Children’s Lifesaving Foundation Celebrates 20 Years with a WIN, WIN, and yet another WIN

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Cofounders of the charity, Civic Duty, Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, are helping celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation by supporting their participation in the Rise to Thrive Charity Challenge. Donations are encouraged to help fund the foundation’s education program for at-risk youth, and the top fundraiser wins an additional $25,000!

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Civic Duty and its cofounders, Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, believe in and support the work of the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation (CLF). In celebration of the Foundation’s 20th anniversary of life transforming work, the Omidis are helping promote its fundraising efforts and participation in the Rise to Thrive Charity Challenge. Readers are encouraged to also donate to CLF, to further the work of the Foundation and help transform the lives of Los Angeles’ children and families in need. It’s a triple win opportunity.

WIN #1 – Make a donation through the CrowdRise website at:
http://www.crowdrise.com/helptheclfcelebrate2/fundraiser/childrenslifesavingfoundation
and you will ensure the future of an at-risk child living in Los Angeles. CLF is currently paying for the college education of six young people. Donations through this charity challenge will benefit CLS’s education program.

WIN #2 – Encourage all of your friends to help too, by creating a page on CrowdRise! The Foundation’s goal is to raise $20,000 to celebrate 20 years of transforming lives. The top five fundraisers for CLF will win VIP tickets to join the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert on December 7, 2013, hosted by '80s rock legends, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.

WIN #3 – The top fundraising organization in the Rise to Thrive Challenge wins $25,000 from campaign sponsors, the VISA Rush Card and CrowdRise. These bonus dollars will help CLF continue its life-transforming mission for even more of Los Angeles’ at-risk youth and families.

“The programs of the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation help to rehabilitate, support, and stabilize families and children in their time of need,” says Julian Omidi, cofounder of Civic Duty. “In 20 years of giving, the Foundation has served over 75,000 at-risk and homeless youth, moved 45 very low-income families into new apartments and provided thousands more with in-kind and financial donations, provided 44 college scholarships to deserving at-risk youth through its three platforms of programs, in addition to offering many other enriching, family and holiday opportunities."

The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation (http://www.childrenslifesaving.org) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to transforming the lives of homeless and at-risk children and families in Los Angeles through academic, social, and domestic support. Services are centered on three core platforms: the Living program is an integrated approach to domestic support, the Learning program fosters hope in students striving to achieve their goals, and the Enriching program is comprised of activities and events to provide a sense of normalcy and community for families in transition. The work of the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation and its founder Maria D'Angelo were featured in a recent issue of People magazine.

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.

The Rise to Thrive Charity Challenge (http://www.crowdrise.com/risetothrive) is a crowd funding challenge to raise money and awareness for non-profits dedicated to building prosperous futures for people in need throughout America. Through highly-engaged, incentivized fundraising, the Rise to Thrive Challenge rewards charities that run the best fundraising effort for their cause and offers prizes to those who donate. The challenge is sponsored by Rush Card (http://www.rushcard.com) – a prepaid Visa card cofounded by Russell Simmons to provide long-denied access to underserved populations – and CrowdRise (http://www.crowdrise.com), a fast-growing online fundraising website founded by Edward Norton. The Rise to Thrive Challenge lasts through October 22, 2013. It is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to participate via donation and/or fundraising.

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