Impact of TYH Foundation Efforts


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TYH Global Impact


TYH has partnered for 11 years with Save the Rain and Rotary International to provide 4 Tanzanian communities with a sustainable water source.  Raising over $29,500, the TYH Foundation has helped build  rain collection systems at 4 primary schools,  home collection systems and planted 500 Morenga trees.  In 2019, $5000 was donated by TYH to Save the Rain efforts with an exciting Rotary International Grant. The grant will provide children with clean water for life, secure mid-day meals, and pilot replacement crops to corn to free communities from hunger and inevitable poverty. Rotary International matched our $5000 donation  5.8 times to fund the Food, Farming and Forestation Grant of $105,000. 90,000 children will receive a midday meal, 10 schools will have a rain system built and alternative crop and gardens to sustain a future food supply.

TYH National Impact


With a 2019 donation of $2000, TYH has raised over $20,000 for Johns Hopkins’ Sol Goldman Pancreatic Research Center, whose efforts focus on early detection and DNA related issues. TYH story was showcased by Dr. Adam Duerfelt at the 100th Anniversary of the American Cancer Association. During 2019. 

Read about Tim’s longtime friend and former TYH board member, Dr. Adam Duerfeldt who was inspired by Tim to pursue a career in cancer research. Read Adam’s story here


Heart to Heart International has medical teams in the Bahamas, responding to victims of Hurricane Dorian and continue their work in Puerto Rico. In 2019 TYH continues to support HHI Humanitarian efforts with a donation of $3000 bringing our total contribution to $6500.

TYH Local Impact


The TYH Foundation is beginning a new partnership with Oak Park Elementary School in Des Moines Iowa to provide food for students and families in need.  100% of students at Oak Park are eligible to receive free lunches. The backpack buddies program is designed to help students who battle hunger and adversity when not at school. TYH is currently filling back packs of food on the weekends for eight families but hope to expand the program to reach more students in need food. $50/ month would help provide weekend food for an Oak Park family. Our goal is to help 25 families in 2020 and will explore ways to involve Rotary Club Ankeny in our local efforts.

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