We help children, families, and communities break the cycle of poverty by empowering people of all ages to dream, aspire and achieve.
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.
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.
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.