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Civic Duty was created by brothers Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi, MD to promote and celebrate people focused on affecting positive change in this world. This practice is commonly referred to as “making a difference” and readers of Yahoo defined this self-less lifestyle as:

  • Doing something to better another person’s life.
  • Affecting someone or something in a way they would not have been otherwise.
  • Helping another even in a small way. Knowing I made his/her life easier.
  • Changing something bad into something good.

The popular and inspirational author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom said:

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, to the community around you, and to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.

Civic Duty is dedicated to that search for meaning, to sharing the stories of every-day people who are making an extraordinary difference in this world, and who inspire us all to do the same through creative outreach, community service, and volunteerism.

Civic Duty does not accept donations, but rather encourages support be offered directly to the respective charities.

Co-founders Julian and Michael Omidi

Co-founders Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi, M.D. recently refocused their energies on philanthropic pursuits to aid the less fortunate in this world. Earlier this year, they founded the charity No More Poverty, an organization that seeks to end poverty at home and abroad.

Suggestions for like-minded, values-based charities that Civic Duty and the Omidis can support are appreciated. Please send your recommendations through the Civic Duty Facebook page or via the Contact Us function on this website.