Siobhan O'Shea, the Chairperson for Helping Other People (HOPe) happens to be one of the biggest fans of luxury goods I have ever met. With the uncanny ability to strut into her a charity fund raiser meeting the same way she would strut into a board meeting (or Saks for that matter!), she is an inspiration to us all!
I sat down with Siobhan to get to know a little more about her charity work, and what HOPe is all about:
How did HOPe come about?:
HOPe started a few years ago. It was basically born out of conversations about the developing world, by a small group of people who asked themselves what they could do to help.Our goal at HOPe is a large one—to give people the chance to escape the ongoing cycle of poverty—but it’s achieved in small steps. By providing basic health care, education and training facilities we give people a way to change their lives—and potentially the lives of the generations to follow.
What kinds of projects have you worked on?
Our projects take on all shapes and sizes. We’ve sent boys in rural
children with AIDS in
You have such a busy life! How did your progression from Volunteer to Chairperson of HOPe come about?
When I started with HOPe, during our beginnings in 2001, I never anticipated that I’d have the honor of serving as Chairperson. You’re right – I have a busy life. We all do! But I’ve experienced our growth and I’ve seen the great work we’ve done together. That has great meaning for me and I love the work I do with HOPe.
Where & When do meetings occur?
Our monthly meetings usually take place the third Thursday of every month in the
Tell us about your upcoming events:
We had our first HOPe golf outing a couple of months ago and it was a great success. Our next major event is our Annual HOPe Benefit at Rosie O’Grady’s Manhattan Club on November 13 at 6:30pm. All are welcome! Just send me your contact information (email@example.com) and I’ll be sure you get an invitation.
How can we donate?
You can support HOPe in the way that works for you. Financial donations can be made on our web site www.hope-charity.org or mailed to HOPe at
Who can we contact for more questions?
You can always find information on www.hope-charity.org. Or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So there's a little HOPe to start off your weekend.... feel free to contact me or Siobhan for any information!
The Luxury Spot team will see you all on November 13 at the Annual HOPe Benefit!