Frequent Asked Questions
About Hopechain International
Who is Hopechain International?
Hopechain International (HI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing equal educational opportunities for financially-challenged children in rural areas all over the world. We believe in the power of education, and are advocators of justice and peace.
Do you only help rural education in China?
We started our programs in China, and the current programs we offer are also based in China. However, it is our dream and our goal to create more programs that will help other countries in Asia, and the world.
What type of people do you help?
We mainly help the youth.
Where is your company based?
In the USA, our headquarters are in New York City.
When was the organization established?
The Organization started small projects back in 2011. However, it didn't officially become a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization until June 2014.
How can we trust you?
We are a legitimate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all of our partners are reputable.
Will there be tax exempt on donation?
Hopechain is currently in the process of getting approval for tax exempts from the IRS
Will I be able to get a Receipt for my donation?
Yes, every donation will receive a receipt, please keep the receipt for your files and future tax exempt.
Is my credit card information safe?
Yes, our donation page is SSL certified.
I would like to donate clothes, cars or other items to charity. Does Hopechain accept donated goods?
Yes, all donations are welcomed. For your convenience, you may ship items to our NY office.
How is the money I donate being used?
There are no third parties involved with our organization. Profits are used accordingly for our projects and children.
What portion of my donation directly supports your mission or service delivery?
Approximately 85% goes to our projects and children in the rural areas. Less than 15% is to keep the organization running.
How do I change my monthly donation information? For example, my monthly amount or my credit card number?
Please contact our financial office, and we will gladly assist you.
How do I cancel my monthly donations?
You may also contact our financial office directly.
Do you offer internship opportunities?
Yes, please see our volunteer page for more information.
Can I host a fundraising event on behalf of Hopechain International?
Yes, but you will need to get approval first, Hopechain will gladly to assist you.
How do I become a volunteer?
Please go to the Volunteer Page to fill out our general volunteer application form. Hopechain will contact you as soon as we receive the application.
Do we receive a certificate for volunteer or internship work?
Yes, Hopechain can issue a certificate upon request.
Can I get a recommendation letter from Hopechain after I've done volunteer or internship work?
Yes, Hopechain can issue a recommendation letter upon request upon completion of volunteer work or internship hours.
It's safe to travel outside of the country?
Yes, every trip is well organized and planned. For your convenience, Hopechain can assist volunteers in purchasing a medical and travel insurance if they wish to do so.