This year, it was a blessing to host the One Meal a Day event again for the third year. We successfully reached our goal of distributing 1,000 meals to the homeless and hungry in our communities in Bowling Green, Toledo, Nashville, and Atlanta. Here are some photos of us preparing the meals and getting them ready for distribution.
April 21st, 2016
Receiving the Jefferson Award, which is America's highest honor for public service, has been an experience like no other. I am blessed beyond belief to have won this award. Winning this award has motivated me like no other to keep working hard to serve my beloved community and to serve the people the best I possibly could. The ceremony was exceptional and I had the opportunity to meet many influential figures as well, such as Representative Jody Richards and Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson.
April 23rd, 2016
For Earth Day this year, we decided to host another trail cleanup. We cleaned the trail up of all litter and we planted trees and flowers as well. It was amazing to see all of the people show up to the event and to help out in any way they could. It's always refreshing to see such inspired individuals who are ready to take action and make a difference in any way possible.
This One Meal a Day event was one of the biggest events yet. We held the event in four cities: Bowling Green, Nashville, Toledo, and Atlanta. Not only that, but someone even volunteered to carry out the event in Bangalore, India! It was a true blessing to see people take initiative in taking care of their communities and to make an effort to stop hunger. We had an amazing month and we thoroughly enjoyed carrying out the event. Below are some pictures from the event.
This event marked the one year anniversary of the Young Visionaries Foundation. We would like to thank all of our fans and supporters; you all made this possible. Without the constant encouragement and support from everybody, we would not have been able to make it to the point where we are at today with this organization. Often times we don't show much gratitude or appreciation for what we have in life. Let us all take a few moments to be thankful for what we are blessed with. Here are some photos of this event, and we hope to host many more in the future. Happy Thanksgiving!
Throughout the month of Ramadan, from June 18th - July 18th, we as Young Visionaries attended to the needs of the less fortunate by providing them with bottled water and varieties of meals in order to satisfy them on such hot days. We recognized the large homeless population of Bowling Green and every day we traveled around assisting them in any way possible. On the weekends we dedicated our time to volunteering at the Salvation Army preparing and serving food, as we have a well-built friendship with that organization. We very much enjoyed the time invested into this event and we thank everyone for their amazing support for without it this event wouldn't have been possible!
As you can imagine, this project drew a lot of interest from the community. This lead Bowling Green Daily News to do a piece on the Young Visionaries Foundation and our One Meal a Day project.
Make sure to check out the Bowling Green Daily News article here: Young Visionaries
Our CEO, Kenan Mujkanovic, had the honor of being named the Hughes & Coleman Hometown Hero in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
A Hometown Hero is someone who goes above and beyond the expectations of society to make a difference.
Make sure to go check out the piece by WBKO here: Hometown Hero - Kenan Mujkanovic.
This is not the first time Kenan has been honored for all of the great things he has accomplished. The Warren County Public School System also recognized Kenan for giving back to the community, and truly making a difference.
Here is a link to check out the piece: Student Honored for Community Service
In honor of Earth Day, we organized a cleanup of our most recently adopted trail from Greenways. We planted flowers sympolizing our organization with the assistance of youth in the community. In addition, we cleared the trail of any liter that was evident. Also, after a hard days work, we grilled out and had a picnic to celebrate.
On this day we purchased flowers along with a cooked rotisserie chicken lunch and canned foods with bread for women within the community. We gave them to the children so they can surprise their mothers on this very day. By doing this, the children realized the impact and roles women and mothers play in their lives.