Our story started 3 years ago when co-founder Anish Reddy was visiting a small village in his native India, in what turned out to be a life-changing experience. There, he took note of the countless number of schools that lacked sufficient books, resources, and many other essential school supplies. Back in his New Jersey hometown on the other side of the world, Saif Nabi, the other co-founder, observed the disparity in the quality of educational resources just minutes away from where he attended school. Aware of their own privileges, the two collectively came to the consensus that action had to be taken to help those who were not granted with the same educational opportunities as themselves. Shocked to discover that there was no major initiative or organization in the local community to tackle this issue, they founded Altruism, assembling a diverse team of passionate, young individuals from across the globe, all with the same motive; to promote literacy and distribute books to those who don’t have them readily available.
In addition to partnerships with local organizations and libraries, Altruism has partnered with several major companies.
In September of 2022, Altruism was proud to announce its collaboration with Greystar Real Estate Partners, one of the largest real estate companies in the United States, as part of their company-wide philanthropic initiative, “Greystar Giving.” Together, we are set to conduct a series of book drives with Greystar chapters from around the U.S. and Canada.
Altruism is also proud to have been selected to co-author a children's book with Cricket Media, a literary magazine company.
In February of 2023, we are set to be the topic of What School Could be CEO Kapono Ciotti's documentary.
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