We are a 501(c)(3). All donations are tax-deductible.
Donating to Open Hands is a unique experience. All overhead costs are covered by the General Fund, so 100% of every donation goes to the account specified (Please note: Paypal takes a 2.2% + .30 fee). We have supported and helped launch special projects (see History link at the top of this page). We also administer donations that ease life challenges on an individual basis (see Individual Links, below). This was one of the original compassions that Open Hands practiced. After more than 41 years, and the problems that have occurred with the increase in population, we are pleased to continue to offer our service.
Please consider donating to any of the organizations or individual needs you see listed below. Even the smallest amount can make a big difference. All donations are tax-deductible.
If you know of a need in your community, or a special project that you would like to support, fill out an application. The application process is easy. Access it here.
Bahamian Bush Medicine Project
Botanica Herbs and Healing: A Mobile Clinic
Accessible Yoga for Children with Autism Around the World
The video describing the use of Yoga with Children with Autism is currently available in English, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Chinese. This calm instructional tool emphasizes the values of a yoga practice, in a style that is friendly and approachable for children with Autism (and others!) and brings it into their homes and schools. Families/teachers can access this video, free of cost, through the YouTube channel, or at Facebook .
Ruth would love to continue “spreading the word” through presentations and workshops, as well as offering additional translations and future videos. Please help with a donation.
The Holly Hermanson Carter Fund
The Caregiver Fund
The Sabr Lyon Fund
Noah Friedman Special Fund
At 75, Michael is facing a complex range of medical problems that leave him unable to safely navigate the everyday activities of life. In addition to medical costs, he needs to move to an assisted living facility. Having lived a frugal life as an artist, Michael has little savings. All of the facilities where Michael might go require a financial commitment he can’t make without us. Michael was a major force in the American storytelling renaissance. His telling of original and traditional stories and songs draws on his French-Canadian heritage and his open-handedness extended to his support of other tellers and their work. Michael impacted performers and audiences wherever he went. During the two decades he lived in Charlottesville, VA, he was a founder of the Live Arts Theater and The Fall Festival of Tales. It’s time to return that generosity. Michael’s Circle of Friends have set a goal of raising $100,000 and are off to a great start. Please join us. All donations go to Michael’s care.