2020 COVID-19 - The Hero Academy network from near and far has generously stepped up and donated food and resources to aid the local community during the current economic crisis. What started as an immediate need to provide food and supplies to families within the Hero Kids program completely ballooned into a full fledged disaster relief program. We started with a goal to provide food to 20 families with basic food and supply needs. 30 weeks later we have distributed over 1900 weekly bags accounting for over 148,000 meals. In addition through the TamaFeeds program there have been over 3300 hot meals served to the area homeless and less fortunate.
We are dedicated to serving our community in any way possible. None of these programs would be possible without the continued support of our community in Tamarindo and around the world.
HeroKids Program - We currently have over 150 kids enrolled in our HeroKids Program. Many of these children are from the local community and train free of charge. A luxury many of us take for advantage, a program like this just isn't something available to them until now. In addition to training and uniforms; we provide safe transport to and from class, tournament fees, school supplies, healthy snacks and clothing for our Heroes. Contact us to find out how to sponsor kids within the program.
2017 Hurricane Nate disaster relief - After Nate hit this area in 2017, many of the local communities experienced wide spread flooding. Families within our program were displaced from their homes. Our Founders Lola, Rome and Jerad stepped in to effect change. Hero Academy was turned into a temporary shelter. Lola organized resources and collected donations to distribute and went into the field to care for those effected. Funds were allocated to provide basic food / supplies and even help repair damaged homes.
Accredidations: United States 501(c)(3) under Dreamlife Alliance, Registered disaster relief agency with Costa Rican CNE (Center for National Emergency), Costa Rican Asociation de Beneficia.