Breaking the Cycles

Poverty • Abuse • Suffering

The ASEA Advancing Life Foundation has joined worldwide COVID-19 relief efforts with donations to Samaritan’s Purse to support field hospitals in Cremona, Italy, and in New York City. We have also donated to Doctors Without Borders’ efforts in many countries.

Initiatives

The ASEA Advancing Life Foundation provides both funding and manpower to support the efforts of charities around the world. In third world situations, we partner with organizations which address issues such as extreme poverty or who partner with local villagers to develop clean water, infrastructure, and ongoing education. In other parts of the world where that is not an issue, we seek out partners that support the needs and relief of children and families in need.

Celebrating 5 Years of Doing

When ASEA established the Advancing Life foundation in 2015, it set out to tackle the chronic world ills that perpetuate suffering. Partnering with experienced global organizations for long-term impact, the Foundation’s generous donors and volunteer expeditions carry out its ambitious yet simple mission in countries and communities hungry to advance.

2015

Disaster Relief: Nepal Earthquake – This contribution helps with rebuilding as well as creating tarp schools that help protect children from being trafficked out of their home villages.

2016
Mexico Expedition

The foundation embarks on its first humanitarian expedition, joining forces with CHOICE in Mexico. Expeditioners built water cisterns, chicken coops, and outdoor ovens.

Associate Donations

Associates at North America Envision Conference in Dallas assemble and donate 1,000 hygiene kits for the GRACE foundation.

At ASEA’s convention, associates donate $25,000 for earthquake relief in Ecuador.

In Guadalajara, associates at Envision donate baby kits VIFAC during Mexico Envision Conference.

Employee Donations

270 volunteer hours at The Road Home, with a clothing drive, donation sorting, and meals.

400 pounds of food donated to Utah Food Bank.

$7,000 worth of goods and services from corporate employees to Utah Food Bank.

Volunteer work for DCFS Utah, Children’s Justice Center, The Road Home, and Salvation Army.

ASEA Triple Diamond Paul Taira works to build a fence during the Advancing Life Expedition to Ecuador
2017
Inta-Kara Vocational Center

Two separate groups of volunteers embark on the first CHOICE Humanitarian expeditions to Ecuador to begin the construction on perimeter fencing for the Inta-Kara Vocational Center.

Operation Underground Railroad
  • Partnership is announced
  • Rescue mission in Peru saves 10 victims, imprisons three traffickers
  • Two law enforcement canines are to be trained
  • Aftercare shelter aid
  • ASEA associates and executives serve at an O.U.R. aftercare shelter in Cartagena, Colombia
Donations
  • Disaster relief in Puerto Rico and Texas
  • Corporate employees hold a donation drive for blankets, coats, hats, and gloves for the homeless in Utah
2018
Operation Underground Railroad
  • Associates participate in an education campaign during the Super Bowl to raise awareness about human trafficking.
  • Advancing Life’s first law enforcement dog, Banner, graduates from training and begins work in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Funding is sent to Malaysia to begin renovation and construction of an Internet Crimes Against Children Center.
  • An O.U.R. mission in Guatemala results in 10 rescues and the arrest of a corrupt judge.
  • An exploratory mission in Nepal results in six rescues and the confiscation of two lists with names of 23 additional victims.
Inta-Kara Vocational Center

Two expeditions to Ecuador with a total of 45 volunteers begin work on the first school building.

Have an Impact/Make a Difference
  • Corporate employees volunteer at community gardens and tie blankets.
  • Food drive for Utah Food Pantry.
2019
Operation Underground Railroad
  • Two law enforcement dogs, Alf and Champ, are trained
  • Operational expenses at the Royal Thai Police ICAC Center are covered
  • Contribution to renovations at the Thailand Victim Receiving Center and Office made, lease for 2019 paid
  • Thailand ICAC reports 117 victims rescued and 119 arrests made
Vision Cambodia
  • Partnership announced
  • 38 wells donated
Disaster Relief
  • Philippines earthquake
Have an Impact/Make a Difference Days
  • Blood drive
  • Building of bunk beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace
  • Serving at a food pantry
  • 200 school kits assembled and donated to the City of Joy in Cancun, Mexico
  • Battalion Buddies and paracord bracelets assembled and donated to Operation Gratitude
IntaKara Vocational Center
  • 58 expeditioners over two Ecuador expeditions continue work on the school.
  • The first class of welders begins training; 16 students become the first graduates
2020
Vision Cambodia

Two expeditions with 46 total expeditioners go to Siem Reap

  • 25 wells donated
  • 12 gardens donated
  • 212 newborn kits donated
  • 33 additional wells donated
  • Bathing rooms at a medical clinic funded
Disaster and Pandemic Relief
  • Australia bush fires
  • COVID 19 field hospitals in Cremona, Italy, and in New York City
  • Feed America – 500,000 total meals provided
  • Doctors without Borders
  • Rise & Rebuild – two nutrition centers built in the Philippines
2021 Initiatives

Covid-19 Relief
We are committed to responding to the needs of medical aid and testing, sanitation, education, and food insecurity.

Clean Water
1 in 3 people in globally does not have access to clean drinking water. Because clean water is foundation of health, it can help break cycles of poverty by allowing people to focus on education and hold a job. We are committed to providing safe drinking water across the globe.

Through Vision Cambodia, we have funded more than 100 clean water wells.

Known as “La Valle de Intag” Cotacachi, Ecuador is a lush, fertile zone where agriculture flourishes. But with 87% of the population living at the poverty line and 44% depending solely on agriculture, there is a dire need to strengthen economic opportunities in the region.

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Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) was founded in 2013 to provide local and international law enforcement with the specialized resources—training, technology, operatives—needed to track and eradicate child sex trafficking.

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Since 2016, Vision Cambodia has focused on alleviating suffering and improving the lives of rural Cambodians. Their efforts have introduced clean water wells to rural communities, increased literacy through new school facilities, and aided in micro-business development.

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Advancing Life Foundation. A Charitable Organization.

Thank you for your contribution to the ASEA Advancing Life Foundation! 100% of your donations go to support our field projects. We rely on our Corporate Partner ASEA, LLC to fund operational expenses.

Volunteer Paul Taira Says Advancing Life Foundation Makes a Big Impact Through Relief Efforts

Veteran Advancing Life volunteer and expeditioner Paul Taira has joined every expedition since the opportunity first arose. When he started his ASEA business, Advancing Life’s charitable efforts were already in his plans. He had heard before of other companies pledging service through nonprofit organizations, but it wasn’t until he joined ASEA that he witnessed a […]

Strengthening Economic and Health Resilience with TECHO

In the latest effort to aid families affected by COVID-19 worldwide, Advancing Life Foundation has recently partnered up with TECHO, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting extreme poverty in Latin America. Our united efforts will provide water and hygiene access for rural settlements by adding rain-harvesting systems and hand-washing stations in 10 villages. The initial […]

New Partnership With Global Food Network Focuses On Those Who Need Immediate Food Assistance

The ASEA Advancing Life Foundation continues to help alleviate food insecurity and economic hardship during COVID-19. The foundation has pledged to donate $60,000 over the next six months to its newest partner, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), to support food banks in Central America and Southeast Asia. GFN helps to establish food supplies for areas […]