About Us

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OUR MISSION

Giving Hope & Help is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that compassionately partners with other human service nonprofit organizations, the community, businesses and individuals to meet needs and make a difference.

OUR VISION

Giving Hope & Help values and acts upon the opportunity to provide hope and help for every person to pursue happiness, health, wealth and education via the avenues, fundraisers and support offered by the organization.

OUR WORK

Support domestic violence shelters with product drives, motivational, leadership, financial seminars and volunteerism activities to benefit survivors of domestic violence

Education is Your Passport Program – Fundraising to provide educational and financial assistance for Pre-K thru Adult College Students. Our goal is to get students to and through college while building character and life skills for success.

Fundraising for the cure of cancer (no specific type). Support for cancer patients, survivors and their families.

Year-round collection of sanitary napkins and tampons for global distribution to aid survivors of natural disasters

A Bit About the Founder

Jessica Lynn McClellan, Founder and President

Jessica’s passion is to make a difference through her humanitarian and philanthropic efforts with Giving Hope & Help. She is a Kansas City native and resides in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a KCMO suburb. She has been happily married to Kevin for over 17 years. Together they are raising two children: their daughter is a freshman at Jackson State University and their son is a freshman at Lee’s Summit West High School.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, LA. She received a Master’s of Science in Business Management, (MSM), from Baker University- Baldwin City, Kansas. Jessica is a faithful member of Harvest Church International Outreach and has always had a heart to help others through her community outreach endeavors. She volunteered as an Instructor at Joseph School of Business from 2009 to 2011. She has shared her time and gift of motivational speaking to benefit residents of Women’s Shelters, children’s and teen homes and Women’s Day events at churches. While a BeautiControl Inc. Certified Image Consultant, Free-Lance Makeup Artist, and VP of Workplace Spa she empowered women, men and children serving them at schools, homes and the workplace with her Relaxing Spa Escapes and Makeovers. She also serves the community as a member of, Divas Who Serve.

Jessica is currently a Clinical EMR (Electronic Medical Record), Analyst/Consultant for Software Applications. She has traveled the country training physicians and nursing staff to increase patient care via Cerner software applications. She has over 20 years of sales and marketing and management experience including 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical sales and medical sales.

Jessica faithfully answered the call to fulfill her heart’s desire with the launch of Giving Hope & Help in honor of her birthday which is at Thanksgiving. November 2013, she hosted “The Thanksgiving Birthday Give”- Feminine Hygiene Product Drive in honor of her birthday to collect feminine hygiene products, (sanitary napkins and tampons) “The Thanksgiving Birthday Give” was a success! Over 5000 products were donated from friends, family, businesses and the community to support survivors of domestic violence at Hope House in Jackson County. The drive is now an annual event sponsored by Giving Hope & Help. The drive’s ultimate goal is to supply feminine hygiene products across the globe to deliver to survivors of natural disasters, i.e.: hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunami’s, etc. while continuing to support domestic violence shelters.

FOUNDATIONAL SCRIPTURES

2 Corinthians 9:7d-8 New International Readers Version

Vs. 7d-God loves a cheerful giver. Vs. 8-And God is able to shower all kinds of

blessings on you. In all things and at all times you will have everything you

need. You will do more and more good works. 

Matthew 25:40 New International Version 

The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”