Every year James
Publishing, Inc. gives a percentage of its revenues to James Publishing’s Kids.
This private charitable
foundation supports education and health projects for needy youth in the
United States and less developed countries:
Homes and support for street kids. We are teaming
up with Arms of Love
to build additional homes and take in more orphaned, abandoned, and abused
children in developing countries. Our first steps are to finish and furnish
a home in
Bohol, Phillipines and sponsor one child. Next we hope to build a home
in Brazil or Nicaragua and support some children there.
The children to the left
are residents of one of the homes in Bohol, one of the poorest and
most underdeveloped areas of the Philippines archipelago. To learn more about
Bohol, and how Arms of Love is helping the region, visit their website,
2. College scholarships in California.
We have directly provided full scholarships (tuition and living expenses)
and guidance to five inner-city students who were accepted to good
universities, but could not afford to attend. Our scholarship recipients
attend UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Los Angeles, and UC
Irvine. Several are nearing graduation.
also found sponsors for six additional needy scholars. Thanks to generous
providers of full scholarships, these students now attend UC Berkeley, USC,
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Los Angeles, and Cal Poly Pomona.
3. Clean water in Indonesia.
We provided money for the
to dig water wells and lay water pipe for the village of Paholo on the
island of Sumba. Our well and pipe provide clean water for 145 students and
A clean water source
is important during the Indonesian monsoon months of December–March. The
springs become polluted with runoff, causing dangerous outbreaks of diarrhea
that kill many young children. Our wells will eliminate this cause of death.
4. New school in
We provided the startup money and contribute 80% of the annual budget for
the Helping Hands School in Kabul, which educates and feeds 195 students.
Helping Hands started as an elementary and trade school for orphans and
widows, and still contains many students who have lost a parent or spouse.
Its doors are now also open at no charge to others in need.
Helping Hands differs from the public schools in that:
ratio is 25/1, half the public-school ratio.
Our classes are
co-ed, which is unusual in Afghanistan.
English is taught as a second language beginning in 1st grade,
compared to 7th grade elsewhere.
We teach science,
history, and art. Religion is not taught.
Our class day is
twice as long.
Meals are served.
Many of our students come to us malnourished and unable
to concentrate, but after a few months of our fare, they fill out and are
able to focus.