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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: The mission of this organization is to seek the world's worst misery - wherever it is: abused children, poor children with leukemia who cannot afford transplants or proper medicines, children from disintegrated families, the forgotten elderly and others who cannot fend for themselves and whom are placed in nursing homes and, most recently, people who live in dumps. Our longterm goal(s) is to build quality schools in order to educate these marginalized people.

Results: Hit the streets of Torreon, Mexico, and fundraised for poor children with leukemia; paid the hospital bill for the parents of an eight-year-old girl who died of leukemia; purchased food, clean water, educational supplies, sports equipment, and board games for abused children living in a shelter in Torreon; clothed and fed people living in the Guatemala City Dump.

Target demographics: Latin American: abused children in Torreon, Mexico, and people, mostly children, living in the Guatemala City Dump, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Direct beneficiaries per year: The poor, the abused, the forgotten.

Geographic areas served: whole world

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Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

18 Buddy

Donor

Rating: 5

Let's hope that this handsome guy, that reminds me of a movie-star gets the donations He needs to help these poor children all around the world and the forgotten elderly. When He told me the story of the little girl with leukemia who passed away in severe pain, begging for some pain relief, but passed away without anything for her pain in Mexico, it just melted my heart. He has travelled all over the world as a great teacher and great humanitarian, volunteering his time and money on children, the elderly, and even animals in need. He found a dog in front of his home (hit by a car) rushed this poor dog to the Vet, paid the vet bill and posted up pictures every-where. But no-one answered to claim this poor dog. One day in School , his students said: "Mr. Feeney we have a name for your dog!" "Lucky" He is Lucky that he was hurt in front of your home (at this time it turned out Lucky was just a street dog the Vet said. So, therefore of course with his heart of gold and his "lucky" dog by his side He brought happiness to children all over the world. Let's get this guy on T.V. So all can see how great a job He is doing just by teaching and volunteering. After all it takes only one person to change the world. If I was well-known in any-way I would have him on every talk show available to better our world. Please contribute and spread the word. We need more teachers and people like this special person. He is currently caring for his Dad in West Roxbury, and still volunteering his time as much as He can to help all those in need. He is not only a great humanitarian, but an avid runner, and encourages our youth to stay in shape and care for your their health. Let's get this guy on T.V. with his pal Lucky...Your heart will melt. Thanks for the jogging tips Mr. Feeney for my four children who also love to run, they did pay attention and stopped running during snow storms. It releieved my mind. They don't listen to me, therefore your advice came in very handy. Good-luck with your Dad, Your Career, and your volunteer work. You are a true humanitarian. Sincere Thanks for all your helpful advice. Mrs. M. Marshall

20

Donor

Rating: 5

Other funds/organizations I've seen on this site have donors and are receiving money for their established institutions. This fund really needs money in the worst way. It's a shame that Mr. Feeney has given so much that he cannot even afford a website yet. In order to donate money contributors will have to either mail money directly to his mailing address in West Roxbury or phone him for bank info. This cause is one of the best I've been acquainted with. When I saw his pictures and chatted with him I asked if I could email photos of his children he helps to my family in China. Answer: yes. If you'd like to be proud of the fact that you helped get a fund off the ground, help this man, help kids with leukemia, poor kids, and, as he says, the forgotten elderly.

21

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met David Feeney several years ago when he was teaching in the Boston Public Schools. He would come into my store to fax applications to international schools in poor countries for the purpose of obtaining a job so that he could do humanitarian work with those poor in those countries. When we conversed, he would always talk of his dream of helping people in poverty, especially children, and of how he could change their lives for the better if he only had the opportunity to reach them. (He's not a wealthy man.) He recently returned from Mexico and has been non-stop laboring to try and get funds to return in order to get abused children out of a terrible situation and to raise enough money for poor children with leukemia so that they would not die for lack of money. You won't meet many human beings like Dave Feeney in your lifetime. I'm now trying to assist him in his efforts. It's difficult.

23

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Mr. Feeney while tutoring in Mexico, where he was doing a bit of the same. Much of his time, though, was spent with the residents of Casa Paterna Divina, children whose families were under duress of various kinds. Mr. Feeney helped them with homework, taught English, sat with them through dinner, played outdoor games with them, and listened to their concerns. Once Mr. Feeney learned of the needs of the "home", he asked affluent members of the community to help supply those needs. The children needed mattresses, clothing, toys and warm clothes at Christmas, and nutritious food. I know that Mr. Feeney spent all of his own extra money on bringing comfort and cheer to the children of Casa Paterna Divina. He purchased socks, mittens, and scarves for each child, wrapped these as presents, and delivered them before the children left for the holiday. Mr. Feeney managed to get some toys donated to this institution. A separate example of Mr. Feeney's involvement with families in Mexico concerns an eight-year-old girl who had leukemia. Her parents were told that their daughter needed an organ transplant, and what the surgery would cost. As soon as Mr. Feeney learned of their plight, he set all of his tutoring students to work. They canvassed local shopping centers with jars and collected money to help defray the medical bills. The little girl did not survive, but her parents were overwhelmed when Mr. Feeney presented them not only with money collected, but cards of cheer and good wishes from his students. Mr. Feeney's efforts touched many lives with a positive force during the 2 years I was acquainted with him in Mexico. I believe he wishes to continue and enlarge his scope, to reach more children and give them cause for hope.

21

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife and I had tears running down our faces as we watched Mr. David William Feeney's video. He should be ABC's Person of the Week or Time's Person of the Year. I don't know how he does it. He taught school all day long and then did humanitarian volunteer work all night and on weekends. If only there were more people like him in the world there would be no starving or sad people. He's one of those people who would save the world if he could. A very nice man with a very good purpose.

13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I know David Feeney and what he does. Awesome! His fund should be called the see-your-money-work fund. He actually goes to very dangerous places and seeks out the most misery and then works his magic. Unlike a lot, most probably, of other funds, Dave Feeney stretches every penny of the dollar to help bring joy to abused children, people in nursing homes, children with leukemia, the poor in general. Your money will be well spent, believe me, he's a rare individual. Mike Johnston