Giving Tuesday = Gifts That Keep Giving!

Giving Tuesday is an international holiday but also a movement that was initiated in the United States by the 92nd Street YMCA and the United Nations Foundation as a response to counter rampant commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Gifts are thoughtful and to be appreciated, but sometimes more… Read More ›

Priyanka Cleans Up!

Priyanka lives with her parents and grandmother. Her family struggles with wages but live in a tidy two-parent home, which is rare among her peers. Her father runs a small hotel in their Arcotkuppam, where she attends a HoPE Learning Center. She has one younger brother and enjoys playing indoor games like carom and chess.… Read More ›

Manjula Reaches For HoPE

Manjula is the oldest child in her family. She has always felt responsible for her two-year-old brother because her parents haven’t taken care of them. Her mother used to work in the neighborhood and brought home scraps of food when she could. Since her father was an alcoholic who verbally abused the family, Manjula felt… Read More ›

Kanagavalli Overcomes Challenges

Kanagavalli is such an energetic and happy person that one can never imagine the tears she holds back when she speaks about her life as it was prior to HoPE. All seemed well enough for a while. Kanagavalli was married and had an adorable baby girl named Abinaya. Her husband earned just enough to meet… Read More ›

Hunger (and HoPE) Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month, a time when people across the world take stands against hunger in tangible ways! No one should have to go hungry, and Hunger Action Month reminds us that there are those out there who need the help of a kind people with open hands because there are more than enough… Read More ›

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