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  

In these moments I am taking the opportunity and honor to be working with such a prestigious Organization and transparent as it is the House of Charity of Houston, TX. The work they are doing with its program of Resource Aid Global is extraordinary. Breaking down the barriers of the distances, culture and language. The House of Charity is bringing humanitarian assistance over the globe. It is amazing all the help that Mrs. Hashmat Effendi has the ability to coordinate to help the neediest children no matter where you are. From my point of view personal and professional level, I would whish to have more organizations such as The House of Charity or more human beings as Hashmat Effendi to fight so much poverty and sad circumstances that exist in this world.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

On behalf of the Mt. Calm Missionary Baptist Church and my pastor Bishop Eugene Butler Sr., we are all so blessed and thankful that the House of Charity was able to bless our children and needy with school supplies and hygiene packets. It was truly a blessing to the body of Christ to witness all of those adults and children especially with there needs met. So on the behalf of the Mount Calm Missionary Baptist Church Family we thank and solute all affiliates and sponsors off the House of Charity(Houston Texas) sincerely yours Rev. Jerry Thompson Jr.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

"The House Of Charity" is simply an amazing organization that cares for the surrrounding comunity agencies that are dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate. Each school kit donated will help one of our Children here at "The Bridge Over Troubled Waters" to be prepared for that exciting first day of school! The Hygiene kits will help aid our victims that enter emergency shelter with no personal items, after fleeing for safet. The staff, clients, and volunteers appreciate all of the support that is recieved from " The House Of Charity" and look forward to a long lasting relationship.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent performance for 2011! Over 90% of revenue spent directly on Programs with just 5% on Admin Costs is simply Great! Keep churning out the good work!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have donated time and money to House of Charity since 1998. Its founder, Hashmat Effendi is one remarkable woman I am blessed to know. I am proud to be associated with her mission which is delivered with total dedication and selflessness.

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

The care they provide to children with dire medical needs. Hashmat Effendi, the soul of the charity, is a remarkable humanitarian dedicated to delivering health care to the poor and needy children of the world. Over the years I have seen her help thousands of children from USA, Mexico, Salvador, Guatemala, Bolivia, Colombia, Jordan, Spain, Russia, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Vietnam and other countries.

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

Hire some paid professionals as the charity is run entirely by volunteers. Even Hashmat does not get a salary - she should!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

Love and care given to children.

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2 people found this review helpful

Great Work done by this small dynamic organization here in Houston and other countries serving the most needy. Keep it up!

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

the patients they have been able to help with very little cost expended

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

put more effort in Marketing to build more Public Awareness to the good work done by the organization

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

Absolutely delightful people to work with - especially the Founder

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

compassionate, caring and very hard working

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

It could make a HUGE difference in the lives of the poor and needy around the world

Ways to make it better...

I could invest more time with them

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

Small Budget

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

KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK!!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have read all House o Charity reviews and I have to agree with the write up on June 21, 2012. This charity needs to be STOPPED. I work with other charities and as far as helping children....she only helps Pakistani children. I looked at the web-site www.houseofcharity.com and also reflects whom she helps. Take a look and it will make you sick to your stomach. The children are burn victims have cleft lip and cleft palate deformities. We in America know what cause this in children. As far as the children that are burn victims it is also caused by the people in Pakistan and we American also know what cause this. The few that are brought here to Houston are a symphony case so Hashmat Effendi can look like she is helping children. Well, the truth to be know we need o STOP Hashmat from getting our US Grant money. We are American and she is from Pakistan and helps ONLY her Country with OUR money. There is a review from Central Somalia and we American's well never forget what happen there. Shame on you "HASHMAT EFFENDI". I just read the
weseme November 2009 review and the comment about the USED car is crazy...she drives a Lexus RX and the entire family drives nice cars that we Americans are paying for with US GRANT money. It is amazing how US Grant money can be used for a Pakistan charity.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

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

None

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

HOC founder and her husband have created a business and the "charity" benefits them to the tune of at least 48,000 in 2008. feel free to contsct me as I do think that they need to be stopped. Call Smile Train and ask them if you should donate to HOC. Tom Flood 713 436-1960

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

The funds that they took.

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

Get rid of the entire board and make them pay back the $ that has been taken while they turned a blind eye.

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

the wonderful children that I arranged to be housed by HOC. three from India with severe burns,

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

Wonderful burn girls that are made to wait on Hashmat and her husband like they are slaves. make lunch, bring coffe etc. I wonder what the payment is to them over the years . Min wage? Social security ? Etc.

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

Live the high life.

Ways to make it better...

Hashmat would have had control of the money instead of Gulam B. and tariq her husband..

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

theft and Fraud

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

BAd News. I am down $15,000 for charity missions that I did for them. call Smile Train and ask them about the patients that they did.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

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