Welcome To The Hope Foundation USA

The Hope Foundation is dedicated to promoting the protection of street and slum children in Kolkata and the most underprivileged in India. HOPE works to effect immediate and lasting change in their lives.

By extending support to children and their communities via 60 on the ground projects, HOPE provides sustainable holistic solutions to protection and development. By providing healthcare, counselling and education, HOPE ensures children in its care enter adulthood equipped with the tools and support they need to live healthy and happy lives.

To date HOPE has helped over 2.7 million people.

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What We Do

The Hope Foundation rescues thousands of children from the streets and slums of Kolkata, helping to improve their quality of life and give them a better future.

Funding over 60 projects HOPE reaches out to the most forgotten and vulnerable.

Protection

We work to prevent abuse and exploitation of children by rescuing children from starvation and providing life-saving healthcare.

Drugs Rehabilitation

Solvent abuse is a major problem for many young people in Kolkata and Howrah Station is home to many homeless people.

Education

The Hope Foundation believes that education is the passport out of poverty. It is the key to building an independent, successful life.

Vocational Training

We are committed to sustainable development. Being able to earn a living from a skill is a long term solution to poverty.

Healthcare

Improving the health of street children and families living in the slums of Kolkata is a priority in our fight against poverty.

Nutrition

The combination of malnutrition and infection is the leading cause of death among young children in developing countries.

How You Can Get Involved
Latest News

A Taste of HOPE – Photo Gallery

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our recent event in New York, A Taste of HOPE. It was an incredible event! We really appreciated all of the help and the big welcome for HOPE in the USA. Here are a selection of photos from the evening.

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A Taste of HOPE – Feb 27, 2019

We are delighted to announce our upcoming New York event, A Taste of HOPE. This will be cross-cultural evening of great live entertainment and wonderful food and drink from Ireland and India. The venue is the beautiful American Irish Historical Society building on 5th Avenue.

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HOPE USA Launch Night in NYC

We are very excited to announce a very special evening of HOPE in New York on Wednesday September 26th. You are invited to Gossip Bar & Restaurant, 733 9th Avenue, for the official launch of The Hope Foundation USA!

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Educational Sponsorship Program Campaign

  We urgently need child sponsors for our programme in Kolkata. We have 49 children and 29 teenagers and young adults on the Educational Sponsorship list waiting for sponsors. Can you help us?  For as little as €5 euro a week you will change a life. The Hope Foundation’s Educational Sponsorship Program was set up to…

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Peaches Kemp in Kolkata

Domini and Peaches Kemp have become two of Ireland’s leading food entrepreneurs after opening the popular Itsa café on Abbey Street in 1999. The company has now expanded to include seven branches of Itsa stores and six Itsa cafés, an outdoor catering company and speciality coffee outlet, Joe’s.

Peaches took her entrepreneurial skills to Kolkata in 2018. In this piece Peaches talks about her volunteering experience and her renewed faith in kindness.

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Annual Cork Lunch 2018

The Annual CorkLunch 2018 is taking place on Friday, 21st September in the luxurious surroundings of Maryborough Hotel & Spa in Douglas

There will be a prosecco reception at 12 noon followed by a 3 course meal with wine and raffle. MC for the day will be TV presenter and fashion designer Brendan Courtney.

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Huge Turnout for Calcutta Run

There was an amazing turnout in glorious sunshine for the 20th anniversary Calcutta Run last Saturday! HOPE is privileged to be partnered with such a great event, organised by the amazing people at the Law Society of Ireland. Thank you to RTE’s Nuala Carey and also to Alison Canavan for taking part and supporting the event this year.

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Calcutta Run NYC

Well done to all who organised and took part in the inaugural NYC Calcutta Run last Sunday! The start/finish was at Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan. They braved the threat of lightning storms and ran from City Hall Park to Brooklyn over Manhattan Bridge and back via Brooklyn Bridge (a little over 5k).

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Dublin Lunch a resounding success!

Last week we welcomed over 180 guests to The InterContinental Hotel in Ballsbridge for our annual Dublin fundraising lunch. We were absolutely delighted with the huge show of support from new and returning corporate and individual supporters.

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VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

Planning on running the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on June 3rd? If so why not consider running in aid of HOPE!

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, an annual 10k charity road race, occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest Women’s event of its kind in the world.

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