WMI Helps to put the “Giving” back into Thanksgiving – $10,000 Donation Announced
November 22, Sugar Land, TX - Imagine waking up on a cold, dark street, hungry and alone. You look down and your shoes are worn thin, with holes in the top, which don’t quite keep the winter chill away. Your lips are blistered from the dry air and your hair is in knots. You have no one to call your own. You have likely been beaten, abandoned or raised by drug abusing parents. And while we may rarely witness this kind of abuse when it comes to children in the United States, the reality is that extreme levels of poverty and neglect among children is a rapidly growing problem today.
Over 50 million people in the United States alone rely on a food stamp subsidy, yet millions, especially children, slip through the cracks. In other countries, children can be far less fortunate and subjected to sex trade, sweat shops, or sent out on the streets to beg and steal. Considering that we are in the worst economy since the great depression it’s no surprise that the first place people tighten up their budgets is in their giving. Charitable donations are down an average of 25% overall this year. However, if we all do our part, we can cloth some kids, fill some tummies with warm, healthy food, and give shelter and love to children both in the United States and abroad.
Wealth Masters International announces today that we are donating $10,000 to the following children’s charities; Stand Up For Kids and Save the Children. Will you also consider partnering with us in giving to those who are less fortunate this holiday season?
StandupForKids.org is a nationwide program founded in 1990, and is run almost entirely by volunteers. Our CEO, Kip Herriage, has a personal connection with Stand up For Kids, having donated time and initiated fund raising efforts for this U.S. based program. “When I first learned about Stand Up For Kids I was working on Wall Street and saw first hand how brutal the winters can be for those without a home or shelter. However, nothing can break you down like seeing children and teenagers left to fend for themselves on the streets” said Kip.
And for our International Members that would like to give back, we recommend SavetheChildren.org. Save the Children serves impoverished, marginalized and vulnerable children and families in more that 120 nations. Their programs reach both children and those working to save and improve their lives, including parents, caregivers, community members and members of our partner organizations. Their mission is to help save children’s lives, protect them from exploitation and assist them in accessing education and health care.
So please join with us, and let’s put the “giving” back into Thanksgiving this year! Thank YOU for making a difference!
Make-a-Wish and T-Mac Foundations
Wealth Masters receives “Wish Maker” Award
Wealth Masters received a “Wish Maker” Award from the Make-A-Wish Foundation for granting a child’s wish. In our effort to continue to give back to the community, we are corporately sponsoring the Make-A-Wish Foundation as our charity of choice. We hope that you will join us in this endeavor. We encourage you to get involved with your local Make-A-Wish Foundation, and bless the life of a child with a terminal illness today! For more information, go to http://www.wish.org/chapterlocate/results?zip=77479.
WMI donates to the Tracy McGrady Approach Basketball Camp
WMI “Spreads the Wealth”
(PRWEB) March 10, 2008 — Wealth Masters International
(www.wmitoday.com), a Sugar Land, Texas based provider of world class education in Wealth, Health and Wisdom, is giving back in a big way to the children of the Tracy McGrady Approach Basketball Camp. Wealth Masters, through a $10,000 donation to the foundation, has been recognized as a “Community Leadership Sponsor” for the 2008 Children’s Basketball Camp, which “spreads the wealth” to the starry-eyed youth of the Houston community.
Since entering the National Basketball Association as the third youngest player ever drafted out of high school in December of 1996, Tracy has been a perennial all star and currently plays for the Houston Rockets. His foundation has supported various programs over the years that enhance the lives of children and enrich their learning process. “I began this process knowing that I could utilize my corporate partner and celebrity status to bring needed funds and attention to programs across the country”. Over the last decade, the foundation has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to various children’s charities.
Tracy added “I want to thank you for your participation, commitment and support of my summer basketball camp program. I am honored to have Wealth Masters International as our Community Leadership Sponsor. My basketball camp is important to me and I appreciate sponsors like yourself that support our efforts. It is not just basketball that the kids are learning at our camp but they leave with an appreciation of good sportsmanship and the knowledge that with dedication and commitment you can accomplish your goals”.
“The Tracy McGrady Approach Basketball Camp would like to thank Wealth Masters International for being the 2008 Community Leadership Sponsor. It is an honor and privilege to have this wonderful company impact this year’s camp. They have exemplified, with their kind contribution, that the community and its youth have a strong foundation that will last a life time” said Gregory Williams, the President and CEO of the organization.
