A Tragic Announcement from Maureen

“We have been through difficult days at HOPE over the years, today is the absolute worst of them. Today, in complete shock and devastation we announce the untimely and sudden death of our beloved Geeta Venkadakrishnan. There will never be anyone like Geeta, this loss is almost impossible for us to put into words. She…

HOPE Heroes – Chiranjit Mondal

We at HOPE are both inspired and heartbroken at what our colleagues in Kolkata are dealing with during a devastating time. We wanted to share the stories of these inspirational heroes with you all, we think it shows the incredible people on the ground in Kolkata working tirelessly thanks to your donations. Our HOPE Heroes series will share thoughts and stories from our extraordinary colleagues.

Cyclone Amphan Update

Kolkata in the Aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, June 2020 Cyclone Amphan has hit the states of West Bengal and Odisha hard and the impact is exacerbated due to the existing pandemic in the country. The situation in India is dire. Food shortages and lack of access to healthcare are continuing to make life unbearable for…

HOPE Starts it’s COVID-19 Emergency Response

This week the city of Kolkata has been placed in lockdown for 21 days. Because of this, all our projects in the slums and working with street communities have been temporarily placed on hold because of the governments directive. The HOPE hospital and our protection homes are fully operating at present and will continue to do so.

COVID-19 Live Tracker

Obviously there is a lot of information about the pandemic out there but we thought it would be useful to have our own dedicated tracker with a special focus on the US and India. The statistics are updated every 10 minutes and are from Johns Hopkins University.

HOPE USA Gala Charity Auction

In advance of our upcoming Gala Dinner and live auction we have made a number of amazing auction items available for online bidding! These include an exclusive 3 night stay at Ballyportry Castle in County Clare, a 5 night stay in Paris, 2 tickets for the sold out JP McManus Pro-am at Adare Manor and…

HOPE USA Gala Fundraising Dinner

HOPE USA’s 2020 Gala Fundraising Event will bring together up to 150 supporters from the US and Ireland to celebrate The Hope Foundation’s 20 year anniversary and, most importantly, honor Maureen Forrest, the founder of The Hope Foundation. Keynote speaker for the evening is Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, eldest child of Bobby and Ethel Kennedy. Kathleen…