INDIANAPOLIS--At the Indiana Credit Union League Convention next month, participants are sure to be inspired, and they will have the opportunity to make life better for others in the process.
The keynote address at Convention 2010 will be presented by Manny Ohonme, founder of Samaritan’s Feet, one of the largest humanitarian not-for-profit organizations in the world. From humble beginnings and a poverty stricken lifestyle in Africa, to the corporate boardrooms in lower Manhattan, to his current role as a global philanthropist, Ohonme will use his inspirational story-telling skills to entertain, enlighten and challenge attendees to enrich their work lives, enhance innovation, and improve team dynamics to develop their skills as socially conscious purpose-driven leaders.
Attendees will have an opportunity for more than inspiration at the Indiana Convention—a special collection will allow credit unions to employ their “People Helping People” skills. Ohonme’s organization, Samaritan’s Feet, is dedicated to changing lives through Shoes of Hope distributions in Indiana, across the United States and around the world. Collection points will be available at various Convention events for shoe donations to Samaritan’s Feet. The organization is in particular need of children’s athletic shoes at this time. The League will be collecting new shoes for either boys or girls.
“We are looking forward to having Manny kick off the Convention by sharing his enthusiasm and experience,” said League President John McKenzie. “We want to help his organization meet its goal of raising 10 million shoes in 10 years.”