Giving Children Hope appears to conduct work all over the world. Do you have priorities set in terms of countries or communities to focus on?
If a large humanitarian organization hasn’t determined that certain communities are part of their strategic plan, these communities are left without aid. Often, these communities’ leaders best know how to address the needs of their own community. The problem they face is the knowledge of how to procure and logistically receive their community needs. This is where we come in. We are experts in technical and medical supply needs in developing countries, as well as in logistics. We partner with these individuals to develop a clinic that meets their specific needs.
How is Giving Children Hope different from other international relief and development organizations?
What do I do if I want to ship a container to a project I am working on in another part of the world?
I see you conduct many projects around the world. Are you involved in issues facing American children?
Additionally, we are committed to local poverty reduction and hunger issues. We operate local workforce development programs, where we seek to have individuals enter or re-enter the workforce and break the bonds of poverty. Our We’ve Got Your Back program serves homeless children in Orange County. These children receive nutrition training in the classroom and a backpack filled with food on Fridays to last them through the weekend. Furthermore, GCH supplies numerous Orange County organizations, most of which serve children, with needed supplies. So when you partner with GCH, you are not only partnering to help children in developing countries, but also American children in need.