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Frequently Asked Questions

Hope Takes Flight

Every year, we field lots of questions about the Hope Takes Flight Suitcase Party, so we’ve compiled a list of the most popular questions below. If you have a question that isn’t addressed in the list below, and you can’t find the information you need elsewhere on this website, please contact Chad Gardner at 

WHAT IS THE HOMELESS FAMILIES FOUNDATION? The Homeless Families Foundation is a 501 c3 whose mission is to educate and nurture children while empowering families to achieve stable housing and self sufficiency. Learn More

SHOULD I PACK A SUITCASE FOR THIS EVENT? Someone is leaving on a private jet at 9:00 PM - will it be you? Think positive and pack your bag like you know you will be spending the weekend out of town! Additionally, a luxury staycation will be awarded that night, so there  is more than one reason to have a suitcase in tow.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO PACK? Details for 2019 NetJets Experience will be available soon and this information will help you decide what to pack.               

SHOULD I BRING MY SUITCASE INTO THE PARTY? Due to space constraints and concerns about party-goers losing their bags, we ask that all guests leave their suitcases in their cars. Don’t worry, the lucky winners will be escorted back to their cars to retrieve their bags prior to departure.

CAN I BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR? Yes.  Price increase to First Class $175 and Jetsetter $125.

WHAT’S THE DRESS CODE FOR THE HOPE TAKES FLIGHT SUITCASE PARTY? Cocktail attire.  Remember, you might be getting on a private jet at 9:00 PM, so dress the part!

WHERE CAN I PARK? Complimentary valet will be provided at Signature Flight Support.  

WHERE EXACTLY IS THE SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT HANGER AT JOHN GLENN COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT? The main entrance to Signature Flight Support is located at 4130 E 5th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219.  MAP

HOPE TAKES FLIGHT IS A CHARITY EVENT – IS MY TICKET COST TAX-DEDUCTIBLE? Yes, but  not 100%. Hope Takes Flight is a charity event, your donation will be partially tax-deductible – you must reduce your tax deduction by the amount of the goods/services you receive. We recommend that you consult a tax professional to discuss these matters in detail.

I PURCHASED TICKETS BUT CAN’T ATTEND THE EVENT – CAN I GET A REFUND? Our standard policy is that we DO NOT issue refunds or rain checks – all sales are final.