Hopeful Hearts Foundation was established in 2002 with a goal of providing medical and nutritional aid along with basic living necessities for orphan children.

Initially, Ukraine was the primary focus. However, this past year God has opened new doors and provided fresh opportunities, allowing Hopeful Hearts to deliver long-term care and support not only to children in Ukraine but in Afghanistan and India as well.

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Board Members

Bob Drane Executive Director

Kathy Drane

Jeff Bellucci

Trip Pottinger

Melissa Hough

Brad Hicks

Chris Diehl

Brad Keith

Luther Bakken

Steve Stooksberry

Susan Thieneman

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While visiting an orphanage in Ukraine, Bob and Kathy Drane and their daughter Jessica fell in love with 22-month-old Olla and her twin sister Natasha and set out to adopt both girls. During the eight-month adoption process, Natasha developed pneumonia due to severe winter weather and inadequate conditions in the orphanage and died.

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“We believe that God has truly blessed this Foundation, and there are no limits to what we can accomplish to improve the quality of life for orphan children.”

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