Author: Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

Your Gifts Helped Us Meet our Match and Support Over 9,000 Children!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

“Kindness is a language which the blind can see and the deaf can hear.” ~ African Proverb Thanks to all of you we have gone beyond our $50,000 goal for the match from our generous donor! That means you raised more than $100,000 in the last few months! We are so grateful for each donation,…



Honoring Children with Disabilities in Life and Death: A Tribute to Jerald

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

Kupenda’s work includes helping families arrange funerals to honor the death of their disabled child and speaking at these services. Some people with disabilities have shortened life spans even when they have access to the best care. Jerald died peacefully in the loving arms of his dad, from Duchene muscular dystrophy. He was 25 years…



Happy World’s Children Day!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

On November 20th we celebrated World’s Children Day. This special day is dedicated to the anniversary of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of the Child.  As we recently passed Thanksgiving, we had the opportunity to reflect on what we are thankful for. This year we are especially grateful for the international community’s commitment…



Support Kids Like Matt on Giving Tuesday!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

Thanksgiving may look different for many of us this year but we are still full of thanks for all of you! We are also so grateful and excited that your donations will be doubled this year thanks to a very generous donor. These funds support kids like Matt during the continued Covid-19 pandemic. Before the…



October is Depression Awareness Month

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

October is depression awareness month and we wanted to highlight how our work is helping people who struggle with this emotional health issue. We recognize that depression is a disability. It is also important to highlight that people with other disabilities and their families experience depression at much higher rates than others. This is often…



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