Our Impact

Your generosity funds the education and enhanced opportunities of children in need, through local projects that you can see in action in your own communities, and global projects that reach beyond national borders.

Once we have touched the life of a child, the impact is evident in that child’s life wherever he or she may journey. And, our work transforms not only the life of that child, but that of the child’s family and community, and the world forever.

In the stories below, you’ll see our mission come to life. You’ll see how we educate and empower, break the cycle of poverty, set children on a positive path, restore hope, and brighten futures through the power of education. We can only do this with your continued support and generous donations.

OUR GLOBAL IMPACT

Early Literacy

United States 2022

In October 2022, Yours Humanly presented $15,000 worth of books for classroom libraries to Highland Community School, a Title 1 elementary school in Oakland, CA. Through a partnership with Oakland Unified School District, we identified a school most in need of English-language and bilingual picture books, chapter books, and leveled reading books for the 500 TK-5 students of Highland Community, 70% of whom are Spanish ELLs. Among other countries, Highland Community is home to students from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico. The books were presented to the students and staff during a festive outdoor all-school assembly and student awards ceremony. The donation of 1,000 books, made possible through our Coloring Futures initiative, benefits the children attending Highland Community today, and the thousands more who will attend over the years. Click here to view photos. [Photo credit: OUSD/@townsproutousd]

 

If you believe, as we do, that early literacy is the key to academic achievement, strong language skills, and lifelong learning, please donate to help us continue to reach to students in need with the gift of books.

Educational Programs & Resources

United States 2022

Yours Humanly presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to Mt. Diablo Education Foundation to fund educational programs for students of Mt. Diablo Unified School District (Contra Costa County, CA). Members of Yours Humanly and Mt. Diablo Education Foundation attended the presentation at Ygnacio Valley High School, Concord, CA. This donation is made possible through our Coloring Futures initiative and our partnership with the Education Foundation during our Fall Break a Sweat for Education® Run & Walk fundraiser. We are pleased to partner with Mt. Diablo Education Foundation and support educational programs and enrichment opportunities that will impact thousands of students in need.

 

Please donate to help us continue to provide access to quality educational tools and resources to students in need who go without until we step in.

Computer Lab

Cambodia 2022

Yours Humanly funded a computer lab at a K-6 elementary school in an impoverished village in Battambang, Cambodia, which benefits the 300 students currently attending the school, and the hundreds and thousands who will follow over the years. We funded computers, printers, smart TVs, white boards, desks, chairs, and ancillary equipment and furniture needed to establish a fully functioning computer lab. We live in a world that requires computer literacy to succeed. This project, made possible through our Bridging Gaps initiative, has introduced technology into the lives (and futures) of these children in need. If you would like to help fund similar projects in impoverished communities to advance technological literacy and transform the life of a child forever, please donate today.

ESL & English Fluency

Haiti 2022

Yours Humanly Haiti is now sponsoring English classes to hundreds of children from impoverished communities. We’re funding all books and materials needed for English instruction, as well as the English teacher’s salary. English is a universal language for much of the world; in fact, roughly 20% of the world’s population speaks English, so there are great benefits to learning English, including equipping English learners with tools to travel and communicate more effectively in many parts of the world. English is the language of opportunity—a principal language used in the fields of technology, science, economics, and politics. Approximately 50% of content on the Internet is English. Clearly, English learners will have greater opportunities in life and paths for escaping poverty to better, brighter futures. This project is made possible through our Coloring Futures initiative. If you would like to help fund similar projects in impoverished communities to advance ESL and English fluency, please donate today.

Literacy

United States 2022

To meet the needs of students who are reading at the same level across grades and classrooms, Yours Humanly donated $10,000 worth of leveled readers to Grace Patterson Elementary School in Vallejo, California.

