Generations of Hope Received by: Brenda Eheart Sponsored by: Paul Newman, Newman's Own, Inc.
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When Brenda Eheart learned that one-third of foster children never return to their homes or are adopted, she knew she had to do something. Taking a cue from the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a family," Brenda founded Hope Meadows, a multigenerational, planned community where her foster care and adoption agency called Generations of Hope is located.
Hope Meadows is comprised not only of families with adoptive/foster children, but also senior citizens who agree to devote six hours a week to the children in exchange for reduced rent.
"Hope is doing exactly what it's name says — it is giving children hope," says Brenda.
Kids who once felt rejected and shuffled from house to house are now finding the love and support they need to help them regain their childhood.
"With this [Angel Network] grant what I'd like to do is to create a scholarship fund for educational travel and for computers," says Brenda.
Printed from Oprah.com on Wednesday, December 4, 2013