Changing lives one child at a time …

Hands Across the World is funded by people like you. Every single donation, no matter how large or small, makes an impact. No one in the organization or volunteers receive payment for their services or time, allowing all money to serve directly on patient care, travel, logistics, and necessary permits and/or fees. Only 1% of funds go to marketing programs such as maintaining our web site or raising awareness regarding fundraisers. To date, some of our participating surgeons still pay their own way on a mission, to further give to this cause. Extraordinary!

Here’s how your donations help!
Typical costs on one of our missions:

$275.00 = typical surgery
$1,000 = the cost to send one volunteer on a mission for 10 days (room, board, airfare)

We are a 501 (c)(3) organization, tax ID # 20-3813940. Donations are tax deductible.

If you would like to make a donation towards our next trip or are interested in sponsoring a trip, please click the DONATE NOW button.

You may also donate by emailing us at, calling 508.655.5792 or mailing a check to 48 Maple Street, Sherborn, MA  01770.

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In the loving memory of

Dr. Stephen Pap

Cofounder, Plastic and Hand Surgeon 9/29/1963 – 3/12/2013

Dr. Pap died at the age of 49 from ALS. Hands Across the World remembers his dedicated work and love of his charity.