Supporting Organizations

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Sunrise Foundation

Is a non-profit organization that works in communities in Nigeria dedicated to the service of humanity with core mission to improve birth outcomes through enhanced maternal-child health programs.



PEPFAR implementation partner supported by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention to transition the multi-country funded AIDSRelief that has operated in many countries including Nigeria.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Funding for the initial implementation and testing of the effectiveness of Healthy Beginning Initiative compared to usual facility-based approach to maternal child health intervention was co-funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.


Year of Ultimate Talents Harvest (YOUTH)

Helped develop iCare-to-know an innovative approach to make individuals aware of certain preventable conditions that they may be at risk for. These include both communicable and non-communicable conditions.



A primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. HRSA supports The Nevada Care Program activities in Las Vegas.


Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Supports the expansion of HBI in Nigeria.



A God inspired mission to provide high quality and competitively priced products to African communities and use 90% of all proceeds from THRIVE sales to support God’s mission and develop safety net programs for those in need. “We believe that “You are made to THRIVE”



A volunteer organization based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with a mission to use their skills and time to touch the world and build friendships with one another. They have knitted and crocheted over 500 hats and blankets to support HBI in Nigeria.


TEND Foundation

TEND Foundation is a private family foundation based in Nigeria that supports interventions focused on improving health and education among women and children living in hard-to-reach communities in resource-limited settings.


Karissa Russ & Co.

Owned and operated by Karissa Russ, she donates her time and resources to helping the expansion and mission of Healthy Sunrise. Karissa donates her services of photography and videography for events. She also manages the website and social media platforms for the organization.

The Lullaby Connection (TLC)

TLC mission is to ensure that every at-risk baby born in our community begins life with something new, warm and filled with Love. It’s a simple mission, yet these single acts of compassion have the significant impact on the families and individuals for whom even the most basic needs are difficult to secure. Their primary goal is to provide basic provisions, improve hygiene conditions and to promote the quality of life for disenfranchised newborns.