No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. — Aesop

Support Our Mission


A mentor plays Headbandz with three participants in the STORY Mentoring Program.

Big dreams require strong financial support. Change takes time and effort, but with your help, we can renew minds and restore hope in Hopewell.

To make a difference in the Southside region, please make your tax-deductible donation to STORY online through our PayPal account.

Or, make a check or money order payable to:

P.O. Box 1649
Hopewell, VA  23860

Host Your Own Fundraiser

Another great way to support STORY is by hosting a fundraiser in the community. Local restaurants like Pizza Hut, Subway, McDonald’s, and many others offer fundraising opportunities that give part of the revenue earned to your charity of choice. If you’re interested in hosting a fundraising event for STORY, please contact Kathryn Thompson at

Some of our ML2 After School participants pose together for a family photo during our Spring Parent Social.

Shop at Kroger

When you sign up for Kroger’s Community Rewards program and select STORY (code PY237) as your charity of choice, Kroger will donate a portion of the money you spend on groceries to our mission. All you need is your Plus card number in order to sign up on their website.

Shop at Amazon

When you use Amazon Smile and select STORY as your charity of choice, Amazon will donate 5% of the money you spend to our organization. To donate money with each eligible purchase, you must be on the Amazon Smile website, which is different from the traditional Amazon website. For more information on how it works and to select your charity of choice, visit Amazon Smile’s website.

Other Ways to Help


If pledging a financial gift is not an option for you, another great way to contribute to STORY’s mission is to volunteer. Check out all our opportunities on our Get Involved page.