In 2018, siblings Noor, 14, and Mohamad Ali, 12, launched Shoes4Blues as part of their effort to raise funds for Project Alive. Their commitment, compassion and vision took them far, it led them starting their own club at American Heritage School. In this club, they organized numerous drives and sent multiple containers for disaster relief locally and internationally. This led to the founding of Unite for a Cause. The name founded itself through the way their friends joined effort for these causes to make the world a better place.
At Unite 4 A Cause, we specialize in disaster relief and preparedness, striving to be at the forefront in responding swiftly to emergencies. Our mission includes maintaining a ready supply of necessary items to dispatch immediately when a disaster strikes. Alongside this core focus, we support local and global community initiatives, assist in international special needs programs, and offer talent scholarships, all aimed at empowering and uplifting communities and individuals facing challenges. Our comprehensive approach ensures a robust and rapid response to disasters while fostering long-term resilience and development.
We uphold values of leadership, dedication,creativity, adaptability, collaboration, resilience, empathy, empowerment, transparency,and problem-solving. These principles guide our approach to empowering communities, fostering resilience, and achieving effective disaster response and readiness.
Our team is a dynamic mosaic of international students each bringing unique talents and a
passion of being a changemaker! All driven by leadership,commitment to leave the world better
than we found it! We all believe in the same values: compassion, resilience,integrity, tenacity,
persistence,strong work ethic,creativity, collaboration,change maker.
Mohamad Ali, currently a Senior at American Heritage School in Plantation, embodies a fervent passion for community service. Co-founding ‘Unite 4 a Cause’ alongside his sister, Noor, Mohamad has consistently demonstrated his dedication to helping others. His impactful contributions in all the disaster relief missions led him to be honored with many proclamations, letter of commendations and awards.
Under his leadership, Moe has guided the organization’s disaster relief efforts, ensuring that essential aid is directed to areas struck by natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes. He oversees the planning, the logistic and the proper execution of any mission from A to Z. He serves as the president of Club at his school, a testament to his active involvement, and also leads ‘Shoes 4 Blues’ which he founded in 2018.
Outside his philanthropic pursuits, Mohamad is a competing horseback rider, tennis player, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete. His creativity is evident in his love for woodworking, furniture crafting, gardening, and piano playing. He is a member of an Honor Society as well, and a National Merit Scholar.
Noor, Sophmore at Nova Southeastern University, co-founder of Shoes for Blues started this venture back in 2018 by collecting used shoes to raise money for charitable causes. However, in 2020 when Beirut, Lebanon fell to shreds she became prompted to lead the initiative of a large scale disaster relief drive to get aid overseas leading her to co-found Unite for a Cause. Following these drives, she co-founded the Arabic club and became the Young Ambassador for Beirut for Social Development. She is now the treasurer at the MENA at Nova .She enjoys ceramics, was the President of the Ceramics Club. As a President of National Dance Honor Society (NDHS), she assists dance instructors in lower dance class levels and through recycling used shoes and bake sales, is offering a scholarship to disadvantaged children. She hopes to continue helping victims of disasters and lower income dancers, as well as promoting sustainability through recycling.
Tomas Guzman, Senior at American Heritage School, is also the current Vice President of the Arabic club of the school. American born but raised in Colombia, he takes sending aid and help to Colombia very seriously since more than a fourth of their population lives under poverty. Tomas contributed his time and leadership for Beirut Project helping in the warehouse in Miami and during the drives at Volunteer Park. His interests include mathematics, history, and business as he is involved in the Pre-Business track in American Heritage. Tomas also takes part in BLUE Missions, a nonprofit organization about the water and sanitation crisis. Furthermore, Tomas enjoys playing tennis, soccer, golf, and different water sports. Throughout his whole life he has always been really passionate about the social, political, and economic development of Colombia. With the help of Unite 4 A Cause, Tomas seeks to improve living conditions for many Colombians.
Eva, is a Sophomore at Harvard University, works as Haiti Coordinator of Unite 4 A Cause. With her entire family from Haiti, she is passionate in aiding Haiti as much as she can. She enjoys all things literature and mathematics, spending most of her time with her nose in a book or doing math problems. She is an active participant in many school clubs, as president of Black Student Union and Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMs) and vice president of Key Club, armed with a passion for helping others. When she is not studying or promoting the wonderful articles on iPatriotPost, she is at swim practice, or learning about and creating computer science, including this website.
Isabella, is a Sophomore at Northeastern University. She works there organizing fundraisers and drives as well as weekly meetings and club involvement within the community. Furthermore, she is involved in the pre-law society and will be beginning her legal internship in January. She is also involved and a dance studio outside of school where she trains and teaches young children including those with learning disabilities. The partners with best buddies in order to reach as many students in need as possible. She is part of the National Dance Honor Society with which she fundraises in order to fund Dance Iq Gives, which helps disabled youth pay for dance classes. Overall, she is passionate about helping those in need and correcting injustice.
Ryan Rached is currently a Senior at International College in Beirut, Lebanon. He was the former Vice President of the Arabic club at American Heritage. He actively contributed his time and leadership to the Unite 4 A Cause: Help supervising for Beirut Project at the warehouse in Miami. He is also an active member and volunteer with the Boy Scouts of Lebanon and the young ambassador for Beirut Association for Social Development. His passions are go-kart racing and soccer. He played soccer for Weston FC and West Pines United, and he raced for Xtreme Team Racing. He is currently mentoring a charitable soccer team for Syrian refugees in Lebanon as well as tutoring them in English.
Rayyan, A Sophomore college student. He loves to help others and has participated actively by leading our projects since the beginning. He was one of the first to join the team and worked tirelessly to facilitate the shipments of humanitarian aid to Lebanon and the Earthquake Relief/Toy drive to Haiti/ Ramadan Drive. In his free time, Rayyan likes to invest in the stock market and perform financial analysis. He also works as an all-around computer specialist by programming, editing videos professionally, and doing graphic design, he runs his own business since middle school. In the future, he plans to continue helping others, as well as pursuing a major in Computer Science, and making bigger impacts with his Entrepreneurial skills.
Narjis, a fifth grader, is a natural leader who loves gymnastics, horseback riding and chocolate.
Adam is aan 8th grader is charismatic and loves drama and singing. He played Mowgli in his school’s production of The Jungle Book.
An 8th grader, Reda loves tennis, reading, horseback riding jiujitsu and paleontology. He enjoys watching anime.
Our accomplished team has garnered recognition not only for their humanitarian
endeavors but also for their remarkable talents, skills, and academic achievements.
These accolades underscore our team’s multifaceted excellence.