The Taslimi Foundation believes in the importance of social programs to protect and create safe-havens for at-risk students and the elderly alike, those who are homeless in our communities, and others in need, including our pets. The Foundation supports such programs every year, and encourage their employees to do the same.
Some of these programs include:
The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights at the University at Albany, SUNY, seeks, among other initiatives, to train and support at-risk students, including those who have been banned from receiving an education, both on campus and online. In addition to supporting the IHHR directly, the Foundation hosted a fundraising event for the organization in 2013, which help raise additional support and funds for the new Institute.
Extera Public Schools are tuition-free charter schools serving the urban communities of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles. Extera schools engage their students, grades K through 5, in a hands-on approach to learning, offer more quality instruction with an extended day per week and four additional weeks of school per year, and provide healthy breakfast and lunch to all their students.
The Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) provides assistance to low-income and homeless youth, adults, and families, as well as battered women and those who live with mental illness. We have helped improve the lives of those who use OPCC, by matching employee donations to the organization during the holidays, and by leading the renovation and construction of its dormitories and office space.
Our support helps Westside Food Bank (WFB), a non-profit corporation providing food to social-service agencies on the Westside of Los Angeles County. WFB’s food often enables low-income people to stay in their homes, when they cannot afford paying for both rent and food, and through acquiring and delivering their food, WFB enables its70 member-agencies to devote more of their resources to additional means of helping clients achieve the self-respect and economic independence all people deserve.
The Boys & Girls Club provides a safe space for teens to socialize and participate in group activities after school, and seeks to provide a positive influence for adolescents as they grew. One of the ways we have supported the Boys & Girls Club is through the pro bono design and construction of a new kitchen for their Malibu Teen Center.
AIDS Walk Los Angeles raises money in support of the services provided by AIDS Project Los Angeles, and more than 20 other AIDS service organizations throughout Los Angeles County, that work to improve the lives of people affected by HIV, reduce the incidence of HIV infection, and advocate for for and effective HIV-related public policy.
Step Up on Second is a nonprofit organization that makes recovery possible for individuals affected by severe and persistent mental illness and chronic homelessness. Step Up provides psychosocial rehabilitation, supportive permanent housing, and compassionate social and learning environments that help empower individuals to live with dignity and hope.
Best Friends Animal Society (BFAS) is an animal welfare society that helped pioneer the no-kill movement at a time when more than 17 million homeless pets were dying in shelters each year. Among the ways we have supported BFAS is by donating to and assisting in the construction of their veterinary center in Utah.
Project Angel Food (PAF) is a nonprofit organization that provides food and nourishment to those who struggle life-threatening illness in order to lower the burden of hunger and malnutrition. This support helps the volunteers who cook and deliver, free of charge, more than 10,000 meals every week to those in need, and has enabled improvements to their facilities.
Led by BFAS, No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) is a coalition of animal rescue organizations, city shelters, and individuals that promote ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in L.A. shelters. We further stand for the protection of animals by providing ongoing financial support to NKLA.
Affordable Living for the Aging (ALA) was founded on the premise that all seniors deserve community support and real options to live independent and productive lives, regardless of race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic background, or health status. ALA helps low-income seniors find affordable housing through shared living residences and private apartments, and offers permanent supportive housing to formerly homeless seniors diagnosed with mental illness.
The Los Angeles County Police Canine Association is an organization that promotes the educational advancement, welfare, and safety of Canine teams in law enforcement.
The Keep Children in School Foundation provides education scholarships to children in Tehran, Iran, who are otherwise unable to afford their school attendance. Employees volunteer with this organization and the Foundation itself supports one child each year.