The HOPES (Help Our Parish Elementary Schools) Collection is an annual fundraiser which provides vital support to the Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford. Thanks to your generosity, our elementary schools receive individual HOPES grants which are used to purchase or upgrade important educational tools and resources; particularly in the area of science and technology, provide enhanced safety and security measures, assist schools with their marketing efforts to reach out to and engage prospective families and so much more.
Beyond that, this past year underscored how great a role our schools play in ensuring a child’s wellbeing. All Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic schools remained open for safe, in-person learning throughout the entire 2020-2021 academic school year. While the pandemic brought on unprecedented challenges, the Archdiocese of Hartford’s commitment to educating the WHOLE child: mind, body and spirit never wavered. Students were able to see their teachers and classmates and retain a sense of normalcy during a very challenging time, with minimal interruption in their education.
Our schools must remain a beacon of HOPE in our communities. Now, perhaps more than ever, children need our support as we continue to navigate through uncertain times.
How to Donate:
Collection Weekend will take place September 25 – 26. During this time, donations can be mailed-in or offered in-person at any Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Church.
You can locate one by clicking here.
To submit a donation via mail, please download a Report Form to return with your check.
Other Ways to Help:
You can also help us spread the word about the HOPES collection on social media by sharing the graphic provided below and accompanying text. Please tag the Archdiocese of Hartford Center for Catholic Education & Formation (@AOHCatholicSchools on Facebook and Instagram; @AOHCatholicEdu on Twitter) so we can thank you for your support! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #HOPES2021!
Additional resources for Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic schools and parishes are below:
- HOPES Collection Photo
- HOPES Collection Logo
- Text for Social Media
- Announcement of Collection Note
- Letter to Pastors
- Thank You Note
Thank you for helping out Catholic elementary schools in their mission of education and faith formation.
For questions contact:
Director of Marketing and Enrollment
860-242-5573 ext. 2651