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Brittany's Hope Foundation

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Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: 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.

Results: 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

Programs: 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.

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This world needs more organizations like Brittany's Hope!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer with Brittany's Hope since it's early years and I can't believe how much it had grown. This is an amazing organization making a dramatic difference in the lives of abandoned children worldwide. I'm so proud it's roots are here in Lancaster County, and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of something bigger.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the distinct privilege of being a sponsor to a child in Vietnam through Brittany's Hope! They do a good job of making sure I know where my monthly donation goes and I strongly believe in the mission of the organization. They respond quickly to any and all inquiries. I have also been a volunteer and a participant in fundraisers and on a service trip to Vietnam. This organization never fails to impress me with their compassion, organization, and every employees investment in the agencies mission. If you want to do some good and feel peace of mind that your money is going to a good cause Brittany's Hope is the organization to trust!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the amazing opportunity to be placed at the Brittany's Hope Foundation office via my work-study program at Elizabethtown College, and I was fortunate enough to be able to spend three years working there. I saw first-hand how many lives were positively impacted by the efforts of the foundation; not just children, but entire families and communities. Brittany's Hope Foundation's mission is inspiring and I hope to see its good works continued for many years to come.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned with Brittany's Hope during my college career. I was also fortunate enough to travel to Vietnam with them to see first hand some of the work that they do. They work with many in need, in a culturally sensitive and informed manner. They genuinely care for the children and families they help, and it shows. It was one of the best experiences I've had in my personal and professional careers, and I am thankful for having been able to be a part of their mission.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They do wonderful things for the children as I seen hands on in veinam 4 years ago and the walk of live coming up and there yards sales every year

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to Vietnam in 2009 with Brittany's Hope Foundation. This was a trip of a lifetime ! They are the most amazing people and they do so much for the residents in Vietnam, especially the children. There were children that had never walked , they were 4&5 years old. With the help and equipment the foundation brought they can now walk. They brought lots of occupational therapy equipment. They bought cribs for orphanages and we set them up. We visited HIV centers . We spent three weeks traveling to 5 different cities. I will never forget about this experience and I would have brought home every child if I could have. These families and children greatly benefit from Brittany's Hope Foundation. They provide lots of assistance and education. Please donate your money or time if you can. I would gladly go back if asked especially now that I am a nurse

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family has sponsored a child through Brittany's hope for many years and it has been an incredible experience. They also helped me join them on a service trip to see the impact that they are having on the lives of children in Vietnam, in addition to how they are helping families within the US join together through adoption.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have witnessed Brittany's Hope Organization change the lives of hundreds of orphans multiple times. I went on a service trip with the organization to Vietnam in 2015 and then again in 2017 as a student at Etown. I watched the staff members dedicated and passionate work in fundraising and their ability to come together with the Elizabethtown College students and the Elizabethtown surrounding community in a beautiful way. Their care and dedication is irreplaceable and the work they do is life changing. I plan on sponsoring a child with them and hold great trust in everything they do to help the children they serve.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great organization! Such friendly and helpful employees. You can really see their passion working towards this cause!

