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Cause Area

  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities


926 BEATRICE PKWYEDISON, NJ 08820 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Shaping Foundations is a student-led nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for, fundraising for, and spreading awareness about rare diseases. Though they are termed "rare," these diseases collectively are anything but, and it is our mission to educate people about these diseases that are supposedly "as rare as a blue moon." Moreover, just because these diseases are "rare," does not mean they are worth any less attention. By sharing the stories of those affected by these diseases as well as educational resources about them, we hope to show that rare diseases are just as important as any other.


We aim to achieve our missing primarily through outreach and connecting with other organizations who do what we do. We are very active on social media - which has a robust rare disease community - and make many educational posts for this. Furthermore in the past year, we have held a book drive for a local hospital for undiagnosed diseases as well as a rare disease day event! We were able to donate over 250 books and $50 to the hospital, and hope to continue this in the future.


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