Since 1990, CitiHope has procured, shipped, and distributed over $1 billion in medicine, medical supplies, nutritional and developmental resources worldwide.
Our work begins with a cup of warm soup, or a delivery of basic antibiotics, and becomes a foundation to restore dignity and hope. Our priority is to get the right medicine, to the right patient, in the right dosage, at the right time, for maximum impact in the lives of individuals and communities.
CitiHope International was founded in 1985 as CitiHope Radio Ministry
Fueled by the hope of Christ, CitiHope Radio aired daily in New York City, providing a vital “compassionate connection” between urban ministries and donors. CitiHope was active in the fight against hunger, homelessness and neglect, and through its radio program provided Easter Bags to children, Boxes of Love to families and Homeless Comfort Kits to thousands of needy New Yorkers.
The Chernobyl Accident
A 1989 New York Times report on the Chernobyl accident prompted CitiHope’s President Paul Moore to visit the former Soviet Union with his son Paul Moore II and friend Michael Christensen. Their trip brought them face-to-face with the catastrophic health care crisis in Belarus caused by exposure to radioactive contaminants.
Visiting Minsk Oncology Center and seeing children with advanced stages of leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease and thyroid lymphomas, with little or no medicine for treatment, led CitiHope to dedicate itself to saving the lives of children in Belarus.
66,000 Kenyans Receive Treatment
Working in cooperation with the Kenyan Red Cross Society (KRCS), CitiHope delivered $16,834,118.18 in essential medicines to Kenya in late 2011. Over 66,000 persons received treatment through this delivery.
$6 Million in Medicine to Kurdistan
CitiHope’s March 2015 shipment of $6 million of essential medicine to Erbin, Kurdistan treated an estimated 99,000 refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
CitiHope Gets a New Face
Inspired and motivated by the organizations 25th anniversary, CitiHope International is rebranded simply as “CitiHope” and the board premieres a new logo, website, and renewed focus.
All donations are distributed freely without regard to race, religion, or ethnicity. We are passionate to continue our work of being a bridge – where there is a need we can fill, we will fill it.