The Promise of Learning Foundation

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Welcome to The Promise of Learning Foundation a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by Tom and Mary Bickimer. The primary mission of our foundation is to provide time, talent, and financial assistance to those individuals, institutions, and programs who share our belief that education offers our greatest hope and means for underprivileged youth to realize their potential. In recent years, our mission has expanded to include housing initiatives and support of emergency relief services for children and their families in third world countries experiencing profound loss and hardship from natural disasters or civil unrest.

Included among the many organizations and the children and families they work with who have benefited from P.O.L. scholarships, financial assistance, and emergency aid are:

St. Elizabeth School Chicago, IL
Bishop Ward High School Kansas City, KS
The Catholic Education Foundation Kansas City, KS
First Hand Foundation Kansas City, MO
The Kansas City Kansas School District 500 Kansas City, KS
Boys Hope Girls Hope Overland Park, KS
Joseph’s Way Lenexa, KS
Joshua Center Kansas City, MO
Unicef  
Kids TLC Olathe, KS
Unbound Kansas City, MO
Salvation Army Kansas City, MO
Blessed Brian Foundation India
The Peter Westbrook Foundation New York, MY
Habitat for Humanity  
Infant Toddler Services Johnson County, KS
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