The NoŽl Foundation

Sharing "The Christmas Spirit" of LIGHT, LOVE and LIFE,
with people of all cultures searching to fulfill the meaning of life,
for peace and good.

"Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, harmony; where there is error, truth; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, let me bring joy. "
- St. Francis of Assisi

The NoŽl Foundation was founded in 1989 in Hawaii as a faith-based inclusive international, educational, charitable organization. Our Founder NoŽl Irwin Hentschel was inspired by Mother Teresa after being touched by her at the Young Presidents Organization University in India.

Over the years we have assisted sustainable development globally. The impact of September 11 and subsequent disturbing events influenced the direction of The NoŽl Foundation to place greater emphasis on our youth. We recognize the need for inspiring next generations to work for "peace and good." We launch this 2015 website telling our history and offering new ways we can work together for a better world.

Our mission is to support corporal and spiritual works. We answer the call of Jesus to help "the least amongst our brethren" and to teach children virtues and Gospel values. We help the most vulnerable in society: unwanted babies, elderly, mentally ill, runaway teenagers, refugees, victims of human trafficking. All of these "least amongst us" are targets for "predators for profit." We provide vocational training for women and youth. Honoring Godís Will, we defend and promote life. We support adoption or assist with keeping children rather than abortion. We help disabled fulfill their purpose in life.

The NoŽl Foundation also helps homeless and poor families with transitional assistance. We aid U.S. military families with counseling, education and economic opportunities.

We recognize that the greatest impoverishment engulfing the world is the "poverty of faith, hope and love" irrespective of oneís economic situation. Inspired by Psalm 23, we hope to build a chapel-conservatory as a reconciliation retreat to help restore the souls of all seekers. People request prayers and healing support through the foundation for loved ones. Whether addressing physical, material or spiritual needs, The NoŽl Foundation endeavors to help by Godís amazing grace and your caring support.

In a world of conflict, violence and selfish pursuits, your charitable donations to The NoŽl Foundation make a difference for a better world. We are inspired by the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary to promote "pure and open hearts." We are moved by the selfless examples of St. Francis and Mother Teresa to serve.

The NoŽl Foundation is consecrated to serve God and humanity, working to offer:

Charity
Healing
Retreats
Interfaith cooperation
Schools of Mary
Teaching virtues & vocational training
Media/mentoring programs
Adoption counseling/orphan assistance
Sacramental gifts distribution

NoŽl means Christmas, the birth of Christ, revealing light over darkness, life over death. Let us bring true light, love and eternal life to all we meet.

Together, we will make a difference, bringing the "Christmas Spirit of Aloha" and "Joy to the world!"