The Charities

Cause for Hope

Currently we are partnering with Cause for Hope to help families become self-reliant. 

Cause for Hope's mission is to be the most effective organization in helping families in developing countries escape the clutches of multi-generational poverty and achieve lasting, sustainable self-reliance. We offer many services, but the differentiation of the foundation is found in the mentoring services we offer to those families we serve. Meaning…we assist in business development, we teach vocational training, we assist w/ job placement, we occasionally do micro-loans, but the key element is the mentor assigned to each family, local employees of the foundation who commit to assisting these families. This is done with personal one on one visits in their homes or businesses 2-3 times monthly generally between 10-14 months. In this way we can assist them with family and business budget, savings, debt elimination, re-investing in their business and other basic habits needed to break the cycle of poverty. Generally the most common feedback we receive has more to do with the individual customized assistance of the mentors than any other class we teach, and business we help them develop or job they receive. The most rewarding feedback we receive has to do with breaking the cycle of poverty when our families say…”we were in poverty, as were our parents and their parents before them, but our children will not be in that same situation.”

You can make a donation to Cause For Hope here.

Bridge of Love

In the past Longboard for Love has worked with Bridge of Love to help the abandoned children of Romania.

Bridge of Love’s mission is to provide comfort and hope to Romania’s abandoned children by assisting them on a path toward lifelong happiness and success. Since 2001, Bridge of Love has been instrumental in rescuing Romanian children abandoned in orphanages and hospitals, and placing them with caring foster families in their own country.

In partnership with a sister foundation in the Romanian town of Barlad, Podul Dragostei (meaning “Bridge of Love” in Romanian), Bridge of Love provides ongoing support to sustain the children’s physical, emotional and educational needs. This allows them to grow and succeed in life through achieving personal goals. Bridge of Love also provides support for older Romanian teens and young adults who have grown up in an orphanage, as they move forward in their lives and education. Again, in partnership with Podul Dragostei.

More recently, Bridge of Love is partnering with other nonprofit organizations in Romania to help even more children and families in need. These currently include a maternity center for young mothers and their babies as well as an amazing organization called The Heart of a Child Foundation, both located in Galati, Romania.

We are helping to save Romania’s abandoned children one child at a time, because no one should walk life’s journey alone.

You can make a donation to Bridge of Love here

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