Our Story

After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, people in Sudbury were moved to take action to help others in need. The idea caught on. 

Those people called a few people who called a few more and HOPEsudbury was born—a diverse group of residents, town employees and business people—young and young at heart—working as a community to help those in need of support, encouragement and financial assistance.

Since that time, HOPEsudbury has sponsored a variety of activities and events designed to strengthen community ties while raising money, collecting items and showing support for people in need.

A special thank you to HOPEsudbury Silver Sponsor
Stuart Beeby Photography for creating this video in honor of our 20th anniversary!

Giving at Home

Our signature program, The HOPE Fund, is a valuable source of short-term financial assistance for local individuals and families with emergency or unexpected financial need. The Fund has distributed more than $850,000 since it was established in 2002. Each year 60-70 Sudbury families who have fallen on hard times turn to The HOPE Fund for support.


Giving Beyond Our Borders

Each year we direct a portion of our charitable giving to nonprofit organizations across the state, the country and the world serving people struggling to meet basic needs. We also support agencies engaged in rapid response to natural disasters. In 2016, our Beyond Our Borders giving included $7,000 in financial support to organizations working “to nourish the body, soul and mind of under-resourced children around the world.”

The Power of Community

The “giving” piece of HOPEsudbury is only one part of what we do. First and foremost, our mission is to create opportunities for Sudbury citizens to work together for the common good. Through our popular Telethon & Auction and our various community drives and events, HOPEsudbury encourages residents from all walks of life to share their time, talents and treasures to support others in need.