The Hope Alliance is a humanitarian organization that empowers impoverished people to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of their families and their communities.

"Abundance of Hope" Breakfasts

Celebrating 15 Years of Humanitarian Service!

Top: Keynote Speaker, Mark Eaton. Bottom from Left: Mark Eaton, Laura Bedore, Shawn Lerwill,
RoJeanne and Doug Smith, OD, Fr. Mike Sanchez (Queretaro, MX)

The Hope Alliance recently held two fundraising and awareness events in conjunction with celebrating the 15th Anniversary of our organization. Last Wednesday, April 9th, the breakfast was held in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium Tower. Former NBA All-star, Mark Eaton, delivered a wonderful keynote speech enjoyed by all. Then followed speaker Father Michael Sanchez of the Santa Maria Orphanage in Queretaro, Mexico where we hope to begin various construction projects later this year. The event was a full house with almost 200 attendees! Special thanks to Mark Eaton, Fr. Michael Sanchez, Event Chair Lisa Blakemore (Board of Trustees Treas.), John Hanrahan M.D. (Founder and Board Chairman), University of Utah, An Exquisite Affair Catering, additional volunteers and supporters!

Following the Salt Lake Breakfast, the Park City Breakfast took place at the Legacy Lodge at Park City Mountain Resort on Thursday, April 10th. The keynote speaker featured Fr. Michael Sanchez, the Director of the Santa Maria Orphanage in Mexico. Past Hope Alliance Expedition volunteers shared their experiences and perspectives, which included Glenn Artist (Board Chair-Elect), Tanya Taylor, Derick Loyola (Board of Trustees), and Jessie Meehan Bost. Many thanks to Event Co-Chairs Tomoko Schlag and Jessie Bost, Jenni Smith of Park City Mountain Resort for hosting our event, Wasatch Audio Visual, and The Hope Alliance Board of Trustees for collaborating on such wonderful events!  Proceeds from our breakfasts will help us continue to provide critical and sustainable assistance to those in great need throughout developing countries. We are truly grateful for all of the incredible support from the Salt Lake and Park City communities!

Help Us Pave the Way!

This summer, Park City Medical Center plans to build a 1,900-square-foot organic community garden on its campus. They will be partnering with The Hope Alliance, along with four additional local non-profit organizations to help raise money for these organizations by selling engraved pavers. By purchasing a permanent, engraved brick, not only will 100% of the proceeds support The Hope Alliance, but it will also "Pave the Way" for the new community garden at the Park City Medical Center! 

Vision Warriors

"Our hardy troupe of fourteen vision warriors, each of us hauling two heavy glasses-laden suitcases, arrived in Antigua, Guatemala on February 15, 2014. We were greeted by friendly faces, fragrant breezes, cobblestone streets and a colorful town silhouetted by the night darkened outlines of dozens of ancient volcanoes. The next day, Dr. John Hanrahan led an afternoon meeting during which he reviewed our mission, goals, equipment and best use of time, space, and resources as we all started to get to know each other. We shared laughter and experiences and humility at the service we were about to perform." 
-Laine Fuller, Guatemala Vision Trip Participant Feb. 2014

Salt Lake City Weekly Cover Story

The Ties That Bind
Utah Volunteers Work Closely With Local Haitians To Mend A Broken Country
Written By: Stephen Speckman, Past Hope Alliance-Haiti Trip Participant and Volunteer
Posted February 5, 2014

Photo Credit: Stephen Speckman

Images of an earthquake-ravaged Haiti have faded from the collective world conscience these days, replaced by occasional photos of horrific poverty and desperate living conditions, seen firsthand by the non-governmental organizations and missionaries who still travel to the country to give aid.

On the two-hour plane ride from Miami to Port-au-Prince, you’ll see clusters of volunteers, some wearing matching T-shirts that advertise their cause or group. You’ll see it again inside the main terminal of the airport in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, as you walk past volunteers queuing for a return flight to the United States.

These volunteers keep coming back to Haiti, long after it fails to produce shocking headlines for newspapers.

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