Several years ago, I had a life-changing realization: Money is only as valuable as what you choose to spend it on. This has not only changed how I view money, but also how I spend it.
When we spend money on possessions—like clothes or the newest gadgets—that’s all our money is worth. But when we use our money to help others or solve a problem that we see in the world, our money holds potential to genuinely change the world for the better.
That is one of the reasons I started The Hope Effect in 2015. I knew that the money I make online and from book sales could serve a greater potential if it was being used to help others. You can do the same. In fact, what if you could help an orphaned child find a loving family… for just one dollar a day?
The Hope Effect
A few years ago, with incredible support from the Becoming Minimalist community, we launched The Hope Effect, a nonprofit organization devoted to changing the way the world cares for orphans.
Millions of children around the world are growing up without parents, and less than 1% get adopted each year. As a result, in many developing countries, orphans are raised in institutional care, which has damaging long-term effects on children. It’s downright tragic.
When children grow up in orphanages, they don’t receive the love, support, and personal interaction found within the structure of a family. Development is stunted, learning abilities are delayed (or lost altogether), and many children age out to face a future of crime, prostitution, or trafficking.
There’s no question… no child should grow up in an orphanage. Kids need to be in families.
The Hope Effect is working to provide family-style care to orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. Our innovative model of care allows children to receive more individual attention while learning what it means to be part of a loving family.
The Becoming Minimalist community has been critical in the growth and success of The Hope Effect from the very beginning, and I am so grateful. Together, this community is successfully solving a really big problem—it’s one of my greatest honors in life to be able to lead it.
Currently, The Hope Effect is pioneering and expanding family-style care in several locations in Mexico and Honduras.
Earlier this month, we announced our sixth location—Morelia, Michoacán! We are thrilled to be the first and only nonprofit to provide family-style care in this city, which is located in the central part of Mexico.
And make no mistake, we can make a big impact in a short amount of time!
Thanks to our generous supporters, we believe we can see every child in Morelia under age three living in a loving family within the next three years… and every orphanage in the city empty by the year 2030. You can watch a short video about our work in Morelia here.
This is all possible because of you and this generous community—you are changing the way the world cares for orphans! If you’d like to join the team, you can be one of the first to help kids in Morelia find loving families—for just one dollar a day.
Give Hope For One Dollar A Day
Incredibly, just one dollar a day is all it takes to get a child out of an orphanage and into a loving family. One dollar a day changes a child’s life forever.
This month is National Foster Care Month, and we’d love for you to partner with us in this important work by joining our Dollar A Day Team. Your support will make such a difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children. You can help kids like Lucy, Joel, and Raphael find loving families.
The Hope Effect is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax-deductible within the U.S. And because we know you want your donation to be used for the reason it was given, you can choose to direct 100% of your gift for orphan care work. That’s right, every penny you give, will be used directly to help find families for orphaned children.
Your money holds amazing potential to change the life of a child and set them on a course for stability and success. And who knows what potential lies inside each life you change?
Thank you so much for embracing the mission of The Hope Effect over the years. You truly are changing the way the world cares for orphans.