The Secret to Living is Giving.
“Only those who have learned the power of sincere & selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.”
John Qreshi Foundation
At the Qreshi Foundation, we are dedicated to standing up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. That is why we are dedicated to providing food and education to children in need. By providing a warm meal, or opportunities to excel in the classroom, we are providing them with something bigger—hope.
1 in 6 children in the United States are faced with hunger.
Did you know that 1 in 6 children in the United States are faced with hunger? Experiencing hunger can impact every aspect of life. Children are not able to focus in school, maintain healthy friendships, or have the energy to play at recess. Over 20 million students access free or reduced meals through the school lunch program. This allows them to focus on schoolwork rather than an empty stomach, but only while they are at school. This resource is wonderful, it doesn’t meet every need. For many students, the meals at school are the only meals provided for them for the whole week. They go home to an empty pantry. On nights and weekends, they have nowhere else to turn. Can you imagine, on a holiday such as Christmas, being faced with food scarcity? Unfortunately, this is saddening reality here in the US.
But that is why we are here to help!
The Qreshi Foundation has pulled together valuable resources in order to create a way for students to have access to food and education. Our organization is focused on the big picture. Each meal provided is an opportunity for a child to grow up, receive an education, and turn around to eventually help others with what they have been given. The Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu coined the phrase, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” At The Qreshi Foundation, we stand on the principle of helping people help themselves. But, in order for children to help themselves, they need basic necessities such as food, and a way of obtaining a job, such as education.
There are so many ways we can join together to help. Everyone has some form of resource they can give and provide for others. Below are some ways you, too, can get involved:
Do you think you could give up one Starbucks drink a month in order to provide hope for a child? Any amount of money makes a difference. You may not think you have much to give, but if everyone dedicated themselves to making small sacrifices in order to help others, it would truly make a large difference towards ending hunger and providing education for children. Donating does not always have to be money. Do you have extra food at your house? Do you have school supplies that you do not need anymore? Any form of donation is helpful and greatly appreciated.
One of the best ways to see the big picture of The Qreshi Foundation is to see how it functions on the ground. We need help organizing food, school supplies, and preparing meals. Are you good at tutoring? Great! That would also be an incredible way to make a difference in the life of a child. Maybe you could join as a family and volunteer together. What better way to spend time with your loved ones than giving back.
Most people don’t know to help because they are not aware. YOU could help spread the word and open the world’s eyes to the great need right in front of us. We advocate for something every day on social media. Why not advocate for something that will make a difference in the world? You have a voice. Use it.
In addition to advocating, it is also necessary to educate. The cycle of poverty, food scarcity, and lack of education is hard to break. It must be approached with empathy, understanding, and intentionality. At The Qreshi Foundation, we are dedicated to educating ourselves on the most effective way to help others so that our efforts make the greatest impact. Contact us and we can connect you with resources that you can use to educate yourselves and educate others.
Our motto is that the best way of living is giving. It has been proven that leading a life of kindness towards others ultimately leads to more satisfaction in our own lives. Human nature functions best when we are working together as a community to help one another. If you have excess resources, why not share with someone else? You have nothing to lose except for the lack of knowing that you reached out to help someone else.
You have the power to make someone’s life better and happier. Most people are looking around, waiting for someone else to change the world. You have all of the ability to make an impact in the world. The Qreshi Foundation wants to empower you to change the world. We want to connect you with resources to help you take that inner desire to make a difference and put it into action. All you need to do is join our team and be willing to give! We will help with the rest.
Are you ready to make a difference today?
We would love for you to join with The Qreshi Foundation in whatever capacity you are able in order to help children have access to adequate food and education. We accept any and all forms of donations, volunteer work, or help with advocacy and education. Every little bit counts!