Message from our Founder


 Thank you for your interest in Champions of Caring. I founded Champions of Caring in 1995 because of my grave concern about the incidents of violence, bigotry and indifference that plague our nation. The daily occurrences of racism, religious intolerance and homophobia-must be stopped. Each of us can, and must, take an active role in improving our community. We cannot remain silent and indifferent in the face of ignorance, hatred, prejudice, violence, poverty and need.

My parents, Henry and Carola Greenspan, are survivors of the Holocaust. My mother, who survived Auschwitz, is the sole survivor of a family of 65 people and my father worked for Oskar Schindler, whose life was the basis for Steven Spielberg’s film, Schindler’s List. I began Champions of Caring to ensure that atrocities like the Holocaust never again happen to anyone or any group.

Champions of Caring is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to sensitizing, educating, and empowering young people to take active roles in improving their communities. By teaching the universal lessons of history’s atrocities, Champions of Caring encourages and nurtures caring behavior to combat the “disease of indifference” which enabled, and still allows, such monumental human devastation to occur.

The Champions of Caring organization offers community and school-based programs that nurture the development of character, compassion, and caring in people of all ages. Our programs help reduce prejudice, encourage service and promote positive community change and social justice.

We hope that you will join us in creating “Cultures of Caring” in schools, communities and the workplace!

Warm regards,



Barbara Shaiman
Founder and President


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