What do we do?

provideInc is unique in that we are a multipurpose charitable organization. We are not focused on ONE particular cause. We are, however, firmly of the belief that ONE group of friends, ONE family, ONE person can change the world.

Who Are We?

provideInc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which was established in May of 2008. Since that time, provideInc has enabled individuals, families, and a wide variety of groups the opportunity to serve in meaningful ways and positively impact local and global communities.

We believe that each of us is uniquely gifted and that through our varied talents and abilities we can – and are called to – joyfully serve others. We can introduce people to the joy of serving through a wide variety of hands-on projects and convey a philosophy of becoming individuals for whom serving is a central part of life.

Board of Directors

JENNIFER ARAPOFF

Director, Marketing

Communications/Sponsored Content

Charlotte, NC

Sports Business Journal

As an experienced marketing communications executive, Jennifer is professionally passionate about internal and external storytelling. Her personal passions include a variety of charitable and philanthropic projects with an emphasis on kindness.

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LinkedIn – Article

AMANDA FORD

Community Liaison

Pontiac, MI

Oakland County Sheriff's Office

After years of creating and implementing community outreach initiatives on behalf of the Oakland County Sheriff's office, Amanda looks forward to contributing and learning through this new involvement as a provideInc Board Member.

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Website – OCSO

AYANA KNOX-POTTS

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Technician

Farmington Hills, MI

Autisim Spectrum Disorder

(private professional Information)

Ayana's goal is to be an example for the future (our children). She has always been passionate about working with children – and actively seeks opportunities to serve others and to bring smiles to the faces of those whose lives intersect with hers.

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Metro Parent SE MI – Article

VARSHA KODUVAYUR

Senior Research Anaylist

Foundation for

Defense of Democracies

Washington, D.C.

Varsha's aim is to live a life in alignment with her values, believing that making a measurable, tangible change in the life of even one person is worthwhile. As a service-oriented individual, she deeply believes in the power of collective action.

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Wall Street Journal – Article

LORI NASEEF

Founder/Director

provideInc

Lake Orion, MI

For Lori, a primary goal in founding provideInc was to break down roadblocks to volunteerism and introduce people to the joy of serving through "episodic" volunteer opportunities. Lori finds great satisfaction in connecting people who CAN help with people who NEED help.

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Facebook – provideInc

STEVE NASEEF

North American Sales Manager

Parker Hannifin

Wixom, MI

Steve has long enjoyed developing strategy and tactically applying it through people with a mission. SInce provideInc's inception, he has been committed to serving and helping to align purpose and focus in service.

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Vimeo – provideInc 10th Anniv

MARLEY REDD

Education Placement

and Certification Specialist

Lacey, WA

Saint Martin's University

Marley has a long history of working with provideInc – both as a volunteer and an intern. As a recent college graduate, Marley looks forward to creating a career centered around community programming and outreach, with an emphasis on enrichment through diversity.

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E-Newsletter – provideInc 1/2020

JALEN SEAWRIGHT

Pastor and Worship Leader

Justic Advocate

Troy, MI

Metro-Detroit

In January of 2021 Jalen stepped down as the Worship Arts Director at Kensington Church to pursue a calling towards healing the racial and cultural divides in the metro-Detroit area. While in the process of establishing his own 501(c)3 focused on this goal, Jalen looks forward to gaining experience in the nonprofit sector through actively contributing as a provideInc Board Member.

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YouTube – Message

LARRY WIK

Senior Pastor

Lake Orion, MI

Lake Orion

United Methodist Church

Larry is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. Prior to attending seminary at Emory University, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Wayne State. Music and ministry come together to enhance Larry's interfaith collaboration and outreach endeavors.

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Facebook – Lake Orion UMC