Team Hope aims to address the mandate from the Lord to take care of the orphan (James 1:27) as well as those who work with them. In Orange County alone, there are 3,000 children in the foster care system, the average age of these children is 9 years old. While 1,500 of them are currently placed in homes, approximately 60% of these children are abused or neglected even after being placed in a home. Without a permanent, loving family, kids in the foster care system will experience, on average, three or more different placements, which is deeply unsettling for children of any age. For those who never find a family, 50% of kids who “age out” of the foster system at the age of 21 are found either homeless or incarcerated within two years. All of these numbers can be changed by simply putting our love into action. By partnering with organizations that specialize in this area, we are able to show God’s love to those who need it the most: children and young adults lost in the governmental system and those who work with them.
Team Hope Community Outreach provides spiritual and many times physical aid to those living in our local community.
•Support Heart Gallery – Support by sharing with others
•Feeding the homeless –Teams put together care packages and distribute them to the homeless community of Orange County
•Sharing God’s love – Prayer and witnessing
•Harvest Festival –A fall celebration on Oct 31st every year
•Easter Outreaches – Easter Egg Hunt and great food
•Boxes of Love- Giving meals for families in need
•Orangewood Resource Center- Cooking a hot meal and sharing God’s love with emancipated foster youth in Orange County.
•St. Jude Ranch for Children –Breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect by mending spirits and renewing hope
•Camp to Belong- Giving practical support for this program who’s goal is to reunite siblings who are placed in separate foster homes for much needed connection
We at Project Import take these social problems to heart and in turn are joining Team Hope as the Motorsports arm to get the word out to the community about the problems our young people can face.