Jamie Altena

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Jamie in DRIt takes a lot of work to create hope and change – and everyone can play a part. Our monthly partners are the financial backbone of what we are able to accomplish in LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute); their consistency, passion and dedication to change is what helps to push us forward. Each of our monthly partners have their own reasons for why they believe in LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) and why they want to be a part of something that is making a difference.

Jamie Altena is an entrepreneur, a soccer enthusiast and a passionate philanthropist. We first met Jamie in 2004, the year we started to work with his company, Soundbox (, as they provided technical support for our road teams. Jamie started his company when he was 22. He had a vision to not only create a viable business but to also create opportunities with that business to bring hope and change around the world. Because of that, he has also been able to start a program that delivers well maintained, used audio/visual equipment to  churches and community centres in the developing world.Jamie partners with LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) because he has seen the difference that LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) is able to make through our high school programs and Hero Holiday.“I wanted to support LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) in an ongoing, tangible way. I know that my donation helps and goes directly to making a difference. Check out LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) for yourself: meet the workers and the volunteers, talk to the students who have gone on a Hero Holiday and you will know it is the right thing to do.LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute)’s work is world changing because working with students has the ability to change the way they think. They are very vulnerable and need to be positively influenced, and LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) accomplishes that.”People like Jamie recognize that significance comes when we work together – that philanthropy has to start somewhere. People like Jamie make the world a better place.To find out more about LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute)’s monthly partnership program, email us at partners@LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute).org. Your dream to make a difference can start here!

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: May 6th, 2010