In 2003, I participated in an educational trip to southern Ethiopia which was in the grips of a severe famine. I was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the suffering I witnessed.
In the summer of 2005, I returned to Ethiopia to volunteer with a local organization. I returned home with renewed inspiration and a mission to find sponsors for 20 AIDS orphans. I never imagining that that first small step would grow into the Hope for Children Fund that we know today.
Thanks to the hard work of our remarkable partners in Ethiopia, our many generous donors, and a dedicated group of volunteers here in the U.S., I have had the privilege of seeing first-hand the positive changes we have helped bring about in the lives of more than 1,000 children.
I hope that you will join our family of friends as we work together to make children’s lives better, one child at a time.
With gratitude, Carol Rhees