Hope House “Wishlist”
West Texas Gifts of Hope (WTGOH) residents and staff have created a list of supplies needed to help support the Hope House and other services. If you would like to purchase one of these items to donate, we would appreciate your contribution and will provide a written acknowledgement of your charitable gift.
- Bottled water
- Toilet paper
- Paper towels and napkins
- Paper plates (paper is better than Styrofoam)
- 12 oz cold drinking cups
- 12 oz hot drinking cups
- Hand soap
- Lysol or other room freshening spray
- Laundry detergent (pods are better than powder)
- Roundup weed spray
- Sandwich size zip lock bags
- 50 count Lay chips (assorted or potato chips—not spicy hot)
- Keebler choc chip cookies or plain shortbread Sandies
- Fruit cups
- Large plain peanut butter
- Grape jam
- Sam’s gift cards – any denomination
West Texas Gifts of Hope has many volunteer opportunities. Whether you work full time or you are retired, we can find a place for you. WTGOH relies on its volunteers to help keep the operational costs at minimum, allowing us to focus on patient programs and care. WTGOH also collaborates with West Texas Cancer Center (WTCC) to provide volunteer support. The purpose of the volunteer program at WTCC is to provide desirable services for patients and staff which supplement those provided by the paid staff. The volunteer staff is dedicated to developing and maintaining a compassionate partnership which offers an extra dimension of care and service to patients, empathy for families and visitors, and supportive services for the medical staff.
- Office assistance at Hope House
- Providing refreshments for support groups
- Providing snacks and goodies at WTCC and/or Hope House
- Prayer Group Facilitation
- Yard work at Hope House
- Providing supplies for Hope House
- Making and serving lunch for the patients at WTCC
- Serving as host and greeter at WTCC
Want to get involved?
Submit Volunteer Application for opportunities to be a part of the mission at West Texas Gifts of Hope.
Program and Services TeamThis team assists with patient service at the West Texas Cancer Center and at Hope House. At the cancer center, volunteers meet and greet patients and serve sandwiches and snacks to the chemo patients. At Hope House, volunteers greet patients and assist with daily operations.
List of VolunteersCurrent Volunteers – Lunch Service
- Anne Ledbetter
- Becky Walker
- Cindy Davidson
- Delma Balerio
- Dianna Fields
- Gina Hood
- Janet Urias
- Kay Butler
- Dan Yarbrough
- Janice Yarbrough
- Linda Pierce
- Lynn Gawlik
- Mandy Higgins
- Marcella Galindo
- Reta Burns
- Rhonda Taube
- Tammie Hammett
- Roni Hampton
- Teresa Shelton
- Tina Almodova
Chick-Fil-A University Blvd, Odessa, TX location.
Nate Saxton, owner and general manager of Chick-Fil-A University Blvd, with his employees, had a cookie drive for Cancer Awareness every Friday of October. A percentage of the proceeds were donated to West Texas Gifts of Hope. Nate and some of his staff visited Hope House on November 2nd to present a $2,000 check.
West Texas Gifts of Hope sponsoring gifts for children going through cancer treatment at Texas Oncology.
Notes from our clients…
“Thank you for serving lunch to us while we faced a long day of chemo. A friendly face and a good sandwich made the afternoon so much easier to face."
Patient from Fort Stockton
“We shall be forever grateful for the service that Hope House has provided. We could not have driven home every day and the beds were even good.”
Patient from Terlingua
“We needed a wheel chair for my husband and West Texas Gifts of Hope delivered it to our door. God Bless you.”
Patient from Odessa
Hope House Odessa serves cancer patients undergoing treatments who live afar. Al had radiation treatments 5 days a week for 8 weeks and it would have been very difficult for us to drive back and forth every day during this time as we live 150 miles from Odessa.
Hope House provides clean, comfortable living quarters with a staff that is professional, caring and helpful.
The staff - paid,volunteers and the Board of Directors of Hope House are totally dedicated to serving God by providing this great service for cancer patients and they are committed to making your stay comfortable and as stress free as possible.
Thank you Hope House - you are a true blessing for making our ordeal actually pleasant by your provision for us and so many other cancer patients.
Al & Jenie Marathon