Our Founder, Gloria West Lawson, Nominated As Local Community Hero By The Tampa Bay Lightning
January 24, 2017

On January 12, the Tampa Bay Lightning honored Gloria West-Lawson as 21st Community Hero; she was awarded a $50,000 grant on behalf of the Lightning.


Annual Fishing Trip With The Larry Hatchett Fishing Foundation
October 14-16, 2016

Click here to read the full story and help us reach our donation goal!


A Very Special Sibling Adoption
September 13, 2016

Click here to read the full story.


5th Annual Chair-ity Event
June 4, 2016

It’s time for our annual chair-ity event! This year it’s a little bit different than the last – we have paired up with Grand Villa of Dunedin residents, local artists and our Hope House children, to create one of a kind, hand painted chairs that will be available for you to bid on in our silent auction! If you are looking for something fun to do in Dunedin, FL this is an event you don’t want to miss.

The evening will be full of entertainment and an important message from our director, Gloria West Lawson, and a very special bonus (you will have to wait to find out!!!). If you believe in what we do and would love to come out to our event please RSVP to 727-734-4696.

Located at: Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin FL 34698


Drag Queen Charity Bingo
March 7, 2016

Come on out for a fun night of drag queen bingo and show your support! The event will be hosted at Hamburgery Mary’s Clearwater. Reservations must be made to participate. Please call Melanie Todd at 727-400-6996 and reference Fostering Hope Florida Reservation.

10 games of bingo for a $10.00 donation
Prizes + 50/50 Raffle

Located at: 28910 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33761

**Due to adult content, recommended adults only**


YMCA Autism Chili Cook-off Competition
November 14, 2015

Come on out and show your support! Interested in helping? You can help us by attending the event, participating in the chili cook off, or donating prizes! The chili cook-off will take place at the Clearwater YMCA 1005 South Highland Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756 from 11am to 2pm


6th Annual Fishing Trip
October 15-18, 2015

This will be our 6th year in a row attending this trip! This year, 30 of our Hope House children will be able to enjoy the open water. The Larry Hatchett Fishing Foundation is a 501c3 Organization based in Memphis, TN that takes foster children deep sea fishing off the coast of Destin, FL. We are currently taking children fishing from Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The 2015 trip is scheduled for October 17th and will have approximately 100+ children. Read more about LHFF here.


Grand Opening and Fundraising Event
October 10, 2015

Grand opening for a brand new shop in the Dunedin area, The OutPost. A fun event for the family, come on out make some crafts and enjoy music and food.


4th Annual Chair-ity Event
June 27, 2015

Our annual chair-ity event is finally here! This year we are adding a twist to the event and pairing up local artists with our Hope House foster kids to create one of a kind chairs. You can take them home by bidding on our silent auction. Enjoy the evening with us at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.

Check out the fun from our event here.


GiveDay Tampa Bay
May 5, 2015

Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour online giving challenge led by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Florida Next Foundation.  The midnight-to-midnight event showcases our local nonprofits and makes giving easy, whether you are a first-time donor or a long-time supporter. All it takes is a couple of clicks on your smartphone, tablet or computer.


Publix Gives Back
April 17, 2015

Over 75 Publix employees came out to our Clearwater Hope House and donated their time, effort, and compassion to our foster home that was in desperate need of attention and repair. The employees repaired fences, landscaped the backyard, painted the kids swing set, painted the kitchen cabinets, and many other helpful tasks. We are so thankful for their help and generosity. Check out photos from the event here.


Vintage Variety Show
November 17, 2014

Vintage Vanities and Retro Rags…with a burlesque twist! The event is being held at freeFall Theatre located at 6099 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33710. This night will include a fashion show with a hilarious dialogue, food and beverages, a silent auction +more to be announced! Fun for everyone ages 18+


Painting with a Twist
June 28, 2014

The painting event is held at the Clearwater Country Club and costs $35 which includes a buffet lunch and all of the painting supplies. We will all be painting the same image together!


Positive Impact Event Honoring Gloria West Lawson
April 24, 2014

Positive Impact Magazine event held at NOVA 535 in downtown, St. Pete. The event honored people in the community who are inspiring others with their work.


Fostering Hope Florida’s 3rd Annual Chair-ity Event
February 7, 2014

Our Third Annual one-of-a-kind event at Dunedin Country Club. We auctioned off hand-painted chairs and gift baskets to support Fostering Hope Florida, shared local foster alumni’s stories, and became ONE who supports positive growth in foster children in the area.


2nd Annual Ladies Night featuring a Bachelor Auction
February 28, 2013

The event was hosted by Sean Daly at The Wave Night Club at Shephard’s Beach Resort on Clearwater Beach. Photos can be found on our Facebook page


Chair-ity Event
Aug. 11, 2012

Our Second Annual one-of-a-kind event at Innisbrook Resort where we auctioned off hand-painted chairs to support Fostering Hope Florida.


Fishing Trip
October 2011

Fostering Hope Florida took 20 foster children to Destin, Florida, for a fishing trip. The kids had a wonderful weekend, leaving all their cares behind! The trip was provided courtesy of the Larry Hatchett Fishing Foundation



Chair-ity Event at Bascom’s Chop House!
May 28, 2011
See how much fun we had!


Read about the adoption by one of our Hope House families.


Fishing Trip
October 2009

Some photos from the trip may be found here.

Cheryl, Alexis and Charles were highlighted on Tampa Bay’s 10 weekly Wednesday’s Child.


Video clip of Homekeepers television show interview with Gloria West Lawson and Lynny McKeown.


On August 18, 2008, Gloria West-Lawson was featured as an Everyday Hero on Bay News 9.
Click here to view the Bay News 9 story.


On August 6, 2008, Fostering Hope Florida was featured on Tampa Bay’s 10 news.
To view the video, please visit Tampa Bay’s 10 web site


On July 17, 2008, Gloria West-Lawson was the recipient of a well-deserved makeover, compliments of Tampa Bay’s 10. To read all about it and view the video, please visit Tampa Bay’s 10 web site.


Our own Gloria West-Lawson was a semi-finalist in the Energizer Bunny Awards – nominated for her dedication to helping children in the foster care system.Click here to read her story published in the St. Pete Times on June 11, 2008.

2008 Energizer Bunny Awards Web site