Jennifer437

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When my husband and I learned that our international adoption from China would be fast tracked we panicked. Though thus far we had financed our own adoption through savings and creative fundraising in our community we were suddenly looking at traveling in a matter of weeks, rather than months. Our agency recommended we apply to Brittany's Hope Foundation Seedling Grant and we were so glad we did! Brittany's Hope walked us through every step of the fundraising process and together we raised the necessary funds to bring our son home. What we really loved about Brittany's Hope is unlike other granting organizations they play it forward. The funds we raised will help another family bring their son or daughter home to their forever family. Truly the greatest gift there is.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We really appreciated Brittany's Hope. They made it so easy to fundraise. It's a very positive, uplifting, unique opportunity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a student at Elizabethtown College, and this past May I was granted the opportunity to volunteer with Brittany's Hope Foundation and travel to the beautiful country of Vietnam to lend a helping hand. While in Vietnam, I was able to assist Brittany's Hope Foundation in improving the lives of children living in Brittany's Hope sponsored orphanages by delivering donated mattresses, formula, vitamins, clothes, toys, bikes, food, and most importantly love and care. This was the best experience I have ever had in my life and it will forever stay close to my heart. Brittany's Hope Foundation is one of the most successful non-profits I have ever come in contact with in the sense that they truly impact children positively all over the world. Their staff is compassionate and believes in the work they do which definitely shows through their work. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with the Brittany's Hope Foundation and hope to volunteer with them again in the future!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently volunteered for Brittany’s Hope Foundation (BHF) at their Walk of Love event on September 14th. As always, my experience working with the BHF was amazing. At the Walk of Love event, I was assigned simple tasks: moving boxes, setting up, moving food, cleaning, etc. Not many organizations can combine fun and efficient productivity, but they’ve got it down. There was no shortage of laughter even when we were running out of tables, losing boxes, losing our minds, and rushing to get things done in time
Their dedication to the foundation, its mission, and the overall message is indescribable. I noticed this most at the end of the 5K event when the cofounder gave a short speech. He briefly mentioned the origins of the foundation and ended with the importance of helping others. We hear it all the time, especially at Elizabethtown College whose motto is service learning. It’s just different to experience this on the larger scale that BHF works, which is ironic and impressive since BHF is such a small organization. Their helping hand reaches around the globe, as exemplified by the former orphans present at the 5K. I’m always left in awe after hearing their stories and witnessing first-hand the work that the foundation does, and the Walk of Love experience was no exception.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are times in your life when you know the right thing to do. For me, Vietnam was the right thing at the right time. As the executive director of marketing and communications for Elizabethtown College I had heard amazing stories from faculty and students who had traveled before with Brittany's Hope. Admittedly, Vietnam wasn’t on my bucket list. Now I ask myself, having returned from this life changing experience of service outreach, “How could it not have been!?”
Every College administrator should be as blessed as I, to be given the opportunity to live and work alongside students in a foreign land-watching them laugh and cry with children who have so little. It was a complete privilege to join our students on this journey. I saw the best they have to offer and know they will make a difference in the world just as they have in the lives of these young people a half world away.
As college administrators we can’t lose sight of the valuable contribution life experiences like these provide for our students. Since returning from Vietnam, my life has changed in ways I never imagined. The trip has made me a better mother, a better administrator and a better human being.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This past May I went with Brittany's Hope to Vietnam and had the most amazing three weeks of my life. The work that Brittany's Hope does for children in foreign countries is remarkable! Plus all their workers are some of the friendliest, most passionate people I have ever met!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This past May, I went on a trip to Vietnam with the Brittany's Hope Foundation. While there, we worked in a number of different orphanages. This organization is truly outstanding. They really care about what they are doing and have such a positive impact on the lives of so many children. I would definitely tell everyone to get involved with Brittany's Hope! The two and a half weeks that I spent working with that organization truly changed my outlook on life. They are seriously amazing!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Brittanys Hope allows you to make a difference in the life of an orphan, Special needs orphans around the world. There are multiple options you can choose from, all donations are used 100% toward making the lives of these children better and or to help find them a family to love. I have chosen sponsorship of a little girl who has had more tradgedy in her life than most of us are blessed enough to never endure, yet she is a bright, courteous and giving child. She lives in Mom House now with other children like herself. Moms house is sponsored by Brittanys Hope and aids in the care of these children both physically and spiritually. I recieve letters from her and we are able to send her gifts in addtion to our sponsorship - our choice. It gives us great joy to be able to help one of these special children. I encourage anyone reading this to visit Brittanys Hope web site to learn of the many ways this awesome organization is changing the life of orphans, one child at a time.

Heather H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Brittany's Hope is an organization of such integrity. They offer personal support and give all the money to the children and facility itself. It is not an abstract bureaucracy; when I called, I spoke to a daughter who had been adopted by the family who founded the organization. They do fantastic work with orphans whose outlooks are very bleak in Vietnam and cannot be legally adopted.

David A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello, I volunteer for Brittany's Hope on a semi-frequent basis. Their agency is fulfilling a great need for families who wish to adopt a special needs child. I've worked in the adoption field for several years and don't know many agencies that specifically grant money to families wishing to improve the lives of a special needs child.