BENEFITING: HOPE SHINES INC
ORGANIZER: HOPE SHINES INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 24, 2015
Thanks for visiting our campaign! Take a sec to scroll through the pics on this page, and then keep reading.... Here's why -
I’m new to Hope Shines. But I’ve been working in international development for almost 20 years, and my little tripadvisor map tells me I’ve traveled to over 30 countries as a result.
And still after all this time, I am often overwhelmed by the sheer volume of need in the world today – and the huge number of “causes” out there to help fill them.
Maybe you feel like this too?
What I’ve done is to find the small place where I can make a difference. I'm volunteering with Hope Shines – a little non-profit that provides education and health programming to orphans and other vulnerable children in Rwanda.
Hope Shines is maybe one of the smallest organizations I’ve ever been involved with – but it is small for a reason. We only bite off what we can chew, and make sure that ALL of the money raised and generous donations received are accounted for in the programs we implement.
This Giving Tuesday our campaign is focused on our core program – Basic Needs for Education – through which we pay for the daily school fees, books, supplies, and uniforms some of the most marginalized children in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali.
Rwanda has come a long way in socio-economic growth since the 1994 genocide, but there are lasting scars on every person and family today. Orphans are placed with local families for care – many who do not have the resources to pay the fees required for sending them to public school. And like most sub-Saharan Africa countries, there remains a large swath of the community living in poverty.
Your donation – however large or small – will go toward improving the lives of 60 children that we are adding to this mission. It allows them to live healthier lives, and helps alleviate the financial struggles of their families. Giving to Hope Shines means providing an opportunity for a child to be pro-active with their health and become a more educated thriving adult.
A little goes a long way. As an extra bonus, we are lucky enough to be able to give a Travel Set Go membership for all donations of $25 or more.
For more details on our efforts, please see the campaign's main page, and/or our website - hopeshines. org. Maybe you even will want to join us next year at Hope Shines' Summer Camp - check it out!