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Emma Alyson & Kate Hance Family Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: To help enhance and develop the confidence and self-esteem of all children, and providing innovative educational programs for children of all ages and abilities, and supports local schools and children's organizations, runs a large toy drive during the holidays, and delivers school supplies to families in need.

Target demographics: ensure healthy, happy, and safe children through innovative self-esteem educational programming and the support of children in need.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,500 girls develop higher self-esteem and over 4,000 children through our other programs.

Geographic areas served: New York mainly, but have travled nationally and internationally

Programs: Beautiful Me... The Emma, Alyson, and Katie Hance Project, a self-esteem program designed to educate females by promoting appreciation for their genuine qualities, accurate self awareness, and the satisfaction of helping others.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I've done the 5k a few years and the feeling you get when being a part of it will bring you to tears. Such a beautiful organization and it shines out for the world to feel it. Such a lovely event to be a part of.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Not only has this foundation been a true lesson of self love for my daughters but for me as well. It opened my eyes to the way I treated and felt about myself as an adult. It honestly started me on my own journey of self acceptance and love and I thank those sweet Hance girls for that ❤️❤️❤️

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Hance family Foundation is a phenomenal organization - it mission to build self-esteem in girls and women is desperately needed. We live in a harsh, jusgemental world and the Hance Family Foundation is a life vest for so many girls and young women struggling with their self image and self worth. My daughters had the privledge of experiencing the "Beautiful Me" program and it changed their lives - it instilled confidence, positive self-image and has inspired them to share this message with others. The Hance Famly foundation rebuilds girls from the inside out - regardless of their age or ethnicity. It reminds us, we are all beautiful

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A few years ago after reading Jackie Hance's book I tried to get Beautiful Me at the school in which I teach. At that time it never panned out. Too many conflicts on our side. But since then I have followed them and can't believe the work that they do in schools. Recently my daughters had the opportunity to film with Beautiful Me and it changed all of us. This is an organization that wants to give. They have a message to share and everyone should be listening. I fell so strongly about this program that I am proposing it to be at my daughters' schools and hoping that it can be a part of my school's girls' club. Thank you Jackie and Warren Hance for making my girls see more than just their cell phones.

4 Kim_244

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been so amazed at Jackie and Warrens for being so generous of there feelings and emotions. They truly are so amazing what a wonderful thing they have done, starting the foundation, after there life changing loss. All the young girls that have been apart of the Beautiful Me class will all grow up to be better for it. I have volunteered and seen first hand how special Jackie & Warren are and Beautiful Me.

7 Jeannine V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What started out as tragedy and heartache, has grown into something truly beautiful.
I have been involved with this foundation from its inception and could not be prouder of how it has grown and all that is has accomplished to help children.

Beautiful Me is truly special. I have an inside look at this program not only having taught it myself- but having my own daughters go through it as well. This program has touched so many girls. (over 25,000 now!!!) Girls needs to know their value and their beauty. This program helps them to realize their self worth. And by doing it through the life lessons of Emma, Aly and Katie, it helps to keep their memory alive. I know firsthand how important that is.

Beautiful Me is delivered in a way that girls feel free to speak openly and candidly. This safe environment allows them to truly reveal things about themselves that are so special. They are treasured. This creates strong women.

Classes are taught by strong women. Women who dedicate their time to support this cause. I highly recommend people to volunteer within this organization. It is an honor to be able to honor 3 angels. There are so many different ways that you can help since it is involved in so many wonderful projects.

This foundation gives all year round. The holiday toy drive is truly amazing. I have witnessed the pure joy on a child's face receiving a Christmas present, knowing it is the only one that he/she will get that year. The impact that HFF has has on the inner city communities is enormous.

I know how proud Emma, Aly & Kate are of their parents for creating this foundaiton in their honor. I am proud to support the HFF in any way possible. I have seen the many programs in action (Beautiful Me, Grow with Me, Toy drive, School Supply drive) and feel it is a privilege to be a part of it.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Beautiful Me is a wonderful program that honors the lives of three young girls taken too early from this earth. The program emphasizes helping one another, being kind and understanding your own individual uniqueness. I have seen and felt first hand the profound affect that the Beautiful Me program has on the females who are lucky enough to be part of it. Beautiful Me increases self-confidence, self-esteem and self-concept through creative expression, conversation, and action. Females young and old will benefit from this program tremendously.

