Helio first signed many autographs for visitors in the lobby of the Emergency Room, and then visited with the pediatric patients in the Kidsville unit. He spent individual time with each of the children, talking and joking with them, and he gave each an autographed toy racecar.
Dan Marino Foundation
The Dan Marino Foundation was established by Dan and Claire Marino in 1992. The Foundation's mission is to "open doors" towards independence for children with special needs, teenagers transitioning from foster care and young adults with disabilities.
The Consequences Charity & Foundation
The Blacks' Annual Gala benefiting The Consequences Charity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to reducing and preventing adolescent criminal behavior and supporting communities with educational platforms and proactive intervention programs.
Children International's mission is to help children living in dire poverty. They provide needy children with a variety of programs and services to meet their basic needs, enhance their self-esteem and raise their physical and educational levels in a meaningful, lasting way. Helio sponsors a boy from Indonesia.
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is an apostolic congregation of the Catholic Church. They spread the Gospel to 54 countries, accompanying others in their spiritual journeys, working for social justice/human rights, and serving the poor who are alienated and often without hope.
IRL Ministry is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, non-denominational organization, which was developed to help the racing community. They exist because of the donations they receive from the racing community and great partners that join to reach out to the people that are part of this great sport.
The Buoniconti Fund
Committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury and to seeing millions worldwide walk again, the Buoniconti family established The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis in 1992, a non-profit organization devoted to assisting The Miami Project achieve its national and international goals.
Mobile Play Room, Ribeirão Preto
Helio Castroneves donated the vehicle and partnered with the company Rontan to make adjustments necessary to transform it into a playroom. The "Brinquedoteca"will benefit the local children of Ribeirão Preto.