About Children of Hope

“He executes justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the stranger or temporary resident and gives him food and clothing.” – Deuteronomy, 10:18 Children of Hope Inc. (a registered 501(c)(3) public charity) is a Long Island mission of community outreach services that aims to remediate the suffering of children caused by poverty, domestic violence, dysfunctional home life, and educational neglect.

Founded by Catherine Smith (affectionately known to those around her as “Sister Cathy”), Children of Hope provides children-in-need with: * A Refuge of Safety While Their Parents Work * Meals, Clothing, and Hygiene Services * Tutoring and Academic Attention * Religious Education & Character Development * Summer Camp & Recreational Programs At various points, the Children of Hope mission has also served as a foster home for children whose parents were temporarily incapacitated due to illness, addiction or poverty. In addition, through her affiliation with The Fresh Air Fund, Sister Cathy has provided children from New York City with an opportunity to attend the suburban summer camp program that she directs. The mission is open seven days a week, day and night, and provides a safe environment of love, enrichment, discipline and opportunity for the most disadvantaged of Long Island’s children. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, Children of Hope solicits donations of food, toys, clothing and other items to help local disadvantaged families to bridge the gap and provide their children with joy on these special occasions.



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4 responses to “About Children of Hope

  1. Linda Garone

    I’ve known Sister Cathy for many years….I know how hard she works! God Bless

  2. Angie Parlionas

    Hey Sister Kathy, This is amazing!! Love the site. XXXOO see you next Sunday!

  3. Spoke to you today about your Mission and was glad to be able to find it on the computer. You are blessed to be able to do such a mightly work for God and a much needed work besides. God will continue to sustain you and fill all your needs because of your faith and love for Him.

  4. Sister Cathy truly is an inspiration to all who know her. Her endless energy can only come from God. Her faithfulness to the Lord’s work is amazing. Wherever there’s a need, Sister Cathy is the first to respond. I am truly blessed as I witness the happiness of a child’s face when they go home with bags of goodies. As a new school year comes upon us, Sister Cathy already has the bookbags, notebooks, and pencils ready to bless many of our children. Thank you for all you do, blessing so many of our children and families . We love you. God bless you always.

    – Maria and Harry Alpers

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