Brazil Hope Foundation In Action

Marc with his wife Aurilene and their son Kai

The Foundation is supported and administered by Marc Allen and his wife, Aurilene Nogueira Donicht. Marc is president and publisher of New World Library in Novato, California. Aurilene oversees the Foundation and manages the operations. Marc and Aurilene cover all expenses and overhead for the Foundation, so that 100% of the contributions received go to directly to the children in need.

BHF helps finance the work of the Uerê Project in Rio de Janeiro, directed by Yvonne de Mello and Luciana Martha. This project supports almost 430 kids living on the streets; many of them are homeless or runaway youth at risk. They are fed and clothed, taught to read and write, and learn drug prevention and sex education through art therapy.BHF also supports the Casa de Apoio Project, directed by Sandra Nóbrega and Marilia Sant’Anna. They provide care for over 60 families with children who have cancer. They provide counseling, medicine, therapy, assistance going to cultural events, and, perhaps most important, education to the population at large, because the majority of the population still shuns those with cancer.

BHF also sends clothing, school materials, and toys to children in the impoverished areas in Northeast Brazil.