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It’s Our 7th Birthday!

By Ericka

May 20

slice of seventh birthday cake

Happy birthday to us! 7 years ago today The Sound of Hope was incorporated, and we cannot believe how quickly the time has flown by. It’s been such an honor and a joy to help provide rescue, protection, and holistic care to more than 250 children in 4 countries for the past 2,557 days! This has […] Read more...

Congratulations Graduates!

By Ericka

Mar 31


It’s been a big month at The Sound of Hope as we celebrated some important graduations! Our kids are growing up, and three of them have passed major milestones this March. Last week two of our kids from Burma graduated high school. With many schools burned down or closed in Burma, and very few quality educational opportunities for tribal […] Read more...

Your VOTE could help us win THOUSANDS!

By Ericka

Dec 11


It’s that time of year again… time for the annual PROJECT FOR AWESOME video competition! [CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW!] For those who may have missed it last year – P4A is a video competition started by an AWESOME community on YouTube. On this weekend each year, people take over YouTube with awesome videos about awesome […] Read more...

Education is HOPE!

By Ericka

Oct 06


Education is HOPE for children in need. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing as much funding as possible for the orphans and vulnerable children in our care. Here in Swaziland, we’ve been able to raise the funds to put every child at our carepoint who needed assistance in school for the past 4 years. Hundreds […] Read more...

Thank you “Project for Awesome”!

By Ericka

Jul 28


Today we have some fantastic news to share! You may remember the video competition we entered back in December called “Project For Awesome“. So many of our friends, donors, and supporters helped us out by voting – as well as tweeting and posting our link to encourage their friends to vote too! It was our […] Read more...

VOTE for us @ Project for Awesome!

By Ericka

Dec 12


One upon a time (in 2007) some awesome people came up with an awesome idea to take over YouTube for one day with awesome videos talking about awesome charities – which is how the “Project for Awesome” was born! The past 2 years, thanks to the “Foundation to Decrease World Suck”, (no really – that’s […] Read more...

Thailand Girls’ Home – Children’s Library

By Ericka

Oct 20

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Our 2nd Children’s Library is up and running at Baan Choo Jai (“Helping Hearts Home” – our Girls Home in Thailand)! When we arrived at this home, the House Mom told us there wasn’t even one children’s book in the entire house. Just wait until you see the girls faces when we showed them their […] Read more...

Maggie’s Money

By Ericka

Apr 24


A few weeks ago we were asked to share our work with a group of teenagers in Albertville, AL. It wasn’t a large group, we didn’t have much time, and we weren’t really sure if we had impacted them at all… that is, until one 13 year old student found us as we were leaving. […] Read more...

A Tax Day Challenge

By Ericka

Apr 15

Refuge kids school

The children we care for have a lot of needs, but we believe one of the most important things we can do is make sure they all get an education. School fees are expensive overseas, and many children never get an opportunity to attend. But we know that the gift of education can make all […] Read more...

School has started in Swaziland!

By Ericka

Jan 24


This incredible blog was shared recently by one of our partners in Nsoko, Swaziland, Erica Zeiler. Her words tell the story of WHY it is so important that we provide an education for impoverished Swazi children. I remember my first day of kindergarten in Colorado…standing outside in line waiting to go inside the classroom.  I […] Read more...

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