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Next Towns Foundation Inc

  • San Antonio, TX
  • http://www.homeofhope.org

Mission Statement

The Next Towns Foundation, Inc. is the funding agency for the Home of Hope orphanage work in economically challenged areas of foreign countries. Currently our area of focus is for children from rural areas in the Peoples republic of China. In 2008 we serviced one hundred five children. We also sent one child (along with a chaperone) to the United States for cancer surgery. In providing a home for the orphans our expenses include all medical, food, clothing, education costs, utilities, housing, transportation, entertainment, native staff payroll, special education needs when required, corrective surgeries for physical handicaps when possible and all other aspects of life for the children. Our charter and agreement with the Chinese government is to maintain all children in our care until they either reach the age of eighteen or finish their education, which ever comes later. If a child wishes to attend university (in China, most of them do) we extend our 'care obligation' support for that child until they graduate from university and find gainful employment.

Service Areas

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International

The Next Towns Foundation, Inc. - Home of Hope Orphanages currently serves the less fortunate children, abandoned babies and the elderly in rural areas of China.  We specifically have operations active in XuZhou - JiangSu Province, GongYi - Henan Province and PingYu - Henan Province.

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer since 2002

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Mr. John Nathan Bell

Keywords

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Orphanages, Schools, Charity, Abandoned Babies, Home of Hope

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Also Known As

NTF Home of Hope

EIN

74-3024225

Physical Address

8635 Callaghan Road

San Antonio, TX 78230

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Group Home (Long Term (P73)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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During the initial stages of our operations back in 2000 - 2001 it was difficult to see what impact we were making in the lives of the children and consequently on the general society as a whole.  

However, as time passes we have been able to observe several of our children as they have grown into young adults and we are happy to find them honest with high integrity and each of them has an excellent work ethic and a desire to contribute to society, not just be a taker and a follower.

Programs

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Program 1

Currently Next Towns Foundation, Inc. has two fully operational orphanages in China with a total staff and child combination in excess of 100 persons.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Next Towns Foundation, Inc. - Home of Hope Orphanages currently serves the less fortunate children, abandoned babies and the elderly in rural areas of China.  We specifically have operations active in XuZhou - JiangSu Province, GongYi - Henan Province and PingYu - Henan Province.

Funding Needs

Monthly support of $108.00 per child. College funding for those children who graduate from high school and pass the Chinese college entrance exam at $5,000.00 per child for 4 years tuition. Funding for required medical treatment at a current historical average of $11,000.00 per year. Annual operational expenses of $350,000.00 for three facilities in China.

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NEXT TOWNS FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Next Towns Foundation Inc

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Principal Officer

Mr. John Nathan Bell

BIO

Mr. Bell is a very active and positive individual with long range goals for the development of child care for those less fortunate children in Asia. His basic belief is "Nothing is impossible... it just hasn't been done yet!"

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"It is constant joy to observe the changes that take place in the lives of these less fortunate children we are able to helfind there is immeasurable satisfaction and excitement in the relationships and bonding that takes place with the children.

We invite people who are interested in this venture of love and romance of helping to help with both funding, communications and sponsorship.  You can contact us at our website."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. John Nathan Bell

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2002 - Dec 2012

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