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  • By Hope Worldwide
  • 09 Sep, 2016

Toronto Ukrainian Festival Parade

Every year, thousands of people join the Ukrainian Festival Parade at the Toronto Ukrainian Festival. This year, HOPE worldwide Canada invites volunteers to march in the parade on Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in support of the Helping Hand for Ukraine project. The aim of this project is to collect and deliver humanitarian aid to forced migrants from Eastern Ukraine and to provide psychological assistance to children traumatized by the war in Eastern Ukraine and their families. This is a unique opportunity to support Ukrainian children and raise awareness about our partnership with HOPE worldwide Ukraine. Please come and join us; we are looking for as many friends as possible to walk with us! Feel free to bring your friends and family to enjoy the festival afterwards! Click for more information.

 Superheroes 4 Orphans Walk 2016

HOPE worldwide would like to invite you to participate in an exciting 5K walk/run on Saturday, October 8 at 9 am to raise funds to provide care and support for orphans throughout Africa. The theme is inspired by the numerous superheroes in movies and comic books who were once orphans as well as the fact that we want to be superheroes for the orphans across the African continent who are so easily forgotten. You, your family, your friends and your employers are invited to walk in the event, donate funds or support volunteers participating in the event. The orphan epidemic in Africa due to AIDS continues to grow; UNICEF estimates that 18 million orphans now face increasingly desperate challenges due to increasing poverty and a lack of health care, education, nutrition and child protection services. Millions of young girls are at risk of rape, abuse and violence. HOPE worldwide has worked with children in Africa for 20 years, providing care and support to over 170,000 orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana and South Africa. Funds raised will supply food, educational materials, health care, staff training, capacity-building and program development for these initiatives.

Donations can be made by cash, check (payable to HOPE worldwide with “Atlanta 4 Africa Walk” in the memo) or credit card online at www.hopeww.org/superheroes. All supporters will receive an official receipt from HOPE worldwide for tax purposes. Please visit hopewwafrica.org or click for more information.

Celebration of Caring Golf Classic 

You’re invited to join the 3rd Annual Celebration of Caring Golf Classic in Key Biscayne, FL on Friday, November 11 (tee times start at 1 pm with dinner to follow) benefiting HOPE worldwide Bolivia and the Hospital Arco Iris. HOPE worldwide’s medical partnership with Arco Iris provides critical assistance to one of the poorest countries in South America as they reach out to impoverished individuals in La Paz, Bolivia. Their outreach includes operating mobile medical units and providing care to more than 30,000 street children as well as initiating leadership development, nursing education and patient safety. VEmbling_151027small.jpgHOPE worldwide Bolivia is also focused on the operation of the Centro Medico Internacional HOPE clinic, a state-of-the-art medical facility opened to create a sustainable social enterprise in Bolivia. Profits from the clinic help fund social programs such as early childhood development programs within Hospital Arco Iris (with 15,000 child visits thus far), a children’s library, preschool educative and recreational activities, a community center and many other initiatives supporting orphans, teenage moms, impoverished families and the disabled. Click to register and for more information.

By Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope 22 Jun, 2017
Dr. Phavarine Menh, a member of the Phnom Penh Church of Christ and a HOPE worldwide physician in Cambodia since 1998, recently inspired an international audience at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio as she became the first international recipient of the “Empathy Amplified” award for compassion and empathy in medical care.

The occasion was the 8th annual conference entitled “Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation” and was hosted by the renowned Cleveland Clinic (ranked the #2 Hospital in the United States by U.S. News and World Report). The “Empathy Amplified” award goes to only one recipient each year and “Dr. Rin,” as she is affectionately known, became the first ever international awardee.

Overcoming the Odds
Growing up during the reign of the Khmer Rouge, Dr. Rin like so many of her colleagues lost immediate family members and suffered a traumatic childhood with a severe disruption in her education. Despite major obstacles, in 1992 she completed her medical education in Russia and joined the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE staff in 1998. She is well known for her humility, compassion and love for the poor. Her nomination was a surprise, and unknown to her until she received the congratulatory letter from the Cleveland Clinic.

In nominating her, Maricel Manoza, a member of the SHCH finance staff, whose father suffered a stroke and was treated by Dr. Rin, noted her ability to “ understand our fears and motivations and make us feel safe. She restored our hope to a place we thought would never exist ”.

Dr. Rin stated, “It is my privilege to treat sick people, to help them have a better life and restore them to their beloved families.” She praised the culture of “kindness, compassion, integrity and respect” that has long been the hallmark of the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE and praised her colleagues whom she felt were equally deserving of the award. She concluded by saying, “Every day I get to go home from work knowing that I made a difference, that I was able to help change a life, change a family, change a nation…one at a time.”


Dr. Rin Receiving the Empathy Amplified Award

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A Timely Challenge
She received a standing ovation by over 2,000 attendees as she walked off the stage. Her message is a timely one for all those who heal the sick. In her gentle way, without even knowing it, Dr. Rin laid down a challenge for us all: to rise above our obstacles and make this world a better place through empathy and compassionate service.

To help support the compassionate work of Dr. Rin and many others serving alongside her in Phnom Penh, make a gift today, change a life tomorrow.  
By Hope Worldwide 11 Apr, 2017
Susan Correa, a fashion entrepreneur in New York City has launched a clothing line and committed a portion of the proceeds from every garment sold to support HOPE ww  Children’s Nutritional Optimization Program in Central America. At HOPE  worldwide , our volunteers, donors and business partners are as unique and diverse as the families we serve. We are blessed to have passionate people engaging in many powerful ways. Susan Correa, fashion entrepreneur, philanthropist and member of the New York City Church of Christ, is shaking up the children's fashion industry with a sustainable business model and a compassionate bottom line.

In 2014, in an effort to make a better business model, Susan launched “Empower”, a school lunch program for undernourished children in India. For every purchase from her cooper & ella clothing line, Susan committed to provide a hot, nutritious meal. What started as a simple act of compassion ended up as a contribution of 186,000 meals for children attending a school operated by HOPE  foundation  India. Like most successful entrepreneurs, this was only the first step in her passionate mission to do business better.

In January 2017, Susan launched her new fashion line, art & eden. This new children's clothing line is the result of a two-year process for Susan as she followed her dream to create clothing that is better for the planet, better for the people who make them and better for the people who wear them. This time, a portion of every garment sold will benefit HOPE ww’s  Children’s Nutritional Optimization Program in Central America.

As a part of the HOPE  worldwide  Community Service Brigades, the Nutritional Optimization Program will help children with health challenges feel better, focus better and develop better during their most formative years. Susan’s business has committed to donate 7,000 doses of albendazole to cure 3,500 kids from stomach parasites and 1 million multivitamins to help kids rebuild and maintain health. Improved nutrition gives each child the opportunity to reach their full potential height experience healthy physical brain development and fully mature in their emotional and mental health.

We are so proud to have business partners like Susan as we work together to serve those in need. The fashion industry is taking note of this inspiring social enterprise. Susan’s line and our partnership have been featured on the cover of Smallish Magazine as well as covered by Redbook Magazine, fashion blogs and other industry publications ( www.artandeden.com/blogs/press ). 

PARTNER WITH US! To learn more, please email russ.hargrove@hopeww.org.
By Hope Worldwide 10 Apr, 2017
By Hope Worldwide 10 Apr, 2017

Jenny Harkabus spent Christmas serving in the Philippines. She wrote this, and also made a short video:

I did not imagine that I would be spending Christmas in the Philippines for my first HOPE Youth Corps experience. This opportunity has deeply changed my perspective on the importance of service in my daily walk.

We are created in God's image, therefore we are meant to help and serve others. I know this to be true because I have never felt so used by God and fulfilled, than the times spent serving and pouring out my love in the Philippines.

James 1:27 says, " Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." Some translations refer to this as true religion. The bible also stresses the importance of giving to the poor (1 John 3:17, Matt 9:21, Proverbs 14:31). God considers caring for the poor and orphans as true religion, yet this can be an area of faith that is overlooked.

I was privileged to spend time with girls who have experienced trauma and abuse at the HOPE worldwide center in Laguna. Many of these girls have been separated from their families, becoming orphans, as a result of the abuse they have experienced. I also received the opportunity to play with children within the community as we rebuilt their homes and provided them with medical care. I witnessed the children’s precious value for human relationships, as they clung to me emotionally and physically. They showed me instant love and respect, which I find to be rare in today’s society. Our focus should be about investing in others just as the children in the Philippines invested in me.

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