Based in Chicago, Zariq Saddiqui serves as the senior manager of sales operation and strategy for the Nutrition Products Division of Abbott Laboratories, Inc., a global health care company. In his personal life, Zariq Saddiqui supports the international charity Unbound.
Unbound, formerly known as the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1981 by lay Catholics in the United States. The organization focuses on help people living in poverty and bridging divisions among the world’s people.
With its sponsorship program, Unbound provides food, clothing, medical care, schooling, and other basic necessities to children and the elderly; it also, in some cases, furnishes livelihood support to families. As the relationships between sponsors and sponsored friends develop, Unbound offers sponsors the opportunity to go on awareness trips to meet their friends at home and in person. With the support of more than 260,000 sponsors in the United States, the group currently helps over 300,000 children and elderly people in 20 countries around the world.
Unbound also offers a scholarship program to aid students. Recipients are chosen on the basis of their financial need, their commitment to their education, and their interest in community service. As a requirement of the program, they must perform service work.