Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Operation HOPE Yard Sale Oct 5th, 2013

Operation HOPE Yard Sale
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013
7 am – 11 am, Rumaithiya, Block 9, Street 92, House 23

Yes …that’s right..It's here again! Post all the waiting.
Operation HOPE is scheduled for its Yard Sale to kick off a new season. From Household items, books, CD’s, DVD’s, an eclectic array of knick-knacks, furnishings, a host of children’s toys, clothing for both genders and all ages and lots, lots more! So mark your calendars, because we will be looking forward to seeing you!
If you wish to donate any gently used items towards the sale, please be informed that donations will be received until 12 pm Oct 4th at OH premises. Kindly contact us at 99375613 or hope@ohkuwait.org for queries.
PLEASE NOTE:  To be respectful of the neighbourhood parking space, we would appreciate if you would kindly park your vehicle next to the cooperative ahead on the street of HOPE house. Please check with an OH volunteer on your arrival

Monday, September 23, 2013

Psst...Yard Sale around the corner..

Guess what...the Operation HOPE yard sale is just around the corner.

Watch this space for more updates : )


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Saturday Sorting hours continue at HOPE House.

Volunteers continue to meet every Saturday from 730 am – 830 am to sort through the weekly donations at HOPE house in Rumaithiya, block 9, st 92 house 23. 

However, We continue to require more hands on board, with the opening of our re use boutique just around the corner plus our winter warmth initative upcoming.  So should you be interested in joining the team or getting a school group coordinated to come and help us, please get in touch with us on

Monday, September 16, 2013

Operation HOPE bids farewell to landmine victim Jayashankar

Volunteers Carol and Rama  sharing a light moment with Jayashankar before biding farewell

Operation HOPE Kuwait recently bid farewell to Pachaimuthu Jayasankar. In February 2013, while herding sheep in Jahra Desert, Jayasankar met with an unfortunate accident by a land mine explosion when he unknowingly stepped on the mine. As a result, he lost both his legs as well as eyesight.

On learning of his situation, Operation HOPE’s involvement came defined in a humble format of supporting his basic needs while confined in Kuwait until his departure to India through providing his family with a monthly allowance to cater to the everyday needs (like food and children’s school fees) of his wife and 2 sons.

With the help of the generous cash donations raised through the community and efforts garnered from volunteers, Operation HOPE Kuwait had the honor to do this along with regular monthly visits while he was confined for his treatment in the PMR (Physiotherapy) hospital.

Thanks to the generosity of benefactors from the community, Operation HOPE has and continues to honor its commitment to provide Jai with a monthly allowance of KD 50 towards his current medical requirements and his family’s needs for a period of 1 year. As he prepares to leave for India, volunteers put together a little care bag for him with a few goodies for his family along with some cash in hand.

Jai expressed his sincere appreciation for our care and support all through these months.

We continue to be in awe of his positive attitude and the glimmer of HOPE he shows for the next phase in his life. We also continue to be overwhelmed by the support that continues to pour in from the community in both monetary and non monetary terms and allow Operation HOPE the privilege to adopt such causes.

We thank you all. Thank you for continuously being our glimmer of HOPE. 

                                               Volunteers sharing a moment with Jayashankar

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Packing over 150 Toileteries for embassy shelter

Last Saturday a group of dedicated volunteers loaned us their weekend sleep time during the early morning wee hours. For what cause you may ask? To pack over 150 toiletries bags to be distributed at the Philippines embassy shelter. Simultaneously, with the help of volunteers we were also able to sort and pack clothing donations.
A special thanks to our volunteers Sara, Ann, Zainab, Betul, Noor, Chita, Marina, Nicola, Daniella and her folks, Safdar, Annike, June, Daas and Marina who did an awesome job in making it a productive morning.
We owe it to you’ll great folks.

New teachers orientation at AUK.

Operation HOPE Kuwait recently participated in the new teacher’s orientation conference which was held at AUK on Aug 30, 2013. The event that was organized as an orientation for the new term teachers arriving to Kuwait was a great blessing for Operation HOPE that got an opportunity to interact with the new teachers and acquaint them on how to get involved with the different community related endeavors of OH.  
We thank the teachers who approached our information booth and expressed interest in our work in terms of organizing school wide toiletries collection drives, volunteering for packing initiatives at Operation HOPE and helping at our reuse boutique “ Esther’s Attic” among the several initiatives we do. All in all it was a great evening.
We thank the organizers Ilene Winokur and Lynda for inviting us to such a platform and being very cooperative and gracious.
A special vote of thanks to our volunteers Sarah, Ann, Shereen and Farah who did wonders as usual with their presence all through the evening interacting with visitors and steering through the booth logistics.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

100 hand-sewn drawstring gift bags given from the Lighthouse Church of God (in Pekin, Illinois).

Recently a group of women from the Lighthouse Church of God (in Pekin, Illinois) presented OH founder, Sheryll Mairza, with 100 hand-sewn drawstring gift bags. These women, a mix of novices and veterans, armed with nothing more than fabric..., needles, thread, and a desire to bless others, met regularly to complete their labor of love, which will travel from the small Midwestern city in the USA to Kuwait, the small Middle Eastern country where Operation HOPE (OH) is located. The bags will either be sold at upcoming fundraising bazaars, or filled with toiletries for women who are residents at various shelters.