GIFT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization with a mission to protect children from any risk of physical and emotional abuse, exploitation, drugs, poverty, violence and neglect. We are a completely volunteer organization and all donations, in kind & monetary are fully applied to the specific program or event. GIFT is non-partisan and its cooperation is free of discrimination.
GIFT believes in Prevention, Protection and Development of children, to help meet the basic needs of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. In the U.S. and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When you support GIFT, you can be sure you’re joining a community that believes that development of children’s rights is integral to the future of human progress.
We believe that prevention is a key component of comprehensive care. Education, Access to Better Healthcare, and creating Employment Opportunities are proven ways of relieving the suffering of children and promoting children’s rights. We take a Holistic Approach by offering a Mind, Body and Spirit Healing through Mindfulness, Wellness Coaching, Vocational Training, and School Sponsorships. We strive to create a network of community leaders in every country to engage and provide time, resources, and talents to empower the children in a secure environment and deliver services for children and their families.
Manna Dabholkar has 10 years of successful experience in providing strategic and operational leadership to non-profits and developing new businesses. After studying International Human Rights Law, Organizational Development and Strategy, Manna Spearheaded Operations and Facilities for the Red Cross in Southern California as the Director of Regional Operations. She also managed a separate 3 Million $ project called Round It Up America® (RIUA) – a partnership between the American Red Cross and RIUA, a nonprofit initiative by leaders in the restaurant industry. With her unique educational background coupled with leadership experience in the profit and nonprofit sectors, Manna stands at the intersection of Purpose and Profit.
Keith L. Kirkwood was appointed by California Governor and confirmed by The President of the United States to The Selective Service System, has been a two time world MMA champion, a successful entrepreneur, serves on the Budget Oversight Committee, School Site Council, Chairman of Social Services and Education Committee for LA city, is an International Activist for kids and animals, has been recognized by Mayor Garcetti and Assembly Member Richard Bloom for his work on LA council – but the first thing his friends and family will tell you is that he has never forgotten where he came from or why he entered public service and who hes been fighting for. President John. F. Kennedy, America’s 35th President was known for his advocacy of Civil Rights movement. Keith has the same zest for human rights. He recognizes the need to empower children and young adults who form the future of this great nation. His creative out of the box thinking and advocacy for protecting global human rights has earned him the name “California’s Kennedy” among his constituents. Keith has fought hard modernizing the public school system curriculum, school safety, affordable housing, and being on the front lines of Human Trafficking. He is a forceful champion for human rights, and rights and opportunities for women and girls, and young people all around the globe.
City of Los Angeles and Mayor Eric Garcetti recognised GIFT and its contribution to preventing and ending human trafficking