How It’s Different

HopeChest has a unique approach to transformation because we understand that systemic change is needed.

We want to help, not harm

In 2014 alone, the United States, Canada, and fellow member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development spent $135 billion to alleviate global poverty. And yet, more than 1.3 billion people still live in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 per day). Handouts, whether 25 cents or $1 million, don’t work, and can actually do further harm.

Our model is unique because it’s highly relational, strategic, and creates two-way transformation.

A unique approach to transformation

We have discovered an approach that actually works, and we are called by God to use this approach to create sustainable transformation in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children and their communities.

There are many organizations that offer child sponsorship. While child sponsorship provides for the basic needs of a child, the way HopeChest approaches long-term care and transformation really does set us apart from other traditional sponsorship organizations.

More than child sponsorship

We take a holistic view of the child and their community. If we simply help a child and neglect  to partner with their home community in long-term transformation, when they grow up, these formerly vulnerable children will potentially be released as adults back into an unhealthy – and potentially dangerous – situation.

This is why HopeChest engages in a unique model that we call Community-to-Community transformation. We do not seek to create temporary relief. We seek to transform communities overseas and in the U.S. and Canada, and by doing so glorify God by lifting up orphaned and vulnerable children and effecting permanent positive change in the world.