Hope is never complete in our lives. It grows every day. By bringing businesses and community members together we endeavor to inspire people and help them find courage to face the future. With all the needs around us, Giving Hope connects resources with the challenges our world faces. We look forward to sharing this special evening of CONNECTING HOPE and proving that LOVE changes everything.
Giving Hope is a New Orleans, Louisiana nonprofit dedicated to changing lives through love. Our mission is simple: To give glory to God and to promote human dignity. Through the tireless efforts of our staff, volunteers, and corporate partners, we feed, clothe, house, and provide fellowship to those in need, in our community and around the world.
Giving Hope was founded in 2012 by Troy and Tracy Duhon, what began as a small local non-profit has grown into a nationwide foundation.
In the beginning, Giving Hope focused on feeding the hungry throughout the city of New Orleans by partnering with the New Orleans Mission through ‘service’ days in the city where volunteers went into the community to feed those in need. The ‘feeding frenzy’ quickly grew when The Food Pantry of New Orleans was opened in October of 2013 in New Orleans East.
Concurrently the Duhon’s were faced with a calling of their own; through the process of adopting their daughter, Annah, from China in 2013 the Duhon’s felt called to begin helping other children like their daughter around the world, this is where Hope House was born.
Hope House coordinates mission trips on an annual basis to fund and build orphanages around the world. The inaugural trip was held in Hyderabad, India with Honduras following the year after. In the coming year we will be traveling to Africa!
After the adoption of their daughter, with their hearts forever changed, the Duhon’s felt called to help other children all over the world by assisting other families throughout their adoption process, and so Hope for a Home was created! With so many families who feel called to adopt but are unable to do so due to financial constraints. Hope for a Home’s mission is to assist these families through the adoption process financially and as an emotional support system.
Giving Hope has long partnered with the New Orleans Mission, we to continue this relationship with the opening of the Giving HOPE Retreat Center. This partnership will serve the men and women of the New Orleans Mission by providing fellowship and freedom. The Giving Hope Retreat Center will provide a refuge away from the conditions of homelessness as well as help these citizens rebuild their lives through training for various trade positions.