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Purpose through charity with Chad Houser


Dec 2021 | clock 16 min | Download transcript (PDF)

Giving back, giving forward

Making a difference sounds nice, but can you really make a difference with the sliver of time or money you’re able to donate?

“Don’t overthink it,” says Dallas chef Chad Houser, who once volunteered to help juvenile detention residents with a cooking competition. That led to a restaurant internship program that has now paired more than 750 recently released teen offenders with work—proof that a small act of kindness can go a long way.



of Americans would prefer a donation to charity in their name instead of a gift.


Source: “Year-end charitable giving: A 2021 snapshot of how Americans plan to give,” Fidelity Charitable®, November 30, 2021.

Our Podcast Host: Jamila Souffrant

Jamila Souffrant is an award-winning podcaster, blogger, and money educator. She is the founder of the "Journey to Launch" platform and hosts a podcast of the same name, where she shares her journey to reach financial freedom while helping others do the same. Along with being a passionate financial educator, Jamila is a mom of 3 and a first-generation immigrant to the US.

Host Jamila Souffrant

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