Key of Hope Celebrates Tenth Year of Ministry with Golf Outing

Charity Serving Youth in Durban, South Africa Holds Anticipated Fundraiser On June 18, Key of Hope, a nonprofit organization located in Durban, South Africa, will host its 12th annual golf outing at the exclusive Wyndgate Country Club and its sister course - Westwynd Golf Course in Rochester, MI. This year is especially exciting as Key of Hope celebrates 10 years of bringing hope to the children of Durban, South Africa who have been orphaned by or have been otherwise affected by HIV and AIDS. … [Read more...]

The Sound of Hope

A group of multi-talented children from Durban, South Africa settlements, have discovered a purpose to tell others about the plight of orphans and vulnerable children in the informal settlements of Durban. They have come to realize that their voices matter, and that their voices they carry the sound of hope. The Key of Hope choir, “The Sound of Hope”, will see a dream come true on their 3rd World Tour beginning on November 17, 2017. The Sound of Hope children’s choir is an opportunity for the … [Read more...]

Come be a Champion at the 9th Annual Key of Hope Charity Golf Scramble

“Every child deserves a champion -- an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” Rita Pierson, third-generation educator Founded in 2008 by former Michigan natives Rachel and Dan Smither, Key of Hope is a nonprofit organization that takes a holistic approach to impacting the lives of vulnerable children living in AIDS-stricken Durban, South Africa. Through ongoing household support, school … [Read more...]

‘Raising Hope’ this Christmas

Thirty years ago this week, a super group of musicians gathered under the name Band Aid to record the Christmas call-to-arms, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Key of Hope founders Rachel and Dan Smither aren’t backed by a band of famous friends, but they do have dedicated staff and supporters backing them up as they work to bring hope to the children of AIDS-plagued Durban, South Africa. Join Rachel and Dan as they present ‘Raising Hope,’ a Key … [Read more...]

Local Man Starts Mission in Africa

Local business man, Dan Smither, starts his own mission in Africa. Moving there full time with his wife and daughters. Check out this video to learn more Also go to to learn how to get involved! … [Read more...]

Key of Hope Charity Golf Outing June 27th

5th Annual Charity Golf Scramble Monday, June 27, 2011 Copper Hills Golf & Country Club     Click here for more 2125 Lakeville Rd., Oxford, MI 48370 – view on Google Maps Rated #1 Public Golf Course in Michigan by Golf Digest Rated #1 Best Designed Course in Michigan by the Detroit News Named one of the Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” every year since 2000 Registration Deadline is May 30th, 2011 Sponsorship Levels Golf & Cart Sponsor $3,500 Exclusive signage on … [Read more...]