The Impact Plan is a registered 501c3 in the United States. The Impact Plan seeks to focus on three key areas of global support that will immediately impact healthcare, development and education around the world. We accomplish this through three unique platforms:
- IMPACT GIVING: grants and grassroots fundraising that supports all aspects of development to make an immediate impact on the financial needs of our programs.
- IMPACT SHOPPING: our online store comprised of critical items that can be directly purchased for our projects, making an immediate impact on their success.
- IMPACT TRAVEL: travel opportunities for supporters, volunteers and caregivers from around the world to personally travel to our projects to assist onsite and hands-on with much needed support, training and fundraising.
ENDANGERED WILDLIFE RESCUE:
As part of our efforts to raise funds to improve our world, The Impact Plan is working with select partners to rescue endangered elephant and rhinoceros orphans in East Africa. Our efforts have funded over 10 rescues to date. According to World Elephant Day, “an estimated 100 African elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat and body parts, leaving only 400,000 remaining. An insatiable lust for ivory products in the Asian market makes the illegal ivory trade extremely profitable, and has led to the slaughter of tens of thousands of African elephants”. Many of these slaughtered elephants leave behind defenseless calves to fen for themselves, thus endangering the already dismal plight of the species. Rescuing, raising and preparing these beautiful creatures to live a long and safe life is left to incredible organizations such as The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and donors from all over the globe. The Impact Plan is a proud supporter of such initiatives.
EARTHQUAKE RELIEF IN NEPAL:
In April 2015 Nepal an earthquake killed more than 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake.
The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least 19, making April 25, 2015 the deadliest day on the mountain in history. Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened, across many districts of the country. Centuries-old buildings were destroyed at UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley, including some at the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Patan Durbar Squar, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Changu Narayan Temple and the Swayambhunath Stupa.
The Impact Plan is currently supporting international relief efforts by assisting with rebuilding village infrastructures, including wells and homes, in the Himalayan Region. Additionally, we are funding excess baggage fees so that travelers to the region may deliver much needed shelter and supplies including tents, tarps, sleeping bags and warm clothing. Shop our Nepal Relief Store to fund a bag filled with donated supplies.
SUN VALLEY YOUTH CENTER:
Sun Valley Youth Center is committed to giving Denver’s poorest neighborhood a hope for the future. With a focus on transforming the lives of at-risk youth in this low-income, public housing neighborhood, Sun Valley Youth Center provides: day care, after-school care, youth development, mentoring and life essentials programs to help raise up the neighborhood’s youth.
The Impact Plan is assisting Ink Monstr with their 2nd annual Denver Days event In collaboration with the Sun Valley Community Coalition and Sun Valley Youth Center. Denver Days is an initiative Mayor Michael B. Hancock created to help neighbors get to know neighbors and get involved with their communities.
On August 6th, 2016, Ink Monstr will be closing West Holden Place and throwing a free admission, charitable block party to benefit Sun Valley community. Visit the Sun Valley Youth Center Store to support the youth of Denver by funding school supplies.
PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY IN TANZANIA:
The Pediatric Oncology Ward at Muhimbili National Hospital is the first dedicated childhood cancer program in Tanzania. The program has made significant improvements in local childhood cancer survivability rates, from less than 5% in 2005 to upwards of 50% in 2014.
Thanks to regional early detection and cancer education programs conducted by the staff at the oncology ward, the number of children treated continues to grow in Tanzania. In 2014 alone, they expect to receive over 500 new children on the ward. With the increase in cases and early detection, the need for a dedicated source of funding for large grants, small financial gifts and in-kind donations also increases.
In January 2014, a group of 10 nurses and caregivers began a grassroots fundraising plan and raised substantial funding for the ward and personally brought over 1,200 pounds of desperately needed supplies to the kids and staff. From this trip, The Impact Plan was born and we began the mission of “immediately impacting healthcare and education in developing countries” by supporting the success of the Pediatric Oncology program in Tanzania. The resounding success of this one giving / shopping / travel mission outlined the steps for success and has become our model for project support globally.