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Sep 9, 2019

How Your Donations Change Lives

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives Donors,

 

It is halfway through 2019, and our reach keeps expanding rapidly thanks to those who support us. Due to this tremendous support, we have more IBIP teams and business partners than ever before. We could not have done it without your kindness.

 

Therefore, I would like to share a student's story of her experience with her business partner and how your contributions made this interaction possible:

 

"My journey at Leadership Initiatives began two years ago when I attended the Global Young Innovators summer program at Emory University. There, we were presented with a business from Nigeria which we would help during the entire week and ultimately give a presentation of our solutions. Because of my great work here, I was able to start an IBIP team of my own. For the past year and a half, my team has been working with Ms. Deborah and Unity Restaurant, helping her improve the problems presented to us. Some of our solutions that we have been able to give to Ms. Deborah are a new logo, new business cards, new flyers, and re-designed menus. Currently, we are working on improving her delivery system."

 

Because this student had the opportunity to help Deborah and her restaurant, she has been able to expand, and therefore have the resources to help others in her community. All of our business leaders that we partner with are also dedicated community leaders who - if helped - will offer jobs and support to members of their community. This creates a cycle of change that continues to help generations ahead. As long as we give these people the help that they need, they will make sure to use that gift to cause change themselves. 

 

We send thanks again to our donors and supporters because you truly make a big difference in our reach. By supporting us, you are supporting the people across the globe who are grateful for your contribution. Your generosity has helped us create more job opportunities for both community adults with businesses and orphans. Change can happen anywhere at anytime - and by helping us, you are affecting lives halfway around the world. Thank you again for all that you do.

 

Thanks,

 

The Leadership Initiatives Team

Sep 9, 2019

Helping Orphans with LI

Dear Benevolent Donors and Contributors,

 

Leadership Initiatives would like to thank you again for everything you’ve done to support this team. As you’re all aware, nonprofit organizations are so reliant on (and grateful for!) the benevolence of supporters like you to help us in our mission. This close relationship between our success and your personal generosity is why we cannot overstate how much we appreciate both your financial and emotional support. 

 

Our working relationship with the orphanage is a new one, and these donations are truly the ones that matter. Even the smallest contributions mean the world of difference to us, the orphanage managers, and the orphans themselves. For instance, even just a $10.00 donation feeds an orphan for a week (and, statistically speaking, a donation of $2.50 -- aka the price of a small coffee -- keeps a small belly full for almost two days). 

 

Over this past summer, students at LI's 2019 International Leadership and Business Summit (ILBS) worked with the orphanage to establish new methods of educating the orphans, providing them with the opportunity to learn various subjects while still having fun. Donations to James Madison High School's partnership with the orphanage will not only help maintain the orphanage itself, but will also go toward the team's ongoing project that will contribute to the overall betterment of the orphans' lives. Your encouragement of the James Madison High School and their goal to help this orphanage is truly changing lives across the globe. 

 

As we’ve mentioned before, we’d love your input or suggestions on how this team can best aid the orphanage. We here at Leadership Initiatives are nothing if we are not propelled by an environment of creativity, and your ideas may very well be the next solution needed to truly change lives. Please contact Executive Director Marshall Bailly at mbailly@lichange.org to give them your insight or to learn more about the steps being taken to help this orphanage. Again, we couldn’t do it without you!

 

WIshing you and your family a wonderful day,

 

Leadership Initiatives 

Sep 9, 2019

Donations for Medical Care in Bauchi State

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,

 

Your donations will empower individuals and communities across Bauchi State, Nigeria, giving them the opportunity to form connections and address local issues using community resources. This will create a generation of leaders given the platform to encourage progress that starts at the local level but impacts many more. Contributions from donors give promising individuals access to entrepreneurial, leadership and project management training. These leaders then identify developmental obstacles within their communities, design practical solutions, and create sustainable business models to overcome those obstacles.

 

Our students create novel solutions firmly grounded in principles of social entrepreneurship. We have previously created in Bauchi, Nigeria businesses in: fish farming, welding, tailoring, motorcycle repair & computer education with job placement. Currently this project will help Shifa Royal Hospital as they strive to maximize efficiency for their patients.

 

Roosevelt High School has partnered with this business and hopes to provide its staff with solutions to issues relating to managing financies and employees. Your encouragement of Roosevelt High School and their project will truly help change lives across the globe, as this business intends to be a model of public service.

 

As a supporter of Roosevelt High School's project, Leadership Initiatives would love to have you involved if you ever want to help grow our programs, learn of ways you can participate, or have new ideas on how this team could best help their business partner. Please contact Executive Director Marshall Bailly at mbailly@lichange.org if you have any suggestions, questions, or comments! Your hard work and support is the greatest gift we could receive as we attempt to create a better world.

 

Thank you once again from the bottom of everyone's heart here at Leadership Initiatives. If you would ever like to speak to our staff in Nigeria or this specific project leader, we would love to communicate with you so you can personally see the change you are creating.

 

Wishing you, your family and your friends the absolute best!

Sincerely,

 

Leadership Initiatives

 
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