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The Hometown Education Foundation is a IRS approved public charity organization

The Following is the certificate:

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The Hometown Education Foundation is officially recognized by the IRS as a public charity. It means that we can receive your company's matching donation if your company has a gift-matching program. Most big companies have such a program. Please check with your company about it. Thanks.

Please make your donation by writing a check payable to The Hometown Education Foundation (HEF), and send it to

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

or simply use Paypal or Credit Card (left) to make an online donation( very simple). All your donation goes to the needy students 100 percent!!!

We will update the donor list on the web periodically (together with donation amount) to show our appreciation of your generous help and the openness of the process. If you prefer to keep your donation anonymous, please let us know. We will keep it that way.

If you prefer personal contact, we can make arrangements for you to sponsor one or more students. We hope this will bring you even more personal satisfaction by seeing, first hand, how much of a difference your contribution makes. Here is your suggested annual contribution:

$80+ to sponsor an elementary school student for a year (600 Yuan RMB),

$100+ to sponsor a middle school student for a year (800 Yuan RMB), and

$200 to sponsor a high school student for a year (1200 Yuan RMB).

It is simple, just email me ( and let me know how many kids you would like to sponsor and what , if any, preference you have on students. We will ask the student(s) to write one letter (usually around Chinese New Year) to you and we also collect one transcript to you once a year. You are more than welcome to communicate with them direclty although unnecessary. Your communication is an extra inspiration and encouragement to them.

Again your help is greatly appreciated and will make a huge impact on the needy young lives. If you have any question, please feel free to contact me at or (608)770-3229.

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