Sam Welten, with the support of his wife Vee and their three sons, founded Possibilities International (PI) in Kitchener, Ontario in September 2005. Sam had a passion to help the hurting, helpless and hopeless around the world - he had visited several third world countries and observed first hand that a little can go a long way toward impacting a life.
He believed therefore, that everyone could be a philanthropist regardless of age or economic status and he set about finding a way to make that happen.
In the Fall of 2009, PI launched the first iam1ru website. iam1ru became PI’s brand as it posed both the statement and question that meant “I am an everyday philanthropist, are you?” The website allowed PI’s donors to see/read profiles of the everyday needs and dreams of people around the world, and choose where they would like their donations to go. Since it’s inception, PI has facilitated many humanitarian aid trips to countries such as: Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Ukraine, Guatemala, Ghana, Mexico and El Salvador. Teams have participated in building projects, renovations, shopping sprees for orphans, visiting and encouraging the blind, elderly or handicapped and much more. PI directs its own humanitarian aid trips and also facilitates trips for other groups such as schools, colleges, churches, and even families. As of December 2022, PI has seen countless unique dreams fulfilled via sponsorship through the website. That does not include the countless dreams that are sponsored by caring people while away on trips with PI. The nation of Everyday Philanthropists continues to grow. Will you join us?
We believe "we can do far more together than we can ever do alone".
Joshua Aaron is an award-winning American-Israeli independent singer and songwriter recently listed as one of the Jewish Global 100 influencers. He resides near the Sea of Galilee with his wife Jeannie, and their 5 children, their eldest child now serving in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces).
Joshua is the founder of "Gather the Nations", an international non-profit hosting an annual conference, music outreach, and music mentorship program. Since 2009 he's hosted an annual Worship in Israel tour, bringing cohorts of believers on an unforgettable journey to the Holy Land, from Jerusalem to his backyard, the Galilee.
His music, sung in English and Hebrew, blends a wide array of sounds including traditional Jewish genres reaching millions of listeners of all nations, and languages. www.joshuaaaron.tv