Hope Endowment is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which fundraises for three specific orphanages or group homes for impoverished children in India. All children are provided with housing, food, clothing, medical, education and social services as needed. The children that are served are between the ages of 3 to 18. The Hope Endowment currently supports 180 children across the three homes.
What started as one person’s mission and promise to take care of orphans and impoverished children has blossomed into a full-fledged non-profit serving hundreds of children in India. The work began in 2004, Dr. Niraj Patel, a Sugar Land physician partnered with Molly Philip, an Emergency Room Nurse to provide on-going support for Shepherd Children’s Home in Kerala, India. The Home was expanded to a new two story structure that was completed in 2005 and serviced 60 boys and girls, and the planned expansion served 100 children by 2010. The need for these services has outstripped the current facilities and plans are underway to expand the capacity. Because of this need, the Hope Endowment was created as an official 501(c)(3) .
The Fire and Ice Gala – presented by Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – is scheduled for Friday, August 26, at the Marriott Sugar Land Town Center Hotel. What makes Hope Endowment so unique is all private donations will go directly to the children’s care in India. The founding members of Hope Endowment have pledged to cover all administrative costs.
“We are honored to join Hope Endowment in their mission to empower children in India to transcend poverty by providing a safe, caring, compassionate home and prepare these children with education and social development,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available. To purchase Gala tickets or for more information, contact Minal Vyas at 713-876-5110 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information and to donate online can also be found at www.hopeendowment.net.