Himalayan Children’s Charities

Creating a viable future for today’s youth.

HCC's Signature Program

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

Earthquake Orphan Scholarship Program

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

Life Skills and Mentorship Program

Preparing teens for life on their own after graduation.

HCC Group Home - Khushi Ghar

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

News & Stories

HCC Achieves High Rankings from Guidestar and Great Nonprofits

We're thrilled to announce that HCC has once again achieved top rankings from both Guidestar and Great Nonprofits, two of the top independent organizations that vet nonprofits. HCC has received top rankings from these organizations in the past and we're thrilled to...

Himalayan Sewa Expedition and Trek Raises Funds for HCC

One of the biggest draws of Nepal for travelers and locals alike is the breathtaking scenery. From the beautiful lakes, gorgeous temples and bustling cities, Nepal has a lot of offer to visitors as well as citizens seeking to enjoy and appreciate their home. Perhaps...

HCC Announces Details for November Fundraiser in Atlanta

ANNOUNCING PARTY FOR A CAUSE IN ATLANTA, NOVEMBER 17, 2017! Join Himalayan Children’s Charities for the annual “Party for a Cause” at 7pm on Friday, November 17th at Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta. Guests will enjoy a tour of Sweetwater Brewery and a beer tasting along...

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.

Student Updates

Saraswati Works Public Health Event with Karuna Charitable Society

Each year, the Karuna Charitable Society (KCS), a charity formed by final year medical sciences students at Universal College of Medical Sciences in Nepal, host an event designed to bring free medical care and health check ups to the most in need and vulnerable local...

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.

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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  • Happy Tihar from some our student leaders at Khushi Ghar!❤️🌼
  • HCC is committed to each child's future as well as their basic needs today. On #WorldFoodDay, we remember that each child we lift out of poverty and place in school not only gets an education but also safety, shelter and a full tummy every day. Take action to put more children in school by clicking the link in our bio.
  • Do you believe in education for girls? For today's International Day of the Girl, click the link in bio to take action for empowered futures for girls in Nepal.
  • We hope you had a wonderful Dashain! Sending love from Khushi Ghar to our HCC Family around the world 🌎
  • Happy Dashain! In celebration of this Nepali holiday, the Khushi Ghar family conducted a neighborhood street clean up. Practice #charitytuesday with people you love!
  • "Supporting and working with [HCC] has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life...HCC is known for their ability to make a difference in real kids lives-and you know exactly what your time and money is going to."- HCC Supporter Rehna

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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.

HCC is also listed as a 2015 Top-Rated nonprofit by Great Nonprofits. View our full listing with Great Nonprofits, which includes reviews by third parties. Also read our related press release.