HOL Gala Reminder

It’s that time of the year again! Our 2nd Annual Hope Out Loud Gala is just around the corner and we are inviting you to Play It Forward by joining us! It is an evening that commences with culinary delights and is followed with dancing under the stars and enjoying the night away with our casino tables! On Sunday, January…

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Celebrate Diversity in December!

As the December holidays approach, the thoughts of delicious food, bundles of shining and shimmering presents, along with a good amount of family fun start to fill the air. Some folks may just picture Christmas and New Years as the only holidays celebrated during the winter months. But in reality, there are so many other…

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Rwanda and H20

Rwanda has been described as the “Switzerland of Africa” due to its mountainous terrains. With over 700,000 visitors each year, Rwanda’s beauty has been a sought after tourism location by  people all around the world. Yet despite it’s beauty, it is also a highly impoverished country with millions suffering from unsanitized water. Over 2 million…

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Southeast Asia’s (Cambodia) H20 System

  In Southeast Asia, Cambodia is known for its historical monuments and natural treasures. But it is still recovering from decades of conflict and is considered one of the region’s poorest countries. Due to this economic deficit, the lack of health programs along with having  access to clean water is very limited. This country has…

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Stories: Socheat Tith

Socheat Tith has turned her passion of crocheting to teach people who are affected by human trafficking a viable job skill to sustain themselves. She founded Knot of This World in her words to, “provide hope and dignity in these individuals to have a fresh start”.

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Stories: Scott Harrison

Founder of Charity: Water Charity: Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. In 2004, Scott served as a photojournalist for Mercy Ships in Liberia, West Africa, where he learned the life-threatening effects of contaminated water. Upon moving back to his home in New York City in 2006, he founded charity: water. See more of Scott’s story here. Creating access to clean water for people looks different in each country. Water sources, terrain, and population all play a part in determining what technology is required to serve people well, but there’s a solution to everything. Article Written by Charity: Water

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Stories: Anyieth D’Awol

Founder, The Roots  Project Anyieth D’Awol, a native of South Sudan, was working as a human rights officer for the U.N. mission in Sudan in the late 2000s when she had what some of us would call a “light bulb moment” when she thought of a solution to teach people to care for themselves.  PBS reports that, “In 2009, D’Awol founded the Roots Project, which later became the Roots Project South Sudan once her country gained its independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011. The nonprofit, based in South Sudan’s capital Juba, brings together women of different tribes and communities to make and sell traditional crafts.” To learn more about this extraordinary woman, read the full article at PBS Article Written by PBS

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