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
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Jessica is a Kansas City Missouri, native. She is an Inspiring Motivational Speaker, (Jessica Lynn Speaks Life), she has been the keynote speaker at many events and inspirational movements. She is also the Founder and President of Giving Hope & Help Inc., “Voice of the voiceless”, survivor and advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, education and cancer support advocate, philanthropist, voice for equality and justice and the radio talk show host of JESSICA LYNN SPEAKS LIFE, formerly PURPOSE, PASSION & POWER with Jessica Lynn on KUAW Radio Station since 2016.
Jessica has received several prestigious awards and recognition’s based on her philanthropic work, humanitarianism, and leadership with Giving Hope & Help Inc. Noted are a few she has received:
- 2020 Connections to Success Community Service Honoree
- 2020 The Nefertiti Award from The Greater Kansas City Societas Docta Inc.
- 2019 The iChange Nations Community Ambassador Award.
- 2019 Honored as the 1st Kansas City Mom of the Year by Magic 107.3 Radio Station.
- 2019 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. – Women of Courage Award Recipient
- 2018 Women of Distinction of Jackson County Honoree
- 2018 TWELVE Magazine Cover Story
- 2017 LIFT HER UP Honoree
- 2014 – $10,000 Grand Prize Winner of the Be Your Possible Essay Contest sponsored by Barclaycard MasterCard.
Jessica has been featured in media, podcasts, magazines, and television many times for the impact she and the organization are making in the community and across the globe.
Jessica is a 1st generation graduate from Historical Black College and University, Southern University and A&M College – Baton Rouge, LA, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing. She also holds a Master of Science in Business Management (MSM) from Baker University – Baldwin City, KS. Jessica has over twenty-nine years of sales and management experience including ten years of pharmaceutical and medical sales experience. She is an Independent Corporate Trainer/Facilitator; a Leadership Team Member of Sisters in the Spirit, member of Polka DOT Powerhouse – Kansas City, KS Chapter, Sister’s Circle-GKC, Southern University And A&M College Alumni Federation, an INROADS Kansas City Inc. Alumna and faithful member of City Center Church.
Jessica’s personal mantra is: “I live to give, empower others to give and recognize the leader in themselves to positively impact their lives and the lives of others.”
She resides in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband of 23+ years. She loves spending time with him, their two adult children, two grandsons 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.”