Thousands of Underprivileged Children to Benefit from Yours Humanly Fundraising
More than $90,000 in donations at Gift of Schooling Gala to serve local and global programs for underprivileged students
By: Yours Humanly
In addition to supporting Yours Humanly's ongoing initiatives, gala funds will purchase an entire STEM kit that will benefit 13,000 students in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD, Contra Costa County, CA). Internationally, funds will provide annual scholarships to children in Haiti, Cambodia, and Nepal, funding their tuition and educational materials, as well as the purchase and installation of computers at an underserved school in Cambodia for students from impoverished neighborhoods.
Gala emcee Betty Yu, KPIX news reporter, welcomed guest speakers MDUSD Superintendent Dr. Nellie Meyer, Walnut Creek City Councilmember Justin Wedel, and Chenda Chhi, a Khmer Rouge genocide survivor and founder of Coral Tree Education Foundation, whose mission is to foster a new generation of educated Cambodians, especially girls.
Yours Humanly has served more than 20,700 children in six countries through two major initiatives, Coloring Futures and Bridging Gaps, and 37 educational programs. For more information about Yours Humanly and the 2019 Gift of Schooling Gala, visit YoursHumanly.org.
"Yours Humanly's work reaches far beyond village, county, state, and national borders," says Sunny Singh, founder and CEO of Yours Humanly. "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 through the power of education, but that of the child's family, community, and world forever."
The 2019 Gift of Schooling Gala was sponsored by Mark and Kathy Lefanowicz, Capital One, WCI-GC, Amazon, John Muir Health, Heritage Bank of Commerce, JFK University, Rudney Associates, Diablo Magazine, Elevents Group, AW Artistry, California Delicious, Wasitechie Films, OPM Band, Scott's Seafood, and Linda Rimac Colberg.
About Yours Humanly, YoursHumanly.org
Driven by the belief that quality education is a basic human right, Yours Humanly funds local and global efforts to provide underprivileged children in underserved communities access to educational programs and resources. By doing so, Yours Humanly is lifting children out of poverty and other challenging situations and empowering them to achieve better, brighter futures.
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