As 2013 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to reflect on some of this year’s accomplishments that wouldn’t have happened without YOU. In 2013, we…
With your help this year, our 2012 Honorees were able to provide vital services for vulnerable children around the world:
Dr. Nilas Young trained pediatric cardiac surgeons to be better able to provide treatment for children with heart defects in Russia. More than 600 children with heart defects will now be able to receive life-saving surgery every year.
Benoît Duchâteau-Arminjon provided schooling, uniforms and school supplies for 620 deaf children and 350 blind children in Cambodia who attend his special education school.
Dallas Jessup trained thousands of young girls around the world how to avoid and protect themselves in dangerous situations.
Kyle Weiss helped disadvantaged children in Haiti and the Congo begin to recover from trauma and violence by building new soccer fields near their schools and hosting community soccer games.
Craig Kielbuger built a school garden and new classrooms for 390 children living in the small town of Sikirar, Kenya.
Our Co-Founders and Celebrity Ambassador traveled to Nepal to see your donations in action. They visited two past Honorees who introduced them to some of the children whose lives have been changed forever, thanks to your help.
Thanks to your support this year, our 2013 Honorees received a total of $282,000 in grant funding this year. Every penny helps the 2013 Honorees feed and shelter abandoned babies in Haiti, provide classroom supplies for disabled children in South Africa, foster inclusive cheerleading teams in the U.S., rescue child trafficking victims in India, and provide free medical care for children with limb disabilities.
In November, 500 VIP guests and celebrities joined us in New York City to celebrate the work of the 2013 Honorees. That night, we raised nearly $800,000 for vulnerable children around the world. Our Co-Founder, Harry, ended the evening with this inspiring message, challenging us to run toward issues facing vulnerable children:
Thank you for giving more children health, happiness and hope this year. We can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together in 2014.