Impacting the lives of kids around the world has never been a job for Tom Eggum;
it has been a lifestyle. Thirty years ago, Tom sat in a college
classroom reading about the struggles in the Soviet Union who suffered
silently behind the Iron Curtain. Tom took matters into his own hands
and began to smuggle suitcases full of aid into the Soviet Union. He
had eight successful trips into the Soviet Union until 1981 when he was
caught, arrested and blacklisted by the KGB. He had his visa revoked
and was forbidden to enter the Soviet Union for five years.
Instead of standing on the sidelines, he took six trips into China. He
brought medicine, vitamins, antibiotics, clothes and shoes. From these
life-altering experiences, he founded Hope 4 Kids
Currently, Hope 4 Kids International has been in over 94 countries bringing hope and necessary care to kids.
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