 

Grace Patterson is a Title 1 school that serves more than 375 students from transitional kindergarten through 6th grade. Students use leveled readers written in a variety of fiction and nonfiction categories to develop the early literacy skills they need to move forward with reading fluency and comprehension.

 

While classrooms are considered homogeneous for grade level, they are heterogeneous for ability. Within a grade, students are at different points in their reading abilities. Leveled readers are written at a variety of reading and instructional levels allowing teachers to provide small group instruction to increase students’ literacy skills and reading abilities.

 

Grace Patterson needs multiple sets of leveled books, and this is where Yours Humanly stepped in with its donation, the impact of which will be felt by the current school population and by all students who attend Grace Patterson in the future. 

 

This project was made possible through our Coloring Futures initiative, which supports and strengthens literacy programs and goals for children in need. If you would like to help fund similar projects at low-income elementary schools to advance literacy and encourage a love of reading, please donate today. Click here to view photos.

Library & Activities Center

Nepal 2022

Students from poor districts across Nepal who attend a school in Kathmandu now have a most amazing school library and activities center, supported in part by Intel. Starting with a blank slate, the Yours Humanly Nepal team transformed three empty rooms in the old school building into a wonderland of color, imagery, comfort, and endless opportunities for time well spent with books, games, educational activities, and friends. For children who had never had access to a library before, this is a welcomed gift—one that will serve the students, the school, and the community for generations to come.

 

This project was made possible through our Bridging Gaps initiative, which serves to bridge the gaps between need and available resources. We offer Yours Humanly Nepal our sincerest thanks for envisioning a fun, innovative, and engaging library and activities center for these precious children.

 

Please help us continue to initiate and complete high-impact projects such as this school library and activity center for underprivileged children in Nepal. Donate here today and be a part of something very special.

Tablets and Technology

Nepal 2021

All Yours Humanly Nepal scholars, supported annually through our Coloring Futures initiative, have returned to the classroom after a full year of shelter in place restrictions and distant learning online. We provided them with new computer tablets and headphones, giving them the tools they need as they take their seats and reconnect in the in-person learning environment.

 

They’re glad to be back in school, and we couldn’t be happier to see them once again attending classes with friends and schoolmates and looking forward to the educational experiences that await them after such a long time away. 

 

The Yours Humanly Nepal team traveled to three different districts and multiple schools to meet with the students, welcoming them back to school and giving each of them the new devices, provided through our Bridging Gaps initiative. 

 

If you would like to help provide more scholarships to impoverished children in Nepal, or help provide the tools and technology they need in the classroom, please donate here.

K-12 Scholarships

Cambodia 2021; Haiti 2021; India 2021; Nepal 2021

Our most meaningful and impactful global effort is our K-12 Scholarship Program, which enables student enrollment of underprivileged children around the world. Funded through our Coloring Futures initiative, the annual scholarships are at the core of what we do for impoverished children. Literally from the streets to the classroom, Yours Humanly removes children from harm’s way, enrolls them in their local school, and fully supports their educational experience by annually covering the full costs of tuition, uniforms, mid-day meals, books, study materials, school supplies, and all other educational needs from placement through 12th grade graduation. We also cover boarding school fees when students have no home or family. 

 

This is an ongoing program of annual scholarships, provided to our scholars every year, funding another year of tuition, uniforms, mid-day meals, and all other educational needs. Once we have scholars in place, in school, we continue to fund their educational experience with scholarships every year.

 

In 2021, through the generous financial support of our donors and sponsors, we awarded more than 100 annual scholarships for impoverished children in Cambodia, Haiti, India, and Nepal, whose education is monitored and funded by Yours Humanly.

 

If you feel, as we do, that every child everywhere deserves an education, please help us help our scholars, and those children who still live on the streets, deserving of an opportunity to experience a transformative education in a safe and nurturing environment. Please donate here today.

