The Hamels Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded by Philadelphia
Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi. The Hamels Foundation has a dual
purpose to provide support for quality education in the United States and establish
a school in Malawi, Africa. The Hamels Foundation takes a community-based approach
to education by providing assistance to schools as well as supporting other education
based non-profit entities in the United States in need of support. This includes but
is not limited to providing stimulating learning environments, high-quality
educational programs and necessary provisions to promote learning.
The commitment of The Hamels Foundation extends globally to Malawi, Africa where there are over one million orphans due to the HIV/IIDS pandemic. Malawi is one of the poorest, most impoverished nations in the world. The Hamels Foundation is dedicated to building a primary school (Grades 1-8) that will educate nearly 2,000 boys and girls in the Mulanje District of Malawi. The first step towards breaking the cycle of AIDS is education, as well as tending to basic needs such as shelter and food. Our goal is to provide the first step in improving the lives of thousands.