HATT Corporation is a non-profit organization that has a simple goal in mind. HATT stands for Helping And Teaching Together. The organization was started in 2010, working on whatever resources are available so that the vision of helping other people can be shared to other people. This year, HATT is facing a huge challenge. With your help, they’re confident that they can continue the noble program that they started. Read on to know more and to know how you can help.
What is your organization’s name?
HATT (Helping And Teaching Together) Corporation
What is your name and what is your affiliation with the organization?
My name is Altonya Sheppard and I am the Founder/CEO of HATT.
Please tell us a little bit about you.
At the age of four, I began helping others by giving sandwiches and snacks to the homeless I would see on my way to school. The desire to assist others continued to cultivate the older I became. By age 11, I began a youth creative arts program in my community. Throughout my life, I continued to develop programs and have worked in the field of social/human service for about 15 years. In 2010, I decided to create Helping And Teaching Together so that the vision can be broadened and available resources could be utilized.
How / why did your organization start? (Background, History)
HATT wants to help those belonging to low-income families. The organization believes that poverty is not a reason for recidivism and desperation. With our programs, this challenge can be addressed.
What is your organization’s objective? (What does it do?)
HATT’s goal is to help low-incomed children, adults, families, and communities break the cycles of poverty, recidivism, and desperation through education, training, counseling, mentoring and other services.
How long has the organization been around?
What kind of events / activities does your organization do?
Last year, we had a free summer camp and provided hundreds of children with school supplies, coats and toys through our community and family events. Right now, we’re working on our Christmas drive.
How can people get in touch with your organization (or you)? (website,email, telephone etc)
Any messages to Philadelphia?
Although we lost our funding source and program space this year, we are optimistic that we will be able to continue our mission through the fundraisers we are planning. We are gladly accepting donations of any sort (monetary, time, resources, etc.).
We are currently in need of space, funding sources, fundraiser supporters and sponsors for our upcoming Christmas drive. The photos above is from one of three Christmas events last year.