth 18 and under, we have recently changed that mission to include youth up to the age of 21. This necessary change was needed as we began to help more and more children who were aging out of our youth shelters on (literally) their 18th birthday.

To qualify for the services Mobile Hope provides, it’s easy, but you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or younger
  • Live in Loudoun County (and show proof of Loudoun County residency)

WE ARE ALWAYS IN DESPERATE NEED OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

Mobile Hope needs nutritious non-perishable Food, Clothing and Basic Life Essentials

Please Note: For health and safety reasons we do not accept used or opened items. Please keep in mind: We accept new/gently used clothing and due to limited storage space we can only accept seasonal items. For health and safety reasons we do NOT accept used or damaged undergarments, bathing suits or socks.

PROTEIN:

Canned tuna/pop-top tuna

Canned chicken

Canned beef stews

Canned salmon

Bean soups

Canned or dried beans

Baked beans

Canned chili

Peanut butter

GRAINS:

Rice and rice mix

Canned pastas

Noodle mixes

Dry noodles and pastas

Macaroni and cheese mix

Cold cereals

Bran cereal

Shredded wheat

Infant cereal

Hot cereal mixes

Oatmeal

Bread, muffin, and pancake mixes

Whole-grain crackers

Granola bars

Graham crackers

MILK AND DAIRY:

Nonfat dry milk

Evaporated milk

Instant breakfast drinks

Shelf-stable (UHT) milk (small boxes)

Canned and boxed pudding

Powder coffee creamer

VEGETABLES:

Canned vegetables

Vegetable soup

Canned tomato products

Spaghetti sauce

V-8 juice

FRUITS AND SNACKS:

Canned fruit

Raisins

Applesauce (sweet or unsweetened)

Dried fruits (all types)

Canned and boxed 100% juice

Fruit cups (all varieties)

Potato chips

Cookies

Crackers

Jello

Pudding

Popcorn

OILS AND CONDIMENTS:

Vegetable oil

Salad dressing

Syrup (pancake)

Jelly and jam

Honey

Sugar

Mayonnaise

BABY SUPPLIES:

Baby wipes

Pampers sizes newborns, 1 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Pull-ups sizes 4T, 5T and 6T

Crib sheets for small cribs and cots, Crib sheets that fit mattresses (new or gently used)

Infant and Toddler Sleepwear

Swim diapers

Baby lotion, baby cornstarch powder, diapering cream

Baby cereal baby snacks

Individually wrapped snacks and juice boxes infant and toddlers

Baby bottles 8 to 9 oz., pacifiers, aspirators, thermometers

Strollers

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS:

Toilet paper

Paper towels

Napkins

Laundry detergent

Fabric softener

Garbage bags

Shower curtains and bath rugs (New/Gently used)

CLOTHING AND SHOES:

Infants

toddler

Young girls

Young boys

Teen girls

Teen boys

Young adult woman

Young adult men

MISCELLANEOUS:

Gas cards

Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Giants, Harris Teeter, etc.)

Monetary donations