HOPE Changes Lives, and the kids featured here demonstrate that no one is too young to make a difference in the world.
Our Hope Ambassadors are part of Get Involved on RainbowKids.com. This area features the stories of children and teens who bring service, hope, and inspiration to others!
Do you know a young person who has made a difference in the lives of others? Let us know! Their project may be chosen to be featured on Hope Ambassadors.
My name is Lauren Ring, 4 years ago I headed to the Shanghai Orphanage in China, with my parents and two brothers, to meet our new sister Anna. At that time I was in the sixth grade and jump roping for my elementary school’s jump rope team. I thought it would be a goo...Read the full article
Seventeen-year-old Makena knows the thoughts that creep into the mind of a child facing cleft lip and palate surgery. Because of her own life experiences she has established a goal for herself: to reach out to children when they are facing their own lif...Read the full article
As a Chinese adoptee, my parents felt it was necessary for me to feel connected to my heritage. Having gained United States’ citizenship at ten months old during a snowy March in 1996, with a new family and a new culture, I grew up accepting the fact that those first ten mo...Read the full article
An adoptee blossoms into a passionate adoption advocate seeking to find true loving families for children in China. “Settle down, it'll all be clear. Don't pay no mind to the demons; they fill you with fear. The trouble it might drag you down and if you get lost, you ...Read the full article
“Everyone is beautiful when they are loved”—Bertha Holt I’m thankful and lucky for the life I’ve been given, but not everyone is as fortunate as I was. I was born in Seoul, South Korea and when I was only seven months old a family in the United State...Read the full article
To those who have been a part of the adoption process, you know the joys, the frustrations, the challenges, the victories, the commitment…the heart that goes into adopting a child. The commitment to nurture and love a child for a lifetime is no small feat. And it is, perha...Read the full article
What happens to a child who attends school but cannot afford the eye glasses needed to see the learning going on around him? What happens when books and papers and chalkboards and years pass by in a blur? Vision. It is crucial for successful learning and when a studen...Read the full article
Shoes. We take them for granted because we just have them. We do. But what happens to those kids who have to escape domestic violence in the middle of the night with only the pajamas on their back? Or the kids whose mom has to decide between shoes and medi...Read the full article
Since I have been with RainbowKids I have had the privilege of meeting some amazing people. Really, my contacts have stretched across the world, from India to Ethiopia to Latin America to my own backyard. Time and time again I am taken back by one common theme among the peo...Read the full article
RainbowKids.com is pleased to announce its January/February Hope Ambassador, 9-year-old Teagan C. Partnering with the global non-profit organization Soles4Souls, Teagan has collected over 11,000 pairs of shoes for orphanages around the world. Her goal? To collect a total of 25,00...Read the full article
Noah, who was born in Ethiopia and lived there until being adopted by a US family at the age of 6 years old, was himself inspired by another Ethiopian adoptee. "He was a boy who lived near my aunt in Washington State," Noah recently shared, "he was doing a project to raise money ...Read the full article