Project Backpack

Project Backpack

It’s nearly back-to-school time, and for children in Appalachia living in low-income households it’s a time of fear of embarrassment of showing up for the first day of classes and when the teacher tells them to take out their pencils and paper, and they have neither....
Summer Camp is more than just Fun!

Summer Camp is more than just Fun!

This June, nearly two dozen children ages 5 to 13 in McDowell County, West Virginia, had a summer camp experience of a lifetime thanks to our partner there, Big Creek People in Action (BCPIA), and the supporters of Americans Helping Americans®. BCPIA...
Home, School, and Community Gardens are Growing!

Home, School, and Community Gardens are Growing!

At Americans Helping Americans® we understand how difficult it can be for people living in distressed rural and remote regions of Appalachia to access fresh vegetables and fruits living in what is known as a “food desert” where the nearest actual grocery store is an...
Bridging the Digital Divide for 100 more Appalachian students in 2022

Bridging the Digital Divide for 100 more Appalachian students in 2022

At Americans Helping Americans® we know full well that the quality of a child’s education is dependent on having ready access to a computer with high-speed internet. For several years, we have been working to bridge the digital divide for elementary school students in...