Himalayan Children’s Charities

Creating a viable future for today’s youth.

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HCC's Signature Program

Caring for, educating, and mentoring orphaned and abandoned children in Nepal through university or technical degrees.

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Dhading Children's Initiative

A collaborative earthquake response to the needs of orphaned children in rural Nepal.

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Life Skills Program

Preparing teens for life on their own after graduation.

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HCC Group Home - Khushi Ghar

Our group home provides a family environment to nurture our students.

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News & Stories

Student Organizer Raises Funds and Spreads the Word for HCC

When student Phoebe Ramaty first heard about Himalayan Children’s Charities through the Maya Gold Foundation, she was looking to get involved with an organization that helped people, especially orphaned children. HCC turned about to be just the match, and Phoebe ended...

Supporter’s Tuscan Dinner Party Celebrates Philanthropy and Fun

Last week, HCC sponsor Sherry Jones hosted an enchanting, fun-filled evening for 15 fortunate HCC supporters to enjoy a magnificent spread by renowned chef, Andrea Anichini from the Chianti region in Tuscany, Italy, all for the purpose of raising funds to support the...

From the Founder’s Desk: Why Nepal?

Dear HCC Family, “Why Nepal?” It’s a question I get asked often. Susan and I have dedicated the past 17 years of our life to transforming the lives of at risk children in Nepal, yet there are many places in the world experiencing hardship. It is very difficult to...

Purpose

Our purpose is to transform the lives of orphaned and abandoned children by breaking cycles of poverty; creating opportunities for fulfilled, self-reliant futures; and encouraging a culture of giving back.

Vision

We envision a world in which all children have a happy, safe and healthy childhood with access to opportunities for empowered and dignified lives.

Mission

Our mission is to provide nurturing care, education and mentorship to 1,000 at-risk children in Nepal by 2020.

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Student Updates

Staff Spotlight: Hira

For the past seven years, HCC students have come home to Kushi Ghar, a place that not only serves to house, feed and clothe them, but also as place where they have a nurturing, loving home. Hira Niraula Sapkota has spent the past seven years ensuring that not only is...

Student Updates: Barsa

Barsa, originally from eastern Nepal, lost her father when she was a small baby. He died of complications due to alcoholism, leaving her young mother unable to care for her. She was brought to an orphanage by her grandmother, eventually making her way to HCC.  I am...

TOP 5 REASONS TO GIVE TO HCC

1. MENTORSHIP OF AT-RISK CHILDREN CREATES POSITIVE FUTURES.

Destitute children have little chance of survival in their society. Doesn’t every child deserve a chance?

2. EDUCATION BREAKS THE POVERTY CYCLE.

Through quality education and leadership training, HCC students are becoming the young, vibrant leaders that Nepal needs to break the cycle of poverty.

3. EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING IS VITAL FOR SUCCESS.

HCC’s group home, “Khushi Ghar” (Happy Home) creates a family environment. Nurturing house parents guide them in life skills, and the Mentorship Program supports their self-awareness, self-esteem and self-expression.

4. ORPHANED CHILDREN ARE VULNERABLE TO TRAFFICKING, CHILD LABOR AND EARLY MARRIAGE.

HCC scholarships for orphans of the 2015 earthquakes allow for them to stay in local communities and attend school. Educating youth is a viable, long term strategy for sustainable, local re-building and progress.

5. HCC HAS A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY.

For 16 years, HCC has been solving problems and adding value with transparent processes, accessible personnel, and committed partners. Multiple review-based nonprofit awards assures you that contributions go where they are needed most – helping the underprivileged children of Nepal.

Reports & Financials

HCC has been a good steward of your generous donations. Because of the dedication of our volunteers in the US, we are able to send a greater proportion of our donations to help the kids in Nepal.

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HCC & Student Accomplishments

students are studying or have studied in university. Eight of them have graduated with degrees.

Number of orphaned and abandoned students currently enrolled in HCC's Signature, Earthquake, and Scholarship programs

children received nurturing care, quality education, and cutting-edge mentorship since HCC was founded.

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  • NYC! Join us on February 28 to #partyforhumanity. All are welcome! Register on our Facebook page today @hcccnepal #nyc #endpoverty #partyforacause #charity #giveback #nepal
  • Stability is a crucial factor in helping a child reach their full potential. For many of our students, HCC provides their first experience in a stable home life. Meet Hira, HCC Director of Hostel Services, and everyday Hero at HCC, who makes our student youth home a loving, stable home for every student. Read more in our Staff Spotlight, on our Student Updates blog @ hccnepal.org #everydayhero #giveback #endpoverty #onemorestudent #nepal
  • ❤Happy Valentine's Day! We're celebrating by doing what we love most: watching our students grow! During winter vacation, students had the option to take elective classes and many of them  chose to learn more about something they loved: Music!  What better way to spread the love?❤ #nepal #valentines #endpoverty #onemorestudent
  • We are excited for our video conference tomorrow with the HCC youth council in Atlanta, GA! This morning, in preparation for tomorrow, we wrote and shared with each other about who and what inspires us to succeed 💯☝😀 #inspired #saturday #nepal🇳🇵
  • Have you read the newest "From the Founder's Desk" feature? Co-founder Bruce Keenan writes a letter addressing HCC plans for 2017 and answers the oft asked question "Why Nepal?" Check it out on our news blog at hccnepal.org #endpoverty #makeadifference #giveback #futureleaders #nepal
  • Our Tuscan Dinner, generously hosted at the beautiful home of Sherry and Jeff Jones, was a night of incredible authentic Tuscan cuisine prepared by the exceptionally talented Chef Andrea Anichini. Guests got to share amazing food and great company while raising funds to support HCC's goal of transforming the lives of 5,000+ kids by 2020. It's this support that allows us to ensure that orphaned 5 year old Monika, who has been traveling from refugee camp to refugee camp, has food to fill her tummy and a warm, safe place to sleep at night.  Thank you to Sherry and Jeff and to all of our incredible supporters. It is no exaggeration to state that we would not be able to transform lives without you. Thank You HCC Family!  Anyone can host an HCC event! Reach out to us at hccnepal.org/contact-hcc/ for more information #nepal #endpoverty #philanthropy #giveback #makeadifference

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Proven Track Record

As a designated GOLD-level GuideStar Exchange partner, HCC has demonstrated its commitment to transparency with regards to its operations, board and management, and fully disclosed and audited financial statements. You can view HCC’s information within GuideStar.

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