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12/12/2017

As 2017 draws to an end, we would like to thank all of our supporters. Yours Humanly could not have made such large strides this past year without your donations and support. Thanks to our growing database of advocates, our mission to empower the world’s most vulnerable children through access to education continues on a strong path for 2018 – with exciting engagement programs planned in local communities and in villages abroad.

We would like to express our sincerest thanks, and we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. As we raise our glasses to welcome 2018, we toast to your ongoing support.

11/29/2017

We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Kevin Hennessy to the Board of Directors of Yours Humanly.

Kevin has been providing his Farmers Insurance customers with professional, knowledgeable, and sound advice since 2003. He is also passionately involved with his local community, serving as 2016-2017 Board Chair of the Concord Chamber of Commerce; 2012-2014 President of the United Mt. Diablo Athletic Foundation; and Co-founder and Past President of the Valhalla Elementary Dads Network. Kevin believes we need to level the playing field for children in the U.S. and around the world, and the best way to empower children is through education, the foundation of their development. Because Kevin believes in building strong local communities, Yours Humanly is a natural fit for his sense of volunteerism. By reaching children at the early ages, Yours Humanly encourages them to develop into tomorrow’s leaders. Citing the pebble in the pond metaphor, Kevin suggests, “If everyone dropped just one small pebble in the pond toward the betterment of children, think how powerful that ripple would be.”

11/14/2017

Yours Humanly received a grant from the Rotary Club of Walnut Creek in the amount of $2,500 on October 31, 2017, at a Rotary Club of Walnut Creek weekly luncheon.

Read full press release here.

11/12/2017

We are pleased to announce that Eshan Kalra (Chandler, AZ), Riya Kalra (Chandler, AZ), and Malaina Faith Ortega (Oakley, CA) are each recipients of a 2017 Yours Humanly Children Have the Power to Empower Award.

Eshan and Riya are being recognized for their history of service to others and for the outstanding acts of goodness they continue to perform through the organization they founded, Help Humanity Today. Their caring hearts and innovative spirits are making great impacts on children, adults, and families. They raised funds to aid refugees in Belgium, Greece, and Bulgaria; collected sports equipment for underprivileged children in Africa; and have partnered with local organizations such as Cloud Covered Streets, Matthews Crossing Food Bank, and Welcome to America Project to extend their reach.

Malaina is being recognized for creating and operating a free lending library for neighborhood children. By sharing her own books and those donated by her supporters, she is empowering children, whose lives are enriched with every word they read, every book they complete. Her caring heart and innovative spirit are making an impact on young readers, who are discovering worlds of wonder and enchantment in every book she offers.

Congratulations to Eshan, Riya, and Malaina!

11/09/2017

Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall in Texas on Friday, August 25. It hit the first week of school, severely damaging schools, closing classrooms and utterly destroying precious school supplies and educational materials, affecting students of Houston Independent School District.

Yours Humanly took the lead in providing 500 fully packed school backpacks to elementary school students who attend Peck Elementary and Durkee Elementary in Houston, Texas. We sent the students back to school with brand new backpacks and the supplies they need to continue their studies: notebooks, pencils, markers, rulers, sharpeners, paper, glue sticks, folders, crayons, and other critical school supplies.

We express our sincere thanks and gratitude to Rotary Club of Walnut Creek, Dixon Ticonderoga, Cogenics Consulting Group, and Go Pro for sponsoring this initiative. We would also like to thank all individual donors, volunteers, and supporters, for their time and contributions.

11/08/2017

We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Naveed Salman to the Board of Directors of Yours Humanly.

Naveed Salman, Managing Director, Cogenics Consulting Group Inc., has more than 15 years of expertise in serving global clients, driving business transformations, and creating enterprise value by focusing on improving standardization of processes and systems.

Naveed strongly believes that education empowers every child, builds knowledge and perspective, and promotes community contribution. Growing up in India, Naveed was influenced by his mother’s work as a schoolteacher in a local school where many children were underprivileged and underserved. He witnessed first-hand the difference education can make in a child’s life. The foundation of every society lies in the enlightenment of its children and for that reason education should not be a privilege only for the select few.

Naveed strongly believes in the core values of Yours Humanly and is aligned with its mission and vision.

11/02/2017

The Walnut Creek Rotary Club Foundation presented a $2,500 grant to Yours Humanly on October 31, 2017. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the board and the charitable giving committee of Walnut Creek Rotary for believing in our mission and for choosing Yours Humanly as the recipient of this generous grant.

10/27/2017

We are pleased to announce that our 2018 Gift of Schooling Gala, an evening fundraiser and black tie event, will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville California. Early Bird Tickets for the Gala are on sale now. Get your discounted tickets today!

10/12/2017

Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, runners, attendees and everyone in the community who made the 2017 Break a Sweat for Education 5K Run a success! Please click here to see the fantastic images we captured throughout the morning’s activities and the race.

09/19/2017

Yours Humanly Break a Sweat for Education 5K Run & Walk, October 8 at Heather Farm Park
Presented by Kevin J. Hennessy|Farmers Insurance, the Break a Sweat for Education® 5K Run & Walk and FREE Kids Fun Run funds local and global educational programs for underprivileged children.

Read full press release here.

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