Hosting a child and a parent for a surgery stay can be one of the most rewarding experiences for both the host family and the patient's family. Helping Hands provides surgeries to 1-2 patients each year targeting the countries of Bolivia and Romania. Host families provide accommodations including a room to sleep, meals and transportation for up to 6 weeks. Helping Hands Foundation can provide a stipend to support costs incurred while hosting the patient. Visiting families experience American life through emersion. Our families have developed strong ties with the patient guests and have enjoyed the experience of cultural exchange.
Helping Hands Foundation of Maryland, Inc,. is recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN: 26-1158826
At Helping Hands, 100% of every dollar donated is applied to patient services like travel, VISA processing and living arrangements. Our Surgeons, Board, and hospital services are all provided pro bono.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Please check with your company to see if it offers such a program. Most will match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!
The Helping Hands board serves an important function guiding the mission and objectives for the foundation. It meets 4 - 6 times a year and is chaired by Dr. Jeffrey Gelfand. Board Members serve in a variety of capacities providing leadership and expertise in areas like community outreach, business planning, fundraising, marketing/PR, computer and internet technology and administration.
If you would like additional information or are interested in being considered for a volunteer board position, please contact Helping Hands at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helping Hands Foundation - Annapolis, Maryland 21401