University of Michigan Rotaract Club
Classroom and community improvements. (USA)
Rotaract Michigan is a student-run service organization at the University of Michigan. Their parent organization, the Ann Arbor Rotary Club, offers guidance and resources to the club.
Soles4Souls fights poverty by distributing shoes! (USA)
Soles4Souls is a nonprofit enterprise “committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.” According to their website, they have distributed 26 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries and all 50 US states. Our HCA volunteers join with teams of Soles4Souls volunteers to help distribute shoes in El Porvenir.
Healthy Living Program : Dental hygiene (Canada)
When it’s time for the Hamilton-Benest House annual dental teams, HCA volunteers drop everything to help! For 2-3 weeks each February/March, HCA volunteers pause the regular programs and assist two teams from Canada who bring dentists and hygienists to treat children in El Porvenir.
Visual Arts / Digital Photography (International Participants)
In addition to visual arts projects built into the everyday HCA programs, HCA partners with the Muskoka Foundation / Do Good As you Go in the area of digital photography. Do Good As You Go has provided digital cameras and professional volunteers to supplement our program with photo workshops for our students.