Islamic Relief An international organization that operates in six states in the United States, and is active in multiple other locations around the world, the organization’s mission since the early 1990s has been to make the world a better place. To that end, Islamic Relief provides clients with job search assistance, sufficient food and water, winterization techniques ranging from warm clothing to building insulation, and orphan relief. More recently, the organization has expanded its services to assist refugees.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals Society, a theatricals wing of the Harvard University, has since 1967 been giving the prestigious award in the field of theatricals, “Hasty Pudding Man of The Year” Award. The theatrical society honors the winner of the award by hosting various events that have elements of the winner, and the venue of the event chosen is Farkas Hall, named for Andrew Farkas, CEO of Island Capital Group and a Harvard alum. The award is given after through consultation among the members of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Society as to which of the artists has made long-lasting and remarkable contributions in the field of entertainment.
The New Yorkers for Children holds a Gala every year. In 2016, it was celebrating its 20th anniversary in support of the New York’s youths in foster care. The ceremony was held at Cipriani 42nd Street and hosted by Steve Pemberton the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion and Global Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance. Trey Songz, Erica Bearman, Frederic Fekkai, Rose Gilroy, Eniko Mihalik, Alexia and David Leuschen and Luma Grothe were among the A- listers in attendance.
IRUSA: IRUSA is a large community of individuals who have been working for nearly 25 years to offer individuals all over the world a better, safer place to live regardless of gender, race, or religion. They specifically help down and impoverished areas. One of the biggest ways they have given back to the community is through the Flint Water Crisis. The Flint Water Crisis is an ongoing toxic water crisis taking place in areas of Michigan. Irusa worked closely with many local charities in Michigan to distribute more than 300,000 bottles of clean drinking water to residents all over the area. IRUSA has also created a team that will deliver more than 135,000 gallons of clean water to the residents in the Flint, Michigan public housing complexes. This is just one of the many ways IRUSA has given back to their local community.