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An Evolving Response to Help the World’s Most Vulnerable People

The global COVID-19 pandemic has exposed cracks in societies around the world. Through adaptation and innovation, we have met the demands of the moment.

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83 cents of every dollar goes directly to programs


110,000,000 people received essential medication

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21 countries worldwide

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A world without barriers to sight, health, and human potential.

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Portrait of American writer, educator and advocate for the disabled Helen Keller (1880 - 1968) holding a Braille volume and surrounded by shelves containing books and decorative figurines. A childhood illness left Keller blind, deaf and mute. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Helen Keller’s Life and Legacy

Helen Keller was one of the world’s most heroic trailblazers for vulnerable people, and one of its most indelible examples of the power of the human spirit to overcome hardship. She triggered a watershed change for education, social justice, and health care for underrepresented groups of people and literally redefined our understanding of human potential.

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