We help children, families, and communities break the cycle of poverty by empowering people of all ages to dream, aspire and achieve.
A solid foundation in education is key to success later in life. Your donation funds teachers, books and extracurricular activities to help get youngsters off to the right start.
Basic health care that many of us take for granted can be hard for others to access. We ensure that underprivileged youngsters and adults have access to the health practitioners they need.
Community is the family that goes beyond family. It is the people and places that we come in contact with each and every day. When we strengthen communities, we strengthen individuals.
These are a few of our most recent programs. Each and every year, we carry out more than 1000 programs across the country, involving people of every age, interest and need.
Eye Exams for Children
Sight is critical for so many everyday functions, from reading the blackboard to playing basketball. We provide free eye exams and subsidized prescription eyewear so no child needs to squint when they look for their future.
Some children have more toys than they know what to do with, while others have few good toys to speak of. We strive to matchmake between toyts and youngsters in need with our yearlong toy exchange program.
Bringing up a healthy and happy child is particularly challenging for underprivileged families dealing with children who have special needs. We offer daily assistance to these families, in the form of after-school help and other activities.
When school is over for the day, not all children have a comfortable environment to come home to. In our after school activity programs we offer a warm place to stay, study, play, eat and relax.
Numerous studies have shown that being with animals helps people overcome learning difficulties, emotional challenges and more. Not every family can have a household pet, so our animal center enables children to enjoy the benefit of having a pet without the cost.
Free Medical Care
Our medical center is open every day from noon to midnight to receive patients without appointments or referrals. We offer everything from flu shots to X-rays, and have a 24-hour call center for telephone inquiries.