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about us

who we are
we are a program of Children of The Americas, which was founded in 1974 in Santa Teresita Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico.

how we started
help {=} hope started out as friends getting together for dinner a couple times a month to talk over what was happening in the world and in our lives. After just a few meals we realized it wasn’t enough to just talk about problems, we wanted to be doing something about them.

what we do
For our first project, we partnered with our friends at Children of the Americas and collected enough school supplies to fill 40 backpacks. The only problem was, we didn’t know any kids at all… let alone kids that needed school supplies.

We started asking around and within 2 weeks from the time we started collecting supplies, all our backpacks were gone! Including two we handed over to students at 6:30am on the first day of school.

Over the remainder of 2009, we made over 4,000 Christmas cards sent to soliders stationed overseas, sewed bags that were filled with small gifts and given out at a local battered women’s shelter for Mother’s Day, partnered up with Upper Room, Elk Grove, CA to give out 14 food boxes to families over the Thanksgiving break, gave 2 trash bags full of fabric to a group that makes blankets for an emergency shelter, and through it all… had a great time together!

what’s next

In 2010 we have 3 major project goals with a projected budget of $5,000.

120 students will receive backpacks with supplies to start the new school year
20 families will receive boxes of food over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend
Freeway Youth Center in Kiev, Ukraine will receive enough art supplies for a year’s worth of after school program.



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