Caring Hands Foundation
The Caring Hands Mission focuses on Kyäni’s commitment to making a difference: To bring hope to children in need by improving access to nutrition, sanitation, and education. From the beginnings of Caring Hands in 2010, Kyäni Caring Hands has worked to offer hope to those who have none, and to improve the lives of others throughout the world. Caring Hands is supported by Kyäni employees Kyäni Business Partners and Customers. Together we make a difference.
About Caring Hands
Caring Hands has performed service throughout the world, rendering aid in the event of disasters, coordinating service within our own communities, and organizing annual Caring Hands trips to perform hands-on service in areas that need it the most.
Kyäni has used its expertise in both nutrition and agriculture to develop Potato Pak–life-sustaining nutrition packs, which are donated by Caring Hands to those who lack the means to feed themselves. Each serving of Potato Pak is fortified with over 10 grams of protein and 34 grams of carbohydrates, along with essential vitamins and minerals, to deliver life-sustaining nutrition to people who have no means to feed themselves. It also meets all the nutritional requirements set forth by the World Food Program as a complete meal.
With the help of donors all over the world, Caring Hands has provided more than three million meals of Potato Pak for children and others in need across the globe.
Kyäni is also fulfilling its mission to improve access to education by upgrading and constructing schools in regions that are too poor to support the educational needs of local children. In the Chiapas region of Mexico, Kyäni has also constructed several remote university hubs that enable people in these areas to complete their university education online. Over 150 students are participating in these university programs, and those who have graduated are bringing both hope and prosperity to their communities by starting businesses, employing local people, and supporting their hometowns.
Caring Hands Partners
As Caring Hands has grown and sought to expand its reach throughout the world, it has developed relationships with other charitable organizations with the expertise and infrastructure to help fulfill its goal to bring hope to children in need by improving access to nutrition, sanitation, and education.
Convoy of Hope
In 2017, Caring Hands entered into a partnership with Convoy of Hope, a humanitarian organization that serves the needy in a variety of ways. Convoy of Hope delivers food, water, and medical supplies to areas suffering from natural disasters as well as long-term poverty, and they have partnered with the Caring Hands Foundation and Kyäni to deliver hundreds of thousands of servings of Potato Pak donated by our Business Partners and Customers. With the Convoy of Hope, Caring Hands has been able to meet emergency needs and fight ongoing poverty around the world.
The Red Cross
Caring Hands has partnered with the Red Cross in different countries around the world to help ensure the delivery of Potato Pak where it is needed most, as well as other emergency supplies including hygiene kits. In 2016, Caring Hands donated 7,200 servings to the Red Cross of Hungary. Previously, several volunteers had served in a local Red Cross center as well. The Red Cross presented Kyäni with an award for these humanitarian efforts.
Kyäni and Caring Hands have partnered with Idahoan to produce Potato Pak, a highly nutritious and delicious meal packed in ready-to-serve pouches that can be delivered in large quantities wherever there is need throughout the world. Idahoan has been creating dehydrated potato products with a stable shelf life since 1951. The innovative process preserves the natural flavor and texture, producing a high-quality product that’s satisfying and easy to store.
Global Caring Hands Day
Every year, Caring Hands encourages Kyäni Business Partners and Employees to set aside one day to find a need in the local community and do something to serve. As a result, nearly a thousand projects have been organized and completed across the globe over the past several years.
Dedicated Partners and Kyäni Employees have done everything from feeding the homeless to visiting the elderly, to painting homes, to organizing hygiene kits. Together, we have cleaned up parks, supported school improvements, and delivered meals and Kyäni products to people in dozens of countries. These acts of service help us give back to our communities and help demonstrate Kyäni’s commitment to making the world a better place.
Bringing hope to children in need.
Caring Hands dedicates time and resources to making a long-term difference for entire communities in need of help and hope. Caring Hands regularly sponsors trips where Business Partners and Customers can donate their time, energy, and talents to improving lives. Caring Hands Service Trips have been held around the world, in South and Central America, Europe, and Asia. Caring Hands continues to impact the lives of people in communities in need today as well as the future. Check out our trips below!