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The Hometown Education Foundation (HEF) is an IRS approved public charity. It was founded by Prof. Tonghai Yang in 2004 to help the poor kids in China to continue their VERY BASIC Elementary through High School Education, and in some cases their college education too.

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These kids are in danger of dropping out of school just because their family could not afford the school expenses. Some of them lost parent(s) due to accidents or diseases, others have a family member with severe chronic disease with a major medical bill, and others have a disabled parent.

A little support goes a long way to help these kids establish a basic educational background for their future. A mere $100 helps a 1st-9th grader to stay in school for a whole year for a whole year. $200 can help a poor high school student stay in school for a year.

Your generous support will make a huge difference to the needy students and their families. Please be assured that your donation goes directly to the needy students 100 percent. Prof. Yang pays the overhead in US, and his colleagues in China pay the overhead in China. Your donation is tax deductible.

It is easy to support these poor students through us. Just click `DONATE' at left column and make your donation using Paypal or Credit Card. You can send your donation ( payable to the Hometown Education Foundation) to

Hometown Education Foundation
c/o Tonghai Yang
9 W. Geneva Cir.
Madison, WI 53717

We will send you a receipt timely. If you have an Zelle account, please us it to make your donation to HEF (Chase Bank, Hometown Education Foundation, It is free to you and HEF.

Sponsoring one or more needy students are very welcome and greatly appreciated too if you prefer direct contact with students. Please contact Prof. Tonghai Yang for detail at or (608)770-3229.

Please spread the words to your friends and encourage them to support us too. Word of mouth is extremely important to us.


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