Elephant Nature Park – Giving Elephants a Second Chance at Life

Elephant trekking, circuses, jewelry.  All of the following sound great, right?  Hmmm, well not quite.  How about we take a closer look. The Asian elephant is a beautiful, majestic, intelligent animal that is full of spirit. But, people abuse them and turn them into something far from their natural state. When you think of trekking and circuses initially you might…

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Sensing Hope

This is LeLe’s story. LeLe is a five-year-old boy with down syndrome. He was taken in by Hope Home after being abandoned outside an orphanage in Chiang Mai, Thailand at only 6 months old. Since arriving at Hope Home, he has progressed in many ways. He can dress and feed himself (a bit messily though), and though he’s not yet…

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Judy Cook: A Woman of Hope

This #GivingTuesday, the GoAbroad Foundation has the amazing opportunity to not only work with Hope Home, but also personally connect with the wonderful woman who started it all!  Superhero, Judy Cook is here to take us on a beautiful journey, and share with us how Hope Home started and walk us through what it has blossomed into today. What inspired…

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Hope Home: A World of Opportunities in the Land of Smiles

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Ahhhh, the holiday season ‘tis upon us. You know what that means? Time for lots of fun, food, family, and giving! This year we are pleased, and oh so excited, to present to you our #GivingTuesday Campaign – Me, Myself, & Thai. To make this year’s #GivingTuesday extra special, we’ve joined forces with Hope Home in Chiang Mai, Thailand to create…

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How to Stop Watching & Start Doing

Sometimes we fall into the cyclical trap of thinking our contribution is so teeny-tiny in the grand scheme of things that we don’t bother. But what if everyone thought that way? Nobody would be helping, and the world would be suffering much more than it is already. A stinky thought, right? Excuses, Excuses, Excuses So, now I ask you, do…

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Welcome to Mathare

A Home to Millions of Kenyans Mathare is a slum of over 1 million people located in the heart of Nairobi. It is a place where hundreds of thousands of parents raise their children, sometimes without access to education and proper sanitation facilities. When you walk through the streets of Mathare, you can feel the slum buzzing with life. There…

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