All proceeds from the Give a Hoot for Self-Help Weekend support Waverly’s own nonprofit, Self-Help International. Self-Help works to alleviate hunger by helping people help themselves by empowering women, feeding children, training farmers, and bringing clean water to communities in need in Africa and Central America.


Where can I learn more about Self-Help’s mission?
Check out their website at

I can’t make it this year. How can I support the cause?
Make a tax-deductible donation online at Self-Help’s website or by following this secure online form: donate now.

What difference does my support make?

  • $55 ensures that children like Martin and Nazareth (above) get a healthy breakfast every school day all year
  • $150 provides the inputs for a farmer in Ghana to cultivate the food that goes into the local the school feeding programs
  • $250 empowers a woman in Nicaragua with a micro-loan to start up a small business to generate income to better provide for her family
  • $1,000 brings clean, safe drinking water to a community of up to 1,000 people in rural Nicaragua

What is Self-Help’s tax status?
Self-Help International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. EIN 42-0844679. Self-Help has been vetted by many charity watchdog organization and has earned Guidestar’s Gold Rating and GlobalGiving’s SuperStar Status. A copy of Self-Help’s W9 is available to corporate sponsors upon request.