Ummid A Hope is a group of working individuals who volunteer to raise funds in order to support underprivileged orphaned and abandoned children to better their lives and build hope. We work directly with organizations in America and India to attain this mission. We not only strive to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged children and youth, we also celebrate their lives so that they can rise above their circumstances and realize their full potential.

Our foundation supports educational projects which grant equal opportunity to distressed children so that they can grow and become self-sufficient.


Our Mission

  • Our mission is to position Ummid A Hope Foundation to“Celebrate and Improve lives of the underprivileged” by joining hands with already existing non profit organisations and filling the gaps between what these less fortunate sector of the society has and what they need to thrive.

  • To create an international network of volunteers with common mission.

  • Providing education and equal opportunities for all men, women & children independent of their physical disabilities and circumstances.

  • Help provide healthcare, and skills necessary for a more fullfilled life.


Our Vision

Our vision is to help build a better future with education and celebrate the lives of the less fortunate women,children and families around the world.


Sonia Shahani's Founding Principles for Ummid A Hope

  • U: Uncover the needs of the underprivileged.

  • M: Meet their needs.

  • M: Motivate them to become responsible citizens.

  • I : Integrate them into the mainstream society.

  • D: Direct them towards a better life.


Our Team


Sonia Shahani

Founder and President

Ummid A Hope Foundation

Sonia is a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and a professional.One birthday celebration and a cake changed her view about life. After celebrating her son Sagar's 21st birthday with a group of orphan and handicap kids in Udaipur India she learned that this was their first birthday cake cutting experience.


This one celebration paved her path towards her calling and gave birth to Ummid A Hope Foundation thus starting her journey with multiple existing non profit organizations and the concept of Celebrations. Her goal is not only to celebrate their being in the world but also help support their education to build a better future.


"If your heart is in it, you just do it!” says Sonia. And this is exactly what Ummid- A Hope Foundation supporters have done and continue to do.


Parag Shah

Treasurer - Ummid A Hope Foundation

"Volunteering is a noble cause and if you do with lots of enthusiasm it adds more value to your commitment."


Dev Sharma

Consultant - Ummid A Hope Foundation

"Driven to help those less fortunate to lead a better quality of life"


Dr. Preeti Bhagia

Public Relations - Ummid A Hope Foundation

"You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets."


Harish Vazirani

Director of Operations - Ummid A Hope Foundation

"Helping our community's underpriveleged develop their skills to their fullest potential in order to prepare them for all that life has to offer."


Deepti Oberai 

- Ummid A Hope Foundation

There's no greater act of worship than being a reason for someone's smile.


Meet The Youth Team

i-Impact youth group UAH

Shivam Shah


i -Impact Youth


"When I started working with different organizations, I needed a mentoring organization that aligned with the purpose of my involvement and the purpose of these different organizations. Ummid A Hope was perfect for this purpose in filling the gaps between what these less fortunate sector of the society has and what they need to thrive”.


Sahar Oberai 

i -Impact Youth

Vice President 

"My biggest inspiration is my mother, who has been a part of

Ummid A Hope since its

inception 4 years ago.

Her joy of helping underserved children has made an impact on me to be a part of this organization, which focuses on giving hope and bettering their lives."


Rani Mehta


i -Impact

Youth Secretary  

" I was moved by the cause of helping the underprivileged, I always believe that every girl stands a chance. The cause for Ummid A Hope helps me embrace that".


Drshika Advani

International Youth Ambassador

"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today."

Charities We Support

We believe in supporting multiple projects where your donation can have a maximum impact.

With our support, we directly impact the lives of the underprivileged children of these organizations by helping them in the areas of food education clothing festival celebrations, birthday celebrations, vocational trainings, after school educational programs, and college education. We conduct different types of training for these children to help the become a well-rounded individual. 

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