As communities begin to rebuild in the wake of the pandemic and the crisis it created, It Works! CEO Mark Pentecost is encouraging distributors to make a difference with charitable initiatives.
Through the It Works! Give Back Foundation, Pentecost hopes to illustrate the big impact that is possible when a community combines the smallest donations and efforts to make a difference. Supporters of the foundation can sign up to give as little as $1 per month to “make a donation that matters.”
It Works! supports a number of charitable causes, including organizations that work to prevent human trafficking, fight pediatric cancer, support veterans, provide humanitarian aid and support through crisis response, and community outreach to food banks and shelters.
“During a pandemic, the stress and pressure on these families are even greater,” said Meg Lokey, Executive Director of The Payton Wright Foundation. “It’s times like these that it’s more important than ever to have support from our partners to help the children going through treatment and their families.”
The “business of giving back” is a value Pentecost believes is an important part of entrepreneurship, and he is committed to reinvesting money he has made into the economy and community to benefit others.
“Giving back through effective charitable initiatives is an aspect of leadership that I find to be especially crucial,” Pentecost said. “It provides an opportunity to express gratitude for those in essential service and gives the chance to make a positive change in the world. By growing our local and global communities, we are becoming better leaders and providing resources for the leaders of tomorrow.”