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HOPE Center of Edmond was organized in April 1984 to meet a community need for a central agency to provide social services. The Center was developed by the Edmond Ministerial Alliance, an interdenominational council of churches, with volunteers and a grant from the Edmond Women’s Club. The purpose of the HOPE Center is to meet the basic needs of members in the Edmond and Arcadia community.

Our organization is funded through private donations and grants. Many of the churches in Edmond contribute regularly. Our only other regular source of funding is HOPEfully Yours, our resale shop. Clothing and household items that aren’t needed for clients are sold, and the proceeds are used to help fund our prenatal clinic and purchase fresh food items for our food pantry. Our community continues to support HOPE through food drives and volunteer hours.


HOPE Center has been providing assistance to members of the Edmond community since 1984. Our name is our mission: Helping Our People in Emergencies. We strive to meet the basic needs of the people in our community who are having personal emergencies or crises. It is difficult enough to ask for help, but imagine how hard it would be to have to go to every church in town to get enough assistance to pay a utility bill. The combined support of many of the churches, businesses, and individuals in the community means that we have the resources to provide food, clothing and utility assistance from a single community agency.

Daily Operations

Each week around 180 volunteers rotate shifts and assist staff. They are members of churches, Scout groups, university clubs, and social and service clubs, as well as high school students, college students, stay-at-home-parents, and retirees. HOPE’s Board of Directors determines the agency’s goals and guidelines, and formulates the annual budget. HOPE Center of Edmond is a non-profit, equal opportunity agency that practices non-discrimination concerning age, race, sex, religion, national origin or handicap. Any grievances concerning discrimination should be written and mailed to J. Chrislyn Sperry MBA, Executive Director or Karan Ediger, Chairman, PO Box 2915 Edmond, Oklahoma 73083.


Karan Ediger


Jeff Massad

Vice Chairman

Robyn Heerwagen 

Past Chairman

Luke Munson


Richard K. Books

Other Members

Ann Bonsteel  Deb Cardoza • Brenda Chambers • Michelle Friedel • Kandy Hadley • Reba John • Ron McCaslin • Susan Parks-Schlepp • Randel Shadid • Chris Shorow

36 Years of Service

The uncertainty of life is the major factor necessitating the need for an agency like HOPE. Most people live and make do as long as nothing extraordinary happens to them. However, for most of us, it only takes one unexpected expense or situation out of our control to disrupt our lives. The harsh reality of a hungry child or an eviction notice or utility cut-off can cause panic or hopelessness for anyone. Most of the individuals we serve are people who work hard to provide for themselves and their families, but find themselves in desperate situations. We strive to treat each client of our agency with respect and kindness and help them resolve their emergencies.

The longevity and success of the HOPE Center are a direct result of conservative management, judicious planning, and a serious commitment to accountability. Each contribution and donation is used carefully to provide the greatest benefit for clients. Keeping administrative overhead as low as possible is another way the agency maximizes its resources. This ongoing dedication to fiscal responsibility has enabled HOPE Center to continue to provide quality services to clients for over 35 years.

The staff and directors of HOPE are very conscious of the trust and confidence that the community has in the agency. Accordingly, we feel that it is important to provide the community a summary of HOPE Center’s audited financial information. The annual report charts located below show how we fulfill our mission, while operating in an efficient and transparent manner. Sound financial management and distribution, dedication to our mission, and a goal to provide a central community service agency are the key values that make the HOPE Center a responsible resource.

Fiscal Year 2018 Revenue & Expenses

      Fiscal Year 2017 Revenue & Expenses

          Fiscal Year 2016 Revenue & Expenses

              Fiscal Year 2015 Revenue & Expenses