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How It Works

Our model includes three critical pillars of participants - Recipients, Connectors, and Donors. Each of these groups are critical for the success of how HYH works.

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Recipients are immigrants, migrants, asylees and refugees who request specific items that they feel they need or want.


Connectors are organizations and individual volunteers who have established relationships with immigrants, migrants, asylees and refugees. They play a liaison role between recipients and HYH.


Donors are generous individuals and organizations who visit our website and contribute by donating in a variety of ways.


Recipients request specific items they need or want. They do this by working with a Connecting Organization or individual volunteers. Once the Request Form is filled out, the Connecting Organization or individual volunteer submits it to HYH for approval. After they are approved, the requests are posted on the website. These requests get funded by donors who visit the website to browse and decide what they would like to fund. Once items get funded, they get purchased and shipped directly to the Connector Organization or directly to the Recipient.

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Connectors are organizations or individuals volunteers who are working with and supporting Recipients. They are the liaison between the Recipients and HYH. Connectors work with Recipients to help them determine what they might want to request and then to find the item(s) at a store on-line so that the link to the item can be included on the Request Form. They also support Recipients to fill out the Request Form and get it ready to submit to HYH. Connectors are key in that they insure that Recipients feel safe and respected throughout this process. This non-profit would not be successful without Connectors.

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Donors are the general public who visit the HYH website and donate in one of three ways.

  1. Donors can browse the Requests that are posted and choose to donate to a specific request(s) that interests them.
  2. Donors can make a General Donation to HYH to support the organization to continue doing this important work into the future.
  3. Donors can become Sustaining Donors and sign up for a monthly subscription ($10, $25, $50 or $100). This kind of support is critical to continue doing this important work in the future.
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