Our Impact

When you donate to Yours Humanly, your contributions reach far beyond village, county, state, and 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 changes not only the life of that child, but that of the child’s family, community, and world forever.

In the stories below, you’ll see how we transform lives, educate and empower, break the cycle of poverty, set children on a positive path, and restore hope and brighten futures through the power of education. In doing so, we help children realize their true potential. We can only do this with your continued support and generous donations.

OUR GLOBAL IMPACT

Bioswale Solar and Wind Learning Center

United States 2019

Yours Humanly presented Pittsburg Unified School District (Pittsburg, CA) with a check in the amount of $17,000 to support their new Bioswale solar and wind generation learning center project. The project will benefit thousands of students across the district, giving them a truly unique first-hand learning experience.
 
Yours Humanly is pleased to partner with Pittsburg USD and support the great work they are doing on behalf of the students.

School Support in Puerto Rico

United States 2019

In 2017, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The areas of Bayamòn, Utuado and Toa Baja were some of the hardest hit and suffered the most profound damage. Through our efforts, Yours Humanly was able to identify needy schools in these areas that are still trying to recover. With your generous donations, we provided grants totaling $20,000 directly to these schools. Your generosity improved the futures of thousands of children in these impoverished areas.

Math Kits for Students at Sun Terrace Elementary

United States 2019

Your generous contributions paid off for students at Sun Terrace Elementary in Concord, CA. Yours Humanly funded Math Kits for these students. Now they have access to the same rigorous curriculum as students in higher socio-economic areas.
 
If you’d like to help students at other Title 1 schools, we welcome your donations. Please click here to donate.

K-12 Scholarships for Children in Haiti

Haiti 2019

Under our Coloring Futures initiative we awarded K-12 scholarships to a number of disadvantaged children in an extremely impoverished community of Haiti. Residents here have no access to safe drinking water, toilets, or electricity, and scavenge for recyclable materials they can sell. There is always an undercurrent of gang violence in the neighborhood.
 
We got these children out of harm’s way, enrolled them in school, and will fully support their educational experience through graduation. The scholarship covers the full costs of tuition, uniforms, books, study materials, school supplies, mid-day meals, after school programs, and all other educational needs for these children.

K-12 Scholarships for Children in Nepal

Nepal 2019

Under our Coloring Futures initiative we awarded K-12 scholarships to a number of disadvantaged children in Nepal. The scholarship covers the full costs of tuition, uniforms, books, study materials, school supplies, mid-day meals, and all other educational needs for these children. Yours Humanly will fully support their educational experience through graduation.
 
If you’d like to help disadvantaged children in Nepal, we welcome your donations. Please click here to donate.

STEM Kits for MDUSD Students

United States 2019

Yours Humanly presented $10,000 worth of donations of “STEM In a Gym” kits and weather science supplies to Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD, Contra Costa County, CA), to benefit over 13,000 students across thirty schools. The kits will be used during school and at community STEM nights with ready-to-use stations for four areas: Physical Science, Earth Science, Electricity, and Math. Students will experience physics with STEM in the Gym, measure and graph real data with Weather Stations, build Squishy Circuits to learn about electricity, and learn geometry with Pentominoes.

Computers for Students at PIO in Cambodia

Cambodia 2019

Under our Bridging Gaps initiative we funded the purchase and placement of computers at People Improvement Organization (PIO) school in Cambodia where underprivileged children from impoverished neighborhoods receive free education. This project benefited over 1,000 students at PIO and the computers are being used for classes in web design, coding, office applications, as well as educational applications in Math and English. We are proud and excited to be a part of this effort! Click here to view photos.

STEM Supplies for Sun Terrace Elementary in Concord, California

United States 2019

Yours Humanly provided supplies to Sun Terrace Elementary in Concord, CA—a school that has a STEM program in place, but has, until now, lacked the actual supplies to run it. STEM stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.” STEM education focuses on real-world issues and problems by incorporating these four disciplines into the lesson plans. STEM is the foundation for curricula across the country and we want the young learners of Sun Terrace to benefit from a robust STEM program.
 
Now that Sun Terrace has these supplies for the school year, it can ensure the success of its STEM education program—and the success of its students. We are proud to be a part of this effort!
 
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Chromebooks and Classroom Libraries for Paradise Elementary Students

United States 2019

The Paradise Elementary School building was completely destroyed in the recent Butte County fires. Yours Humanly Board visited Paradise, CA and toured the burnt school site. They then met with the District officials, and principal, staff, and students of the school in Oroville, CA, where Paradise Elementary is temporarily housed.
 
Yours Humanly presented Paradise USD with a check in the amount of $15,000 to help with the rebuilding process. The funds, among other things, will go toward Chromebooks and classroom libraries for students at Paradise Elementary.

Kerela Flood Relief

India 2018

Recently, there was a large flood disaster in Kerala, India. The Yours Humanly team responded, traveling thousands of miles to assist the children, families, and schools that lost everything. Two schools in particular were badly affected in the Ernakulam District, and needed immediate help. Yours Humanly funded everything from infrastructure repairs, to clothes and shoes, to books and other educational supplies. We also met a need for donated kitchen utensils to continue the school lunch programs.
 
Both schools received new computers, a library, play structures outside, and much more. The young students in Kerala belong to an extremely impoverished community, and many are in labor-class fisherman families, so they were in dire need of support. Yours Humanly is always at the ready to assist people in times of crisis, no matter the distance. Thank you to everyone who has donated to this effort and helped to re-stabilize the families in Kerala. We are grateful for your generous and continued support.

Family STEAM Night

United States 2018

Yours Humanly supported an educational program at Rio Vista Elementary School, where we had previously donated books. The school puts on an event called STEAM Night and welcomes families to join their students in participation. The focus is on parent involvement, and teaching students innovation and critical thinking skills. STEAM stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math,” and represents the core tenets of curriculums around the country, based on real-world applications. If you would like to help fund similar projects at other low-income elementary schools and encourage young students to get involved in STEAM, please donate today.

A Book for Every Student at Rio Vista Elementary

United States 2018

Anyone who grew up reading (whether by choice, or by school requirement) surely remembers the role those books played in crafting their worldview, improving their intelligence, and delighting their imaginations. At Rio Vista Elementary School in Bay Point, CA, there were nearly 500 students without access to books. That is unacceptable in a world where reading and learning is more important than ever.
 
So, Yours Humanly decided to do something about it. We donated 600 books to Rio Vista; more than enough to provide each of those students with at least one book of their own. They were thrilled to learn that they’d each be receiving a book, which will now be sent home for each child during parent-teacher conferences. We are delighted to have made an impact in this community.

Computers, Printers, and Books for Students in Bay Point, California

United States 2018

At Bel Air Elementary School in Bay Point, CA, many students are still learning English, and most parents speak very little. It’s a low-income, diverse area, and having the accessibility to proper learning materials is essential to the success of these young students. So, Yours Humanly donated Spanish-English books with both languages. Now, the students can read and learn in either language, and their parents are also able to read to them.
 
Additionally, the school was in dire need of an update to their community center. In today’s technological age, it’s imperative that students have access to computers, printers, and the Internet. By donating computers and printers to that community center, Yours Humanly has ensured that Bel Air Elementary students and their parents have access to computers.

Bilingual Books to ESL Students in Concord, California

United States 2018

Though exceedingly rare in the United States, being bilingual is a natural part of many peoples’ upbringings; especially for those of foreign descent who have immigrated to America in hopes of pursuing a better life. At Yours Humanly, we like to support the sacrifices made by those moving to an unfamiliar land, and wanted to help.
 
At Sun Terrace Elementary School in Concord, CA, there are several students who have recently enrolled at the school but who do not speak English yet. To make it easier for them and their families, these English as a Second Language students were gifted books in both English and Urdu, which is similar to Hindi and spoken in parts of India, Pakistan, and Fiji. The donation from Yours Humanly should help these students adequately prepare for school and succeed!

Cambridge Elementary Receives Books in Multiple Languages

United States 2018

We have seen a large influx of immigrant families arriving in California, then enrolling their children in schools, but watching them struggle with speaking English. In Concord, CA, that is certainly the case at multiple Elementary Schools. At Cambridge Elementary, there are students who speak Spanish or Dari (one of the major languages in Afghanistan) at home.
 
Learning another language is difficult enough without the added pressure of doing so in a fast-paced school setting. To offset this, Yours Humanly has donated bilingual books in both Dari-to-English and Spanish-to-English at Cambridge. This should help ease the students’ struggles in the classroom and allow parents better access to help them with homework.

Backpacks and School Supplies for Students in Hinche, Haiti

Haiti 2018

At Center of Hope School in Hinche, Haiti, students are in desperate need of donations to continue their education. The students there come from impoverished backgrounds with families that cannot even afford to put them through school. Clearly, most of what they have is donated to them, and we wanted to play a role in helping them succeed.
 
Yours Humanly traveled to Hinche and distributed backpacks to the students, as well as other essential school supplies that will help them continue their education. Achieving a decent education is difficult enough in places affected by poverty without the burden of having to rely on outside assistance for learning tools. We are proud to have made a difference at Center of Hope School, and look forward to seeing how the students progress now that they have the proper materials in hand to succeed.
 
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Computer Education for Students in Oakland, California

United States 2018

Affording proper supplies can be difficult in low-income schools – that’s why we do what we do at Yours Humanly. We teamed up with the Oral Lee Brown Foundation in Oakland, CA, to fund the purchase and placement of computers and peripheral equipment. This donation was made under our Bridging Gaps program, which aims to empower young students in impoverished areas by providing them the necessary tools needed to succeed in school. The Oral Lee Brown Foundation offers educational assistance and mentoring to underprivileged children in the Oakland area.
 
As important as having the tools needed for learning is having the proper mentor in place for the students. So, Yours Humanly will also be placing an instructor who teaches computer science and coding. We are excited about this implementation and look forward to watching young minds progress with proper tutelage and supplies in place.
 
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Family Literacy Night at Stege Elementary in Richmond, California

United States 2018

Yours Humanly partnered with Stege Elementary in Richmond, CA, to host a Family Literacy Night at the school. The event was a huge success and families and staff who attended had a great time reading and participating in literacy activities. To promote reading and parent engagement, we also gave out hundreds of free storybooks for students to take home.
 
We would love your support for our Family Literacy Night programs at other schools. Click here to donate!

Post Hurricane Harvey: Backpacks for Students of Houston, Texas

United States 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.
 
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K-12 Scholarships for Underprivileged Children in Dehra Dun, India

India 2017

Under our Coloring Futures program we identified and enrolled a number of underprivileged children at a local school in Dehra Dun, India. Our sponsorship covers their placement and all required tuition, as well as assistance in obtaining uniforms, study materials, and all other educational needs. The generosity of our donors guarantees them an education from kindergarten through twelfth grade.
 
With your support, we can help many more deserving children gain access to a quality education and have the books, supplies, and uniforms they need to have a bright future.
If you’d like to help less fortunate children in India, we welcome your donations. Please click here to donate.

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