Meet Our Staff

Megan VandeBogert

Megan VandeBogert is the Executive Director of Hope thru Soap. She has lived in Atlanta for 33 years. She is originally from Wisconsin but views Atlanta as her hometown. With a career in Human Resources and Management she brings a background of Employment Law, Organizational and Business Leadership, Project Management, Event and Meeting Management, and Outreach Coordination to Hope thru Soap. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. She also holds certificates in Grant Writing and Non-Profit Essentials Management. Recently, she obtained a certificate from Cornell University in Women in Leadership during their 2020 Spring program. For the past 20 years Megan has served in a volunteer role with various organizations focusing on homelessness and generational poverty in the Atlanta area. Megan joined Hope thru Soap in August of 2017 as a volunteer and in January of 2019 was hired as the Executive Director for Hope thru Soap. Megan reports directly to the Board of Directors and her responsibilities to the organization include Fundraising/ Grant Writing, Partnership and Program Development, Outreach Development, Business Engagement/Corporate Sponsorships, Strategic Business Planning, Management of Hope thru Soap’s KIDZ Program, Operations Management and Volunteer Coordination. Two projects in 2020 that Megan is very proud of are the development of the Hope thru Soap Covid-19 Response effort to continue serving the less fortunate in their communities by providing weekly food and hygiene security as well as a collaborative Voter Registration Program that allows the homeless and individuals living in poverty across the City of Atlanta the ability to Register to Vote and have access to cast their Vote in the early elections. In Megan’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets.

Jason Winter

Jason Winter is the founder and CEO of Hope thru Soap. He is a native to Atlanta. With a career background in management and sales, he brings a knowledge base of business management, sales, marketing and social media marketing. Jason is proud of the growth he and his team have had with Hope thru Soap. Since 2014, Jason has served with other organizations focused on feeding the homeless until he created the nonprofit organization Hope thru Soap in 2016. Jason saw the need in the homeless community that it is hard for people living on the streets to have the basic necessities that most take for granted. He had an idea of not only bringing hot showers to them…but also to provide haircuts, clothing and food. Jason believes that hygiene gives us confidence to interact with one another. When you look good, smell good and feel good…there is nothing in your way of carrying a conversation with others. Jason has built relationships with those we help and calls everyone on the streets a friend. He has one mission…hoping to make someone’s day better than the day before. When Jason is not working, he enjoys golfing, grilling on his Kamado Joe as well as spending time with his family and pets.