About Giving in Action
Giving In Action is a grassroots, faith - based organization that gives to those in need through various programs and services. Our focus is on homelessness, military personnel, education and literacy. We firmly believe that education is a gateway out of poverty, but sometimes help is needed.
Giving In Action, Inc. was founded on September 15, 2006 by Carolyn Seals who serves as President & Executive Director. Giving In Action, Inc. is a grassroots, faith‒ based, 501 (c)(3) non‒profit organization that gives to those in need through supportive programs and services. Our focus is on homelessness, military personnel, and education/literacy. We firmly believe that education is a gateway out of poverty, but sometimes help is needed.
The inspiration for establishing Giving In Action, Inc. was the lack of academic support for conducting “checks for understanding” for Carolyn Seals’ daughter at her school. Here in her own words was her experience: “The beginning of my daughter, Gabrielle’s transition from public school to home schooling was very new and challenging for me but necessary per my reasoning. In her junior year of high school, she was taking Physical Science and for two consecutive semesters, she received a grade of A. However, when I withdrew her from public school and started home schooling her, I made her repeat the class and she failed it. Initially, she was excited and felt it would be an easy ride. When she observed the rigor that I displayed about her education, she became apprehensive. The value and quality of her education became priceless through home schooling. She matriculated and finished college on the Dean’s List with a major in Business. My mom inspired me to start Giving In Action because she was a giver and I display that same passion. I have helped hundreds of children to read/improve their reading and become enthusiastic readers. Parents who have read together with their child and/or played games with books made reading fun and have experienced 100% satisfaction.”
The mission of Giving In Action, Inc. is “to work with economically disadvantaged people to help create a transition from homelessness and /or an underserved status to a reformed livelihood.” We provide assistance and support through counseling, training and serving to help eliminate obstacles for those we serve to live their best quality of life. One of our core services that hasn’t changed is teaching students of all ages the skills they need to become strong, enthusiastic, habitual, and joyful readers. While a tutor can help support students with improving their reading skills, we take it one important step further and develop children into lifelong readers with a love of books. The academic and personal rewards of this are invaluable.
The vision of Giving In Action, Inc. is “to prepare and motivate our students to become effective readers for a rapidly changing world by instilling in them critical thinking skills, a global perspective, and a respect for core values of honesty, loyalty, perseverance, and compassion. Students will have success for today and be prepared for tomorrow.