About Help Give Hope

Help Give Hope was established in 1981 to assist needy children and families in Southwest Missouri. Originally designed to only provide Christmas assistance, the charity now has a robust year-round mission and has become one of Southwest Missouri’s largest children’s charities. We serve Greene, Northern Christian and western Webster counties.

We assist families with utilities, rent, gas vouchers and educational help throughout the year. Our 2016 Christmas…provided Christmas to 212 families. Since 2006 we have assisted almost 2,500 families and over 8,000 children with a Merrier Christmas. We also offer a used car program that has become one of the largest in the Midwest…with over 125 vehicles donated to families in need since the program’s inception. We are excited about our new mentoring program that will provide positive adult role models for at-risk youth.

100% of all donations go directly to families in need. All donations are private. Help Give Hope receives no government assistance.

Fun facts: Since 2006 HGH has given away 4,544 Bikes, over 600 twin beds to children who did not have a bed, 82 cribs, 133 Kitchen tables.

Our Mission

Since 1981, Help Give Hope has been committed to helping needy families have a brighter future. The efforts of our donors and volunteers has made a difference for thousands of Ozarks children and families.

Over 8000 Ozarks children have had a merrier Christmas

138 families have received reliable transportation

Thousands of dollars given for general assistance

Our Board

Wade Palmer, President
Help Give Hope Founder; Wade Palmer and Associates

Mitch Wilson, Secretary

Bill Miller, Treasurer
Miller & Associates CPAs and Advisors

Murray Beairsto, Executive Director


Michael Brady
President & CEO, Steelman Transportation

Jim Crumpley
President, Jim Crumpley & Associates

Mike Goodwin
Community Volunteer

Jeff Hutchens
President, Hutchens Industries

Rod Loomer
Attorney; Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer & Patton

Phyllis Palmer
Wade Palmer and Associates

Janice Tyndall
Renegade Chemicals, LLC

John Wyrsch
Community Volunteer

Sandy Zurfluh
Community Volunteer

Michael-BradyI was hooked from day one. To me, it’s become a family of volunteers. It’s become more than just what we do – it is the family I get to meet every time we’re together doing something for the group.
– Michael Brady
Help Give Hope board member