What does The Hope Effect do?
The Hope Effect is a non-profit organization changing how the world cares for orphans by implementing new family-based solutions around the world.
The Hope Effect facilitates two-parent, family-style homes that provide opportunity for each child to flourish and thrive in a family environment.
Access to health, dental, and social care is provided while each child is prepared for the future through education, responsibility, support and the loving structure that parents were designed to provide.
We inspire giving and empower others to fundraise for the care of orphans around the world. We use 100% of public donations directly in the construction or implementation of orphan care.
For donors, we provide detailed information concerning how and where their donation is being used. Then, we provide updates and photos throughout the process on their specific project. We are passionate about connecting those who give to the communities they’ve changed.
Who started The Hope Effect?
The Hope Effect is founded by Joshua Becker and Joe Darago. Friends since college, their hearts beat for similar passions.
Why orphan care?
UNICEF estimates there are 18 million children worldwide who have lost both parents. This number does not include the 8 million orphans living in orphanages or the millions of invisible children living on the streets, trafficked, or forced into combat.
Many people believe the orphan crisis is being adequately addressed… but the facts tell a different story. There is growing research on the damaging effects of traditional, institutional orphan care.
When children do not receive adequate personal interaction within a loving environment, development is stunted and learning abilities are delayed or lost. Many orphanages are simply unaware of the damaging physical and psychological impact institutional care has on children. Many kids age out only to face a future of crime, prostitution, or trafficking.
The Hope Effect is changing orphan care by providing solutions that mimic the family.
Where can I get information on The Hope Effect financials?
Our financial records are prepared by Ronald Blue & Company, Tempe AZ. The Hope Effect would be happy to provide 990 forms upon request. Simply email Emily for more information.
How does The Hope Effect use 100% of donations to fund orphan communities?
We depend on private donors, foundations, and sponsors to fund our operations. They cover everything from staff salaries to office supplies to our flights in the field. Because of their private donations, we can use all public donations to fund orphan communities in developing countries.
Where in the world does The Hope Effect work?
The Hope Effect built its first family-style home on the campus of La Providencia in Siguatepeque, Honduras. Our partners, La Providencia, are experts, with years of proven progress.
How do you choose which country to work in?
We work with partners around the world to assess and determine communities in need of new orphan care solutions. We choose the countries where we work based on current orphan care conditions, political stability, and the availability of strong local partnerships.
Please note: The Hope Effect cannot accommodate requests from donors for projects in certain countries. We ask that you trust our judgment in determining where your funds will go. We are honored you chose to support The Hope Effect and we are committed to being good stewards of your fundraising efforts. You can be sure that 100% of the money you give or raise will go to an orphan community that is very much in need.
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