Hope Chest is open to clients Monday-Thursday.
Please schedule with Jobs & Family Services to take advantage of all the items we provide.

We will  be accepting donations from 9:30-12:00 Monday - Thursday.
Use the parking lot on South Saint Claire Street for the back of the building.
Go to the fire escape and call 440-796-4315.
We will come down to pickup your donation.
This phone is for donations only.

Our Mission is to provide clean clothing and new shoes, socks and underwear to school children in Lake County so that they may attend school with dignity and pride.

Hope Chest is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving families in need of Lake County.

We are always in need of the following gently used items for donation:
children's coats

*Monetary donations are always needed and  appreciated.



To use our services:
  • An appointment can be obtained through Lake County Jobs & Family Services:
English 440-350-4453
Espanola 440-350-4455
  • Obtain a letter from a school official or minister stating the need for services.  This must be on official letterhead. Bring it to Hope Chest during any open hours.


Hope Chest is entirely operated by volunteers.  These volunteers also provide the necessities for running the store. The store is stocked through donations of gently worn clothing and household items. 

Financial contributions are used to pay the rent and to purchase new shoes, socks, and underwear for school children.

See the gallery below for things you can donate to Hope Chest.

1 Victoria Place, Painesville, Ohio