Giving for Foundations

Your support of Refuge of Hope Ministries glorifies and serves God by providing meals for hungry men, women, and children, emergency shelter and transition to independence for homeless men, and spiritual hope through Jesus Christ.
Your generosity provides meals, shelter, and hope—every single day.

Refuge of Hope is a faith-based, non-profit 501c3, Christian rescue mission providing safe, sober shelter, hot, nutritious meals, clothing, hygiene items, and medical care for men, women, and children in Stark County. Meeting our neighbors’ needs with respect and dignity offers hope for the future…a future that is not determined by the past.

We invite you to call, visit, or better yet, get involved and see first hand how God is at work in downtown Canton because of you!

Stop in or contact Jo Ann Carpenter at (330) 453-1785 or to arrange a tour.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Refuge of Hope actively seeks business and corporate partnerships for funding, events sponsorships, and group volunteer projects. To host a fundraiser to benefit Refuge of Hope, schedule a tour of our facility, or invite a speaker to visit your business, church, or organization contact Jo Ann Carpenter at 330-453-1785 or

Matching Employee Contributions

We continually need to raise financial funds for our yearly budget. Companies can help by matching the contributions their employees make to charities. To add Refuge of Hope to your current Match Program or to start a Match Program through your organization, please contact Julie Moldvay at

Church Partnership Opportunities

Many churches sponsor Refuge of Hope through their missions giving at church. This is a blessing to families who need meals and shelter, as well as a way to share the message of Christ’s love for them. Local churches have also sent transportation for the men residing in our shelter to attend their church on Sunday. Some men’s groups host Bible Study. Prayer partners are welcome during meals to pray one on one with dinner guests.

If you are interested in becoming a Liaison between Refuge of Hope and your church, please contact Jo Ann Carpenter at 330-453-1785 or

To learn more about Giving for Foundations, contact:

Jo Ann Carpenter

Take Action Today

Your gift will bring hope to men, women, and children in our community who face hunger, poverty, and homelessness.