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The World We See: Denouncing Racial Injustice

We are overwhelmed with grief and concern over the killing of George Floyd—on the heels of the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Racism has no place in America, or our world.

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82.5%

More than 82 cents of every dollar goes directly to programs

110M

110,000,000 people received essential medication

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20 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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