IMG (International Medical Group), a globally recognized insurance benefits and assistance services company, is pleased to unveil the recipients of the seventh annual Leave Your Mark Grant. This year’s grant program awarded two organizations and five individuals for their outstanding contributions to global charitable missions.
The two winning organizations, each receiving $2,500, are Helping Children Worldwide and Village to Village. Helping Children Worldwide focuses on empowering children, families, and communities worldwide, with a specific focus on addressing maternal mortality. In 2024, the organization plans to use the grant to train midwives in Sierra Leone, enhancing the quality of maternal and newborn health services.
Yasmine Vaughan, Technical Advisor for Global Health and Missions at Helping Children Worldwide, expressed gratitude for IMG’s support, saying, “IMG’s gift of $2,500 will support the training of 50 midwives in Sierra Leone on life-saving obstetric and newborn skills. We thank IMG for partnering with Helping Children Worldwide on this initiative of making it safer for women to give birth and protecting mothers as foundational members of their communities.”
Village to Village, the second winning organization, is dedicated to promoting self-sufficiency in communities across the globe, including Guatemala, Moldova, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Paraguay, and various parts of the United States. Their initiatives encompass job training, cooking classes, access to clean water, English classes, and more. In Africa, the non-profit assists women in starting their own businesses through microloans.
Gentry Washburn, Marketing Manager and Sponsorship Coordinator at Village to Village, shared the organization’s excitement, stating, “We are so excited to put these funds from the Leave Your Mark Grant toward the camps we host for orphans in Moldova as well as the microloans we provide to women in Africa. We are grateful to IMG for awarding us $2,500 for our global outreach efforts, allowing us to assist more communities in becoming self-sufficient.”
In addition to the two organizations, five individuals were also honored as Leave Your Mark winners, each receiving $1,000. These individuals support various mission and social good organizations worldwide, contributing to initiatives such as childbirth education in Eswatini, food and education access for a village in India, physical and spiritual support for the San Antonia Aguas Calientes community in Guatemala, agriculture training in Liberia, and child sponsorship and school construction in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Amanda Winkle, Chief Operating Officer at IMG, expressed the company’s commitment to supporting mission and social good organizations, saying, “Each year, it’s an absolute pleasure to choose such deserving organizations and individuals as recipients of the Leave Your Mark Grant. At IMG, we are passionate about supporting the work of mission and social good organizations, and I am excited to see how each of these winners will make a positive impact in the communities they serve.”
IMG has a longstanding history of insuring mission and social good organizations, offering essential benefits and assistance services to travelers and individuals living internationally since the early 1990s. The Leave Your Mark program, initiated in 2017, underscores IMG’s dedication to giving back to organizations with charitable missions.
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