High Hopes Foundation’s Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the High Hopes Foundation a part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation?
A: No, even though our missions are similar, we are not affiliated. New Hampshire Make-A-Wish is part of a national federation that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. However, we do accept or make referrals for families whose wishes may or may not comply with our respective Experience granting policies.

Q: Does High Hopes have any paid employees?
A: With the exception of one paid employee, the High Hopes Foundation is a completely volunteer-run organization. From the Executive Committee and General Board Members to administrative staff and more – they selflessly offer their time and skills to ensure High Hopes remains a positive influence in the community.

Q: How can I help High Hopes?
A: High Hopes is always looking for help and there are a number of ways for people and businesses to contribute. Whether you’d like to make a financial donation, volunteer at or sponsor one of our events, or join our organization, every little bit helps. For more information on ways you can support High Hopes, refer to our Ways You Can Help resource.

Q: Do I need any special talents to be a member of High Hopes?
A: No, High Hopes is comprised of individuals from all walks of life with many talents. Our common bond is our desire to grant Experiences to our seriously and chronically ill New Hampshire children. If you’d like to make a difference in children’s lives our Volunteering page is a great way to learn more. Whether you’re looking for a short-term commitment (i.e. lending a hand at an event) or something long-term (i.e. joining the organization), we try to make the experience fun and rewarding for all. Our work is a labor of love and compassion, and High Hopes can offer you many ways to share your talents and become a part of our team.

Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?
A: High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a “Public Charity” and as such, is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. Check out the Donating page for more information on charitable giving. For more specific details, you should consult a tax professional to learn about donating to a charity and how it will impact your tax status.