Who's Making a Difference
We are collecting stories that we believe are the embodiment of “doing something good.” These are stories about men and women or organizations that are active in their community or making an impact in foreign countries.
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We are looking for a few good men. Or women. Or even children. Is there someone in your world that is “making a difference” for others? It can be an individual or an organization; the impact can be local or global. We want to share the story in hopes of inspiring others to make time in their life to “do good” too. Tell us about him or her. Click here
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I believe it is our civic duty to be open to possibilities and to reaching out beyond our comfort zone. This is your civic duty.
Sometimes in life we have to compromise. Not necessarily our values. We do however learn to see things from different perspectives and in doing so we grow.
This poem from Tony Haynes expresses the lasting impact of Nelson Mandela and the effect he has had on the lives of us all by performing his civic duty.
Julian Omidi co-founded Civic Duty with his brother Michael Omidi, M.D. to shine a light on modern day heroes who aim to do good and inspire others to do the same. They may be supporting their community by cleaning up the neighborhood streets, helping at a nearby shelter, or volunteering with a local citizen group. Their involvements might support national or global efforts against poverty, improved healthcare, or hunger. It may even be part of their chosen profession with law enforcement, politics, or public service. The key here is that these folks distinguish themselves by exhibiting just a little more caring and compassion for those in need.
“The human need present in today’s world is varied and vast and it is easy to be overwhelmed by it all,” says Julian Omidi. “It is important to also recognize and celebrate the many kindnesses and the large scale campaigns that remind us we are all interconnected and dependent on one another. Civic Duty will spotlight both the individual and corporate humanitarian efforts that demonstrate that connectedness and enrich all of our lives.”
Through Civic Duty, the Omidi brothers aim to encourage values-based behavior and a life style that includes humanitarian pursuits and focuses on the well-being of others.