Wow, what a year! 2019 was a wild ride, and we’re so glad you came along for the journey! We are incredibly thankful for your support as we work together to change the way the world cares for orphans. Take a look at what you’ve accomplished this year…
In 2019, we introduced not one but TWO new locations for The Hope Effect! In Chihuahua, Mexico, you are helping family-style care expand farther, faster. Thanks to your generous support, we’ve increased the number of families caring for orphaned children from 15 to 36 over the last few months! We fully anticipate reaching our goal of 50 families early next year.
And that’s not all…a few weeks ago, you raised more than $64,000 in one day on #GivingTuesday! That’s enough to fund our work in Chihuahua for all of 2020 and then some! The outpouring of generosity on #GivingTuesday was overwhelming, and we are so grateful.
Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras
In Santa Rosa, Honduras, our second new location, you are caring for orphans in times of transition. Your partnership provides a family-style environment for children as they wait for foster and adoptive families to become available. Thanks to you, children like Mario and Cristofer are experiencing the love, support, and stability of a family as they await a more permanent home.
And we’re just getting started! You’re so awesome that you fully funded this project more than 18 months ahead of schedule! Your generosity will continue to make a difference in Honduras in 2020.
This year, we continued working to obtain government approval to bring our innovative model of orphan care to Sonora, Mexico. We’ve made huge strides in building relationships with both the local government in San Luis Río Colorado and state officials in the capital city of Hermosillo. The government has expressed great interest in family-style care…and in partnering with us to make it happen!
We’re confident we’ll have some big news to share in early 2020…you won’t want to miss it! Want a hint? In the last few months, we grew our staff in Mexico and we’re speaking with several families who are interested in providing family-style care!
In the meantime, your support allows us to provide hope for children currently in government care in San Luis Río Colorado. We recently hosted our third annual Christmas party, and we’ll continue showing love to these kids while working hard to get them into families.
You Are A Hero!
It’s been a great year, and you deserve all the credit. To us, and to the countless children whose lives you’ve changed, you are a hero! Take a look at what else you’ve accomplished:
- More than $925,000 has been raised for orphan care since The Hope Effect was founded in 2015.
- More than 1,900 people have donated and become part of the solution.
- We had 344 new supporters in 2019.
- Approximately 180 people are recurring givers, and more than 75 people joined our Dollar a Day Team when it launched in May 2019.
Will you help us finish strong in 2019? As this year comes to a close, please consider The Hope Effect for a tax-deductible, year-end donation.
It’s quick, easy and secure to provide a one-time gift or set up a recurring monthly donation. Every gift helps provide loving, family-style care for orphaned and vulnerable children. Every gift changes a life.
Thank you again for such an incredible year. None of this would be possible without you! You are doing great things…and together, we are changing the way the world cares for orphans!