Sponsor A Staff Member

Sponsor A Staff Member

You can make a lasting change by sponsoring one of our staff members for just $25/month or more.

Your sponsorship will provide relational, consistent, and life-changing support to vulnerable children, families, and communities through a Hope Station staff member.

Each month, you’ll get an update letter from your sponsored staff member about the vital work they did that month, with ways that you can be thinking of and praying for them. And you’ll also have the option to send notes of encouragement to them.

Click here for our Staff Sponsorship FAQs.

Have fun reading through each staff member’s profile. We can’t wait to welcome you into our Sponsorship Team.

MARGARETE ZHANG

Chief Operations Officer

“Throughout the past years working for Hope Station, I’ve always felt very passionate about my job. I hope to get more resources and opportunities by connecting with more people in the community, so that the children and families we serve can get more professional help, and our team can work in unity. As a staff member of Hope Station, I feel very pleased that I can help children in orphanages or in vulnerable families, to play with them, to chat with them, to hear their stories. It always makes me feel like there’s a great grace from above, and that I can share that with more children around me. I strongly believe that the more love we give, the more love we also receive in return.”

Margarete is a native of Sichuan province. She likes eating spicy food, and her major in college was Business English. Previous to joining Hope Station, she worked as an English teacher, and as a teacher for special needs children in both China and Canada.

As the Chief Operations Officer, Margarete is responsible for:

  • Leading the Chinese staff team
  • Communicating with our partner orphanages to help them get the services and resources they need
  • Connecting with and helping families who are interested in adoption
  • Recruiting specialists like therapists and parenting experts to provide quality training and services for children with special needs and their families
  • Managing many of the business needs

You can be part of the amazing work that Margarete is doing by being one of her sponsors. Your support will be changing the lives of the children and families she serves.

ERICA XU

Family Strengthening Program Manager

“I’m so happy that I have a chance to serve children with special needs and their families. Among the kids I serve there are children with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism and Developmental Delay. Most of the families live in poverty. The parents raise their child alone, without the help from the government and society, life is really sad for them. During every home-visit, we chat, play, and encourage each other. I remember every child’s birthday and celebrate with them on their special day. Although every child is unique, they are all so special. I am so proud that I get to witness them thriving. I will do my best to support each family by giving them the help and love they deserve.”

Erica lives in Sichuan with her daughter. Growing up, she had a brother with Cerebral Palsy, so she understands first hand how difficult it can be to be part of a family with special needs. She is passionate about making sure local families get the resources and support they need.

As the Family Strengthening Program Manager, Erica is responsible for:

  • Leading the Family Strengthening Program
  • Helping families who have children with special needs to get the services and resources they need
  • Encouraging and supporting families
  • Leading support events for families like activity days and support groups
  • Recruiting specialists like therapists and parenting experts to provide quality training and services for children with special needs and their families

You can be part of the amazing work that Erica is doing by being one of her sponsors. Your support will be changing the lives of the children and families she serves.

RYAN LI

Communications Specialist – China

“Hello! I’m Ryan. My job is to be responsible for the social media operation of Hope Station in China. I like taking photos, videos and writing stories about children with special needs in China. My greatest hope is that through online advocacy, more people will know about and pay attention to special needs children in China, and more people will know and join in what Hope Station is doing. The work I do is very meaningful and important. I hope that through my work every child we serve will have a champion to grow up with.”

Ryan is from HuBei province, China. He is married to American Stephanie, and they have a son and a daughter. He was first a volunteer for Hope Station, visiting the orphanages and helping them with “odd jobs” like fixing doors and installing baby gates.

As the Communications Specialist, Ryan is responsible for:

  • Posting meaningful and educational content on Chinese social media
  • Raising awareness in the local community about special needs, family, and orphan care
  • Providing much needed “brotherhood” to the older boys in our partner orphanages
  • Designing printed and digital advocacy materials
  • Advertising for Hope Station events like family workshops and special needs trainings

You can be part of the amazing work that Ryan is doing by being one of his sponsors. Your support will be changing the lives of the children, families, and community he serves.

JADE WANG

Therapist

“I was a therapy major in University, but when I looked for a job after graduation most of the options were to do massage. All of a sudden I felt like I’d lost my way. So, I worked at the local Disabilities Federation for 4 months just to help. During my time there, I realized that all around us there were especially poor children that were invisible to society. Now, my heart is moved to help for the sake of the children with special needs. This kind of work gives my life so much meaning. When I first heard about Hope Station, I learned that the work you were doing was specifically for public welfare and helping all kinds of children. It sparked an inner sense of purpose in me! Now, I’m honored to be part of this work.”

Jade provides directly therapy services to children living in orphanages, and gives therapeutic guidance and assessments to children in families as well. She has a degree in General Therapy with an emphasis in speech therapy, and previously worked at the Disabilities Federation in her hometown.
Jade began working for Hope Station in 2021.

As the Therapist, Jade is responsible for:

  • Providing direct therapy services to children in orphanages
  • Conducting assessments and check-ins for children with special needs and their families
  • Teaching orphanage caregivers and parents how to help their children learn and grow
  • Helping families who have children with special needs to get the services and resources they need
  • Encouraging and supporting families

You can be part of the amazing work that Jade is doing by being one of her sponsors. Your support will be changing the lives of the children and families she serves.

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