News

There is always something going on at Yours Humanly—something new to report, something new to share, and something new to celebrate.

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09/09/2021

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Adam Clark, Superintendent of Mt. Diablo Unified School District, (MDUSD, Contra Costa County, California), and Walnut Creek Mayor Kevin Wilk will be guest speakers at our upcoming Break a Sweat for Education® 5K Run and Walk and Kids Fun Run fundraiser to be held October 2, at Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek, California.

 

We express our sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. Clark and Mayor Wilk for their support.

 

For information about the 7th annual 5K fundraiser and to register, please visit www.BreakASweat.run.

09/07/2021

We are pleased to announce that Vanesha Hari (Redmond, WA), Gavino Delgado (Sahuarita, AZ), Miran Bhima (Charlotte, NC), and Devika Manoj (Suwanee, GA) are each recipients of a 2021 Yours Humanly Children Have the Power to Empower® Award.
 

Congratulations to Vanesha, Gavino, Miran, and Devika!
 

Learn more about the Children Have the Power to Empower® Award recipients and their work.

09/03/2021

In the summer of 2021, six Northern California high school students formed a nonprofit, iTutor Academy, whose mission is to advocate for and provide quality education that is accessible to all at an affordable price. It was inspiring to see the team run the online summer camp for children grades 3-5, teaching all the classes in math, English, and science; and facilitating all the art, debate, and public speaking clubs.

 

The girls did amazing work, helping campers learn new skills to get a head start on the upcoming school curriculum. 

 

iTutor was a success out the gate and the team raised $2,000 in the first session, which was donated in its entirety to Yours Humanly. Being faithful to their mission, the girls said they chose to donate to Yours Humanly because its mission aligns with their passion for providing children with opportunities for quality education.

 

Yours Humanly is grateful to these creative, innovative, and compassionate young people, and we wish them and iTutor all success for summer camps to come!

08/16/2021

The 2021 Yours Humanly Break a Sweat for Education® 5K Run & Walk and free Kids Fun Run will be held in-person on Saturday, October 2, at Walnut Creek’s Heather Farm Park. Funds raised by this popular family-friendly event support local and global programs of Yours Humanly, a Northern California-based nonprofit that transforms the lives of children in need around the world by providing access to quality education and equitable resources.

 

Read the full press release here.

08/14/2021

Yours Humanly received a $10,000 donation from Delta Dental employees, including the match from Delta Dental, in support of our Second Wave COVID-19 Disaster Relief project in India. We are sincerely grateful to members of the Delta Dental workforce who contributed to this donation and give thanks for their generosity and belief in the work we do!

07/19/2021

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Aaron Hammon to the Board of Directors of Yours Humanly.
 
Aaron Hammon is Vice President for Behring Co, a real estate development and private equity firm based in San Ramon, California. He oversees real estate development operations, private equity fund administration, and investor relations, among other operations.
 
Prior to joining Behring Co, Aaron worked extensively in health care technology in various capacities, including finance, corporate development, account management, and implementation of software across hospital systems throughout the United States.
 
Aaron comes to Yours Humanly with strong leadership experience and more than 15 years in finance and operations arenas. His solid financial foundation, communication skills, and transferable fundraising talents inform how he approaches problem solving and making an impact on the world around him.
 
He has worked with the Wheelchair Foundation and with Special Olympics, fundraising through the annual Polar Plunge on behalf of people with intellectual disabilities. With a desire to become intimately involved in organizations that directly help people in need, Aaron joined Yours Humanly after hearing Sunny Singh’s deeply moving story about growing up in India.

 
“As a parent of two children, I recognize how impressionable they are and how critical it is to connect with them at a young age. We can’t wait until college to give children tools to navigate life. We need to provide quality education now, when they’re young—to help them learn to read and write, think strategically, solve problems, and become informed and confident decision-makers from an early age. That’s why education is so powerful—that’s the tool that’s going to lift children out of difficult situations.”

07/11/2021

Early bird registration is now open for the Yours Humanly 7th annual Break a Sweat for Education® 5K Run & Walk and Kids Fun Run. Saturday, October 2, Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek, California. Held in partnership with MDUSD Education Foundation, this fundraising event supports educational programs that benefit children in need. Register Today!

06/03/2021

Yours Humanly has launched its 2021 BookFest Read-a-thon, sponsored by Amazon, a summer fundraiser that encourages reading while helping children in need. Participants reach out to their family, friends, and social circles and ask for one-time donations to support their reading efforts on behalf of Yours Humanly. Pledge participants choose the amount they wish to donate and reading participants honor those sponsorships by doing something they already love to do—read.
 
Read the full press release here.

05/18/2021

On May 14, 2021, Yours Humanly was awarded a $1,500 grant from Rotary Club of Walnut Creek to fund STEM kits for students of Meadow Homes Elementary in Concord, California. We are grateful to the members of Rotary Club of Walnut Creek for believing in our work and for their generous support and partnership.

05/04/2021

We are pleased to announce that Nika Hirsch (Northfield, MN) and Riley Pryor (Edmond, OK) are each recipients of a 2021 Yours Humanly Children Have the Power to Empower® Award.
 
Congratulations to Nika and Riley!
 
Learn more about the Children Have the Power to Empower® Award recipients and their work.