We are classified as a public charity under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations to Stewards of Hope International are tax-exempt under section 170 of the Code
Our Mission is to provide hope to people in need through efforts to encourage prayer support, improve awareness, raise money and organize collections of necessities.
We have 2 current efforts including
Operation Elba's Orphans (international) and
Hands Across Highland (local)
Operation Elba's Orphans began in 2008 to assist orphans living in severe poverty in Venezuela. Elba Herrera de Venta is a friend of Stewards of Hope International and she has taken over 300 neglected and abandoned children off the streets of Venezuela in the last 3 decades. Currently there are 160+ of these children we help to support through the group of religious sisters that take care of the children on a daily basis.
Hands Across Highland is an effort that began in 2011 in Highland, IL USA to increase community awareness of the needs of our local food pantry.