Hundreds of smaller donors make the impossible possible.
One donor has given Php 215 (USD $ 5.00) a month every month for 6 years. Another donor contributes Php 43,000 (USD $ 1,000) a year through the United Way campaign. Other donors enjoy celebrating a birthday with a gift toward the children’s needs at school.
“It is truly a remarkable experience that after the long drive and whole day activity, no one from the volunteers had complained that they are tired, or worn-out. Everyone was very happy and smiling as if something inside have been satisfied. For me, it is as if I already hit my monthly target, even though it is only half the month past. Serving others brings greatest fulfillment and joy.”
-Dr. Virgilio Anila, Cargill CSR Champion
“One of the things that differentiates the program is the emphasis on measuring results. We can see the results in math scores, reading scores. Of course, the real test is whether these kids get into competitive high schools – and they are. So, we’re seeing really tangible results, which as business people we like to see.”
-Mike Dickoff, Retired Accenture Partner
Mike and Elizabeth Dickoff, Personal Class Sponsors
“The idea of Hungry Minds just got me excited thinking of investing in the lives of people, especially kids.”
-Rod Velez, One of Hungry Minds’ Filipino Volunteer
“All children are special but what makes our children at Food for Hungry Minds particularly stand out is the community – the Educators, Parents, Friends and Global Connections. They are part of a greater community that not only focuses on educational excellence but one of passion, heart, service and significant perseverance regardless of circumstance. They represent hope for so many.”
-Elisa A. Johnson, College Scholar Sponsor
Director, Enterprise Talent Development – UnitedHealth Group
Major donors connect with children whose lives are being changed by their gifts. Support a class of elementary children, cover tuition for a special graduate, or provide tuition and allowances for a group of high school scholars. Your giving can target Hungry Minds children ready to move toward a better future.
“Food for Hungry Minds has a special place in my heart and I am proud to have the Melrose Family Foundation support this remarkable organization. I recently had a chance to visit the school in the Philippines and I was overwhelmed by the need and thoroughly impressed with the school and the enthusiasm of the children. It is a wonderful feeling to know that the Melrose Family Foundation can play a role in giving children the opportunity to receive an incredible education and provide the key to a better future.”
-Kendrick B. Melrose
Donor Advise Fund
of The Minneapolis Foundation
“The approach Hungry Minds takes to giving children the opportunity to excel in their own strengths is remarkable. It is an effort that is unique, an all encompassing approach transforms these kids’ lives and enables them to stay on track and pursue their dreams. You can feel the kids come alive as they write to you and share their experiences and latest learnings. The smiles and transformed lives, coupled with the straightforward statistics of the retention and excel rates, confirms for us that our support of Hungry Minds has a truly life-changing effect for these children. And the feeling that we have, knowing that we are able, thanks to Hungry Minds, to reach children halfway around the world, is quite incredible.”
John and Ashton Grudnowski Fund
of the Minneapolis Foundation