Outdoor Education

United States 2021

On Friday, November 5, 2021, Yours Humanly presented a check in the amount of $10,500 to the MDUSD Education Foundation. The donation will fund an outdoor educational experience exploring seawater tide pools for more than 200 5th grade students of three Mt. Diablo Unified School District (Contra Costa County, CA) Title 1 elementary schools: Sun Terrace, Fair Oaks, and Ygnacio Valley.

 

For the past four years, the MDUSD Education Foundation has partnered with Yours Humanly in our annual Break a Sweat for Education 5K and Kids Fun Run. This donation represents that partnership as we give back to the District to help level the educational playing field for students in need.

 

Pictured are Dr. Adam Clark, superintendent of MDUSD, and members of the MDUSD Education Foundation and Yours Humanly boards.

 

This donation supports our Coloring Futures initiative. If you believe that children in need should have access to equitable resources and you would like to help provide field trips and outdoor education to other Title 1 students, please donate here.

Yours Humanly Computer School

Haiti 2021

Yours Humanly has opened its first ever computer school, located in Haiti, to bring access to computer science instruction and technology to hundreds of underprivileged children in the town of Hinche, in central Haiti.

 

A festive ribbon cutting celebrated the opening of the inaugural Yours Humanly Haiti Computer School, which took place on October 24, 2021, and was attended by the mayor of Hinche, children and their families, members of the community, and the Yours Humanly Haiti team.

 

The school will serve children ages 10 and above, and already has more than 100 students registered for classes. Two classes per day will be held, Monday through Sunday. Additionally, the Yours Humanly Haiti Computer School will offer evening classes for youth and adults.

 

This project was made possible through our Bridging Gaps initiative, which serves to bridge the gaps between need and available resources. Yours Humanly was responsible for constructing and funding the entire project, which included major renovations to an existing building and the installation of computer stations, furniture, electrical, generators, and toilets. Yours Humanly also purchased all laptops, software, and computer books; and is fully covering the salaries of the computer science instructors.

 

It is significant to note that the school is in a remote location of Haiti, without previous access to the Internet or any hi-tech capabilities that internet service provides. Despite several challenges bringing internet service to this part of Hinche and to this school specifically, we managed to do just that, demonstrating perseverance to make things happen on behalf of children in need. The building is fully equipped with new computers, dependable internet access, and experienced computer science instructors to guide the children of Hinche and neighboring communities on a path toward a quality educational experience that now includes technology and hands-on computer instruction in the curriculum.

 

The creation of the Yours Humanly Haiti Computer School was supported in part by Intel. We are sincerely grateful to members of the Intel workforce who contributed to this donation, and give thanks for their generosity and belief in the work we do!

 

We also extend our deep gratitude to all Yours Humanly supporters who have helped make this computer school for children in need possible. The impact will be felt immediately—for most children, this will be their first introduction to the power of the computer and all that technology has to offer—and for years to come as more children attend the school on their way to exciting and enriching educational experiences. Click here to view photos.

 

You can help us establish additional computer schools benefitting underprivileged children and their families in the countries we serve, bringing the power of computer education and technology to those in need. Please donate here. Thank you!

School Renovations and Facility Needs

Haiti 2021

In September 2021, Yours Humanly completed desperately needed renovations to a school in Kepon, Haiti (near Marmont). Serving about 175 students from impoverished backgrounds, the school is located in a remote countryside village with no electricity.

 

Improvements included pouring a concrete foundation on what had been a dirt floor; renovating the exterior of all three buildings including the addition of doors (see the before/after photos); partitioning large rooms into smaller, individual classrooms; and purchasing and placing classroom furniture to improve the learning environment and experience for students during the school day.

 

This project was made possible through our Bridging Gaps initiative, which serves to bridge the gaps between need and available resources. Construction and renovations were completed with the additional help and hard work of parents and community members, who came together to make the existing school building something new and special for their children.

 

We celebrated with an official ribbon cutting on September 26, attended by officials from the Mayor’s office, teachers, students, parents and family members, community members, and the Yours Humanly Haiti team.

