The Hope Foundation is delighted to announce the return of the Annual Cork Lunch. Thank you for your support over the last 18 months. We are looking forward to seeing you all again, in person.
In this video update our colleague Santasil interviews our Education Sponsorship Programme Co-ordinator, Gautam, about how the Bhagar programme grew from just 44 children 5 years ago, to over 300 children now receiving sponsorship.
Our Blindness Eradication Programme, sponsored by Specsavers Ireland, has resumed in West Bengal after being temporarily suspended during lockdown.
On 25th May Cyclone Yaas devastated the coastal area of West Bengal, south east of Kolkata. Over a thousand villages were completely submerged.
As a result of the incredible response to our emergency appeal, and the acute need for beds for patients increasing by the day, we have today, 14th May, opened a Satellite Health Facility.
We have now extended our COVID emergency response to feeding those affected by the crisis in the street and slum communities.
Kolkata is now in partial lock-down. Daily laborers, migrant workers, and their families are running out of food. We need to reach these families and hand out food packs.
We have been completely overwhelmed by the staggering generosity of the Irish people in the past few weeks. As a result of such a huge outpouring we now have enough funds for equipment and PPE but we are still raising funds for the ongoing running costs for the hospital, as we expect to be treating COVID patients for some time to come.
India recently surpassed Brazil to become the world’s second worst-hit country in the COVID-19 pandemic. A second wave of infection is currently sweeping through the country and is considerably more infectious, and deadly, than the first. It is getting worse day by day.
The Hope Foundation is delighted to launch our new 50/50 fundraising raffle!
Every month, you will have the chance of winning half of that month’s jackpot – the more tickets sold, the bigger the jackpot! The other half will go directly to supporting our projects in Kolkata.
Our colleagues in the US wish to take this opportunity to thank their donors and friends for their support for The Hope Foundation by providing for your enjoyment a “Live from Ireland” webcast on the afternoon of Friday, March 19, 2021 from 7pm to 10pmGMT, featuring: Eddie Lenihan – acclaimed as “Ireland’s greatest living storyteller” Nuadán–…