We are committed to creating a better world by making a difference in the lives of others. While we often write checks to causes we feel strongly about, we have also chosen to be actively involved in the following organizations:
Band of Brothers Foundation
Robert Pagliarini is the co-founder of the Band of Brothers Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to help under-served children in the United States and around the world. We take a decidedly entrepreneurial approach to charity that is similar to venture capital investing — we find unique projects where we can leverage a small investment into a sustainable difference.
Our goal is to solve the cycle of poverty. Instead of giving handouts that provide a quick fix to a symptom, our objective is to radically change children’s lives—not just for the moment—but for their entire life. We make investments in facilities, land, and schools that provide sustainable benefits. Our objective is to create positive momentum that immediately benefit the children’s living conditions and to create an environment where they can continue to support themselves without relying on donations from others.
Children are first provided a safe, supportive, and disease free environment to learn and grow. We then encourage hope and success by offering school programs that will train them for specific jobs that are in demand in their regions.
360 Circle of Support:
- Crisis Care: Provide a safe environment free from disease, unreliable food, water and housing. Focus: stable family operation, housing, disease prevention, medical care and nutrition.
- Stabilizing Care: Strengthen each child’s self-image and confidence and teach them to dream. Approach based on its individual personality, issues, interest and capabilities. Focus: child psychology, individual personal development and attention.
- Developmental Care: Provide children a development program that allows them the opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty. This is done by offering trade education catered to match a child’s interests and strengths and local job opportunities. Focus: training and education that will get them a job based on the needs of the local economy.
|Myanmar, Yangon||School – Nga Su Taung Village||Developmental Care|
|Myanmar, South Dagon||School and Children’s Home||Crisis Care|
|Cambodia, Siem Reap||Trade School||Developmental Care|
|Vietnam||Da Nang Orphanage||Developmental Care|
|Thailand||Chiang Mai Orphanage||Stabilizing Care|
|Costa Rica, Canas||Liberia & San Jose wheelchair distribution||Crisis Care|
|China||Chongqing affordable housing||Crisis Care|
|United States||Catalina Island Camp del Corazon||Developmental Care|
OC Walk to Remember
Robert Pagliarini is on the advisory board of the OC Walk to Remember, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports parents who have lost a baby in pregnancy or infancy. The mission of the OC Walk to Remember is to raise money for local organizations that support parents who have experienced miscarriage, pregnancy loss, or infant loss of any kind, as well as be a resource center for parents, doctors, nurses, hospitals, support groups, and anyone in need of support or information.
We Walk for the Steps our Babies Will Never Take
Proceeds from the walk go to local hospitals and support groups, as well as national organizations. The walk has helped fund memory box programs at several local hospitals, so parents have footprints, blankets, and other items to take home following their baby’s death. In addition, cameras and photo printers have been donated to local hospitals so photos can be taken of the baby and given to the parent. The OC Walk to Remember also supports SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss organization, a national organization that helps parents all over the country who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss.