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

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

K-12 Scholarships

India 2020

Earlier in the year, Australian television profiled an impoverished family living in squalid conditions, barely surviving during the worldwide pandemic. The two young daughters of the uneducated, illiterate parents were sitting on the ground, outside their home, with no prospects for schooling or an educated life, as their parents did not have the resources to afford tuition or school supplies. Yours Humanly India reached out to the television producers and connected with this loving family desperately in need of help. Both young girls are now under the sponsorship of Yours Humanly and will be enrolled in school through our Coloring Futures initiative and K-12 Scholarship Program. The scholarships cover the full costs of tuition, uniforms, books, study materials, school supplies, mid-day meals, and all other educational needs for the sisters. Yours Humanly will fully support their educational experience from placement through 12th grade graduation, improving their lives and possibilities for a bright and productive future.

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

India 2020

While the global pandemic and lockdowns are still a way of life, Yours Humanly India Team delivered a month of household supplies, hygiene kits (including face masks and sanitizers), stationery and art supplies, and groceries for more than 4,000 meals to multiple families in Aanganwaadi, a slum community in Sahaspur, India.
 
Training in good hygiene and social distancing was provided to these families of laborers, housemaids, and daily wage earners, who are all struggling during these difficult and unprecedented times. The children we served range from one year to 17 years of age.
 
Thank you to everyone who donated toward this project! We are grateful to our Yours Humanly India Team for managing this project with speed and heart, and for alleviating the suffering of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. We are humbled to be a part of the lives of these precious people. Click here to view photos.

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

Nepal 2020

In the face of COVID-19 and mandated lockdowns, Yours Humanly’s Nepal team delivered a month of household supplies, hygiene kits (including face masks and sanitizers), stationery and art supplies, and groceries for more than 3,000 meals to multiple families in a community in Lalitpur 14, Nepal. Perishables will continue to be delivered daily or weekly throughout the month of May.
 
Training in good hygiene and social distancing was provided to these families of laborers, truck drivers, housemaids, and other daily wage workers, with children ages 9 months to 17 years, who are all struggling during these difficult times.
 
We thank everyone who donated toward this project and are grateful to our Nepal team for stepping up, going out, and taking care of some of the most vulnerable during these unprecedented times. Click here to view photos.

Chromebooks and Technology

United States 2020

Yours Humanly donated Chromebooks to 30 students in need in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (Contra Costa County, California) to help close the digital divide. The Chromebooks will be distributed to students at Bel Air Elementary in Bay Point, and Sun Terrace Elementary and Meadow Homes Elementary in Concord. We are happy to have completed this project through our Bridging Gaps initiative, and thank school district officials and MDUSD Education Foundation for this opportunity.
 
If you would like to help provide meals, Chromebooks, mobile hotspots, and other distance learning tools to underprivileged students, please support our COVID-19 Aid Initiative by making a donation here.

Computer and Technology

Cambodia 2020

Despite the current worldwide focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, Yours Humanly was able to complete a much-needed project in early 2020 in Kampot, Cambodia. Kampot is a province in Southern Cambodia, best known for its pepper and durian fruit agriculture. The populace is largely comprised of farm workers and lower income families who live in impoverished neighborhoods with little access to a proper 21st century education, much less computers or internet resources.
 
Thanks to your support, Yours Humanly was able to fund the purchase and placement of computers at a local community center in Kampot, providing hundreds of children free computer and internet access, as well as enhanced educational resources. We are honored to be a part of this effort through our Bridging Gaps initiative, which will continue to positively affect the lives and futures of children in the Kampot region.
 
If providing computer education to children in need in Cambodia is important to you, we’d love your support for our Bridging Gaps initiative. Click here to donate.

K-12 Scholarships

Cambodia 2019

Under our Coloring Futures initiative, we awarded ten new K-12 scholarships to underprivileged children in Steung Meanchey district, Cambodia. The scholarships cover 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 from placement through 12th grade graduation, improving their lives today and their possibilities for a bright and productive future.
 
If you’d like to help underprivileged children in Cambodia, we welcome your donations. Please click here to donate.

Learning Center, Playground, and Soccer Field

Cambodia 2019

For years, students of an underserved school in Battambang, Cambodia, had no place to play and nowhere to do their homework or eat their lunches on school grounds. Through our Bridging Gaps initiative, Yours Humanly funded a newly constructed outdoor learning center, playground with play structures, tables and benches, and a soccer field for children to use during recess and after school. Now, more than 300 children in this impoverished community have a place to play, do homework, and eat lunch safely and comfortably.
 
If you’d like to help students in need at other schools in Cambodia, we welcome your donations. Please click here to donate.

STEM and Art Programs

United States 2019

In October, Yours Humanly presented MDUSD Education Foundation with a check in the amount of $3,600 at the Mt. Diablo Unified School District headquarters in Concord, California. Provided through our Coloring Futures initiative, the funds will help bring hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) enrichment opportunities to thousands of MDUSD students of all ages.

Bioswale Solar and Wind Learning Center

United States 2019

Yours Humanly presented Pittsburg Unified School District in Pittsburg, California, with a check in the amount of $17,000 to support its new Bioswale Solar and Wind Learning Center project, which will benefit hundreds of students across the district, giving them a truly distinctive first-hand, hands-on learning experience in the physical sciences.
 
Yours Humanly is pleased to partner with Pittsburg USD through our Bridging Gaps initiative, and support the great work it is doing on behalf of its students, many of whom are from low-income families with few higher level educational resources and opportunities.

Hurricane Maria Disaster Relief

United States 2019

In 2017, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, which killed 2,900 people, permanently closed hundreds of schools, and left thousands of children with nowhere safe to go. The areas of Bayamòn, Utuado, and Toa Baja were some of the hardest hit and suffered the most profound damage. Through collaborative efforts, Yours Humanly was able to identify three highly underserved schools in desperate need in these areas, which are still suffering the effects of the catastrophic hurricane and which are still in recovery two years after the disaster. With generous donations from our supporters who care about the lives of others, we provided grants totaling $20,000 directly to the schools, improving the lives and futures of thousands of children in these impoverished areas.

Math Kits

United States 2019

Through our Bridging Gaps initiative, Yours Humanly funded multiple Math Kits to benefit 150 students at Sun Terrace Elementary, a Title 1 school in Concord, California. With access to the Math Kits and accompanying rigorous curriculum, these students now have educational resources and opportunities available in higher socio-economic areas and more well-funded schools.
 
If you’d like to help the very deserving students in need at Title 1 schools, we welcome your donations. Please click here to donate.

K-12 Scholarships

Haiti 2019

Through our Coloring Futures initiative, Yours Humanly awarded K-12 scholarships to 20 underprivileged children in Cite Soleil, an extremely impoverished community of Haiti. Residents have no access to safe drinking water, toilets, or electricity, and scavenge for recyclable materials they can sell. There is a constant undercurrent of gang violence in the neighborhoods threatening the lives and futures of Cite Soleil’s children.
 
By enrolling these children in school, we removed them from the daily challenges of being on the streets, and will fully support their educational experience from placement through 12th grade graduation. The scholarships cover the full costs of tuition, uniforms, books, study materials, school supplies, mid-day meals, after school programs, and all other educational needs for these precious children.

K-12 Scholarships

Nepal 2019

Through our Coloring Futures initiative, we awarded K-12 scholarships to nine underprivileged children living in impoverished communities 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 from placement through 12th grade graduation.
 
If you’d like to sponsor a child in need in Nepal, or in any of the other countries in which our K-12 Scholarship Program is transforming the lives of underprivileged children, we would greatly welcome your support. Please click here to donate.

STEM Kits

United States 2019

Through our Bridging Gaps initiative, Yours Humanly donated multiple STEM in a Gym kits and weather science supplies worth $10,000 to Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD, Contra Costa County, California), benefitting more than 13,000 students across thirty schools. The kits will be used at school during the day and at community STEM nights with ready-to-use stations focused on four areas of study: physical science, Earth science, electricity, and math. Students will explore and experience physics with STEM in a Gym; measure and graph real data with weather stations; build ‘squishy circuits” to learn about electricity; and learn geometry with pentominoes.

Computers and Technology

Cambodia 2019

Through our Bridging Gaps initiative, we funded the purchase and placement of 30 computers at People Improvement Organization (PIO) school in Cambodia, where underprivileged children from impoverished neighborhoods receive free education. This project benefited more than 1,200 students at PIO. The computers are being used for classes in web design, coding, and office applications, as well as educational applications in math and English. We are delighted and honored to be a part of this impactful effort! Click here to view photos.

STEM Supplies

United States 2019

Yours Humanly provided much needed STEM supplies to Sun Terrace Elementary in Concord, California, a school that has a STEM program in place, but has, until now, lacked the actual supplies to run it. STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) focuses on real-world issues and problem solving by incorporating the four disciplines into lesson plans. STEM is the foundation for curricula across the country and we believe the 450 students of Sun Terrace, a Title 1 school, should benefit from a robust STEM program as a part of the quality education they deserve.
 
Yours Humanly funded STEM supplies for a full school year, helping to ensure the implementation and success of its STEM education program. This donation was made possible through our Bridging Gaps initiative, and we’re honored to be a part of this STEM education effort!
 
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