DJ's Hope

"Your Generosity Fuels Our Mission! Make a Difference Today"

Our Mission & Vision

“Giving hope to others through the spirit of one child.”

Our Mission is dedicated to carry on the enduring influence of DJ’s legacy by providing unwavering support and assistance to individuals facing various challenges, including families with sick children, our elderly friends, veterans, and those with disabilities. Our mission is rooted in lessening the burdens of those in need and fostering a community filled with healing, love, and happiness.

Our Vision at DJ’s Hope is to see our non-profit organization thrive and grow in its mission to provide essential programs such as Home Preservation, The Children’s Hospital Backpack Program, and the Visit from a Friend initiative. We envision expanding our programs to reach a wider audience, engaging volunteers, supporters, and donors in our cause that enable us to make a lasting impact in the lives of those we serve. Through strategic growth and collaboration, we aim to uphold DJ’s legacy and values, and to create a lasting legacy of compassion, care, and empowerment that resonates with individuals, families and communities.

How Your Donation Helps

Every dollar you donate goes directly to making a meaningful impact in someone’s life. Here’s how your contribution can help:

Support for Families with Sick Children: Providing financial assistance for medical bills, travel expenses, and accommodations. Aid for the Elderly: Offering companionship, healthcare services, and essentials for daily living.

Veteran Support: Ensuring our veterans receive the care, respect, and services they deserve. Assistance for People with Disabilities: Enhancing their quality of life with necessary tools, resources, and support systems.


The Programs we Run

Children’s Hospital Backpack Program

When a child is suddenly admitted to the hospital, parents often find themselves unprepared for the stay. Our backpacks, filled with essential items such as hygiene products, blankets, t-shirts, puzzle books, and snacks, help families navigate the initial days of their hospital journey with a bit more ease and comfort.

Home Preservation

Many elderly, veterans, and disabled individuals struggle to maintain their homes. Our Home Preservation program offers assistance with tasks such as painting, landscaping, and minor repairs. This initiative not only helps preserve homes but also revitalizes neighborhoods, fostering a sense of community and pride.

Hopeful Hearts

For those facing economic hardships due to illness, disability, or crisis, our Hopeful Hearts program provides food, housing assistance, and financial aid. We offer gift cards for meals and groceries, cover travel expenses, and meet housing needs to ease the burden during tough times.

A Chance to Play Grant

Sports can be an essential part of a child’s development, but not all families can afford the costs. Our grant program helps children from K-12 participate in sports by covering registration fees and providing necessary equipment. We believe every child should have the chance to play and grow through sports.

“We also accept donations of gently used sports equipment.”

Children’s Farewell Fund

The loss of a child is a devastating experience, both emotionally and financially. Our Children’s Farewell Fund provides support during this difficult time, helping families with memorial expenses and offering emotional support from volunteers who understand their grief.

Visit From A Friend Initiative

Loneliness, depression, and anxiety can severely impact one’s well-being. Our volunteers offer companionship to the elderly, veterans, and individuals with developmental disabilities through gentle conversations, walks, or shared meals. This program helps combat isolation and fosters mental health.

The DJ Merriman Scholarship

We provide scholarships to individuals with heart defects, helping them pursue their educational dreams despite their medical challenges.

Why Your Support Matters

DJ’s Hope began with a two-fold mission: to educate families about cardiomyopathy and other heart diseases and to provide financial support to those affected by these conditions. Our organization is unique because:

100% Volunteer-Run: Nearly every penny raised goes directly to helping those in need.

Direct Impact: Your donations fund tangible support, from medical expenses and lodging to meals and educational scholarships.

Community-Focused: We aim to create a compassionate and supportive community for everyone we serve.

Our Current Challenge

The most critical challenge we currently face is expanding our capacity to assist more individuals in need. With your help, we can reach out to more people and offer the support they desperately need.

How You Can Help

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to DJ’s Hope. Your generosity will directly contribute to the wellbeing of those who need it most. Whether it’s a one-time donation or a recurring gift, every contribution counts.

Ways to Donate

One-Time Donation: Make a single contribution to support our immediate needs.

Recurring Donation: Provide ongoing support with monthly contributions.

Join Our Cause

By donating to DJ’s Hope, you’re not just giving money; you’re giving hope, love, and care to someone who urgently needs it today. Your support matters now more than ever. Together, we can make a difference.

Thank you for your generosity and kindness. Together, we can bring healing, love, and happiness to our community.