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Operation of Hope

Rating: 5 stars   21 reviews 1,100

Address:

PO Box 99 Lake Forest CA USA

Mission:

"To provide life-changing surgeries, healthcare, and medical training programs in under-served areas of the world through international collaboration among volunteers, empowered by corporate and individual sponsors."

Results:

Performed more than 3,500 surgeries since 1989

Target demographics:

under served children and adults

Direct beneficiaries per year:

more than 400 families!

Geographic areas served:

Africa

Programs:

by providing programs involving cleft, burn, orthopedic surgeries and neonatal care

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Rating: 5 stars  

this charity is super close and each volunteer (whether you are a doctor, nurse, etc) is hand-picked. each person cares deeply about every patient and their teammates. I never knew what teamwork truly meant until I worked with these guys...I've fallen in love with each and every volunteer who I've met on my trips with the charity.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with Operation of Hope since 2009, as both a volunteer and a board member. During this time, Operation of Hope has put smiles on the faces of poor children and their families around the world. I have personally witnessed the team of volunteers in Zimbabwe and New Guinea give their time to provide free facial surgeries and other personal donations to improve the lives of so many children. The most impressive fact about Operation of Hope is that all of the money raised goes toward the surgeries… the volunteers pay their own airfare and donate their time. This is truly a remarkable organization and one that I am proud to support!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I truly want everyone to know how amazing Operation of Hope has been for many years changing lives for the better with the sincere loving care, concern and happiness they have forwarded to the patients in their care. I had my own life changing experience by meeting one of Operation of Hope's recipients by the name of "Blessing". One can view his wonderful life change through Operation of Hope website. Also in the 3 years our Middle School has raised enough funds to afford 20 surgeries for not only children but for adults also. Please view Operation of Hope website, it will change your HEART forever......it did mine! :)
Sincerely,
Dee Monson

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I'm a plastic surgeon, and was honored to work with Operation of Hope in Malawi in 2012 and 2013. Jennifer is a great leader and resource, and kept the entire process of cleft lip and cleft palate surgery rolling along. The entire surgical team was awesome, and it was a joy to meet new life-long friends. I personally shed tears of joy with the patients and their families, and I look forward to meeting my new extended family member again on our next trip.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure that more donors gave them more money!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Operation of Hope is a class act organization. I was invited to join the team in 2013 for their Zimbabwe mission. This group was amazing!! Very organized, professional and a lot of fun to boot. Many lives were touched by Dr. Dave and Dr. Travis' cleft lip and palate expertise. Our lives were touched as well.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make the trip longer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I first heard of "Operation of Hope" while watching a report on CNN. I consider that what they do is very practical, since it is clear that many people benefit from their work, compared to other nonprofit organizations that just collect money and the money may never reach the intended recipients. "Operation of Hope" does not try to take on too much, meaning that they are actually able to accomplish more than others who attempt to help everyone all at the same time.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing that I can think of at the moment.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I was invited to be a member of the Board of Directors in order to bring perspective as I had no previous knowledge of the work of OOH.
What a dedicated, determined and professional organization Jen Trubenbach manages and leads! She is the consummate professional with the tenacity of a saint!
My trip with them to Zimbabwe was an extraordinary experience as I watched hope and healing come to so many. The doctors, nurses and other volunteers are skilled and sensitive to the realities their patients have and will face.
Operation of Hope.org is a model of excellence in utilizing their funding in the most pragmatic ways in order to do their work for as many as possible!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am a Facial Plastic Surgeon who has been on 3 trips with Operation of Hope to Zimbabwe. The work that Operation of Hope does is the best part of my year and why I went to medical school. The entire organization is arranged by a Jennifer Trubenbach, who does an incredible job!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If finances permitted, make the trip longer so we could help more kids!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My young sister ingested caustic soda when she was 4yrs old and got her deformed after healing , three years later when Operation of hope came to Zimbabwe through the help of Jennifer who was so patient and responded to every email that I wrote to her . my sister underwent two surgeries in two consecutive years by the operation of hope doctors , they helped her go through an operation that my family would have never have been able to afford. Today she has the prettiest smile and you would never know what tragedy she has been through. A big smile to Operation of Hope . So much love and gratitude goes to all who are part of this organisation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would give back to the doctors that sacrifice themselves for this cause ....

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I've been a nurse for 24 years, but have never experienced such gratitude and joy from families as when I went on a mission trip with Op of Hope. This work truly transformed the lives of people who lack the resources to pay for a surgery themselves. I left Africa knowing I'd made an immediate and lasting difference in people's lives, and returned to America with a new appreciation for all the riches and conveniences we take for granted every day here.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

love for more people to support helping others around the world.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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