National Nonprofit Day, founded by Sherita J. Herlingcommemorates August 17, 1894, when the Tariff Act became law and gave exemptions for charitable institutions and nonprofit organizations. Today, we celebrate National Nonprofit Day by recognizing the positive impacts that nonprofit organizations and the individuals who commit themselves to making a lasting impact on our local and global communities.  

Our CEO, Cristina Miranda Gilson, founded the HDS Foundation, a nonprofit organization, to provide mentoring services and opportunities to Teens and Young Adults who have Autism-related disabilities. The primary focus of the Organization is to promote the development of work and daily living skills, build socio-educational transitional experiences via specific school-based partnerships, and support the post-secondary journeys for this growing population. Bridging the gap that can support the diverse abilities of young adults and facilitating college-level and other post-secondary education will strengthen this population’s chances for meaningful, long-term employment and self-sufficiency. 

You can support the HDS Foundation mission when you shop through AmazonSmile. The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the total purchase to the charity of your choice (HDS Foundation) at no extra cost to you!!! 

Nonprofit organizations are the Change-Makers of the World!