Hands of Hope SCA was founded by Ms. Cecelia Mitchell in 2013 in Tampa, FL. The name of the organization was changed to Hands of Hope-Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation in 2014 and was given non-profit status in 2015. In 2019, Hands of Hope was able to move into an office space in Tampa and further enhance the communtiy services we offer.
Hands of Hope is looking to generate funding for sustainability of the sickle cell community and the Community Resource Office, located at 11213 N Nebraska Ave Suite #404, Tampa, FL 33612
Since its founding, Hands of Hope has educated over 3,000 community neighbors about sickle cell trait/disease. We now currently offer free sickle cell trait/disease screenings, counseling and tutoring to the community, as well as multiple other services. All services are provided free of charge.
Hands of Hope supports the Tampa Bay community in a variety of ways, including an annual Sickle Cell Walk in September and an annual fashion show in March. We also have a community recognition program, a feed the community event, a candlelight vigil and a Thanksgiving feast, all at different times throughout the year. Hands of Hope also provides community service opportunities for students.
We appreciate the support that we receive from the community and thank you for your continued efforts.