#1 - The diversity in edcuational opportunities is outstanding. Among the many volunteers that contribute their time and energy to these students are highly educated instructors, artists and teachers.
#2 - the stability that is provided to these children is very effective in child development. Having a family that is unsure of their changes in living arrangements from month to month can be devastating to a child, but with the consistency that Project Hope Provides, and the reliable method of communication to and from school, these children actually have a fighting chance of recovering from difficult situations beyond their control.
#3 - the integrity behind the staff and their hope, passion and dedication to this children is genuine. Their hearts are in it! They love and care for these children, just because.
Volunteering is EASY - Just providing canned food or non-perishables is a big help. We saw small donations come together and make an enormous impact. . . just like Stone Soup! :o)
These families are given hope for their children and that gives these parents the strength to go out and work another day as they strive to recover from their circumstances.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
being blessed by knowing that they exist.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find a way to generate more funds, awareness, resources. They need consistent volunteers that can help out. They need more able-bodied people to come and help. I live 45 minutes away and it is very difficult to make it to Project Hope on a regular basis. I would also vote accordingly to ensure that local and federal acts do not negatively impact this organization. As wonderful as the intent was behind "No Child Left Behind" it did not have a positive impact on this organization.