Civic Duty Supports the Nationwide Caring Commitment of the Assistance League

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Julian Omidi and his brother Dr. Michael Omidi are co-founders of Civic Duty which supports the Assistance League in its effort to mobilize 21,000 member volunteers nationwide in service to their local communities.

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Civic Duty is a new sponsor of Assistance League, a Southern California-based philanthropic organization dedicated to strengthening local communities by providing educational, health and family aid to local chapters nationwide. In 2012, working under the banner “Caring and Commitment in Action,” Assistance League chapters returned more than $38 million to local communities across the country through the continued success of community-based philanthropic programs.

“Assistance League provides help and support at a grass-roots level by focusing on the individual needs of small communities,” says Julian Omidi, co-founder of Civic Duty. “Their values -- commitment, ethics, leadership, responsibility and respect – reflect Civic Duty’s core beliefs, and we applaud the excellent work they are doing all over the country. We are very pleased to sponsor this wonderful, far-reaching organization.”

The seed for what would ultimately become Assistance League was sowed in 1906 with a drive to help survivors of the San Francisco earthquake that destroyed more than 80 percent of the city, killing thousands. Today, Assistance League operates chapters across the United States continuing to offer education assistance, counseling services, adult day care services, environmental programs, crisis outreach and healthcare services for children.

Assistance League (http://www.assistanceleague.org) is a unique national nonprofit organization made up of member volunteers in 120 individually-linked chapters who are committed to improving their local communities through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs. Established in Los Angeles in the early 1890s, the League now boasts more than 26,000 member volunteers nationwide who live in the communities they serve and ensure that all the funds they raise are used locally. Chapters identify community problems, then deliver solutions through programs developed to fit the need, and which the member volunteers fund and staff. Over $38 million was donated to local communities across the country last year, with members investing more than 2.86 million service hours. As a result, the lives of more than 1.4 million people were positively impacted. The national organization helps its volunteers realize their vision for their communities, making volunteer training possible, providing educational support, assuring financial responsibility and providing the link for inter-chapter communication.

Civic Duty (http://www.civicduty.org) is dedicated to mankind’s search for meaning and promotes the values of its founders, philanthropists Julian Omidi and his brother Dr. Michael Omidi. The charity’s mission is to inspire creative outreach, community service, and volunteerism through the stories of every-day people who are making an extraordinary difference in the world. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men.” To get involved and help make a difference, send us a message using the website’s Contact Us function. More information about Civic Duty can be found on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter.

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