Amidst the craziness of the holiday season, #GivingTuesday is a special day when communities across the world come together to support charitable organizations they love. This Giving Season, we hope you will support our varied one2one USA Educational Programs. These programs are at the core of what we do and through the generosity of Donors like you, we are able to impact the lives of so many students. However, we also face the unfortunate reality of having to turn down many requests due to funding shortages.
Your support this Giving Season will allow us to continue to say YES to the many requests for help we receive:
A $200 Donation provides school supplies for a teacher and their students in a Title 1 school. To date, we have sent supplies to over 100 classrooms, effectively impacting thousands of students.
A $500 Donation provides a laptop and computer accessories to a student in need. This past year we granted a laptop to a teen in foster care who needed a computer for an internship. Without this donation, they would have had to turn down the internship and the opportunity to better their life.
A $1,000 Donation will help fund a scholarship as part of our New York College Prep Program which provides test prep and college counseling to high schoolers in need, thus helping to level the playing field in college admissions.
A $2,500 Donation helps to provide a college scholarship to a student in need. We are often asked by our partners to provide a student with funding. Often this funding is all that is needed to help close the gap between financial aid and familial contribution and has a profound impact on the student and their family.
With your donation, we can continue to provide students with the help they need to succeed. Help us continue to have an IMPACT on individuals in need. Please share this email with your friends and encourage them to consider making a donation. We are incredibly grateful to all of you for your support!
Below are just a few of the many teachers and students we have helped through our Educational Programs.
One Scholar’s Story
As an academically high-achieving high school student who worked numerous after-school jobs to help her family, Maria’s aspirations of attending her dream college as a First-Generation American in her family were out of reach. Luckily, our donors created a customized scholarship program to assist bright students who had worked throughout high school.
Maria is now a junior in college double majoring in biochemistry and English and is determined to go to medical school. She spent her Sophomore year doing research with her chemistry professor and spent this past summer working with worms in a biology lab. She is also an RA and had the incredible opportunity to travel to Uganda which was a life-changing experience for her.
Maria states, “As I’ve always said, none of this would be possible without you and your generosity…A simple thank you could never express the gratitude I have to you and to the foundation. This opportunity is very special and I work every day to make the most of it…”.
We hope you will support one of our Educational Programs today. Every donation gets us one step closer to changing the life of a student in need.