3 warrenhance

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am incredibly proud of our foundation. Behind the scenes, we have become a huge team of generous people who give selflessly and ask nothing in return. Our program, Beautiful Me, extends the examples taught by my three daughters--Emma, Alyson and Katie. I believe that they are the reason so many work tirelessly to bring Beautiful Me to thousands of participants. We are now experts in the field of self-esteem and we welcome you to join us. Thank you for keeping Emma, Alyson and Katie in your hearts.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

Warren, Jackie & the amazing team of volunteers at the Hance Foundation have touched the lives of so many people in the community of Floral Park, and around the country. Their continuous dedication and commitment to making a difference in lives of young children is amazing and inspirational. Laura Bressmer

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Quite simply, this foundation and the three extraordinary sisters in whose honor it was created, Emma, Alyson and Katie Hance, are positively changing countless lives, not just of Beautiful Me participants, who are given the priceless gift of self-esteem, but of everyone with whom they will now confidently share their individual personalities and unique strengths and talents.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Hance Family Foundation through the Beautiful Me Program empowers girls to have pride and dignity in themselves. My Girl Scout troop participated in this program and they loved it. What they learned will carry on with them through their lives. Thank you for all that you do.

3 Dawn156

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have seen, first hand, the optimism that is awakened in so many females after participating in the Beautiful Me program. Often, typically shy or withdrawn females find that they are comfortably able to express themselves and be true to themselves with the help of this program. Outgoing, outspoken girls learn the power of confidence, humility and friendship and how to be the best people they can be. Everyone learns the power of individuality, acceptance, friendship and trust. The Beautiful Me program inspires adults, teens and children to accept themselves and others and realize the power and strength that comes from within.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am blessed to watch so many females' lives be touched by the Beautiful Me Program. It encourages kindness and helps females to embrace their individuality while undertanding the uniqueness of themselves and others. It inspires girls and women to get out and help and sipport one another. Beautiful Me makes everyone invloved feel good!!

6 Jackie79

Board Member

Rating: 5

Love this foundation, helps so many kids and the impact son girls is huge. The importance of self esteem goes such a long way to enhancing the path of ones future.

5 KateTuffy

Board Member

Rating: 5

Beautiful Me gives as much to each instructor as it does to every participant. I have been fortunate enough to teach Beautiful Me all around the country and I leave each class with new insight about myself and renewed hope that strong, confident females change the world. Participants in Beautiful Me grow and evolve right before my eyes. It is a privilege to teach this effective program and to honor Emma, Alyson and Katie Hance. They are changing the way females think about themselves and behave.

5 Amy_300

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Beautiful Me instructor, I have been blessed to see the impact the self-esteem program has on girls and woman. I have been told time and time again by participants, the course is life changing. Each female joins us with a certain set of beliefs about herself and leaves us with a new way of thinking, feeling supported and part of a larger sisterhood. I continue to learn and grow myself with each group of girls I work with. Beautiful Me is truly an invaluable program.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am thrilled to be a part of such an important and impactful organization. As a Floral Park native, I kept in touch with the Hance Family Foundation and brought 'Beautiful Me' to the university I was working at in Rhode Island. After seeing in person the positive affect 'Beautiful Me' had on my students, I knew this was a mission I could get behind 110%. Building self-esteem, confidence and self-worth are critical issues that affect the many choices girls and women make every day. Our goal is to have women of all ages go through the program so they can be empowered to share their gifts and talents with their family, workplaces and community. As we build a world of empowered women, this will then give confidence to all whom they come in contact with, therefore, creating positive change wherever they may go. In the words of Marianne Williamson, "Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine...As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

5 Maura G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of running several Beautiful Me sessions at my school. The girls love the classes and will talk about them for weeks after.

11

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following the Hance family tragedy from afar since that tragic day of July 26 2009.The admiration and respect I have for Jackie and Warren is immeasurable. I purchased Jackie's book and cried along with her as I am the mom of two beautiful blonde daughters now 24 and 22 years old. To Warren and Jackie-this foundation is an amazing tribute to your girls and as I'm sure you are always told the girls are watching down on you with pride and admiration knowing how much you are enriching the lives of thousands of young ladies. If only the world was filled with more giving hearts like yours turning tragedy into such a positive foundation-our world would be forever changed. Anyone who knows your story can't help but be forever changed and be forced to be thankful for every moment they share with their children . I send you my love and respect from Nova Scotia ,Canada and pray for immense health ,hope and happiness as you raise your new beautiful daughter to be as happy and loving as her big sisters. Sincerely,Michelle Crowe

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