Jun 5

Project HOPE

Here at Beltway Bargain Mom, I love to share deals with the hope of helping other shoppers and families here in DC save money and make a difference in your life. I know many of you readers have shared with me how you’ve been able to help others and give more abundantly through your savvy shopping and frugal lifestyle, and it is such a joy to hear that! I know you all love to be wise with your finances and also love to help others. Today, I’m happy to feature a charity (headquartered here in Virginia) that is focused on helping others in a big way!

Do you believe in the power of HOPE? There is an organization with incredibly selfless doctors & volunteers who dedicate their lives to humanitarian relief. Founded in 1958 with the support of President Eisenhower, Project HOPE, which stands for “Health Opportunities for People Everywhere,” helps solve global health problems, and is focused on a simple philosophy: Go only where invited and help people help themselves.

Identifiable to many by the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now provides medical supplies, training and health education, as well as humanitarian assistance, in more than 35 countries (including Haiti, Africa and Asia). HOPE’s mission is to achieve sustainable advances in health care around the world by implementing health education programs and providing humanitarian assistance in areas of need.

Check out this video which shares more about this mission of Project HOPE, featuring volunteer Dr. Dana Braner:

I’d love to hear from you: Even on a budget, do you make a point to donate toward charities on a regular basis or on occasion?
How do you find ways to give back?
Please be sure to visit the Project HOPE website for more information on what they do and how you can help!

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for this post, but my husband and I have been invited to attend a local Project HOPE event this month.

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Gina June 5, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I actually feel more compelled to give money each month now that we’re on a strict Debt Payoff budget. Since I’m so on top of our numbers and spending, I see that donating $50-100 to various groups makes a big difference to them while we’re still able to reach our financial goals. It helps me remember that we’re fortunate to be in the position we’re in!

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