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A Tribute to Those Who Mother

To mark Mother’s Day, we celebrate the amazing fortitude and resourcefulness of mothers, grandmothers, and all those who take on mothering roles in the families and communities we serve around the world. In our health and nutrition programs in vulnerable communities, mothers are often the first responders when their children show signs of illness. They […]

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Earth Day 2019

To mark Earth Day, we asked Helen Keller International’s Senior Nutrition Advisor, Jennifer Nielsen, to answer questions about the impact of climate change on the vulnerable communities we serve around the world, and to outline actions we can prioritize in response to the climate crisis. Q: How does climate change threaten the health and nutrition […]

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International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day has special significance for everyone at Helen Keller International. Our co-founder, Helen Keller, was a fearless trailblazer and champion for social justice and women’s rights. She is one of the world’s most indelible examples of the power of the human spirit to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Today, we join the international community […]

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A Milestone in Vision Care

On February 4, Helen Keller International delivered its two millionth free U.S. vision screening at an after-school program run by our long-time partner Children’s Aid in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. One in four children in the United States needs eyeglasses but doesn’t have them. According to 2018 analysis from Education Week […]

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2018 Year in Review

For all of us at Helen Keller International, the beginning of a new year is always a time of reflection and great optimism. We welcome 2019 and all the opportunities it brings to strengthen our impact and accelerate our progress toward improving the health of the world’s most vulnerable people. We are also proud to […]

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Meet our visionaries

Every fall, millions of kids in the United States begin attending school without the glasses they need. What does that mean? It means they will face a huge barrier to reading and learning and shoulder a needless burden to their self-esteem and confidence. But low-income kids are not the only vulnerable people in the U.S. who […]

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In the Spirit of Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a call to reflect on gratitude and community. Here at HKI, we are ever grateful for the legacy and example of our co-founder, Helen Keller. A constant source of motivation and belief in human potential, Helen’s values and achievements continue to bring hope and opportunity to countless people: her life is a powerful […]

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