About Us

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Who Are We?

GIFT is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with one mission – to meet the needs of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable families with a special focus on children, to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential through a comprehensive developmental program. Our developmental program ensures that children are prepared mentally, emotionally and physically for later life. All donations, in kind & monetary are applied to the mission of bringing humanitarian relief to the poorest areas of the planet. GIFT is non-partisan and its cooperation is free of discrimination 

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Our Philosophy

GIFT believes in Strengthening of the family unit that allows the children to have a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We believe in the importance of preventive measures to stop abuse of children, men and women.  When you support GIFT, you can be sure you are joining a community that believes that development and safeguarding children's rights is integral to the progress of human kind. 



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How We Do It?

We believe that prevention is a key component of comprehensive care. Education, Access to Better Healthcare, and creating Employment Opportunities are proven ways of relieving the suffering of children and promoting children’s rights.   

GIFT believes in prevention, and the protection and development of children. Our programs and services are designed to fulfill our mission of preventing children and youth from becoming involved in harmful activities, such as trafficking, other criminal activities where kids would be exploited, made vulnerable to drugs, and physically and emotionally abused leading to a generational cycle of abuse and poverty.   

We serve socially disadvantaged  families and children through the following Initiatives -

    1. Global Educational Initiative

2. Mental Health Initiative 

3. Kid Fit initiative

4. Clean Green Initiative 

5. GIFT Medical Fund

Our Leadership Team

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Manna Dabholkar – Chief Executive Officer

With over a decade of leadership experience in the profit and nonprofit sectors and a unique educational background, Manna stands at the intersection of Purpose and Profit. Her passion for public service inspired her to study International Law and Business. Manna spearheaded Operations for the American Red Cross in Southern California as the Director of Regional Operations. During the same time, she also served as the Red Cross Managing Director of Round It Up America® (RIUA) – a partnership between the American Red Cross and RIUA, a nonprofit initiative by leaders in the restaurant industry. After leading one of the most prestigious organizations, she pursued her dream of creating a non-profit organization that would serve families and children affected by violence, trafficking and exploitation. GIFT was born out of that zest to make the planet a safer place for our children. 




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Keith Kirkwood - Director of Humantarian Relief and Global Economic Development

Keith L. Kirkwood was appointed by California Governor and confirmed by The President of the United States to The Selective Service System, has been a two time world MMA champion, a successful entrepreneur, serves on the Budget Oversight Committee, School Site Council, Chairman of Social Services and Education Committee for LA city, is an International Activist for kids and animals, has been recognized by Mayor Garcetti and Assembly Member Richard Bloom for his work on LA council – but the first thing his friends and family will tell you is that he has never forgotten where he came from or why he entered public service and who hes been fighting for. President John. F. Kennedy, America’s 35th President was known for his advocacy of Civil Rights movement. Keith has the same zest for human rights. He recognizes the need to empower children and young adults who form the future of this great nation. His creative out of the box thinking and advocacy for protecting global human rights has earned him the name “California’s Kennedy” among his constituents. Keith has fought hard modernizing the public school system curriculum, school safety, affordable housing, and being on the front lines of Human Trafficking. He is a forceful champion for human rights, and rights and opportunities for women and girls, and young people all around the globe.