 

We offer Yours Humanly Haiti our sincerest thanks for envisioning a comfortable and welcoming school for these precious children and taking the steps to make that happen. And our thanks to the parents and community members who came out to support our efforts and lend a hand in the renovations. Click here to view photos.

 

Please help us continue to initiate and complete high-impact projects such as this school renovation in Haiti. Donate here today and be a part of something very special.

Second Wave COVID-19 Disaster Relief: Food, Hygiene, and Supplies

India 2021

An explosion of second wave coronavirus infections has overwhelmed India, leaving millions of people infected and putting stress on the country’s already overtaxed health care system and relief efforts.

 

In response, the Yours Humanly India team recently delivered a month’s worth of household supplies, hygiene kits (including face masks and sanitizers), and groceries for 100,000 meals to four slum communities in District Dehra Dun and District Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand, benefitting 1,200 people, half of whom are children. The devastating surge has left whole communities with little or nothing to eat for days, which has made this project that much more urgent.

 

Our team also coordinated the sanitizing and fogging of the slums, home to impoverished families of daily wage laborers, taxi drivers, and housemaids—many of whom have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

 

Yours Humanly received a $10,000 donation from Delta Dental employees, including the match from Delta Dental, in support of this project. 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!

 

We are also grateful to our Yours Humanly India Team for managing this “second wave” project, through our Bridging Gaps initiative, with speed and heart, and for alleviating the suffering of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

 

And we give thanks to our generous donors for making this disaster relief possible. If you, too, believe in the disaster relief work we do on behalf of children and families devastated by natural events, please donate here to help us continue to help them.

 

Click here to view photos.

STEM Kits

United States 2021

Yours Humanly donated multiple STEM kits to Meadow Homes Elementary in Concord, California (Contra Costa County), benefiting 770 students of this Title 1 school. STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) is the foundation for curricula across the country. Through this donation, the students of Meadow Homes will be able to participate in a robust STEM program as a part of their educational experience. This project was made possible through our Bridging Gaps initiative, which serves to bridge the gaps between need and available resources. We are deeply grateful to you for your continued support of our work on behalf of children in need, and we’re honored to be a part of this STEM education effort!

 
If you would like to help fund similar projects and help make STEM accessible to students of low-income elementary schools, please donate today.

Interactive Science Programs

United States 2020

Yours Humanly presented a check in the amount of $1,370 to MDUSD Education Foundation to fund interactive science programs for students of Mt. Diablo Unified School District (Contra Costa County, CA). Members of Yours Humanly, MDUSD, and MDUSD Education Foundation attended the presentation at Ygnacio Valley High School, Concord, CA. This donation is made possible through our Coloring Futures initiative and our partnership with the Education Foundation during our Fall Break a Sweat for Education® Run & Walk fundraiser. We are pleased to partner with MDUSD Education Foundation and support STEM educational programs and enrichment opportunities that will impact thousands of students in need.

 

Please donate here to help us continue bringing critical STEM education to students in need who go without until we step in.

Literacy Programs

United States 2020

Coronado Elementary School in Richmond, California, is a PreK-6 Dual Language Immersion (DLI) School that participates in the West Contra Costa USD Classroom Library Project, Reading Workshop. Through Reading Workshop, Coronado is at the forefront of supporting increased access to improved literacy outcomes for its students. Its DLI classroom libraries are in dire need of support and help in securing books in both English and Spanish, especially for K-3 DLI classrooms. Recognizing that children who have access to great books become engaged readers, Yours Humanly was pleased to donate more than 100 Spanish-English bilingual books to K-3 classrooms at Coronado, serving hundreds of young students today and in the future. This project was made possible through our Coloring Futures initiative, which supports and strengthens educational programs such as Reading Workshop for children in need. 

