Providing Hope

With a Purpose

The PUSO Foundation
 

PROJECT PUSO

BASIC LIFE NECESSITIES
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT
CREATIVE OUTREACH
STRATEGIC
FUNDRAISING

OUR STORY

The P.U.S.O. Foundation came into existence in April of 2017. At that time, the founder, Robert Banez, was a 22-year-old, James Madison University alum and IT consultant living in Alexandria, Virginia. He was at work one day sharing with a colleague that he was gearing up for a vacation to the Philippines where he intended on doing a little bit of service work. Robert was caught off guard when that same conversation unanticipatedly led to  a $20 donation. It was in this very moment that the foundational vision of P.U.S.O. began to take shape.

With the spirit of compassion moving through his heart, Robert was suddenly inspired to try and transform his upcoming vacation into a full on self-organized mission trip. He wanted to use his personal story of how love and support from his family and perfect strangers helped him survive his upbringing of growing up without a father and losing his mother to cancer at the age of nine.

The seed was planted and the journey on the road less traveled was underway as Robert officially launched a Go Fund Me campaign on May 7, 2017. Robert’s closest friends and family members helped spread the word about his initiative through Instagram and Facebook. Within three short weeks, the Go Fund Me page raised over $4,875 with the help of 90+ donors.

Unknowingly, Robert 's campaign would later ensure that many people and families would benefit from such meek beginnings. His simple yet humble idea would help him accomplish his goal of serving 500 lives during his 2-week trip in June of 2017. Later, his initial attempts to provide community service would evolve into a for-purpose charity organization equipped with dozens of volunteers also known as “P.U.S.O. Family Members.” Communally, they continue to work together to help bring hope to thousands of lives through various creative outlets and platforms.

Robert started P.U.S.O. as a 501(c)(3) with the God-given mandate to reach the undervalued or overlooked people in the world, while strategically and intentionally giving them the most important seed that he received growing up... HOPE.

 
 

THE PUSO WAY

P.U.S.O. stands for the Purposeful Unconditional Service to Others and our mission is to provide hope with a purpose. We aim to empower those living in underserved areas throughout the world. Whether our commitment to service is exemplified through providing basic life necessities or facilitating extracurricular activities, our vision is to plant the seed of hope and possibility in people. Our sincerest hope is that our commitment to service grows to be the catalyst for changing lives!

CONNECTING LIVES
SPREADING LOVE
BEING HUMAN

All of our initiatives and platforms affirm this creed. We aim to change how the world views philanthropy while breathing life into the status quo of fundraising. Through our intentional & creative projects and platforms, we hope to motivate, inspire, & facilitate personal growth. We hope to not only impact the lives of the populations we serve, but also everyone involved at any of our events!

 

Fitness

Boot Camp

Golf Tournament

Flag Football

Basketball 

Tournament

New Years Eve

Fundraiser

February 2019

MAY 2019

JUNE 2019

AUGUST 2019

DECEMBER 2019

FEATURED EVENT

2020 Countdown For A Cause 

Countdown For A Cause

The P.U.S.O. Foundation, Mona’s Wish, and Hearts of Empowerment are partnering together to host our second annual “Countdown For A Cause” New Years Eve Charity Celebration.

Our goal is to bring everyone together for an unforgettable evening to ring in the new year! What better way to start 2020 than with a generous heart.

100% of the proceeds from this event will directly benefit the missions of the following Non-Profit Organizations: The P.U.S.O. Foundation, Mona’s Wish, and Hearts of Empowerment. 

More details coming soon!

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THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

All of our platforms and events fuel our outreach initiatives like a river of resources and hope. We aim to  deliver it to many different parts of the world in need. Our goal is to build purpose driven pipelines throughout the world that can provide both tangible and intangible provision. We aim to  inspire the next generation while providing tools to sustain the current one.  

 We want to share our experiences with you as we continue to transform the lives of impoverished communities overseas. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please click below to access our Donation page. Thank you for supporting our mission!

 
 

SPONSORS

P.U.S.O. and our sponsors strive to embrace the belief that life is not just about ourselves. We are committed to a purpose that goes far beyond our immediate surroundings. It is a purpose that lies within the hearts of those we aim to bring joy and love to. We stand with our sponsors to spread hope to our neighbors next door, and across the world.

 

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COLLEGE CONNECTION 

Our college outreach program was created to give student organizations at different universities an opportunity to make a direct impact in the lives of those less fortunate. Through our college outreach program, we aim to inspire and foster growth in the lives of college students --- the future leaders of the world.

 

COLLABORATIVE EVENTS
CAREER MENTORSHIP
FUNDRAISING

COLLEGE AMBASSADORS

Partner Organizations

University of North Carolina Greensboro
 FASA
 
James Madison University
 FAM
 
George Mason University
FCA
 
Towson University
FCA
 
 Virginia Commonwealth University
FACT
 
Rutgers University
RAPS
 
Rowan University
RUPAC
 
University Delaware 
FSA
 
Penn State
PSFA
 
University of Arizona
FASA
 
Montclair State University
MUFASA
 
University of Connecticut
FASA
 
University of Michigan
FASA 
 
Virginia Tech
FASA 
Catholic University
 FOCUS
Seton Hall University
FLASH
University of Illinois at Urban Champagne
PSA
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
FASU
The College of New Jersey
BARKADA
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
FASA
George Washington University 
PCS
"Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders"

Are you are a part of a student organization at your College/University? Would you like to partner with us and become an official P.U.S.O. Ambassador? Please contact us below and we will be in touch!

 

OUR FAMILY

We are dedicated individuals who believe that the mission of life is to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Despite the struggles of everyday life we believe it is our responsibility to empower, uplift, and radically transform as many lives as we can. We believe that it is the light that God has instilled in us that drives us to bring love to others.

 

The P.U.S.O. family has come together to build a community where our work not only impacts those in need, but fosters a positive outcome while providing motivation in the lives of everyone around us!

 

 

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

We can't wait to hear from you

Address: 10560 Main Street suite 409B, Fairfax, VA 22030

Email: contact@pusofoundation.org

Phone: 703-828-7933

Highlights From Past PUSO Events

Changing the World, One PUSO at a Time.

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