Giving Hope & Help is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports domestic violence survivors, provides essential resources to end period poverty, empowers college bound and non-traditional students and inspires cancer patients, lifting all those we serve to live their best life.
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.
Advocate for domestic violence awareness to encourage all to stand up, speak up and STOP domestic violence. Support DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS & the shelters in which live with year round collections and annual drives of sanitary napkins, tampons and new children and women’s packaged underwear. The feminine products also support natural disaster survivors and benefit those in need of feminine care across the globe. GH&H has shipped feminine care to Cambodia, Nairobi-Kenya, Haiti, Mexico and are currently supporting 131 girls in Limiru Kenya for one year with funding for feminine care and underwear for girls.
LOVE Bags 4 Cancer Donation & Delivery Events to uplift hospitalized MALE & FEMALE cancer patients in honor of Valentine’s Day & Mother’s Day. The LOVE Bags are hand delivered to the patients at their hospital bedside. A portion of the proceeds benefits the American Cancer Society-Kansas City. Over four hundred hospitalized cancer patients have been inspired and uplifted with the hand delivered LOVE Bags 4 Cancer since Feb. 2015.
Education Is Your Passport Program and Annual Scholarship to benefit low income, College bound high school seniors. To date GH&H has awarded 35 scholarships since the 2015 program launch. The program will expand in 2019 to award low income current year high school graduates and single parents full ride scholarships to the Metropolitan Community Colleges: Penn Valley and Maple Woods.
A Bit About the Founder
Jessica Lynn McClellan, Founder and President
Jessica is the Founder and President of Giving Hope & Help Inc., “Voice of the voiceless”, survivor and advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, philanthropist, humanitarian, radio talk show host and motivational speaker. She is a 2019 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. – Women of Courage Award Recipient, 2018 Women of Distinction of Jackson County Honoree and a 2017 LIFT HER UP Honoree, all based on her philanthropic work and leadership with Giving Hope & Help Inc. She is a 1st generation graduate from Southern University and A&M College – Baton Rouge, LA, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Marketing. She also holds a Master’s of Science in Business Management (MSM) from Baker University – Baldwin City, KS. She is the 2014 Grand Prize Winner of the Be Your Possible Essay Contest sponsored by Barclaycard MasterCard. Jessica has over twenty years of sales and management experience including ten years of pharmaceutical and medical sales experience. She is an Independent Corporate Trainer/Facilitator; an active member of the Kansas City Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Central Exchange, Southern University And A&M College Alumni Federation and is an INROADS Kansas City Inc. Alumna.
Jessica launched Giving Hope & Help Inc. in honor of her Thanksgiving birthday. November 2013. She hosted “The Thanksgiving Birthday Give”-Launch of Giving Hope & Help and 1st Annual Feminine Hygiene Product Drive to collect sanitary napkins and tampons. Over 5000 products were collected to benefit Hope House in Jackson County- 2 locations. To date Giving Hope & Help supports 20+ shelters/places of refuge and counting. GH&H launched in the BIG STATE OF TEXAS Nov. 2015. The Texas GH&H 4th Annual Feminine Hygiene Product Drive was November 3, 2018 and the GH&H Kansas City 6th Annual Feminine Hygiene Product Drive was December 8, 2018. The organization collects year round as well at partnering businesses. $10,000 worth of sanitary napkins, tampons, women and children’s underwear were donated to 5 shelters in Texas and 9 shelters in Kansas and Missouri in November and December, 2018 alone!
Jessica is happily married to Kevin. Together they raised two children. She loves spending time with them, their grandson and family.
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.”