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2014 Donations

Amount: $300,000

How it was used: Namunda School Project, Malawi, Africa. Phase I Development which includes Two Classroom Blocks (eight classrooms), Eight Teacher Houses, Clean Water Supply, Headmaster House, Guard House, Administration Block, Ablution Blocks, Incinerator, Perimeter Fence, Land and Road Clearing, Electrical Supply and Water Tank. Continuing to fulfill the promise and hope for education in the Malunje District of Malawi, Africa; one of the poorest nations in the world.

Amount: $50,000

How it was used: Namunda School Project, Malawi, Africa. Textbooks for all students and curriculum for teachers to be used at the Namunda Primary School, Malawi, Africa.

Amount: $18,000

How it was used: Academy of Exploration, Springfield, MO – Classroom lease for STEM Choice Program Initiative

Amount: $13,000

How it was used: Overbrook Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA – Go-Math Core Grade Standard textbooks and curriculum.

Amount: $12,000

How it was used: Kensington Multiplex High School, Philadelphia, PA – Athletic Equipment

Amount: $10,000

How it was used: St. Jerome School, Philadelphia, PA – STEM lab for all grades K-8

Amount: $8,700

How it was used: West Philadelphia High School, Philadelphia, PA – Three 3-D Makerbot Replicator Printers

Amount: $5,000

How it was used: Academic scholarships for two students graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School, San Diego, CA

Amount: $5,000

How it was used: First Book Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA – Purchase of books for programs.

Amount: $5,000

How it was used: SAEF (Springfield Area Educational Foundation); Springfield, PA Portable outfield fence for youth baseball.

Amount: $4,000

How it was used: Highland Park Elementary, Upper Darby, PA – School wide literacy program

Amount: $4,000

How it was used: Academic scholarships for four students graduated from Buffalo High School, Buffalo, MO

Amount: $3,700

How it was used: Tilden Middle School, Philadelphia, PA – Projectors for auditorium and classrooms

2013 Donations

Amount: $300,000

How it was used: Namunda School Project; Malawi, Africa Phase II Development which includes the completion of Four Classroom Blocks (16 classrooms), Teacher Housing for 16 teachers, Headmaster Housing, Police/Guard Housing, Administration Block, Library, Perimeter Fence, Land, Road and Parking Lot Development, Clean Water Supply, Abulition Blocks, Incinerator, Guard House, Electrical Supply and Water Tank. Continuing to fulfill the promise and hope for education in the Malunje District of Malawi, Africa.

Amount: $30,000

How it was used: Shawmont School; Philadelphia, PA - Musical Instruments

Amount: $21,500

How it was used: Harmony House Domestic Violence Center; Springfield, MO - Educational Resource Center

Amount: $18,500

How it was used: John Q. Hammons Foundation – support of local Ozark Area Charities

Amount: $15,000

How it was used: Ozark Area Public Schools and Charities

Amount: $13,000

How it was used: F.S. Edmonds Elementary School; Philadelphia, PA – School Library Renovation

Amount: $10,000

How it was used: WePac; Philadelphia, PA – Promotes childhood literacy by engaging volunteers in Philadelphia public schools through reopening and staffing libraries, academic mentoring and after-school enrichment.

Amount: $7,000

How it was used: Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School; Philadelphia, PA – Art Kiln and supplies

Amount: $5,500

How it was used: Academic scholarships for four students graduated from Buffalo High School; Buffalo, MO

Amount: $5,000

How it was used: Academic scholarships for two students graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School; San Diego, CA

Amount: $4,200

How it was used: Bayard Taylor Elementary School; Philadelphia, PA - Continuing maintenance of Educational Play Yard at Bayard Taylor Elementary School.

Amount: $4,000

How it was used: Halfway Elementary School, Halfway, MO – Outdoor Learning Classroom

Amount: $3,500

How it was used: Hurley Elementary School; Hurley, MO – Physical Education Class Equipment

Amount: $3,500

How it was used: Various 501 (c) (3) organizations in the greater Philadelphia Area

Amount: $3,040

How it was used: Pleasant View Elementary School; Springfield, MO – Indoor Reading Loft and Smartboard Response System

Amount: $2,700

How it was used: Nixa High Pointe Elementary School, Nixa, MO; Smartboard Response System

Amount: $2,500

How it was used: Academic scholarships for five students graduated from Springfield High Schools; Springfield, MO

Amount: $2,500

How it was used: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks; Springfield, MO – Back to School Backpack Giveaway

Amount: $2,000

How it was used: Care to Learn; Springfield, MO – Provides immediate funding to meet emergent health, hunger and hygiene needs so every child is successful in school.

Amount: $2,000

How it was used: Academic scholarship for one student graduating from Eldon, MO High School.

