While I cannot speak for everyone, I used to think that I was too busy to help others or that I would only help others when I became wealthy. However, I have come to realize that even the busiest person can make time for others. Moreover, the idea of becoming “rich” is relative and ever-changing as our lifestyles evolve. When you have a dollar, you will wish for $10 and when you have $10, you will wish for $100 and this continues as your life style changes. Your wish lists become your needs.
We often focus on what we don’t have instead of being grateful for what we do have. How many times have we truly appreciated the things that we have, the things that our parents gifted us? I realized – there is not an auspicious moment to start this. Today is that tomorrow that we were worried about yesterday. Over the years, I have learned that becoming “rich” is not always about money but about being content and happy with what we have.
A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles! So with that said, I started i-believe in 2012, and while I sometimes struggle to dedicate enough time, I am thankful for the support of friends and colleagues. Thanks to Kimberly Dickey and Mojes Mathew who agreed to help me setup the organization and many thanks to all my friends who have always supported me. I owe my inspiration to start this organization to all the wonderful people I have worked with in the past on small and big projects. I want to name them all here but I am afraid I will miss a name or two and wouldn’t want to hurt anyone. At present all the officers for this organization volunteer their time to support various functions. GBRI, an onlined education platform takes care of 100% of the operating costs. In addition, GBRI staff members Felicia Fuller and Shafeeq Salman wholeheartedly volunteers many hours for i-believe.
Gandhiji once said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Don’t wait for others to make a difference, take action and make a change yourself. If you’re wondering how to get involved, explore the different tabs on our website, such as projects and ideas, and get inspired. No project is too small, so dedicate your time to a cause that is close to your heart, donate to support a cause you believe in, comment on a blog, write about something you’re passionate about, or start a new project and allow others to contribute. The only requirement is that you share our common belief and goal: “i-believe I can make a difference.”
There are many ways to get involved with i-believe. You can explore the different tabs on our website, such as projects and ideas, and find a cause that resonates with you. You can also donate to support a cause you believe in, comment on a blog, write about something you’re passionate about, or start a new project and allow others to contribute.
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Yes, your donation to i-Believe is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We will provide you with a receipt for your donation.
Yes, you can start your own project with i-believe. We encourage our members to take initiative and start projects that are important to them. If you have an idea for a project, reach out to us and we’ll be happy to support you.