Their mission is to create permanent change in the lives of men, women, and children in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman to give every child — no matter their illness — the chance to “raise a little hell.” Including this summer camp in Ashford, Connecticut, they run nine programs that serve more than 20,000 kids and family members throughout the Northeast each year.
At camp, Anna has built confidence while her parents received a reprieve from constant overnight care. In this video, the comfort of the camp’s infirmary allowed Anna to experience childhood activities she never thought possible.
"I first came to camp when I was seven. I feel like at camp, I can let my personality be free. At home, I feel a little self-conscious because I have this disease, but I feel really comfortable here," says Anna.
"She's just so much happier and confident," says Anna's mother, Teri. "The first year, after she came back and went back to school, her teachers said, 'What happened? You know, she's so much more independent and confident!' And we said, 'She went to camp.'"
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman with one simple premise in mind: that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand-in-hand with camp.Learn More
Powering Potential is continuing its mission with a new computer lab in the San Francisco Rio Itaya School in the Belén District.
Café Reconcile encourages personal growth, provides workforce development and training, promotes entrepreneurship, and builds strong communities.
The nonprofit HYPELITE wants to inspire and empower students to take charge of their future by cultivating their passion and creativity.
Opportunities Academy is a post-secondary school that caters to and empowers students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Since its inception, the Deaf Enabled Foundation has tried to bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing enabled.
From working with autistic children to adapting equipment for paraplegics, DSES believes that no one should be left behind because of a disability.
The goal of Backpacks for the Street and Together Helping Others is to offer hope and compassion to the city’s (oft-ignored) homeless population.