Amount: $1,800

How it was used: Niangua High School; Niangua, MO – High School Sports Equipment

Amount: $1,500

How it was used: Foundation for Springfield Public Schools; Springfield, MO – Support of Springfield Public Schools

Amount: $1,500

How it was used: Central High School; Springfield, MO – Sports Equipment

Amount: $1,000

How it was used: Pipkin Middle School; Springfield, MO – Library/Reading Materials

Amount: $750

How it was used: Mark Twain Elementary; Springfield, MO – Running and Jump Rope Club

2012 Donations

Amount: $1,046,500

How it was used: Namunda School Project; Malawi, Africa. Phase I Development which includes Two Classroom Blocks (eight classrooms), Five Teacher Houses, Clean Water Supply, Headmaster House, Administration Block, Pit Latrines, Ablution Blocks, Incinerator, Guard House, Perimeter Fence, Land and Road Clearing, Electrical Supply and Water Tank. Continuing to fulfill the promise and hope for education in the Malunje District of Malawi, Africa; one of the poorest nations in the world.

Amount: $300,000

How it was used: Educational play yard for Bayard Taylor Elementary School located in the inner-city of Philadelphia. The play yard is both sustainable and environmentally green and is designed to teach lessons in technology, science, physical education, and teamwork by including a chess/checker station, an iPad/Tech learning center, a greenhouse, a playground and more

Amount: $50,000

How it was used: Eldon School District – Sports Complex Completion Costs

Amount: $26,800

How it was used: Ozark Area schools and organizations as well as scholorships

Amount: $19,500

How it was used: John Q. Hammons Foundation - support of local Ozark Area charities

Amount: $10,000

How it was used: Purchase of musical instruments and stage equipment at Morton Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA

Amount: $5,000

How it was used: Academic scholarships for three students graduated from Buffalo High School, Buffalo, MO.

Amount: $5,000

How it was used: Academic scholarships for two students graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School, San Diego, CA.

Amount: $2,400

How it was used: John B. Stetson Middle School Scholastic Program, Philadelphia, PA

Amount: $2,000

How it was used: Academic scholarship for one student graduated from Eldon High School, Eldon, MO.

Amount: $1,300

How it was used: Piplin Middle School, Springfield, MO - Matching award funds and classroom learning aids

Amount: $1,000

How it was used: Foundation for Springfield Public Schools - support of various educational programs

Amount: $1,000

How it was used: Friends of the Springfield Zoo

Amount: $750

How it was used: Mark Twain Elementary School, Springfied, MO - Running Club and Jump Rope Club purchase of shirts, shoes and equipment

Amount: $500

How it was used: Nixa reading club purchase of books, Nixa, MO

2011 Donations

Amount: $73,200

How it was used: Namunda School Project, Malawi, Africa. Excavation, water well and first school room block preparation for grades K-8. Fulfilling the promise and hope for education in the Malunje District of Malawi, Africa one of the poorest nations in the world.

Amount: $50,000

How it was used: Swenson Arts & Technology High School , Philadelphia, PA: Fully Equipped Fitness Center

Amount: $50,000

How it was used: Anna Howard Shaw Middle School, Philadelphia, PA: Library Program, Family Resource and Professional Development Center

Amount: $30,000

How it was used: GAIA - Global Aids Interfaith Alliance is a 501(c(3) partner of The Hamels Foundation in Malawi, Africa. This money was used to respond to the tremendous needs of the people in Malawi, Africa. Person by person, village by village, candle by candle, we are determined to be the sisters and brothers these brave and lovely people deserve until with them we have driven back the darkness.

Amount: $30,000

How it was used: The Utley Foundation whose mission is to educate the community in proper treatment of animals and to raise funds for the fight against animal neglect, pain and suffering.

Amount: $30,000

How it was used: The Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation strives to help children and young adults living with arthritis by providing funds and education about the disease. They also support families who are struggling financially with extracurricular activities that promote healthy living through exercise and proper nutrition.

Amount: $30,000

How it was used: The Shane Victorino Foundation is dedicated to promoting opportunities for underserved youth in Philadelphia and Hawaii as it engages in projects which provide children with educational, recreational and wellnes programs.

Amount: $17,500

How it was used: Richard R. Wright Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA: Library Furniture and Books

Amount: $16,000

How it was used: Care to Learn – Funding emergency hunger, health and hygiene relief for school children.

Amount: $15,000

How it was used: Walter G. Smith Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA: Achieve 3000 and Learning Enrichment Programs

Amount: $14,000

How it was used: Fairhill School, Philadelphia, PA: Parent Literacy Program

Amount: $10,500

How it was used: The Moyer Foundation - Granted The Hamels Foundation 2011 501 (c)(3) Annual Award. The Moyer Foundation assists in empowering children in distress by providing education and support - helping them to live healthy and inspired lives. Specifically for Camp Erin - Nationwide bereavement camps for grieving children and teens.

