The nonprofit that I started, Bel Inizio, means “Beautiful Beginning” in Italian. Our mission is to help disadvantaged individuals build confidence through fitness and nutrition. I started Bel Inizio after the death of my husband, and the bankruptcy of my employer, provided me an opportunity to dig deep and figure out how to survive. Ultimately, I realized that exercise, eating correctly, and accomplishing daily goals gave me the confidence to move forward day after day. It became my mission to pay this knowledge forward and now in our 11th year Bel Inizio has graduated 800+ women and men who live in shelters, helping them to not only cross the finish line of their first 5K but to face each day with confidence and resilience.
I lead Bel Inizio, run marathons, rescue dogs, and spend time with my precious 90 year-old mom. I horseback ride, sail, and like a nice glass of wine from time to time.
Bel Inizio’s perfect referral is an individual, company, or organization that wants to partner with a nonprofit that they know has a direct impact on the lives of disadvantaged women and men in the Houston area. Through this relationship, Bel Inizio helps gives each of our clients a beautiful beginning. Volunteering opportunities, in kind donation lists, and sponsorships are available.
Aside from the knowledge that your support is truly having an immediate impact on the lives of those who have been abused and are in recovery, you will receive probable tax deductions, recognition, and discounts to our events.
San Houston State University (BA), Texas Women's University (MFA), University of Texas Health Science Center Post Graduate work in Instructional Design), and Rice University (Leadership in Nonprofit Excellence program - graduated with Exemplary status).
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I know that you are a compassionate person and I'd like to introduce you to a woman that shares that characteristic. Theresa Strong started a nonprofit focused on helping women who have been abused and may be in recovery, build self-esteem and life skills through fitness and nutrition. Bel Inizio (which means beautiful beginning in Italian) is a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals living in shelters learn to set and achieve goals through the completion of their first 5K race. I have been supporting Bel Inizio (www.bel-inizio.com) several years and once you meet Theresa and learn about their program I expect you will also feel drawn to their mission. I encourage you to invite Theresa to coffee. The life you change may just be your own. Theresa can be reached at Theresa.email@example.com, 281 436 7580.