An element of leading and living with purpose is to find ways to engage and help others. We need to make every attempt to get involved in local community activities. Another way to extend our reach is through organizations empowering ways to lift others up and propel beneficial initiatives.
Highlighted below are four key organizations I contribute to and find to add wonderful value to communities in specific locations and around the world. You are welcome to consider these or find your own. It is vital to find what ignites your spirit in the work being helped by your contributions and involvement!
What? Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
Why? A great sustaining model to continue to fund new projects when loans are repaid. Micro loans empower individuals to build a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.
What? An advocacy and training organization that serves as a liaison between faith communities and matching agencies to provide mentors for fatherless youth.
Why? Everyone needs a mentor and no one needs one more than youth with a father missing from their life.
What? Empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems.
Why? To do great things as a generation and for the next generation, a support structure and community to support learning and implementing activities are vital.
What? The Can Kicks Back is a non-partisan Millennial movement to defeat the national debt and reclaim our American Dream.
Why? Financial stability and sustainability is a necessity for any generation, and the Millennial generation needs a more solid financial foundation to thrive upon. Our future requires it.