Giving Hope International (GHI), the Umbrella organization for Global Hope in Action was created on May 1, 2002 and incorporated in the State of California on May 3, 2002. The Internal Revenue Service, on August 27, 2002, declared GHI to be a 501 (c) (3) corporation, exempt from federal income tax. GHI operates on a fiscal year from May 1 to April 30.
GHI was developed on May 1, 2002 as a subsidiary of Global Operations and Development/Giving Children Hope (GCH), in Placentia, Orange County, California. As a ten-year-old relief and development organization, GCH and its founders, John and wife had committed their lives to helping the world’s neediest through the delivery of medical supplies and equipment to the most economically impacted parts of the world.
As part of that mission, however, it became obvious that more was needed to help frequently encountered individuals whose conditions needed immediate and customized help to ensure their survival. Global Hope in Action (GHA) was created to care for individual cases where traditional relief and development activities would either be too late, or too little, to care for their particular needs.
While mass distribution of goods and services often spells the difference in survival during crisis situations, GHA believes that true and long-lasting ministry occurs through relationships, and that starts with getting to know the needy by name. GHA works with agencies and churches that care for individuals and communities through established and personal relationships.
GHA particularly chooses to work with groups who are helping marginalized groups, and who have established relationships of quality and depth. We look for groups who want to move beyond the superficial aspects of relief aid by forming alliances with beneficiary communities and individuals.
GHA works closely with its partners to ensure that no child is left without someone to care for their needs. This is an ambitious mission! Yet, working with the poor is more than sending help to the masses, it is caring enough to learn of individual needs, care for them personally, touch them with the love of God.
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to view the work of GHA’s parent and partners, who share this same ambition. Your help will serve give hope a needy person, no longer anonymously, but one who has a name.