Paying it Forward
Our business allows us to pay our success forward, not just by teaching others to build thriving businesses of their own, but also by supporting the causes dear to our hearts. If you’ve gotten to know us at all, it shouldn’t surprise you that we’re passionate about the health, education and empowerment of others around the world. Here’s a look at our current philanthropic efforts.
Room to Read
Proceeds from Romi’s book will go toward Room to Read literacy programs for kids in low-income countries. If all children in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty. And a child born to a literate woman is twice as likely to survive past age five. We’re thrilled to support Room to Read’s innovative model that focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in Asia and Africa, creating a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments. Room to Read is transforming educational experiences and impacting future generations with a belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children.®
Room to Read has benefited 10 million children across 17,500 communities in Asia and Africa, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.
Prescription for Change® Foundation
To recognize the achievements of our team members and the growth milestones of our entire organization, we support the Prescription for Change® Foundation (PFC). Founded by the chairman of the company we work with, the PFC donates time and money to buildOn, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting the global education crisis in the U.S. and abroad. With a mission to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education, buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world. Learn more at http://www.buildon.org/
Women United for Change
Romi is a Founding Member of the movement, Women United for Change (WUFC). Along with her fellow members, Romi feels a responsibility to help women in developing countries so they too can know what it feels like to change their lives, their family’s lives and their communities. Just $50 allows one woman to go through the entire empowerment program of PCI (Project Concern International), teaching her a wealth of business skills and providing the support to start her own small business. This leads to independence and earning power she otherwise would never know. To date, more than $100,000 has been raised, allowing 2000 women in Guatemala to enter the program. These women are now learning to:
- read and write for the first time
- have the courage to stand in front of a room and lead others
- handle and invest money
- have a bigger voice in their home environments and communities
- develop a business and have financial independence for the first time ever
- create better opportunities for their kids
- believe they are WORTH more, and can create a different future than what they’ve seen reflected in the women around them.
To learn more visit pciglobal.org/romi and consider changing the life of one of your global sisters with just $10 a month for 5 months. Together we are making a big difference, and we’d love to have you join our movement!
Warrior Angels Foundation
Although John’s retired from clinical medicine, he still offers pro bono care in exchange for a donation to the Warrior Angels Foundation (WAF), which provides medical treatment to veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). John has volunteered his time to train physicians in an approach to testing and treating veterans with TBI that corrects the underlying hormonal and nutritional imbalances causing this deadly condition. WAF was founded by military Special Forces veterans who were suffering from TBI and knew that the VA treatment wasn’t helping. There have now been more veterans killed by suicide than during the entire Afghanistan war. WAF pays for treatment for this integrative approach that works by restoring hormone balance–the underlying cause of the TBI symptoms–and brain function. Visit www.waftbi.org to learn more.