What is Hope 2 Others?
Hope 2 Others is a non-profit based in Sun Prairie, Wis. that operates with the mission of improving education and health care in developing countries.
Karen and her husband, Rick, are the founders of “Hope 2 Others,” also known as H2O, a non-profit faith-based Christian ministry and organization, whose mission is to improve the quality of life in developing countries. Karen and Rick are dedicated to renewing hope of a better life to remote, impoverished and underserved communities around the world as God leads and empowers by His Spirit. They also strive to:
“Hope 2 Others” Inc., is located in Sun Prairie, Wis.
Where did the idea come from?
Founders Karen and Rick Klemp have spent the better part of the last 27 years serving others, participating in mission trips to various countries. As a registered nurse for more than 30 years, Karen brings her medical training and expertise to help others, teaching birthing practices and rescue breathing.
In 1999, they opened their home to a member of the New Life Band from Tanzania, who was in the area raising funds for the New Life Band School. After learning about the current educational and medical state in Tanzania, and after a trip to Tanzania in 2006, Karen and Rick opened the doors of Hope 2 Others in 2007. Since that time, they have raised funds to ship medical and school supplies, shipped a retired Sun Prairie ambulance, sponsored the education of students at the New Life Band School and works daily to raise awareness about the state of education and health care in developing countries.
What services or programs do you perform?
Hope 2 Others focuses primarily on improving access to health care and education in Tanzania.
Education: Hope 2 Others partners with the New Life Band and the New Life Band School in Tanzania. Our mission trips have included making bricks for additional classrooms at the New Life Band School; shipping school supplies, including Xango Meal Packs, mattresses, books, and projectors, for use in the school. In the summer of 2014, we added a Medical Sciences and Lab Skills class, taught by Leah Narans. The students studied microbiology, hematology, urinology and learned how to draw blood.
Health Care: Hope 2 Others Founder Karen Klemp leads medical mission trips and conducts seminars for Tanzanian doctors, nurses and midwives. Those seminars include the Healthy Births and Babies class and Helping Babies Breathe. For more information, click on Programs.
If I want to donate, what will my money be used for?
Hope 2 Others is run by an all-volunteer staff. All donations are used to fund Hope 2 Others projects, including the construction of the first Hope 2 Others Medical Center and shipping containers of donated medical and school supplies. People are also able to sponsor the education of a student at the New Life Band School in Tanzania.
How can I help?
There are a number of ways, both large and small, to get involved.
- You can donate new and gently used items for our Hats 4 Hope Kits.
- Item donations can be brought to drop-off sites at: Nancy’s Notions Retail Store (333 Beichl Ave., Beaver Dam), Blue Bar Quilts (6333 University Ave., Middleton), The Colonial Club Senior Center (301 Blankenheim Ln., Sun Prairie) and Prairie Junction (223 E. Main St., Sun Prairie).
- We are always looking for volunteers to help with our many activities – collecting donations, staffing a booth at the Quilt Expo, donating time at Brat Fest, sorting medical supplies, Hats4Hope packing party, writing thank you notes, and other administrative tasks.
- Donate a raffle prize for the annual Quilt Expo.
- Travel with us to Tanzania on our mission trip.