H4H is in an exciting position in 2011 to take our grassroots global organization to the next level by harnessing the opportunities afforded by our many individual supporters, foundations, and corporate sponsors.
In 2010 H4H effectively delivered school, community, and outreach programs to more than 10,000 children in Zimbabwe and South Africa on an austerity budget as we faced some of our biggest challenges in our fifteen-year history, yet achieved some amazing accomplishments. Last year we gained the support of NBA Cares, NBA Africa, Boston Celtics, NY Knicks, Unicef, and German/EU public funding with visits from the US Ambassador and the Chancellor of Germany.
H4H has been working intensely on our strategic development plan, a tool needed to remain viable and sustainable for our future. With key stakeholders and partners we will better be able to build and empower more youth leaders and provide valuable and needed programs, and thus continue to make a real social impact. Our history, past success, long term community and partner relations, combined with our ongoing organizational values and commitment have demonstrated that we are a true leader in the sport and development industry.
In Africa, and with pilots that reached from America to the North Pole last year, our proven innovative model for youth and community development is creating positive change and building tremendous young leaders around the globe.
H4H is continuing to attract amazing people, global exposure, valuable partners, and keen supporters that speak to our bigger impact on delivering much more that just HOPE to a global audience who want to be part of our family.
Thank you for your support in this global effort and please help us make a social investment in H4H for the benefit of the communities we continue to serve and those who are desperately requesting our attention and proven model.
You can truly help H4H make its MARK in 2011 and beyond, and help me live up to my name as the founder and volunteer CEO for the last 16 years!
Mark Crandall (Taking my best shot, above, in 1981!)