Sharing Goodwill through Hope ry (October 11, 2017)

CDA Welton with Nora Virtanen from Hope (©State Dept.)

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Donna Welton donated small appliances, linens, and kitchenware to Hope ry representatives Nora Virtanen and Eeva Jäntti on October 16, 2017. The embassy items, which are typically provided to newly-arrived American diplomats while they wait for their shipments, will find a new home through Hope ry to help local families. Hope ry was established in 2009 by Finnish mothers looking for ways to help families with children who were dealing with crises or facing challenges in their lives. The organization now has 17 offices across Finland and works to ensure all children have more equal chances for a good life. “When there’s a will, there’s Hope.”