HOPE for Bereaved does not receive any annual public funding outside of monetary gifts, fundraisers and fees from books or workshops. Your donations ensure we can continue offering free services that save lives.

Please help us keep everyone on the journey to hope by considering a gift today.

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Make a gift online using Paypal. You do not have to create an account to make this secure donation.

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Payable to:
HOPE for Bereaved
4500 Onondaga Blvd.
Syracuse, NY 13219

Call HOPE for Bereaved

Call HOPE directly at 315-475-9675 to make a gift using your VISA, Mastercard, Discover or American Express card.

Donate From our Wishlist

Coffee pods – regular and decaf

Tea – black, green, regular, and decaf

Gatorade (small bottles)

Water (bottled)

Soda (cans)

Juice boxes

Snacks, small packages

Cleaning supplies

Sensory toys

Grief books

Cleaning services

Paper Towels

Dish Soap

Dishwasher Tablets

Fabric Spray

Febreze Air Freshener Spray (Linen & Sky)

Hot Liquid Cups with Lids

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Liquid Hand Soap

Paper plates + bowls


Swiffer Sweeper Cloths: Dry and Wet

Toilet Paper

Trash Bags: Unscented 13-Gallon with Drawstrings

Batteries: AA, AAA, and C

Copy Paper (8.5 x 11): White

Gift Cards: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, JOANN Fabrics and Crafts, Michaels, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Target, Walmart, Aldi, Nichols Supermarket, Price Chopper, Tops, Walmart, Wegmans, Costco, VISA

Postage Stamps

Consider using our Amazon Wish List to shop!

Leave a Legacy Gift

Leave a legacy gift to HOPE for Bereaved in memory of your loved one via a bequest, stock, 401K account or life insurance. Contact HOPE for Bereaved at 315-475-9675 to learn more about this opportunity.

Underwrite the HOPELine newsletter

Have that issue dedicated in memory of your loved one. It costs $450 to write, edit, design, and mail the HOPELine newsletter to more than 900 grieving families. If you would like to underwrite the cost of HOPELine for a month or a year, please contact Pat Kriesel at 315-475-9675.

Designate HOPE for Bereaved

Designate HOPE to receive your United Way, SEFA or CFC donations. Call 315-475-9675 for more information.

Donate Your Vehicle

Donate to Cars for HOPE (and receive a tax deduction). IAA Auto Insurance (SMS) accepts donations of vehicles for sale at their weekly auctions in Cicero, N.Y. Donors must identify the charity they want to benefit. For more information about Cars for HOPE, contact IAA Auto at HOPE for Bereaved at 315-475-9675.

Dedicate an Engraved Brick, Photo Brick, or a Tree

Make a purchase as a memorial to your loved one at the Butterfly Garden of HOPE. When purchased at the time of the wake, HOPE for Bereaved provides a framed announcement that can be displayed among the flowers.

Learn More

Buy a HOPE for Bereaved book, training manual or school grief resource kit.

Net proceeds from purchases and donations enable HOPE to help Central New York’s grieving children, teens and adults.

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