Ian’s newest initiative expands his charitable efforts in Washington, DC community where he plays for the Washington Wizards. Ian is dedicated to partnering with local organizations to support the foundation’s pillars in the community.
“I AM RESILIENT” COVID RELIEF- Washington, DC Ian Mahinmi of the Washington Wizards and his I AM Foundation are helping front line workers and those in need in Washington D.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic. Washington, D.C. is home for Ian during the NBA season. The I AM Foundation’s commitment to building strong communities is important now more than ever as we all re-insert ourselves into our daily lives and recover financially from the crippling effects of the pandemic. Ian Mahinmi is thanking Department of Public Works frontline sanitation workers who continue to work during the crisis in the Upton neighborhood by donating $100 VISA gift cards to help workers with groceries, bills, and other essentials. In addition, the DC Central Kitchen will receive a donation from the I AM Foundation to help restock their pantries to continue to help feed the homeless and city youth in Washington D.C.
The foundation is also providing a Chick-Fil-A THANK YOU Lunch at the Sunrise Senior Living on Connecticut Avenue on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in Washington, DC. Each staff member will enjoy lunch as a thank you for their excellent care and for putting their lives on the line by protecting their residents during COVID-19. “It is great to give back to our communities locally,” shares Ian Mahinmi. “I am blessed to call Washington D.C. my home away from home and utilize my platform to provide support and encouragement to frontline workers during this time of need. Their hard work in the community does not go unnoticed, as they are helping the people of Washington D.C. get through this very difficult time.”
“I AM SUPPORTED” SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF Phase 3-Washington, DC Ian Mahinmi I AM Foundation has launched the I AM Supported Small Business Relief program in Washington, DC to help small business owners who are re-opening their business, whom have been effected by the riots and or curfews put in place in downtown Washington, DC. Small business owners were given the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 grant to help pay damages, rent, utilities, payroll, cleaning, etc. in efforts to help businesses re-open and get back to work. “It is great to give back to our communities locally where I play,” shares Ian Mahinmi. “I am blessed to support DC’s minority owned small businesses and utilize my platform to provide support and awareness for all of these amazing business owners that need our business. Each business that we select have their own amazing background stories of their families, their own personal dreams and they are the fabric of our community and they need us to get through these challenging times.
Through camps and events, the Ian Mahinmi I AM Foundation provides mentorship to young children. Providing guidance through leadership and service is an important pillar to the foundation.