In an effort to pay it forward and leave a legacy for community involvement, Edie founded the Edie Hand Foundation after the loss of her three young brothers and her own three battles with cancer.
Her foundation helps to benefit The Children’s Hospital of Alabama and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She can be seen in more than 14 million homes every Sunday on the RFD-TV/FamilyNet/Rural TV show Rx for Healthy Lifestyles. The main goal is to to give back to the community and to encourage acts of kindness and generosity in all around her.
The non-profit organization (5013C foundation) contributes not only funds but many volunteer hours to help out in hospitals, participate in local and regional events such as the Edie Hand Celebrity Golf Tournament to help special needs children, and seasonal television specials. In addition to those efforts events are held separately or in conjunction with other organizations to raise money and awareness of the foundation efforts.
Edie also pays it forward with her YouPaveTheWay program that mentors young people to build self-esteem, and educates young women on the importance of early detection and the dangers of breast cancer. She is the founder of The Genuine Pearl Girl Society whose mission is to encourage more acts of kindness to mankind.
Over the last year the Foundation has gone international and is now affiliated with helping the Ramini Kids Foundation which cares for and supports over 300 orphans in Indonesia. Through Edie’s efforts she was able to engage Alabama teacher Barbara Neel at Valley Head High School who created a project for her sewing class. They made dresses, pillow cases, and other clothing that was sent to Indonesia for those orphans
The Edie Hand Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 foundation so that means contributions may be eligible for tax deductions. We invite you to make a donation to the Foundation to show your support for all the good work they do in our local community, around the country and now around the world.
While payments are processed through PayPal, you do NOT need a PayPal account and you can use any major Credit Card. Look for the “Continue” link on the bottom left side of the Donation Page.
Here is a list of organizations and charities that the Edie Hand Foundation has supported over the years