As an active lay person in my community, I would like to contribute as a philanthropist by connecting with the local community organizations that I am passionate about, the first one is Maggie’s Place. I am passionate about this organization because it caters to single moms and their children. I am passionate about this cause because it hits a personal story on my part. Such organizations like this one, The Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul have helped create safe environments for women and children in need. I would like to use my faith and energy to help these organizations, especially with our immigration and minority communities.