H.O.P.E. Dealers Outreach is nonprofit organization that was founded by Frankie Gist after the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012. The organization was founded out of the need to fight against police brutality, gun violence, homelessness, and other plagues against marginalized communities. Originally under the name, Helping Hands Foundation, Frankie, and his team were able to fight against injustice while spreading positivity throughout their community. H.O.P.E. Dealers Outreach blossomed in 2016 and has continued to lend a helping hand to all those in need. H.O.P.E. stands for helping other people everywhere. For over ten years, HDO has done just that by offering educational programs, back to school supply drives, hygiene drives, and hosting peaceful protests for Winston-Salem, North Carolina area.
HOPE Dealers Outreach upholds the three tenets of LOVE, PEACE, and UNITY.
LOVE opens the door for change. When you love someone, you love them for who they are (then and now). Love brings room for peace.
PEACE can only be brought when love is present. Through love, peace can be achieved. Love yields peace.
UNITY grows where LOVE and PEACE come together. Only through unity can we be the change we seek in the world. Unity stands resolute against forces that are contrary to love and peace.
HOPE Dealers Outreach seek to collaborate with other organizations that uphold these values and aim to address poverty and injustice in the broader Winston-Salem, NC community. Together we can be force of change for the historically disenfranchised.
We believe in the power of hope to bring about change.
We believe in the power of love to overcome fear of "other."
We believe in the power of COMMUNITY (a community joined as one), because we can accomplish more together than we can apart.
We believe in the power of listening and seeking common ground.
We believe in the power of peaceful protest and the importance of voting.
We believe in the power of education and employment to revitalize communities and end poverty and homelessness.
We believe in the power of every human being to build a better life for themselves and others.
We believe individual and systemic justice for all, regardless of age, race, gender, or sexual identity.