Charity and Philanthropy
Charity and Humanitarian Work (Philanthropy)
by Ike Rahimi DMD
"Living in one of the world's greatest countries, we sometimes over look how precious life is and all of the wonders that exist around us. The basic value of life becomes apparent when we experience other countries that are so poor that people die from simple diseases, hunger, malnutrition, and the overall lack of concern for humanity.
The greatest value I receive from helping people in less fortunate countries of the world is the emotional reward from simply being there; walking on the same streets, breathing their polluted air, eating what they eat, and basically immersing myself in their lifestyle as much as I can. I give aid in the form of money, dental care, education and friendship, and in return I receive a tremendous amount of gratification."
After the devastating fires in Butte county we have been dedicating a portion of dental proceeds to help fill needs. To date we've donated medical supplies, gas cards, animal food, and provided funds for shelters. We will continue to stand by our neighbors in their time of need.
International: 2018, 2010, 2007-2009
During the summer of 2018 I had a chance to help with kids' charities in Columbia and appeared in a give-back video.
In 2010 I decided to take my motion picture camera to Afghanistan. My aim was to capture on film the different non profit organizations helping to rebuild the country. Here are some images and clips of my journey
In December of 2007, I decided to go to Afghanistan to help build a non-profit dental clinic. The trip was an eye-opening experience for me because of the vast level of poverty. This country, in which I was born, has seen war after war. It has never had a chance to recover and the people are so poor that it's unimaginable
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- Feildhaven Feline Rescue
- Alley Cat Allies Rescue
- Wags and Whiskers Rescue
- Snowline Hospice
- Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills and Placerville
- El Dorado Community Foundation, Friends of the Seniors Fund
- The Boys & Girls Club, Placerville
- Kiwanis Placerville
- Marshall Medical