Hands of Hope - SCA was founded on May 15, 2013.
On August 14, 2014, our name was changed from Hands of Hope -SCA to, Hands of Hope - Sickle Cell Awareness.
Our current name Hands of Hope - Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation Inc., was approved by the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations on March 16, 2015.
On July 31, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service approved, Hands of Hope as a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization with an effective date of May 15, 2013.
On August 28, 2015 we were approved through the year 2020, by the Hillsborough County School District, in Tampa , Florida as an organization for community services.
To raise sickle cell awareness, educate the community about possible treatment, and pain management, while building a healthier quality of life ,through advocacy, education, fundraising, and supporting the Tampa Bay sickle cell community.
Our Commitment To The Community:
To provide a visa gift card for patients who have been hospitalized for 3 (three) days or longer, within an 6 (six) month period for sickle cell related health issues.
Hands of Hope does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Hands of Hope is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. As such, financial contributions may be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your financial advisor to determine the extent of your tax benefit.