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  

1 person found this review helpful

I have supported this charity generously for many years and regularly donate substantial funds to it generally and for specific projects. I feel my charity dollars are extremely well utilized for the betterment of mankind in need in USA and overseas.

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

Results that I have seen first hand

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

Get them more staff to enable them to accomplish more

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The passion, integrity and drive of its angelic Founder and Executive Director Hashmat Effendi to help indigent children in distress no matter where they may be - in the US, Central or Latin America or Asia. If she can help a child she spares no effort to help it.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I have been donating to the organization regularly for over a decade.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Organization does good charitable work in USA and overseas. Its Founder and Executive Director Hashmat Effendi is a great embodiment of American values and charity that she effectively projects as an American Ambassador of Goodwill in her overseas missions and travels.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Great nonprofit doing excellent work on a shoestring budget! I have been donating to House of Charity for many years and have observed them at close range. In my estimation they leverage their dollar intake 1:15 which is excellent. They provide surgical services to the indigent, run a Healing Home for convalescing children and provide youth services - all at no cost to the beneficiaries.

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

The tangible and intangible results in the lives of children and young adults they have served.

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

be hard pressed to produce the results the charity has been able to produce in the resources available to them.

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

Dedication of the leadership, staff and volunteers.

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

Grrreat! Absolutely delightful founder!

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

Leveraged 1:15 that would translate into huge amount of services they would be able to deliver.

Ways to make it better...

I could spend more time volunteering with the charity.

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

They do a lot of work very efficiently. They should find avenues to capitalize that into more donations.

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

Excellent destination for your dollars!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I made a donation to this non profit organization. I wish I would have waited until I knew more about them. The Founder and Excutive Director, Hashmat Effandi, is a liar and a theift. I thought she helped local children. The fact is she only helps children from Packistain. I will not be making anymore kind donations. I found this site and decided to write this review in hopes of others to read about her and her orginization. Houston has several "real" local charities and I will do my research prior to make a donation!!!!!

Was your donation impactful?

No

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

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I read House of Charity Children's story on CNN. I was very moved and touched. They are doing great work along with Shriner's Hospital in Galveston. I drove to visit their office and the Healing Home in Houston Texas.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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 would avoid this group. I raised $ for them to fund surgical missions and I have no idea what they did with with it. BAD NEWS

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

with my own eyes and they do help children but that does not excuse their financial issues!!

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

Fire the whole bunch!!!

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.

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

Wonderful and dedicated.

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

Buy new cars and houses for the founder and her family.

Ways to make it better...

THEY WOULD NOT HAVE LIED TO ME

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

No financial oversight.

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

Bad news.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

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