15 years ago when I had an idea to start an organization to help the poor, I never imagined that it would become “The Daniel Society,” a 501(c)(3) organization that brings hope, healing and purpose to people living in extreme poverty. We have made tremendous progress over the past several months to advance our mission. Looking ahead, 2017 promises to be an even more important and exciting year for us because our work will launch in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa and low-income communities in the U.S. that are grappling with injustice.
“Healing” is our second mandate. Our Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) is designing a Rural HIV/AIDS Children’s Initiative to provide lifesaving treatment and ongoing medical monitoring to vulnerable children living in the impoverished Western Province of Zambia. We are also establishing The Daniel Society Global Health Fund to raise funds and awareness for this initiative.
Helping people understand a greater “purpose” for their life is our third mandate. CGI will launch The Daniel Society Women’s Economic Development Club of Lusoke Village in 2017. This project will promote the economic well-being of women and families living in extreme poverty in Zambia. We are also developing a rural poverty initiative for implementation in other regions like China.
In the U.S., our Center for Law and Justice (CLJ) is working on exciting neighborhood-based initiatives to confront injustice in New York. In 2017, our Central American Asylum Project will help more children fleeing gang violence by providing pro bono legal representation. We will launch our Advocacy and Civic Engagement work to address justice and immigration concerns facing our country. This work will advocate for fair and compassionate policies impacting low-income communities. To be most effective, we will collaborate with people, organizations and governments.
In 2017, we plan to grow our operations by hiring staff, expanding our donor base and diversifying our resources. My team and I are excited about using our passion to fuel our work, end global poverty and restore justice in communities facing inequalities. I invite you to join our Society today by giving a tax deductive gift in any amount or give $20.00 each month.
Together, we can do great things for others in 2017!