Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 07, 2012
The Foundation for Second Chances is grateful for the support of Michael Omidi, MD and Julian Omidi, co-founders of No More Poverty. The goal of Second Chances is to make sure the children of South Los Angeles and nearby underserved areas receive what they need to thrive. This includes a quality education, nutritious food and exercise, a safe and nurturing environment, and the chance to give back to their community.
“To serve our youth, we have developed a strong network of local partners,” says Melissa Wyatt, Founder and Executive Director of Foundation for Second Chances, “I am over-the-moon happy to add No More Poverty and it co-founders Michael Omidi, MD and Julian Omidi to that list of partners. It’s all about creating an environment of love, safety, and respect where the kids can thrive. Thank you Omidi brothers for your support!”
About No More Poverty
No More Poverty (nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization with a pending 501(c)3 application founded by brothers Michael Omidi, M.D. and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.
Join us in the fight for No More Poverty. Suggestions for worthy partners in the fight for No More Poverty are welcome. No More Poverty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on nmp.org. For more information, please visit Facebook/nmp.org or nmp.org.
About the Foundation for Second Chances
The mission of the Foundation for Second Chances, Inc. (ffscinc.org ) is to utilize hands-on education, mentoring, health awareness, and community services to maximize the potential of youth. The organization works to provide children with basic necessities such as a quality education, the chance to flourish in a safe and nurturing environment, an opportunity to build self-confidence and self-esteem, and the ability to achieve. Through its network of 300+ volunteers – many of which are local businesses, community and government leaders – Second Chances serves more than 150 kids each day at an average of 1,500 kids per year.
The community-based organization was founded in 2004 by Melissa Wyatt who was inspired and motivated by a young girl she met at a treatment center. The girl wasn’t doing well in school and was discouraged that she didn’t have the right school supplies. Wyatt went shopping with her own money and bought the girl school supplies and clothes. The girl quickly turned things around and started getting good grades. When Wyatt asked her what happened, the girl said that “you believed in me, so I thought it was possible to believe in myself”. Wyatt knew then that she wanted to start an organization to help children and young people turn their lives around. Wyatt hopes to expand Second Chances’ reach throughout the United States and around the globe.