 

It seems so simple, doesn’t it—putting books in the hands of children in need who are eager to learn. But we can only do that with your financial help. Please donate here to give young readers and English learners the tools they need and the opportunities they deserve.

Chromebooks and Technology

United States 2020

The 2020–2021 school year has begun and most students around the world have “gone back to school” remotely, distance learning from home or shelters. For students with computers and ancillary technology, distance learning is doable; for children in need whose parents cannot afford computers, printers, and Internet connections, distance learning is impossible. To help close the alarming digital divide, Yours Humanly donates Chromebooks and technology to underprivileged students attending underfunded schools. Through our Bridging Gaps initiative, we recently donated ten Chromebooks to Bel Air Elementary School in Bay Point, California. The Chromebooks will be distributed to children in need, benefitting scores of students who will have access to the technology over the course of the year. We sincerely thank the Clayton Valley-Concord Sunrise Rotary Club for helping to make this life-changing donation possible.

 

You can help us close the digital divide experienced by children from low-income and subsidized families by donating here and directing your donation to the purchase of computers and technology for children in need.

Cyclone Amphan Disaster Relief

India 2020

Reconstruction and rehabilitation continue on two school sites in Sunderban, West Bengal, India, with the support of Yours Humanly India. Both schools were severely damaged during Cyclone Amphan in May 2020. With help from our generous and compassionate donors, Yours Humanly was able to step in and offer construction funding and services in time to ease the challenges for returning students. We also donated books, educational supplies, and classroom rugs for 400 students, because no child deserves to sit on hard, bare floors at school. This disaster relief project was made possible through our Bridging Gaps initiative, which serves to bridge the gaps between need and available resources.

 

If you would like to be a part of our disaster relief efforts on behalf of children and families in dire need, please donate here.

 

Educational Art Supplies

United States 2020

With the start of the new 2020-2021 school year and distance learning still in effect in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (Contra Costa County, California), Yours Humanly fundraised and delivered $15,000 worth of art supplies for 367 students of Wren Avenue Elementary, School of the Arts, Concord, California. We express our sincere thanks and gratitude to Pledge to Humanity, Wente Foundation for Arts Education, Rotary Club of Walnut Creek, and First Citizens Bank for their generous partnerships and contributions. We are also grateful to everyone who donated and supported this project through our Bridging Gaps initiative, making an entire school year of arts instruction possible for students of Wren Avenue Elementary. Click here to view photos.

 

If you believe every student should have the opportunity to experience arts education, please donate here.

K-12 Scholarships

Haiti 2020

We are deeply grateful to our sponsors and donors for making schooling possible for 20 severely impoverished children in Hinche, Haiti, though our K-12 Scholarship Program under our Coloring Futures initiative. Thanks to your generous support, Yours Humanly will fully fund tuition, books, uniforms, shoes, school supplies, mid-day meals, and after school programs for these precious children, setting them on a path with educational opportunities and transforming their lives forever. Thank you!

 

If you would like to support our K-12 Scholarship Program in Haiti, please donate here.

COVID-19 Disaster Relief, Round #2: Food, Hygiene, and Supplies

Nepal 2020

As the global pandemic continues to engulf the life of every person on Earth and the desperate need for aid and live-saving resources continues in every corner of the world, Yours Humanly Nepal completed the second round of its COVID-19 relief project helping families and children in Sitapaila, Kathmandu ward 5; Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu ward 9; and Lalitpur ward 14.
 
Eleven children living in an orphanage and more than 40 impoverished families (including 32 children) living in squatter settlements made of corrugated tin benefitted from the team’s deliveries of hygiene kits including masks, sanitizers, and disinfectants; educational kits including pencils, sharpeners, erasers, watercolors, crayons, and drawing books; and groceries for more than 18,000 meals.
 
We thank everyone who contributed toward this Bridging Gaps project, including our dedicated Nepal team, volunteers, and financial and in-kind donors who have made relief possible for these vulnerable communities. Click here to view photos.