As a result of the incredible response to our emergency appeal, and the acute need for beds for patients increasing by the day, we have opened a Satellite Health Facility.
We have now extended our COVID emergency response to feeding those affected by the crisis in the street and slum communities.
Kolkata is now in partial lock-down. Daily laborers, migrant workers, and their families are running out of food. We need to reach these families and hand out food packs.
HOPE UK invites you to sign up with friends, family and colleagues, to take on our exciting new annual fitness challenge and raise funds for HOPE’s Education Projects.
Every journey starts with a single step. Each step taken for HOPE, and every £1 raised, will count towards the first step on the journey of education for a child in HOPE’s care.
India recently surpassed Brazil to become the world’s second worst-hit country in the COVID-19 pandemic. A second wave of infection is currently sweeping through the country and is considerably more infectious, and deadly, than the first. It is getting worse day by day.
Our colleagues in the US wish to take this opportunity to thank their donors and friends for their support for The Hope Foundation by providing for your enjoyment a “Live from Ireland” webcast on the afternoon of Friday, March 19, 2021 from 7pm to 10pmGMT, featuring: Eddie Lenihan – acclaimed as “Ireland’s greatest living storyteller” Nuadán–…
Take part in the Virtual 2021 London Marathon on 3rd October and raise funds for HOPE.
You could be one of the 100,000 people taking part in the world’s biggest marathon to complete 26.2 miles in 24 hours.
Join the Yoga Garden Party (YGP) in aid of the HOPE Foundation for an unforgettable month of Yoga Classes to kick off 2021. Throughout January 2021Yoga classes will be streamed live to your home via Zoom. The first class on Sunday 3rd January, will be led by Simon Low, who is a long time supporter and HOPE Patron, and one of the UK’s most celebrated and experienced yoga teachers. Minimum donation of £10 per class. For more info and how to book click here.
For one week only online donations made to HOPE via The Big Give will be doubled at no extra cost to the donor.
The Big Give launches at 12 noon on Tuesday 1st December and will finish at 12 noon on Tuesday 8th December.
The 1st December launch is also Giving Tuesday, a day of global giving, so please consider donating to HOPE and giving a gift of education to a child in need.
Host a Festival of Lights Diwali Supper at your home and help raise much needed funds for HOPE’s vital work with Street Children in Kolkata
“We have been through difficult days at HOPE over the years, today is the absolute worst of them. Today, in complete shock and devastation we announce the untimely and sudden death of our beloved Geeta Venkadakrishnan. There will never be anyone like Geeta, this loss is almost impossible for us to put into words. She…
Reza Beyad, HOPE Ambassador and philanthropist, will engage in conversation with award winning TV and BBC Radio broadcaster and HOPE Ambassador, Andrea Catherwood; current Miss England and frontline NHS doctor, Kolkata born Bhasha Mukherjee; Shashi Tharoor, acclaimed author and member of the Indian Parliament, and from the frontline of HOPE’s Covid-19 response in India, Geeta Venkadakrishnan, HOPE Kolkata Director.
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us and creating our very own sangha to support ‘KEEP HOPE ALIVE’ via Zoom on Saturday 9th May. Our theme of ‘Connection’ reflected beautifully the sentiment of the day and linked our practice with our hearts and minds and all those in…
Since operations began around 6 weeks ago our Emergency Response Teams in Kolkata and surrounding rural areas have distributed food packs and daily provisions to over 12,000 families, which equates to approximately 60,000 individuals.
Due to all your generous donations more than 8,500 families have received supplies and managed to stay in quarantine to stop the spread of the virus. That is approximately 40,000 people who would otherwise have nothing to eat.
Geeta Venkadakrishnan, Director of HOPE Kolkata Foundation, our implementing partner in Kolkata, has sent us this heartbreaking and heartfelt observation from the frontline in Kolkata.
Our amazing team at HOPE Hospital continue their emergency response work on the ground in Kolkata. We urgently need to distribute food packs to families who now have no income due to the lockdown and we also need to provide them with basic protective supplies and equipment so that we can fight this terrible virus and slow the spread.
This week the city of Kolkata has been placed in lockdown for 21 days. Because of this, all our projects in the slums and working with street communities have been temporarily placed on hold because of the governments directive. The HOPE hospital and our protection homes are fully operating at present and will continue to do so.