Brittany's Hope Foundation

Rating: 4.96 stars   107 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth


1160 North Market Street Elizabethtown PA 17022 USA


Recognizing the fundamental rights of all children, we empower families and communities to make real and lasting changes in the lives of orphans and at-risk children through international special needs adoption grants and humanitarian initiatives.


As of April 1st, 2014, Brittany's Hope has helped united 667 special children from around the world with loving families in the United States. Every year, our Orphan Care programs nourish, clothe, shelter and educate over 1,400 children and provide them with the fundamentals that break the cycle of poverty and grants them control of their own future.

Target demographics:

abandoned children live healthy and happy lives.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

102 special children come home to loving families and thousands more by providing food, clean water, shelter, clothing and an education

Geographic areas served:

Viet Nam, Ethiopia, Kenya and around the world


Brittany's Hope Foundation recognizes that for every child who finds a loving family, there are many more who are left behind. Brittany's Hope works to improve the quality of life for those children. We build and repair orphanages and living centers worldwide. We develop and implement nutrition programs to deliver protein-rich food to undernourished children. We provide livestock and crop plantings to initiate far-reaching self-sustainable efforts within impoverished orphanages. Our Brittany's Cribs project provides cribs for children who spend their days in broken cribs without mattresses or blankets. The Emily Cane Project gives canes, mobility instruction, and independence to the blind. By providing an education, through college or vocational school, we break the cycle of poverty and empower young adults to take control of their own future. Our work is possible because of generous personal and corporate donations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a long time volunteer and supporter of Brittany's Hope. Their relentless pursuit for healthy and happy kids around the world continues to amaze me. I believe that lives have been saved and changed forever because of their great work and I am proud to say that I support this organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I used to live in Elizabethtown,Pa and I knew Brittany Abel personally .She was a pleasant young woman well loved by her adoptive family. When she was killed tragically in a car accident,her adoptive parents who missed her very much, founded Brittany's Hope , a non profit organization that helped the adoption of handicapped orphans from different countries. Now the organization has expanded to include various charities... I started to donate for the Walk of Love a couple years and recently my donation was for the nutrition of the orphans ...
My son also sent his money to BH and his company matched too.We all trust that BH will make good use of our donations ,having so many good people working for a good cause .A good ambassador of BH is Mai-Lynn Abel.Just to listen to her, we can feel she is passionate in what she is doing. If you want to donate to a charity, Brittany's Hope is the one !

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I like the way BH called me and asked me if they can use my money for a certain cause not mentioned on my check

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

So far I would not change anything,because I think BH is doing a wonderful job...

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have always had a passion to help orphanages in Vietnam, however I never knew how to get started since I have never been there. Last month, Lancaster Newspapers wrote an article about Brittany's Hope Foundation and how they were collecting duffle bags filled with essentials, to be sent to orphanages in Vietnam. I contacted Mai-Lynn Abel who is Director of Humanitarian Aid at Brittany's Hope, after I went to their website and read about what the foundation does. This is exactly the organization that I have been looking for, and my connection to help me help the orphanages in Vietnam. I met with Mai-Lynn in person and was just so amazed, touched and inspired by what Brittany's Hope does for the orphanages and how 100% of their donations is used for the needs of the orphanages, such as need for cribs, medical supplies and clothing.

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I have not personally experienced the results of this organization but I have read about them in the local paper and met with Mai-Lynn personally. I believe that Brittany's Hope is an honest organization who truly believes in helping children in orphanages.

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Put the organization in the news so that it reaches more people, just like it reached me. Brittany's Hope Foundation was what I was looking for and only just found by reading my local newpaper article.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I sponsor a child from the House of Love in Vietnam. I found her on the Brittany's Hope website and was captivated by her big sad eyes. I love that 100% of my donation goes directly to her care & support with no administrative fees. I love that I can purchase some personal things for her: clothes & barbie dolls and the foundation will forward them to her. They send me pictures & cards. That makes the sponsorship personal. I'm kept aware of all the happenings at the House of Love through email & mail. I'm considering sponsoring more children. I love what the Foundation stands for.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the result of this organization when they sent me pictures of all the orphans in Viet Nam, as well as my sponsored Child looking so happy and well cared for.

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

I wouldn't make any changes. I think the Foundation is terrific.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been involved with Brittanys Hope for about 8 years now. We most recently sponsored a child in Vietnam. This set up allows for 100% of our donations to go directly to her, her care and education. Not many charities can make that claim and make it happen. Brittanys Hope makes it easy to help and make an impact quickly. My children really love getting the updates and photos of our sponsored child. What a wonderful organization to be involved with and support. God bless the Abel family and all of the dedicated workers and volunteers.

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Reading the adoption success stories and seeing updates from the orphanage where our sponsored child resides. Getting emails, pictures and letters reminds us of the impact one person can have.

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

Continue doing what thy are doing!

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