Check out the video message from our Board President above: Mission and Vision:
Give Hope, Fight Poverty (GHFP) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster philanthropy domestically by designing service-learning programs that engage US students & professionals with communities abroad and work together to educate, empower and lift orphaned and vulnerable children out of poverty.
GHFP's Vision is... - A culturally competent and philanthropic minded generation - Increased opportunity through academic achievement - Sustainable programs that involve locals in development, implementation & evaluation
Upcoming Events...You're Invited!:
May 18th: Pole Fitness for a Purpose Party at Tease Studio, 6pm Denver May 18th: International AIDS Candlelight Memorial in Indianapolis at Fletcher's Place for Arts and Books starting at 9pm, candles will be lit around midnight! June 1st: Pedal for a Purpose Party on the Denver Pedal Hopper! from 5:15-7:30pm! Post-party from 8-10p at The Hornet with amazing prizes available from local businesses. Even if you don't pedal, come party! June 16 - July 22nd: School & Library Building Team, Service-Learning in Swaziland! (Teams full) June 29th: Indianapolis Mudathlon - join our Give Hope, Fight Poverty team! July 28th: Chicago Sunday Funday 5K Run/Walk & Post-Party for a Purpose at Mad River (Run/Walk at 2p Post-party from 2:30-5:30p -- $35 for 3 hours of unlimited pizza, beer, and wine) September 16th: 1st Presbyterian Church Painting for a Purpose party JacksonvilleIllinois September 28th: Party for a Purpose New York City October 12th:Los Angeles, CA Party for a Purpose TBD November 8th: 2nd Friday Experience Hope Exhibition The Art BankIndianapolis Nov 22nd - December 1st: Join us on a Thanksgiving break Service Learning Trip to Swaziland! December 26 - Jan 5th: Join us on a New Year's Service-Learning trip to Swaziland! March 14 - 23rd: Join us on a Spring Break Service-Learning trip to Swaziland! Details on the website --Contact Annie for more details about any of the above: email@example.com
Service-Learning in Africa...
Regardless of whether you are a professional or a student, GHFP invites you to join a team on a journey to Africa to learn about unknown cultures, and dedicate your time, skills, and labor to a community of orphaned children struggling with poverty, HIV/AIDS, and illiteracy. These trips will be tailored to meet the needs of the local Africans while remaining cognizant of your skills and expertise including but not limited to: education, engineering, healthcare, counseling, and art & design. We at GHFP thank you for your commitment to make a stand, participate on a trip, and actively take part in the global effort to eradicate poverty in Africa, curb HIV/AIDS, and empower orphaned children!
This journey will offer:
Immersion in rural villages ravaged by HIV/AIDS, poverty, and illiteracy.
An opportunity to become engaged with a very different culture thereby encouraging the development of cultural competence.
Interaction with children who are dealing with the grief of losing their parents while, often times, also dealing with the burden of raising their younger brothers and sisters.
A means of experiencing the dramatic beauty of a country that has not been affected by pollution and industrialization.
An opportunity to teach at rural, impoverished, and poorly resourced primary and secondary schools.
Hands-on experiences at HIV clinics, African NGOs, orphanages, and much more!
A journey you will carry with you for the rest of your life...
Prior to the trip, there will be a short interactive introductory course. After the trip, the students will be encouraged to attend GHFP events and remain involved as a Campus Ambassador for the orphans.
JOIN US and FIGHT POVERTY!
_ *Our small GHFP staff are all
volunteers and we work with volunteers on the ground in southern Africa. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
__GHFP is a 501c3 tax-deductible nonprofit organization