African American Self-Help Foundation was founded in 1981 on the principles that each life is of infinite value to God and that we have both the opportunity and the responsibility to affirm that value through our actions. For the past two and a half decades, we have been working to help others overcome difficulty and achieve lives of dignity and value. Our focus is on children of African descent, whether here in the US through our work with the children of single mothers, or on the African continent, through our work with AIDS orphans, education and community health and development.
As Dr. King put it, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Like the Good Samaritan in our story, in choosing to stop and help another, we also define and expand the value of our own lives. African American Self-Help Foundation is a member of the Samaritan Group, a coalition of organizations on four continents, all of which share a common passion to save the world -- one child at a time. These entities are committed to coordinating their resources and efforts in order to achieve maximum results and efficiency. We frequently collaborate on projects and aid shipments in order to save on costs. This lowers overhead and therefore provides greater leverage for your donation dollar.