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Hope’s Closet Newsletter October 2023

Fox 19 News by Megan O’Rourke Updated: Aug. 7, 2023 at 6:30 PM EDT

Walk/run 5K to benefit nonprofit for foster kids, families

Fox 19 News By Ethan Emery Published: Apr. 12, 2023 at 5:40 PM EDT

A late April walk/run 5K is taking place in Sycamore Township to benefit a nonprofit created to help foster kids. Kids First Sports Center is using its 50th-anniversary celebration on April 29 to help out Hope’s Closet. Read More

Hopes Closet provides foster families with material support
Journal News – December 28, 2022, By Caroline A. Beckman, Contributing Writer

There are a lot of moving parts to the foster care system, from finding enough foster parents, to funding, to making sure foster families have enough resources. One organization and boutique in West Chester Twp., Hopes Closet, aims to lighten that load.

National Foster Care Awareness Month – Hope’s Closet
Fox19 Now – May 19, 2020
​May is National Foster Care Month. Maddie Wentling discusses how Hope’s Closet is still supporting foster families through the coronavirus pandemic.

Butler County Foster Families Step Up Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Journal News – May 15, 2020
Morrison said Hope’s Closet continues to be a key ally for recruiting foster parents. The boutique is run by foster parents who collect clothing and other items for foster kids and gather new foster families. Co-founder and foster mom Sarah Coleman told the Journal-News when they contacted foster parents about possibly taking in sick kids, most said they were more afraid of kids being left out in the cold than the coronavirus. Read more…

Protecting Children: Butler County Coping With Changes to Monitoring Cases, Foster Care Options

Journal News – April 9, 2020
Morrison said Butler County is fortunate to partner with Hopes Closet in culling foster families. Read more…

NBA Superstars O’Neal, Wade Donate to Butler Co. Student’s Viral Fundraising Campaign

Fox19 Now – February 6, 2020
After exceeding his initial goal of raising $400, Martin shifted the donations to Hope’s Closet in Hamilton. Now he has raised over $9,000 for foster kids that need clothes, shoes and other necessary items. The act of kindness spread on the internet, catching the attention of retired NBA superstar Dwayne Wade. Read more…

With Hope’s Closet in Hamilton, Foster Mother Spreads Message: ‘You Are Valuable. You Are Special.’

Journal News – January 23, 2020
Five years ago this month, Coleman and another foster parent founded Hope’s Closet in Hamilton, and since then, one of southwest Ohio’s largest foster-care nonprofits has assisted more than 4,000 children and equipped their foster parents with the necessary tools. Read more…

Lakota freshman raises thousands for foster care children after viral act of kindness

WLWT5 – January 16, 2020
Martin set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for money. He set a $400 goal. Wednesday, more than $8,000 had been raised. Though appreciate of the gesture, the other student involved asked not to be identified in this story. His family said the money was too much, and they did not need it, so the two families came up with another idea. That is where Hope’s Closet comes in. Read more…

West Chester Police Department Donates to Butler County Nonprofit

The Enquirer – January 15, 2020
The West Chester Police Department recently donated $5,400 worth of “No Shave November” collections to Hope’s Closet. Read more…

Fox19 Now – November 14, 2019
Police Chief Joel Herzog is once again permitting his personnel to temporarily forgo the department’s traditional facial hair policy during what’s commonly known as “No-Shave” November. Officers may participate in exchange for a donation to Hope’s Closet in Hamilton. Read more…


May is National Foster Care Month!
Fox19 Now – May 17, 2019
Sarah Coleman from Hope’s Closet, explains ways you can show support for kids in foster care and their families.

It Started in Garages and Basements. Now This Inspiring Hamilton Business is Serving More Foster Families.

Journal News – March 20, 2019
Hope’s Closet in Hamilton has had great success helping Butler County find and keep foster families. Executive Director Sarah Coleman combined a fun boutique where needy kids and their foster parents can shop for essentials and where volunteers can find out more about the system. Read more…

Butler County Needed Many More Foster Families, So It Went Recruiting In A Unique Way

Journal News – March 13, 2019
As child welfare agencies throughout Ohio are working on the impact of the opioid epidemic, Butler County has used new strategies in recent years that have helped it keep more children at home and recruit foster families, officials said.

New Programs Give Support to Butler County Foster Families

Journal News – November 4, 2018
Until now, once foster parents adopted children they cared for, they faced an end to services that helped them deal with troubles that come with children who are transitioning from one family to another. But Hope’s Closet, one of southwest Ohio’s largest foster-care nonprofits, has started a new program to provide such help. Read more…

Give Back Tuesday: Hope’s Closet

Q102 Cincinnati’s Hit Music – September 18, 2018
Today on the show I was joined by Sara and Sarah from Hope’s Closet! This amazing organization is doing some pretty awesome things in our community… Hope’s Closet builds intentional relationships to restore broken families. They LOVE displaced children and their families, PROVIDE encouragement, support, and material needs, and INSPIRE hope in a loving God.

Sarah Coleman is a Helper

Look For The Helpers – July 6, 2018
Sarah is the Executive Director of Hope’s Closet, an organization that exists to enrich the lives of families that are impacted by children’s services. She talks about being one of the founders and how the goal of Hope’s Closet is to make a difference, break the cycle of brokenness and be a catalyst for change to restore families, when possible. Hope’s Closet offers a clothing closet, foster parent support groups, foster parent recruitment and training, and a birthday club program. : ​​

Hopes Closet gives Hope to Foster Children

Fox19 Now – July 30, 2018
It’s Foster Awareness Month and Sarah Coleman with Executive Director Hopes Closet, talks about the organization and how you can help.

PictureHope’s Closet Provides Clothing for Butler Co.’s Most Vulnerable Kids
WCPO – April 26, 2017
The heroin epidemic has caused the number of Tri-State children in foster care to skyrocket.  Agencies are searching for homes, and those homes are searching for resources to make ends meet. That includes Hope’s Closet, a nonprofit that provides clothing for Butler County’s most vulnerable children.​  Read more…

PictureLodge Community Award – Masonic Lodge to Honor 2 Hamilton Groups
Journal News – April 5, 2017
The Washington Lodge #17 is honoring two local groups that have made a distinct impact on the Hamilton community. The Masons will bestow the organization’s Community Builder Awards to Hope’s Closet and the Challenger Baseball League.Hope’s Closet, a group that supports foster families and children in their most critical hour of need, is being honored for its dedicated service to families that are impacted by children’s services. Read more…