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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Hamels Foundation?

The Hamels Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that was founded in September 2008 by Cole and Heidi Hamels.

The goal of The Hamels Foundation is to support low-income inner-city school systems in the United States through their grant programs, which provide for construction, educational supplies, and provisions as well as scholarship opportunities for continuing education of students.

Extending globally, The Hamels Foundation is dedicated to building a Primary School (Grades 108) in the Namunda Village of Malawi, Africa.  We     celebrated groundbreaking in November, 2012 and our first school blocks are under construction throughout 2013.  Previously, donations to The Hamels Foundation provided a clean water source for both the village and the school.  We look forward to welcoming the first students as well as teachers in the fall of 2013.

For more information visit our Projects page.

Q: How can I apply for a scholarship?

The Hamels Foundation will be offering college assistance scholarships for students for the upcoming academic year. These scholarships will be available only to students graduating from Buffalo High School, Buffalo, Missouri; Eldon High School, Eldon, Missouri, Springfield Missouri High Schools, Springfield Missouri and Rancho Bernardo High School, San Diego, California. Please contact your High School Counselor for details.

Q: How can I help?

There are many ways to get involved supporting The Hamels Foundation, some requiring more commitment than others – from spreading awareness amongst friends, holding a fundraiser in your school or community and donating your time

We encourage you to read the following volunteering options and decide on the task that is right for you. Each task listed below, be it large or small, fills an important role.

This is your chance to act and do something positive in your community. We greatly appreciate the effort and can't wait to hear from you. 

* Attend an event

* Stay connected on Facebook and Twitter

* Join our newsletter to receive our updates

* Volunteer for a "Philadelphia Service Day"

Each year The Hamels Foundation selects anywhere from one to five schools in the inner city Philadelphia area as their Partners in Education Award recipients. Volunteers are needed for the two ‘Community Service Days’ that are promised to them as part of our commitment. These service days consist of working on projects such as clean up, painting, minor repair and school ground work.

* Get involved in our "Educate A Child - Leave a Legacy" program

* Hold a fundraiser for your school or organization

Q: How can a non-profit organization apply for a grant?

The Hamels Foundation offers a grant to fellow educational non-profit organizations on an annual basis.   Grants are reviewed by our Grant Selection Committee and awarded based on available funding and grant guideline criteria. The deadline for grant submissions is April 1 of each year.  Click Here to apply!

Q: How can my school apply for a grant in the United States?

The Hamels Foundation is currently accepting applications for their annual Partners in Educations Awards for both the Springfield, MO and Philadelphia, PA areas, as wells as their surrounding communities. Grants will be reviewed by our Grant Selection Committee and awarded based on available funding and grant guideline criteria. The deadline for grant submissions is April 1 of each calendar year. Awards will be announced no later than June 1 of each calendar year. Click here to apply.

Q: How can I get Cole Hamels or The Hamels Foundation items for my event?

The Hamels Foundation supports charitable organizations and education institutions with in-kind donations. Donations of Cole Hamels autographed memorabilia, or select The Hamels Foundation items are made to charitable organizations and education institutions serving the greater Philadelphia, PA and Springfield, MO communities and areas served by The Hamels Foundation. All requests must be made using the Autographed Item Fundraising Event Request From and adhere to our policy standards.

 

Q: Where Is The Hamels Foundation Retail Store?

The Hamels Foundation retail store is located at 880 W. Lancaster Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. Our retail store hours are Sunday & Monday we are closed, Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 4pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Pick up autographed memorabilia, Hamels Foundation merchandise, and unique gift items! Portion of proceeds from the retail store benefit The Hamels Foundatoin! Please call 484-383-4710 for more information.

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