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Causes: Disaster Aid, Federated Giving Programs, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Public Foundations

Mission: To provide an exciting initiative of philanthropic activities using performing arts events to provide financial awards to selected recipients and relief organizations that serve human needs and improve the quality of life.

Results: Due to not having any funding and the economy, we have only been able to assist a handful of recipients out-of-pocket.

Target demographics: Children and adolescents with terminal, infectious, disabling diseases or conditions, have been injured in a tragic accident, and have been or are being abused. These children and adolescents must be in a low- income family, be an orphan or homeless. Our primary focus includes supporting HIV/AIDS and Cancer Research , as well as supporting the elderly.

Direct beneficiaries per year: This year we had five beneficiaries.

Geographic areas served: Kari Taylor, Founder, CEO, Chairman Kim Taylor, Vice-Chair Brandi Taylor, Secretary Kim Taylor, II - Treasurer

Programs: Children’s & Adolescents Disease Awareness Outreach Program (CADAOP) – A program that conducts infectious disease prevention and education campaigns, fund raising and awareness-raising events; develops social and home-based care and treatment initiatives; provides counseling. Children’s & Adolescent's HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention Project (CAHAAPP) - A project under CDAOP that conducts HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and education campaigns, and fund raising events to support children and Adolescent's with HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS research. Tragic Accident and Abuse Program - A program that provides assistance to support under-served, low-incomed, orphaned, or homeless children and adolescents who have become disabled due to a tragic accident or unforeseen catastrophic occurrence. This program also supports children & adolescents who have been abused. Healthy Living Program – A program designed to teach children and adolescents how to make healthy choices and develop skills for future wellness. Children’s Obesity Program – A fitness and nutrition program of exercise and diet designed specifically for children and adolescents to combat obesity. The RUN FOR FUN Program - According to the American Obesity Association, obesity in children and adolescents is a very serious issue in which many health and social consequences continue into adulthood. The HUSH Foundation® is helping the fight against obesity. The RUN FOR FUN Program is a physical fitness program that provides tools that will help children and adolescents develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to adopt and maintain a physically active lifestyle. Summer Camp - Each summer, we provide children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS the opportunity to attend Camp Heartland, free of charge. While at camp, children experience a joyous summer filled with fun activities with like children from 40 different states within the United States. Research HIV/AIDS Research - We support an HIV/AIDS Clinical Trial program that enrolls 50 HIV-infected children and adolescents per year in phase I, phase II and phase III trials. Subjects are recruited from existing patient populations and through community outreach efforts by culturally sensitive individuals. Obstetrical and perinatal research is conducted at hospitals allied and/or associated with pediatric hospitals. Pregnant women, children, and adolescents of minority groups, predominately African-Americans and Latinos, comprise close to 90 percent of the patient population and hemophiliac children and adolescents are included in clinical studies. The AIDS Clinical Trials Unit facilitates basic as well as clinical research and provides ancillary services for HIV-infected children, adolescents and their families in addition to fulfilling its primary mission as a clinical trials unit.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

I believe that The Hush Foundation's mission statement says it all. The founder is very pleasant and has a heart for people. I have done volunteer work at different places, but I really enjoy volunteering at The Hush Foundation because they make volunteering fun and what a wonderful way to serve the community.



Rating: 5

I came across this organization by way of a nice lady who was volunteering her time passing out brochures about the organization in front of the grocery market the end of last year. At first I started to ignore her, but there was something different about her. So, I decided to stop and talk to her. I found this woman very warm and humble. She was so passionate about the organization that her eyes filled with tears as she told me about what they do at the organization. I took the brochure and went on into the market to do my shopping. The next day, I went to the website and was amazed at the site and became more interested in what the organization does so, I called the telephone number on the site and was again met with a warm voice. I inquired more about the organization and was given more information in great detail. I told the woman on the phone that if they needed a volunteer, I would be happy to do so. She sent me to the page for volunteers and told me to fill out the form and submit it. I did just so. Later that month, I was contacted to assist with a fundraiser that the organization was hosting for children with HIV and AIDS. I jumped at the opportunity! When I went to report to the site where the event was to take place, to my amazement, the woman I met in front of the market was CEO of the organization and what was even more amazing was that I found this organization had no funding at all. The beautiful part of the entire event was that this woman was paying for the event out of her own pocket. The planning, advertising, promotion...everything. I was floored at how organized her event was and how she and her committee were able to put on such an exciting event and fantastic show! I was saddened at the fact that the organization was not able to raise the funds they anticipated, but the committment to their mission and heart of all those involved meant more to them than the loss. This too touched my heart and therefore, I am now a die hard supporter of The HUSH Foundation for they are truly a one-of-a-kind organization.