Wealth Masters is also proud to announce an exciting company initiative which will allow 3 children between the ages of 8 and 13 years old to write an essay on why they should be selected to attend the camp this year. The camp runs from June 23-27, 2008, and each child that is chosen will receive round trip airfare as well as room and board at the home of Kip Herriage, CEO of Wealth Masters International. Kip’s youngest son will be attending the camp and this will give the kids an opportunity to make new friends and walk away with the experience of a life time.
“There is nothing more rewarding than knowing that you have positively influenced the life of a child and we are proud to be able to support a charity that allows us to see and experience first-hand the positive reinforcement these kids receive through Tracy’s basketball camp. They learn important life lessons in a fun environment and having participated in this camp previously, I can tell you that spending quality time with a person of Tracy’s integrity will have a positive impact on their lives” said Kip Herriage when asked why he chose to lead the initiative in Wealth Master’s sponsorship of the camp.
Karl Bessey, President of Wealth Masters International added “We (WMI) have always had it as our goal to touch as many lives as possible and our youth are the most important segment of our society… they are our future and this is a perfect place to begin the first of many projects we have which will touch, move and inspire the world as a whole, one person at a time.”
Wealth Masters International recognized as a major contributor to the Tracy McGrady Foundation
Sugar Land, TX — July 2, 2009 — Wealth Masters International (WMI) was presented the Silver Community Award and named as the major contributor to the Tracy McGrady (TMAC) Foundation that hosted their 3rd Annual Basketball Camp from June 22-26 in Houston, Texas. This has been the second consecutive year that Wealth Masters International has been involved as a sponsor of the Tracy McGrady Foundation. TMAC’s basketball camp was an ultimate lifetime experience for beginners and advanced players alike for those between the ages of seven and seventeen.
TMAC, Inc. “The Males Advocating Change” is a non-profit organization established in 1995 to increase youth awareness and encourage community affiliates to be creative when developing youth prevention skills. Their mission is to provide each youth with the essential skills and motivation to become successful and productive members of our global community, and to aggressively and constructively counteract crime, violence, and drug use.
All players had a jam-packed week filled with team building, new and rapid friendships, and a once in a lifetime opportunity to stand ground and challenge Houston Rockets’ Tracy McGrady. “The camp this year is outstanding. We have well over two-hundred kids that are having a great time and learning how to play basketball the correct way. The kids have really been working well with one another and over the years we have seen so much growth through the TMAC Camps. I am so thankful to be here with everyone and the staff of Wealth Masters International and we hope to build something bigger in the future,” stated Tracy McGrady.
In addition to being the primary corporate sponsor for the Tracy McGrady Foundation, Wealth Masters International sponsored an all-expenses paid trip for six lucky winners from all across the United States to fly into Houston to stay at the home of Wealth Masters Internationals’ CEO and Co-Founder, Kip Herriage. Gabe Kovats, Cameron Silver, Jessica Leavitt, Zach Shipley, Sam Herriage, and Stephanie Talbott were chosen among the hundreds of entries received at WMI’s Home Office. All of Wealth Masters International’s Members had an opportunity to have their children submit an essay stating why they should be chosen to attend the camp. “These kids were so great. We had a blast all week long and not only will they take away something phenomenal from this week, but I have learned how sharp and knowledgeable our WMI kids are compared to at least 90% of the rest of the population,” stated Kip Herriage, CEO and Co-Founder of Wealth Masters International.
In appreciation of Wealth Masters International’s large contribution to the Tracy McGrady Foundation, Kip Herriage, the WMI staff, and their six lucky winners were invited to attend a private luncheon with Tracy McGrady. During this time, Tracy presented Wealth Masters International with the Silver Community Award in appreciation of their substantial contribution to developing young leaders through the Tracy McGrady Foundation.
As Wealth Masters International has been growing exponentially in the few shorts years since its launch, their presence within the community continues to strengthen.
About Wealth Masters International: Wealth Masters International is a Texas based L.L.C who was incorporated in January 2005 and intends to take the company public within the next few years. They are in the forefront of promoting the greatest financial education that provides their members with a platform to securing life-changing wealth and lifestyle success.
WMI markets to individual consumers looking for cutting edge, powerful solutions that assist them in every important area of their life. In just a few short years, Wealth Masters International has propelled itself as the leading company in its respected industry, due to their ability to combine exceptional product utility with a Business Opportunity that is geared towards generating unlimited prosperity. Now is the time to join one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. Now is the time to actualize ultimate success in all aspects of your life with Wealth Masters International.