Elijah’s Promise has been feeding the hungry in the New Brunswick community since 1989. The nonprofit organization uses food to empower lives, as well as, alleviate hunger in the Central New Jersey. The organization operates a soup kitchen, a catering business, and a culinary arts school, plus a pay-as-you-go café. Elijah’s Promise also connects low-income families with health and social services.
The nonprofit has hundreds of volunteers, donors, and business partners, and those concerned people help serve more than 100,000 meals every year. Plus, with the help of people like real estate developer, Sam Boraie, unskilled workers are able to pursue jobs in the food industry and other local businesses. Sam Boraie is one of the vice-presidents of Boraie Development LLC. Sam’s father, Omar, started the company in the 1970s.
New Brunswick was going through a transition in the 1970s. Downtown New Brunswick was a ghost town. The once thriving inner-city turned into a drug and crime haven, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Omar Boraie saw an opportunity to make the city great again, so he started buying properties on Albany Street. Yahoo.com reveals that Boraie was responsible for building the first high-rise office building on Albany Street in the 1980s. Albany Street Plaza One brought some important healthcare businesses to downtown New Brunswick, and that started a chain reaction of sorts.
When Sam and his brother, Wasseem, and sister, Hiam, joined the company, the One Spring Street residential project was underway, and the luxury, New York style condo building called the Aspire was on the drawing board. The New York Times says that Sam Boraie and his brother and sister helped turn downtown New Brunswick into a thriving healthcare business center and a comfortable residential area once again.
The news spread quickly around the state, and Sam Boraie was called on to help Newark become an energetic city again. Sam and Shaq O’Neil formed a partnership, and they developed the One Riverview condo building. One Riverview brought people back to Newark to live. That building inspired other companies to develop other areas of Newark. Sam Boraie was spreading goodwill and economic progress to New Jersey’s inner cities that sat dormant for years. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/boraie-development-llc-opens-leasing-center-in-new-brunswick-new-jersey-300176946.html
Sam Boraie sits on the board of Elijah’s Promise. He participates in the annual fundraiser every year. He is known as a hands-on philanthropist. Sam takes pride in his business and nonprofit accomplishments. He is a well-respected real estate developer and humanitarian. Sam is changing the economic dynamics of New Jersey one city at a time.