Provide 100% whole food, plant-based (WFPB) clinical and culinary and nutrition education to BIPOC families and veterans that dismantle systemic barriers to access and wellness equity.
Thriving and equitable communities where BIPOC families and veterans experience optimal wellness and enduring, intergenerational health-wealth.
With a focus on the mitigation of chronic disease and systemic inequities, all of our program begin with the acronym "EDD," which means, Eat Drink & Disrupt. Click on a program logo below to learn more about that program.
HOW WE GOT STARTED
In 2011, 15-year-old Nadia Hilton-Adams won the grand prize in tennis star Maria Sharapova’s national essay contest, “Use Your Instinct,” sponsored by Tennis Channel and Head Racquet Sports.
Nadia’s reward was a ½ day visit and hitting session in her hometown of Greenville, SC with grand slam tennis champion Maria Sharapova and Tennis Channel. Nadia also received new tennis gear, and co-starred with Maria in a commercial that still airs both online and on Tennis Channel today.
With a desire to thank Sharapova for the life-changing experience, Nadia spent 6 months identifying Maria’s primary charity, which was the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and organizing a grassroots fundraising campaign to surprise the tennis star upon her arrival.
Buoyed Augmented by a strong outpouring of generosity from neighbors and area businesses, Nadia’s small gesture of gratitude swelled to a $12,000 contribution.
This experience lit a fire in Nadia to continue “paying it forward," sparking the formation of Power is Giving, Inc. as a federally recognized 501(c)(3) with Co-Founder and Nadia's mother, Dawn Hilton-Williams.
WHERE WE'VE BEEN & WHERE WE'RE GOING
Power is Giving has impacted the lives of more than 7,000 community youth and has donated over $75,000 in actual and in-kind support to 6 domestic and international entities that promote community health, wellness and environmental equity.
From fundraisers for historically black (HBCU) collegiate tennis programs and countless food justice initiatives in food apartheid communities to a host of BIPOC and veteran-focused summits, fitness, mentoring activities and healthy vegan meals programs targeting reduction of risk factors for our top chronic diseases, Power is Giving administers BIPOC-centered, nutritive, clinical, culinary and restorative re-education programs in North and South Carolina.