Did you know that food insecurity could be more than 50 million people by the end of this year, according to Feeding America, the country's largest famine relief organization? That's one in six Americans and one in four children – an increase of nearly 50 percent from 2019.
Giving in various functions happens all year round, but the holiday season has something very special. One thing is, there is always a need that can be met in our churches.
David Imonitie, Houston's FOREX mogul and network marketer, along with his team of supporters, served 1,000 families through his I Believe Foundation. Last week they held a turkey and food gift at Faith International Church, providing free meals, food, gifts, music, and loads of family fun.
The I Believe Foundation was founded in 2013 and was created to empower adolescents and young adults to think transformatively by improving their belief systems. Faith is the bridge between where you are right now and where you want to be, says Imonitie. At the heart of the nonprofit is the notion that individuals can change their lives and current status with a positive outcome by raising awareness and believing in something greater than themselves.
The foundation's most important event is the annual Magic of Believing Gala, which celebrates successes and milestones while collecting donations for next year's work and initiatives around the world. The gala will be held in Houston on January 10th and will be a magical night of giving and receiving. The foundation will support humanitarian efforts and global initiatives like SARS in Africa. In addition, grants and awards are given to other non-profit organizations, 501 (c) 3 agencies, churches, and ministries.
I Believe in Change is one of the Foundation's awareness raising initiatives that is currently challenging others to make change by impacting the community and addressing the following issues:
- Feed the community
- Providing COVID-19 tests to those who are not given access
- Police reform to introduce changes
- Provision of youth education and literacy
- Offer health care in urban communities
"IF THERE'S SUCH A TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, IT IS NOW BECAUSE WE CAN ONLY MAKE A CHANGE TOGETHER." ~ DAVID IMONITIE