House of Charity

Rating: 4.22 stars   32 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Health, Philanthropy

Location: 10802 Sugar Hill Drive Ste A Houston TX 77042 USA

Mission: The mission of the House of Charity is to bring help, hope and healing to children and their families in Houston and around the Globe. We envision a world in which underprivileged and impoverished children and their families achieve their full potential so they can develop into healthy and compassionate adults.
Results: Since inception, HOC has provided aid to over 175,000 children and youth worldwide.
Target demographics: Low income children, Youth and their families
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15,000
Geographic areas served: Local, National and international
Programs: Faithful to our mission of improving the quality of life of underprivileged and impoverished children and their families we have been implementing projects to provide medical & surgical treatment, disaster relief, medical, surgical, educational supplies & equipment. The House of Charity is working to achieve its goal through the following programs; 1. Medical Mission 2. Healing Home 3. Resource Aid 4. Volunteer Development
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 76-0534271
713-266-8002
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Rating: 5 stars  

House of Charity is a very loving and caring charity. They play a very big part in giving charity all over the world, and also locally. I am very proud to be able to work with such a great foundation.

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently volunteered with this agency and had a wonderful experience. Its great to see an organization that is not only helping the local neighborhoods but also helping our global community. It was amazing to see the smiles on all the childrens faces, who dispite the adversity they are facing are so hopeful for the future, this is thanks to the kind hearts at The House of Charity.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I had the opportunity to work on a voluntary basis with this organization and I'm really impressed with all the help that they are providing to the Houston community. Regardless, race, culture or language, The House of Charity is doing Is doing a remarkable job. I definitely recommend the community in Houston, is more involved, both for help on a voluntary basis as in economic donations for which this Agency can continue completing their goals for the benefit of needy families
The House of Charity Is doing a remarkable job. I definitely recommend the community in Houston, to get more involved, to help on a voluntary basis as in economic donations as well for which this Agency can continue completing their goals for the benefit of needy families.
In particular, the work they are performing day to day in the Program of Healing Home is extraordinary with children who receive treatment through a partnership with Shiners Hospital. A hard work, but thanks to God the House of Charity decided to take over.

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?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

It is a great Charity work. House of Charities is sharing its love and donations to the most needed families in our community. School kits and Personal Hygiene are good assistance to our community. We, the community members will look forward to be a partner of House of Charities.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

I assisted this charity last year and due to my finding I will not recommend it for any assistance of volunteering or donating funds. I helped with the children that were here from Pakistan. I saw and found things that would be considered as unethical for a non-profit organization especially one that is supposed to be helping children. I am from Pakistan and so is the Executive Director, Hashmat Effendi, and it saddens me to see this non-profit organization getting away with the tactics she uses. I checked BBB and her income is $731,709 and her expenses are $731,709 but on this site has her income $810,893 and expenses are $804,613. Well, which one is correct??????

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

This Charity needs to STOPPED because of the business tactics. The Founder, Hashmat Effendi, treats her volunteers and staff as SLAVES. Hashmat uses people to her advantage and HELPING Children is a JOKE. Her son works for her and he gets paid well and drives a BRAND new Infiniti sports car that Hashmat and her husband bought for him. AS far as helping children......she only helps Pakistani children. Take a look at her web-site www.houseofcharity.com. Also, her web-site is a .com not a .org!!!! She is very dishonest person and does not HELP local Houston Children. The IRS needs to audit her since she supports her family, her lavish home and cars. Sjhe always has her hand out to ask but never gives in return. Again, helping children is an absolute JOKE and she needs to help local children in Houston and stop bring children here because her country hurt young girls sch as throwing acid on them intentionally. I hope someone reads this and puts a stop to her and if she wants to support Pakistan children then move there and HELP your country. Well, I am sure she like the US since there is more money her for her to STEAL.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I met House of Charity people on the luncheon organized by Houston women magazine. I also went to the Healing Home and met the children whoa re disfigured because of the burn.

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

I see how they take care of these little burn victims. The children have told me that even there parents don't take care of them. The article in Houston Women magazine is very well deserving.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I helped The House of Charity to et up a distribution center. The distribution center is dedicated to serve the poor people of Houston

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

Setting up Distribution center. In 2 weeks after opening of the distribution center it became very popular in the neighbor hood. It is changing life a common people whoa re suffering from the economy.

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

Open one more distribution center

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

That we sorted every donated item with care

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring and polite

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get a bigger place

Ways to make it better...

We had a bigger sorting area

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

doing projects with volunteers

One thing I'd also say is that...

Every thing donated was displayed in a manner that it looked NEW and Appealing

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

The previous reviewer perhaps had some score to settle as he/she writes that: "I've seen the results of this organization with my own eyes and they do help children". Further he/she writes: "What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is the children that I was able to help with the funds that I raised". Again he/she writes: "The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were Wonderful and dedicated". Then he/she goes on to trash the founder. I have personally known the founder and seen her amazing work which has recently been compared to the work of Mother Teresa by Wall Street Journal and USA Today. The founder drives an 11 year old clunker that I sold to her several years ago for 6K and lives in a rented house. It is unfortunate that reviewers like the previous one can go around trashing good people doing God's work on this earth for their nefarious agendas. Its shameful and a disgrace.

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

Hundreds of healed children that I have personally seen and helped in countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

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

Raise more funds to do more of the same work. I have not found a more dedicated angel to work with than the founder of the House of Charity.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Selfless dedication to helping the poorest of the poor no matter where they may be.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Caring, selfless, dedicated to helping people in need.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do wonders. They could treat 50,000 to 70,000 indigent patients in the poorest corners of the globe.

Ways to make it better...

We had more time and equipment. There is no shortage of need.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Not enough resources.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Resources provided to House of Charity are leveraged exponentially. I would strongly recommend House of Charity for your charitable giving.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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