New York (PRWEB) December 25, 2009
Dean Graziosi, author, entrepreneur and long time supporter of Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, has raised $30k (thirty thousand dollars) to date, by donating $0.25 from sales of his latest book Profit from Real Estate Now This contribution will allow new clothing donated by American Eagle to be delivered to around 450 organizations across the US that work with homeless and at-risk youth. The initiative is part of Virgin Unite and Virgin Mobile USA’s The RE*Generation program aimed at helping some of the two million young people facing homelessness across America.
After meeting Sir Richard Branson in 2008, at a gathering of the Centurion Mastermind Group on Necker Island, Dean decided to donate funds from his book sales to Virgin Unite. The Centurion Mastermind Group which was created by Dean Graziosi and fellow entrepreneur Joe Polish has raised $630K for Virgin Unite initiatives over the last two years.
Passionate about making sure we remember the spirit of giving during the holiday season Dean said ‘I am delighted that 100% of the proceeds will help around 15,000-25,000 youth in almost every state in the US. It’s important that in these tough economic times we remember to help others, especially young people facing the prospect of sleeping rough over the holidays.’
One of the recipients will be long-time Virgin Unite Partner StandUp for Kids, who every day, in cities across America carry out their mission through volunteers to go on the streets to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.
Having attended the annual ‘Rock The Kasbah’ fundraiser in LA this year, Dean personally donated an additional $85,000 to both Virgin Unite and The Eve Branson Foundation.
For further information please contact:
Dean Enterprises, LLC
About Virgin Unite
Virgin Unite is the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group. We unite people to tackle tough social and environmental problems in an entrepreneurial way. Our aim is to help revolutionize the way businesses and the social sector work together – driving business as a force for good. This is based on the belief that this is the only way we can tackle the scale and urgency of the challenges facing the world today. Virgin Unite’s overheads are covered by Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group; meaning that 100% of additional donations received, go direct to the frontline where they are needed most.
For more information please visit http://www.virginunite.com
About The RE*Generation
The RE*Generation together with the Virgin Group's charitable arm, Virgin Unite, is helping a generation to help its own. This is Virgin Mobile USA's pro-social initiative to address the issue of youth homelessness. For the past three years, Virgin Mobile has been a consistent voice in raising awareness for the more than one million young people living on the streets, fundraising and promoting volunteerism. The National Alliance to End Homelessness will honor Virgin Mobile USA with the 2010 Private Sector Achievement Award at its annual Kennedy Center Awards Ceremony in April 2010 for its significant contributions in the struggle to end youth homelessness.
For more information, visit http://www.virginmobileusa.com/regeneration