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Project Hopeful

Written by Carolynn

Project Hopeful

Helping overlooked children


Project Hopeful is Founded by one of my coming soon Heroines, Carolyn Twietmeyer.  As with all my postings, this is someone I have personally met.  I have watched her grow this organization and its mission over the last 5 years since I first met her.  It is blessed and a blessing to so many children.  You can read about their story beginnings here:


Their main areas of focus:

Helping people care for overlooked children

Educate people about the situations that cause children to be overlooked

Enable people to raise funds to support “The least of these”

providing shelter and protection for mothers and children in Guatemala

Preserving families by empowering mothers in Uganda Ethiopia and Guatemala




Taken right from their website: Project Hopeful’s mission is to bring hope to overlooked children and vulnerable mothers around the world. We work in the United States and globally to support families and individuals fostering, adopting, or considering care for overlooked orphaned children. Project Hopeful believes adoption is a wonderful gift for children in many circumstances, but it isn’t always the best answer.

Therefore, we have developed a focused set of in-country care efforts in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Uganda and Ukraine to provide direct care and support to women, children and families who are without resources. Our goal is to bring the right educational, financial, spiritual, and emotional resources to bear where they can make the most impact for each overlooked child. 

Project Hopeful believes in the value of each child – no matter where he or she lives or what diagnoses he or she may have. In fact, we say that we would do all we do just for one child.  All for One!

Their newest project includes medical outreach, community development and helping mothers in poverty keep their families in tact.  Visit their site and see where you might fit in and Walk on Water with this great organization. Check it out here:



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History and operations

Project Hopeful was born at the end of 2006 and incorporated in the State of Illinois in 2007 when it received its 501(c)(3) status from the US federal government.  Volunteer staff run the organization with the support of a Board or Directors and an Advisory Board.  All of Project Hopeful’s operations and investments are supported by donations.  Project HOPEFUL uses <5% of donated funds to support its operations and activities.  The 5% administrative fee (on most gifts) is used to fund the activities and expenses approved annually by our executive team and Board.





Project Hopeful Links






Great Youtube videos

Project Hopeful


Selah adoption story on Today Show:


Selah telling her story


Truth Pandemic – Get the facts about HIV/AIDS and Adoption


Facing life head on adopting HIV+ Children



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