Time to brag on you a bit! We’ve always known our supporters are awesome, but now we have even more proof.
A recent report from Giving USA says charitable giving by individual Americans declined in 2018. Not only that, but individual giving decreased by the largest amount in ten years.
What does this have to do with you? Well, as American charitable giving decreased, The Hope Effect’s donations INCREASED, and in 2018 we had our biggest year yet! That’s incredible – we are so grateful for your support and partnership! And that got us thinking…what makes The Hope Effect – and our supporters – different? Let’s take a look!
A Need We Can All Relate To – Every Child Deserves a Family
We all know the importance of families (but if you need some convincing – or want to see some really cute kids – check out this video). Families provide loving, stable, supportive environments for children. But currently, not every child has the opportunity to grow up in a family. Millions of children are living in institutional care, which has damaging effects on their physical and psychological development.
The Hope Effect is changing orphan care by providing family-based solutions. Two-parent, family-style care provides opportunities for children to flourish and thrive. And that’s something we can all get behind!
Rapid Growth and Success – Pioneering and Expanding Family-Style Care
The Hope Effect was founded in late 2015, and thanks to you, we’ve seen incredible growth and success! We are now working to improve orphan care in several locations in Mexico and Honduras.
In Santa Rosa, Honduras, we are partnering with a like-minded organization, Legacy of Hope Foundation, to care for orphans in times of transition. Our transition home – the only resource of its kind in Western Honduras – provides a family-style environment for children as they wait for foster and adoptive families to become available.
In Chihuahua, Mexico, we are partnering with another organization, Familia LightShine, to expand family-style foster care. Together, we’ll be able to triple the capacity to offer family-style care in Chihuahua, with a goal to expand to 50 foster families over the next several months.
And in Sonora, Mexico, we are pioneering family-style care and awaiting government approval to bring our innovative model of orphan care to the city of San Luis Río Colorado.
Directing Your Donation – The 100% Model
At The Hope Effect, we know that when you make a donation, you want your money to be used for the reason it was given. That’s why we empower our donors to direct their donation.
You can choose to put 100% of your donation directly into orphan care – getting kids into families and providing quality nutrition, education, and health care. Or, you can help with our “behind the scenes” expenses and support the awesome team of people who work hard to make it happen. And if you’re not sure which option to choose, no problem! Just let us know you’d like us to direct your gift to the area that currently has the biggest need.
We appreciate the trust our donors have in us, and we always honor our donors’ selections. We’re so grateful for every gift, and you can be confident it will help make a difference!
Engaged and Passionate Supporters – That’s You!
Our work is only possible because of you. You continue to amaze us with your support and generosity…not only in 2018, but in this year as well! Just a few highlights…
Last November, you raised $39,000 in ONE DAY on #GivingTuesday…our largest single fundraising day ever! And when we introduced our Dollar a Day Team this May, you blew our goal of 50 Dollar a Day teammates out of the water! We had 75 people commit to changing the way the world cares for orphans through their donation of one dollar a day. Amazing!
There’s no doubt about it…your generosity is changing lives and having an impact across the globe. Thank you for changing the way the world cares for orphans!