Looking Forward - 2020

Our board and Volunteer Coordinators have identified possible improvements, depending on funding and favorable cooperation with local organizations:

  • Adapting program services to comply with pandemic safety requirements, including emergency food donations to needy families.
  • Expanding support from Jet Blue to include more saleable items at the thrift store.
  • Improving irrigation for the cornfields.
  • Designing a pilot program for donation of egg-laying chickens to poor families.

See our program in action - the videos!


Our Heartfelt Gratitude...

Serving Cotacachi's Forgotten Elders...

We extend an enormous thank-you to our Kitchen Staff, Shoppers, Thrift Shop Managers, Volunteers and Volunteer Coordinators for the ongoing support they supply to our program...

Kitchen Staff: Salomé Alvear and Panchita

Thrift Shop: Alison Gallardo, Alan Ledis, Salomé Alvear, and Steven Vinueza, with thanks to Carol Gold and Mary Grover for their service

Volunteer Coordinators: Susan & Chuck Bussey

Shoppers: Blanca Morales, Jairo Morales, Fred Hosea

Volunteers:  Alma Thomas, Marcos Pazmino, Ana Guevara Aguirre, Bob Lanzilotta, Bruce Finch, Burton Johnson, Carolyn Spainhour, Chuck Bussey, Don Simms, Don Spainhour, Fernando Correa, Carol Gold, Heidi Small, James Scarberry, Janet Narum, Joyce Smith, Judy Taylor, Kate Schutt, Ken Fordham, Linda Wussow, Mary Hellman, Nikki Noonar, Salome Alvear, Sidney Wise, Suzanne Bennett H, Terri Scarberry, Tina Faith.

 Place of Hope Board

Board members - Fred, Fernando, Salomé, and Ana


Place of Hope Board Members - Fred Hosea, Fernando Correa, Salomé Alvear, and Ana Aguirre

Some of our history...

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