Charles White


Charles White, 28, was born in the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama. From an early age, he was passionate about helping others. “I got my charitable side from my mother. She grew up poor and made it very clear to me the importance of giving back.”

Charles attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where he was elected Vice President of Academics and Philanthropy for Delta Tau Delta fraternity. There, he also began an event company, CRW Event Management where he organized fundraisers for organizations like Big Oak Ranch and causes such as the Tuscaloosa tornado relief effort. He also helped a variety of clubs at the university raise funds for their different causes.

Charles now lives in Los Angeles, California. He has a career in medical sales and spends his much of his free time giving back to various communities and organizations.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Erik Martinez


Erik Martinez was born in 1978 in a small town south of Guatemala City. He migrated to the United States in 1992, where a whole new world of challenges and opportunities would be presented to him.

As a young kid and throughout his adult life, Erik has always wanted to help those in need, seeing the true potential in people who at times may feel forgotten.

Erik grew up in circumstances that help him relate to many of the communities where he aspires to make a difference.

Erik is now a successful professional and continues striving to reach goals that at one point seemed impossible.

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.”