Corporate giving at Christmas really makes a difference. The incredible story of Specsavers in Kolkata this year is a glowing testament to CSR in action and the engagement of such a wonderful group of people with communities who needed their health and expertise.
The annual Santa Splash for The Hope Foundation took place on Sunday 10th December on Garretstown Beach! Huge thanks to everyone who took part and thanks to Provision for the lovely photos. We’re shivering just looking at them!
Legendary Irish footballer Robbie Keane was a very special visitor to Ashirbad Boys home in Kolkata recently. Robbie played soccer and signed jerseys for the boys, showing great compassion for the children who are helped by HOPE.
We were delighted to have visited the village Ghoramara Island through our CSR partnership with VERDE LED who have a mission to improve the quality of life of the poorest families living in the Sundarbans region of India by providing free lighting to those in darkness.
HOPE is a member of the Charities Institute Ireland (Cii), the body formed from the merger of ICTR and Fundraising Ireland in 2016. We are very proud to have been awarded “Triple Lock” status by the Cii, demonstrating our commitment to best practice in all aspects of transparent reporting, ethical fundraising and good governance. To find…
This Christmas you can choose a different ending to a story destined to end with great sadness.
We are listening to our hearts, we are listening to children, we are listening to the most vulnerable in society, will you listen too?
Today we are really delighted to launch our #WeAreListening Christmas Campaign #HOHOHOPE.
We are really grateful to Sue Perkins for raising awareness of our work in Kolkata during last Thursdays episode of The Ganges on BBC 1. Sue revisited a young girl called Rakhi after they first met in 2015. Rakhi, although in school, is still living in the streets and was not the same lively…
Kolkata is full of visitors this week! The HOPE You Can Paint trip, the Yoga for HOPE and those taking part in the HOPE Himalayan walk are all very busy in Kolkata, some are visiting projects and some are painting the homes where the children in our cafe are living.
‘Legacy Week’, beginning on October 30th, is an annual awareness week during which Irish people are reminded of the importance of making their will and asked to consider including a legacy gift to a charity they care about. TV Personality Darren Kennedy is an ambassador for ‘My Legacy’ and he speaks in this fantastic video…
Rose of Tralee Jennifer Byrne has arrived safely in India where she will spend the week volunteering with The Hope Foundation and see first-hand the day-to-day struggles of the children living on the streets and in the slums of Kolkata.