“Together we are creating hope….one key at a time”

“Keys for Hope is raising money to help rebuild the homeless shelter in Charleston, South Carolina”


Putting love and creativity in every key


Planting the seeds of hope with simple acts of kindness


Inspiring kids to be change-makers in their communities

Our Story

Keys for Hope® was started by a group of kids in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. We wanted to raise money and awareness for our local homeless shelter, One-Eighty Place (previously named Crisis Ministries). This project inspires and engages One-Eighty Placekids by decorating recycled, painted keys and turning them into little symbols of hope (key chains, necklaces, zipper pulls and ornaments). Please watch our video to learn more…

“We are kids who wanted to give back to our community in a creative and meaningful way. We realized that even as kids, we could actually help make a big difference!”

What do we hope for?


We want to help make a difference in the lives of Charleston’s homeless men, women and children. Supporting us will help the construction of the new shelter and provide much needed services for its guests. Learn more about this amazing organization, One80Place.

Help Us Reach Our Goal of $100,000!arrow

We’re are currently at 80% of our goal!

What do you hope for?

Our mission is to create a movement and empower kids around the world to use Keys for Hope as a way to raise money and awareness for causes they are most passionate about. Our dream is to create Keys for Hope fundraising kits to help kids everywhere “make keys and make a difference.”

Amount Raised $80,000!


Shelter Construction Progress photos (Prior to Completion)

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