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A Foundation Built,

In the memory of my dear brother 
Victor Lizarraga.

The Passionate Life Foundation
Created in Memory of My Dear Brother Victor Lizarraga

I want to share Victor’s story with you to give you a sense of how devoted he was to making lives better, and to demonstrate how much his character inspires me. One evening while driving home from work, Victor called me. He was overwhelmed with emotion and expressed the desire to do something meaningful for people in need. I suggested he go to a grocery store and purchase some food for a hungry family.

Victor being Victor, he drove straight to a supermarket. He and his two young sons, Jacob & Joshua, found a father and son wandering the parking lot, where they were asking shoppers for food. Victor invited them to go into the store with him to pick out what groceries they wanted. In the cereal aisle, the man’s son picked up a box of Frosted Flakes, clearly a rare luxury for him, and locked eyes with his dad to ask permission to put it in the cart. Victor, noticing this, grabbed two boxes and threw them in alongside the other groceries.
I still have not forgotten the power of that story. It illustrates so many of the values that we strive to make central, not just in The Passionate Life Foundation, but to every aspect of our lives.

Victor observed a personal touch that would make his act of service especially memorable, and he acted on it. We pray that one day you too will be able to bless someone with an act of kindness.

My brother strove to have a positive impact on every life he encountered. As a father, business owner, and community member, it’s a mission we try to carry on every day.

God Bless You.

-O.P. Almaraz

Every good & perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows

James 1:7

The Impact Of One Passionate Life

4510 Families

From low income areas impacted by one passionate life...

3487 Turkeys

Donated to families in need during the Thanksgiving holidays...

14937 Lives

Impacted through donations of from a caring community...

  • "Thank you for your in-kind donation of free turkey vouchers in support of Laura's House on the 22nd of November. Your support goes a long way to help us sustain funding to help where needed most!

    Laura's House is proud to provide empowerment and education to individuals and families once living in a home where there was domestic violence. With your support, our clients will be furnished with the tools they need to develop self-esteem and cognitive coping skills that allow them to break the cycle of domestic violence.

    Over the past 24 years, Laura's House has provided shelter with support services to more than 5,000 abused men, women and children and non-residential direct services including 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 55,000 people.
    Your generosity gives hope, safety and support to families that strive each day to create happier and healthier lives for themselves."
    Andrea McCallister
    Laura's House
  • "On behalf of the owners, staff and caregivers of Right at Home, Fresno, CA we want to express our sincere appreciation for the donation of turkey coupons. Because of your generosity, we were able to further our mission in “improving the quality of life” not just for those we serve but for those that help us make a difference. Because of you, our caregivers are recognized and appreciated. Because of you, our caregivers can continue to service the seniors and disabled, and provide them a loving, nurturing and healthy place to live at home with dignity and grace."
    Right at Home
    Fresno CA
  • "A Shout Out of THANKS to O.P. Almaraz Of Allied Restoration and the nonprofit organization The Passionate Life for their generous donation of over 50 turkeys during this Thanksgiving season! Your generosity is appreciated "
    Annete Singleton
    OHSachieve
  • "We are Donald and Ethel Rucker, Pastor/Founders of Christian Development Center. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation and sincere gratitude for awarding us to the Thanksgiving Turkey Vouchers. The vouchers along with our regular monthly food giveaway program was able to assist over 400 families in our community. Our prayers is that the God we serve will continue to broaden your territory, multiply the seed sown into our organization and increase your impact and influence throughout the world. Blessing to you, your families and Merry Christmas and have a Prosperous New Year."
    Christian Development Center (CDC)
    Montclair CA

The Passionate Life Foundation

Every Year, Our Team Holds A Fundraiser to Support Families in Need. Join Our Team and Make A Lasting Impact With Passion.

The Passionate Life Foundation was created in honor and memory of our Brother and Friend, Victor Lizarraga. Victor led a life of passion, giving to less fortunate families with his own family and providing meals during the holidays. Each year, we do the same in his honor.
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