Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Faith-Based
  • International


2470 MIRAMAR BLVDUNIVERSITY HT, OH 44118 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To gather, effectively manage, and provide funds and working personnel to support four elements of Sociedad Amigos de los Niños: Reyes Irene, Santa Rosa Lima Clinic, Medical Mission Trips, and Nuevo Paraiso Mission Trips. Equally as important we will raise the awareness of others to inspire them to engage in supporting the needs of the people of Honduras.


It was clear that Sister Rosa, the founder of Sociedad Amigos de los Niños, could use some help. Over many decades she had become legendary for helping the children of Honduras with very limited resources. (Read more below.) Many compared her work to that of Mother Theresa in India. Groups from Gesu Parish in Cleveland, Ohio had visited and made financial contributions, but it became obvious that a better funding source could empower Honduran children to achieve better life outcomes.

In 2004, a group of previous visitors to Honduras was organized by David A. Smith to establish a larger, more reliable income stream for Sister Rosa’s organization. Honduran Children’s Rescue Fund (HCRF) was incorporated to raise funds for the children of Honduras through charitable benefits, solicitation of grants and donations, and social awareness projects. The organization eventually achieved status as a Tax-Exempt Charitable Corporation and through 2019, has sent over $3,500,000 to support Sister Rosa’s initiatives. And, over the years, the activities of HCRF have expanded from just fundraising to include gathering donations of medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, medicines, clothing, books, toys, and much more. HCRF has also learned how to leverage its impact by working with partner organization.


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