Final Version Impact Lives Partner Marketing May 7 2010
Mission – Vision – Social Innovation
Impact Lives: WHO WE ARE <ul><li>ImpactLives is a model of social innovation designed as a tool to train groups, individuals, and organizations on how to become catalysts and change agents in communities around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Our model teaches participants how to function effectively in multicultural and cross-cultural settings and promote lasting transformation that will lead to intentionally engaged lives. </li></ul><ul><li>ImpactLives utilizes a unique service learning and immersive cross-cultural leadership experience, which combines servant leadership training with humanitarian and social outreach works. The experience teaches participants how to create transformative impact across social and cultural boundaries. </li></ul>
Impact Lives: OUR MISSION <ul><li>Founded July 6, 2007, ImpactLives, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) </li></ul><ul><li>non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ImpactLives has created a national and international dual model of transformational leadership and intentional engagement. </li></ul><ul><li>This model helps participants identify and understand their unique gifts and talents. Participants are provided with training to help them use these gifts in the service of others, whether in their own community or around the world. </li></ul>
Impact Lives: HOW WE WORK <ul><li>ImpactLives facilitates transformation in communities and people through leadership identification, immersive cross-cultural training, and short-term humanitarian efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation occurs in communities around the world where we help people meet basic human needs: food, </li></ul><ul><li>clean water, shelter, medical services, and education. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation occurs in individuals who participate by volunteering, through experiences that promote self-awareness, through cross-cultural training, leadership experiences, and --most of all-- the opportunity to find meaning and significance. </li></ul>
Impact Lives: WHAT WE DO ImpactLives provides leadership and cross-cultural training for emergency aid volunteers, while conducting short-term humanitarian efforts to people in the U.S. and all over the world. Impact Lives also packs and delivers scientifically-formulated, ready to make, packaged meals that contain rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and added nutrients: meals that can bring people on the verge of death from starvation more rapidly back to a state of health than any other prepared meal…and it’s easily prepared with existing resources, by cooking and steaming, just like rice. Food preparation and sharing an Impact Lives meal in Cambodia -2009
IMPACT LIVES: OUR VISION IS TO CHANGE LIVES <ul><li>Impact Lives has the ability to reach communities too large, too small, or too distant for larger non-profit organizations. Our focus on short-term humanitarian efforts includes connecting isolated communities with ongoing resources. </li></ul>April, 2010: Workers deliver 300,000 Impact Lives meals to a northern Indian refugee camp of more than 13,000 people.
Food distribution and meal preparation in northern India refugee camp – April, 2010 <ul><li>Impact Lives includes cross-cultural training for participants who work and travel with our international partners, and the communities we serve all over the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal is to help people overcome the obstacles of poverty and starvation…by bringing food, water, medical supplies, education and training: community by community, also bringing hope and renewal. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Impact Lives brings much more than nutritious meals to people all over the world who suffer the effects of poverty, starvation and isolation. Our educational outreach includes training staff in the languages, values and ideas of the cultures we reach . </li></ul><ul><li>Impact Lives brings trained teachers and professionals able to truly make a difference in the communities we serve, all over the world…as our motto says, “one life at time.” </li></ul>IMPACT LIVES: SOCIAL INNOVATION Cambodian children living in extreme rural poverty, eating Impact Lives meals - 2009 “ If man is to be reached, he must be reached within his own culture.” – George Peters
IMPACT LIVES: SOCIAL INNOVATION <ul><li>ImpactLives works closely with USAID, the United Nations, WFP (World Food Programme – ( www.wfp.org ) and AidMatrix ( www.aidmatrix.org ) to provide valuable information to NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) in Haiti and in the USA. </li></ul><ul><li>ImpactLives is also advising and educating other local, regional and national organizations on how best to organize relief efforts and deliver emergency supplies directly to Haitian earthquake survivors, in Haiti as well as in the neighboring areas of the Dominican Republic. </li></ul>A young boy in Haiti hugs his family’s Impact Lives delivery in the aftermath of the devastating January 2010 earthquake.
MISSION: SOCIAL INNOVATION <ul><li>Assembled 106,920 meals for Heart to Heart International (www.hearttoheart.org): these meals will be airlifted into Haiti and distributed from Haitian Hospitals. Departure is from Miami on Friday, February 5, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Assembled 570,000 meals for Heart to Heart International </li></ul><ul><li>for sustainability of hospitals and feeding centers </li></ul><ul><li>Assembled 570,000 meals for Lifeline Christian Missions (www.lifeline.org), in support of Feeding Centers in Haiti. </li></ul><ul><li>These meals were packed by Target Corp, ImpactLives and FAIR School of Minneapolis, MN – shipping to Haiti the week of February 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li> Assembled 10,000 meals for Church World Service (www. churchworldservice.org): these meals will be airlifted into Haiti and distributed quickly through local, protected site meal centers and designated distribution facilities </li></ul>Since the Haiti Earthquake, ImpactLives has:
<ul><li>Through partnering with local, regional and national groups and organizations, school districts and small businesses as well as major corporations, it is our goal to facilitate transformation in communities and people through leadership identification, immersive cross-cultural training, and short-term humanitarian efforts. </li></ul>IMPACT LIVES: OUR MISSION…OUR VISION Children in a remote refugee village in northern India receive their Impact Lives meals, 2010
Our Approach: <ul><li>Impact Lives trains and equips people and organizations locally and worldwide with the tools they need to create transformative relationships… across social and cultural boundaries. </li></ul><ul><li>We achieve these objectives through: </li></ul><ul><li> 1. Using learned skills to improve the impact of local, national or global short-term humanitarian efforts by facilitating strategic partnerships between existing organizations, and: 2. Facilitating long-term cross-cultural agents to provide the impoverished with food, water, shelter, essential medical care, education, leadership training and mentorship programs. </li></ul>Food and services delivered in India, April 2010
IMPACT LIVES: PARTNER WITH US! <ul><li>… As we bring hope to communities living with poverty and starvation, </li></ul><ul><li>… When we bring nutritious meals, education and training… </li></ul>Cambodia, 2009
… WILL IMPACT YOUR LIFE! <ul><li>We have the competencies to address and solve complex challenges, expertise in world-wide, cross-cultural service… and a network of strong professional staff with a record of success. </li></ul>PARTNERING WITH IMPACT LIVES…
Fundraising…Hosting meal packing events…Volunteering…There are so many ways that our families and businesses can make a difference. Each of us can …Impact Lives. Training Learning Caring Nourishing Helping Giving Working Connecting Empowering
Impact Lives: Executive Director <ul><li>Ramon A. Pastrano, M.A. is President and Executive Director of ImpactLives, Inc. Ramon has more than 25 years of experience as a non-profit organization leader working among different cultures. Ramon is also experienced in leading cross-cultural and transformational leadership events. Ramon’s expertise is broad and includes business development, product placement, strategic planning, organizational and transformational leadership, and sales. His 15 years of experience in medical devices and as a marketing consultant have earned him recognition from companies like Pfizer Inc., Medtronic and Warner Lambert. Ramon is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Supply Corps School and served as a Commanding Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He received his B.A. from Briar Cliff University and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary. Ramon is currently enrolled in the Emerging Leader Doctorate Program at Bethel University. He can be contacted at Ramon@impactlives.org </li></ul>
Thank you for watching our presentation. We welcome your questions and comments. You can find us on the web at www.impactlives.org If you are interested in further details, please contact Ramon Pastrano, IV, President of Impact Lives, at Ramon@impactlives.org All written and photographic materials are the exclusive property of Impact Lives, Inc. and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without prior written consent. Copyright: Impact Lives 2006-2010
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