Philanthropist Micah Raskin Featured in Exclusive New Interview with Thrive Global
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Philanthropist Micah Raskin Featured in Exclusive New Interview with Thrive Global

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:25 AM

The wide-ranging interview explores the roots of Micah Raskin's philanthropic commitment, and offers advice to those who want to make a positive difference in their community.

NASSAU COUNTY, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 10, 2021 / Internationally-acclaimed philanthropist Micah Raskin has been featured in an exclusive new interview with Thrive Global - a world leading enterprise that helps individuals build healthy habits through inspirational storytelling and actionable micro steps.

The wide-ranging interview explores the roots of Micah Raskin's philanthropic commitment, which to date have included numerous high-impact initiatives such establishing an after-school program in Queens, NY, and financially supporting the expansion of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, which is Jerusalem's largest multi-disciplinary medical center.

"Throughout my childhood, my father instilled in me the idea of tithing and giving a percentage of what you made back into society," commented Micah Raskin, who brings a sophisticated level of business and professional acumen to his philanthropic efforts that focus on identifying and evaluating performance standards, establishing maintenance controls and work procedures, and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures. "Another lesson he taught me was that giving does not need to be monetary to be meaningful…If everybody in this world could do one nice deed or gesture every single day, I believe we could change the world. My father taught me that."

Micah Raskin - who balks at the title of philanthropist, and refers to himself as "just a guy who wants to help" - also discussed his current charitable efforts, which include providing resources and support for homeless individuals in Long Island, NY, and implementing campaigns to address a problem that in recent years has erupted into a full-blown crisis: cyberbullying among children and teenagers.

"In addition to feeding those experiencing homelessness in our soup kitchen, we have showers and private rooms available for them to rest in. We also offer them assistance services to aid with anything that they happen to need," commented Micah Raskin. "I am also currently working on anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying campaigns. Whenever I read a story of a teenager who has been humiliated, body shamed, or embarrassed on social media - so much so that they would consider suicide, I knew I had to do something. Youth mental health is at an all-time low, and cyberbullying is a contributor."

As for what individuals can do to make a positive difference in the community, Micah Raskin has some clear, direct advice: don't put it off until next year, next month, next week or even tomorrow. Start right now and experience an unprecedented level of connection with the community, and a profound sense of purpose.

"I would encourage anyone that wants to get involved with their community to help their most vulnerable," commented Micah Raskin. "Whether it is a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter, these communities have the greatest need right now, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. I would also suggest [making a] donation directly to the organization…of course, while money is always needed, I personally believe that volunteering can be even more valuable than monetary donations."

About Micah Raskin

Micah Raskin is an internationally-acclaimed philanthropist who is dedicated to strengthening local communities through various charitable initiatives. For the past several years, he has focused on addressing homelessness and hunger in the Nassau County and Queens County, NY neighborhoods where he grew up. He also helped fund the expansion of Jerusalem's renowned Shaare Zedek Medical Center, and is currently launching campaigns to help address cyberbullying among children and teenagers.

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