January 11, 2013

COMMUNITY

 

Charities

 

Since 2009, the IBA has collected used ink cartridges and cellphones to send to the Ronald McDonald House. The cartridges are then recycled by the RMH and used to go towards their electricity bills. To date we have collected over 2000 pounds of cartridges and we hope to collect thousands more in the days to come. For the past two semesters, the IBA has also prepared an internationally inspired breakfast for the families staying in the Original Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia, PA. Learn more!

This non-profit organization facilitates micro-financing loans to business owners in 69 countries to help them upgrade and better manage their businesses. The IBA gives out a $25 loan each week to an applicant who is chosen by the members during general meetings. This international charity is a way for members to feel directly involved in the giving process. Learn more!

The Pulsera Project is a non-profit organization that educates, empowers, and connects Nicaraguan youth with students in more than 200 US schools through the sale of colorful, hand-woven bracelets. In addition to the table sales, all IBA officers and extremely active members had individual sale packets of 20 bracelets to sell to their family, friends and co-workers.  Learn more.