Amount: $10,000

How it was used: John F. Hartranft Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA: Outdoor Garden Program

Amount: $7,500

How it was used: Robert Morris School, Philadelphia, PA: Comprehensive Sound System

Amount: $6,000

How it was used: Academic scholarships for five students graduated from Buffalo High School, Buffalo, MO

Amount: $5,000

How it was used: Academic scholarships for two students graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School, San Diego, CA

Amount: $5,000

How it was used: T.G. Morton Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA: Enhance Music & Performing Arts Programs

Amount: $5,000

How it was used: Jules E. Mastbaum Vocational/Technical School, Philadelphia, PA: Microscopes and Spectroscopes for their science lab

Amount: $5,000

How it was used: F.S. Edmonds Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA: Library books and childrens bean bag chairs

Amount: $3,000

How it was used: L.W Waring Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA: Parent/Family Resource Center

Amount: $2,500

How it was used: William C. Longstreth Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA: Sports/Playground Equipment

Amount: $2,500

How it was used: Austin Meehan Middle School, Philadelphia, PA: TI-73 Graphic Calculators

Amount: $2,500

How it was used: Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA: Science Kits

Amount: $2,500

How it was used: Thurgood Marshall Elementary School; Philadelphia, PA: Books

Amount: $2,500

How it was used: Francis Hopkinson Elementary (K-8)School, Philadelphia, PA: Books

Amount: $2,500

How it was used: Bayard Taylor Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA: Recess Kits

Amount: $2,500

How it was used: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks

Amount: $2,500

How it was used: Springfield Underprivileged Children’s Fund – Blue Jean Purchases

Amount: $2,000

How it was used: Academic scholarship for one student graduated from Eldon High School, Eldon, MO

Amount: $1,700

How it was used: Philadelphia Orchestra

Amount: $1,500

How it was used: Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield, MO. Enhancing the quality of life for youth as participating members of a richly diverse society.

Amount: $1,000

How it was used: Archway Programs – Supporting schools and social service programs for disadvantaged and disabled children.

Amount: $800

How it was used: Mark Twain Elementary School – After School Athletic Programs Springfield, MO

Amount: $90

How it was used: Missouri Blaze Basketball, Springfield, MO – Uniforms for children’s basketball team

2010 Donations

Amount: $50,000

How it was used: Wilson Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA: Construction of playground and equipment

Amount: $40,000

How it was used: GAIA: (This is a 501(c)(3) partner of The Hamels Foundation that gives aid and resources to Malawi, Africa.) This money went towards a new well for safe drinking water and putting over 1200 children through school for an entire year.

Amount: $13,000

How it was used: Bayard Taylor Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA: Fine Arts enhancements (Auditorium Curtain)

Amount: $10,000

How it was used: CadeKids of Philadelphia: This program helps provide tutoring and mentoring programs within the Philadelphia public schools.

Amount: $10,000

How it was used: Friere Charter School: Adidas Clothing and Equipment for Sports Programs

Amount: $10,000

How it was used: Big Brothers Big Sisters Of The Ozarks, Springfield MO

Amount: $10,000

How it was used: Buffalo, MO: 5 Student scholarships were given with the top scholarship winner also receiving $4,000 in technology.

Amount: $8,000

How it was used: Hartranft Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA: Kindles & Reading Improvements

Amount: $8,000

How it was used: Marshall Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA: Smart Board and Technology Enhancements

Amount: $8,000

How it was used: Vare Middle School, Philadelphia, PA: Smart Board and Technology

Amount: $5,000

How it was used: Morton Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA: Music Equipment

Amount: $5,000

How it was used: Academic Scholarship for one student graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School, San Diego, CA

Amount: $2,500

How it was used: Underprivileged Childrens Fund, Springfield, MO: Blue Jeans

Amount: $2,000

How it was used: Eldon MO: 1 student scholarship was given to be put toward college.

Amount: $700

How it was used: Mark Twain Elementary School, Springfield, MO: Running Club

Amount: $300

How it was used: Boys and Girls Clubs, Springfield MO

Amount: $250

How it was used: Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MO

Amount: $250

How it was used: Discovery Center, Springfield MO

2009 Donations

Amount: $65,000

How it was used: Stetson Middle School, Philadelphia PA: Renovation of library, science room, music room, auditorium and other areas.

Amount: $35,000

How it was used: GAIA: Helped put 270 students through school for one year. $10,000.00 was put toward funding of a baseball program for over 500 orphans

Amount: $10,000

How it was used: Olney West High School, Philadelphia PA: ESOL program

Amount: $10,000

How it was used: Morton Elementary, Philadelphia, PA: Music Program

Amount: $10,000

How it was used: Mark Twain Elementary, Springfield, MO: Basketball goals, books and a running program.

Amount: $5,000

How it was used: 501 (c)(3) Grant Recipient, Philadelphia, PA: Help Us Adopt

Amount: $3,000

How it was used: Taylor Elementary, Philadelphia, PA: Security system

Amount: $1,000

How it was used: Underprivileged School Children's Fund, Springfield, MO: Provided winter clothing for students for one year.

Amount: $300

How it was used: Summit School, Springfield, MO

Amount: $130

How it was used: Meehan Middle School, Springfield, MO

Amount: $25

How it was used: Hillcrest High School, Springfield, MO

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