Last week, iHi International – a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable international people, or VIPs – celebrated its newly donated administrative office space in West Chester with a ribbon-cutting and open house.
iHi (In His Image) identifies needs and develops solutions to improve the lives of VIPs worldwide through meaningful connections, capacity building, and aid. Some of iHi’s empowerment regions include Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Iraq, Eastern Europe, and Jamaica.
iHi is committed to creating sustainable support for vulnerable children and adults through a “network of good.” President and CEO Chris Tabakin said the donation of administrative space by Evolution Payroll Services will greatly help the organization and its volunteers empower even more individuals.
“This administrative space allows iHi to build upon the already established connections we’ve been able to utilize to provide support to VIPs,” said Tabakin. “During iHi’s recent work in Uganda, our medical and therapeutic experts saw over 300 individuals, some who traveled miles just for the chance to receive medical assessment and care.
“One woman, diagnosed with Polio as a child, literally crawled in to a clinic, and the look of joy on her face when she received a used wheelchair communicated it all.”
Tabakin – along with founding board members Rob Reid and Carl Green – created iHi International in 2014 out of the belief that all people are created equally and deserve opportunities.