Throughout Appalachia there are tens of thousands of children who have just returned to school who can’t see the blackboard clearly because of a lack of eyeglasses.

There are also millions of aging adults whose eyesight is gradually worsening affecting their ability to drive and even their livelihoods.

These boys and girls and men and women aren’t suffering from some serious eye condition more so than simple nearsightedness or farsightedness – either of which could be easily corrected with pair of prescription glasses.

What they are suffering from is poverty, and the lack of $65.

While government assistance such as Medicare or Medicaid will cover the cost of an eye exam, what it won’t pay for is the pair of glasses themselves.

This fall, Americans Helping Americans® will be assisting 155 needy children and working poor to obtain those all-important pair of glasses.

While $65 may not sound like much to most middle-class Americans, for those struggling to keep food on the table, pay their rent, keep the utilities on and keep current on their medications, a pair of glasses is way down on the list.

But a pair of glasses could make all the difference for an adult who could lose their job if they lose their driver’s license.

And as for the children, who may not even be aware of their own diminished vision, a pair of prescription glasses will open up a whole new world for them.

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You Shop. Amazon Gives.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice (Americans Helping Americans)

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

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Give my mail

Learn how to make a donation to Americans Helping Americans® by mail or telephone.

A donation to Americans Helping Americans® is one of the best ways to help American children and their families.

Other Ways to GiveDonate by Mail:

• Simply print this form, fill it out and enclose it with your check, cash, or money order.
• All checks should be made out to Americans Helping Americans®.

Please mail your donation to:
Americans Helping Americans®
8301 Richmond Highway, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22309

Donate by Phone:

Please give us a call at 703-317-9412 if you would like to make a gift over the telephone.

Have a question or request? Email us at

Monthly Giving

Thank you for your supportYour recurring donation to Americans Helping Americans® helps provide consistent support to poverty-stricken Americans throughout the year.

Thank you for your steady, reliable gift which allows us to provide long-term programming.

Become a monthly giver today by choosing a recurring gift on our donation form. It’s that easy!


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Calling all Federal Employees!  Please consider supporting Americans Helping Americans® through the Combined Federal Campaign by choosing CFC #11962. Thank you for your service and support!


Workplace and State Campaigns
You can also give to Americans Helping Americans®via many state workplace giving campaigns. We are currently participating in the following states*:

Arizona SECC ST271 Visit Website
California SEC 2803 Visit Website
Florida SECC 5025 Visit Website
Maryland- MCC 7289 Visit Website
Michigan SECC UD22-6795 Visit Website
Missouri SECC 9436 Visit Website
New Jersey SECC 4417 Visit Website
Ohio CCC 25089 Visit Website
Pennsylvania SECA 8000-0019 Visit Website
Washington CFD 1480243 Visit Website
Wisconsin SECC – Milwaukee 0275 Visit Website
Wisconsin SECC – Statewide & Dane County 6837 Visit Website

*Our identification number changes from state to local campaigns so please look for us under “A” for Americans Helping Americans®.

Employer Matching
Many employers sponsor programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees.  Talk to your employer and make your donation go twice as far.

If interested, complete and sign a matching gift form from your employer and send it with your donation to:
Americans Helping Americans®
8301 Richmond Highway, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA  22309

Please email us at if you still cannot find us, or if you have any questions about the CFC, state, local campaigns, or employer matching.

Vehicle Donations

A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting Americans Helping Americans®. You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.

GoodSearch and GoodShop


Shop, Save Money & Give to Our Cause at

Shop through where you can find the most up-to-date coupons and deals at over 2,400 popular online retailers and have a percentage of every purchase go to Americans Helping Americans®. Start shopping today!

goodsearchYou can also use as your search engine and when you choose Americans Helping Americans® as the charity you would like to support and you can help us raise money as you search!


You can donate stockHave you considered making a gift of stock to Americans Helping Americans®?

Appreciated securities can make an attractive gift asset, often allowing for larger gifts than would otherwise be possible.

Your deduction would be the fair market value of the shares and you will avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation.

You can donate, whether your shares of appreciated securities are held in certificate or in a brokerage account.

If interested, please contact:

Geoff Sisk
Managing Director – Investments
Sisk, & Marvel Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Richmond, VA (804)782-3061 or (877) 651-7077

or CONTACT the Americans Helping Americans® for more information.


Leave a Legacy

Looking for a unique way to help shape the future of the Americans Helping Americans® organization and earn a special immortality for you? Please consider joining the Americans Helping Americans® Legacy Society.

The Legacy Society’s generous members are shaping the future of our charitable organization in a positive and meaningful way.

Members indicate Americans Helping Americans® as a beneficiary of their estate through a bequest in their will or as a beneficiary in their life insurance policy.

As a member of our Legacy Society, you can help support our mission under the specific terms of your will and have your name listed on our website and in our quarterly newsletter. Moreover, your gift to Americans Helping Americans® is free of Federal Estate Taxes, as well as inheritance taxes in most states.

Please call us at 703-317-9412 and consult with your legal and financial advisors for assistance in arranging the best method of contribution to Americans Helping Americans® in your estate planning.


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