Making care packages

Making care packages

By Bear Hugs Club member, Vivian Y While this box may not seem the most creative, I attempted my best to add products that could benefit anyone who may be struggling during this period of time. I managed to squeeze in two water bottles to help others quench their thirst, and two protein drinks. I remembered how these protein drinks […]

Up-cycling clothing with Taking it Global

Up-cycling clothing with Taking it Global

Through meeting with high schoolers at a local homeless shelter, I learned that many had felt extremely embarrassed having to dig through garbage bags for clothing items that were in not so great shape or not the appropriate size and style. Access to adequate clothing is a human right, yet so many are still deprived of it. Through this project, […]

T-shirt quilted blankets

T-shirt quilted blankets

By: Vivian Y. While T-shirts may not be made out of the thickest material, they could be used for multiple purposes, especially during winter. A creative experiment could be to find a bunch of unused shirts and cut them up in different shapes and sizes to make one giant blanket.  This activity could be done by Cutting the shirts into […]

T-shirt tote bags

T-shirt tote bags

By: Muzna E. Have an old shirt that you love and don’t want to give it away? Why not make an into a tote bag! The tote bag can be used for multiple purposes. It can be used as a way to bag groceries, to carry your school textbooks, or even to carry your art supplies! This tote bag allows you […]

My unstoppable moment

My unstoppable moment

  By @dynamic.daughters (San Francisco, California) Check out this incredible gal whose charity efforts are making a HUGE difference! She started her own quilting project for adults with cognitive disabilities and is the founder of Aiza’s Teddybear Foundation and inspires all to make positive changes! Read what she has to say about her UNSTOPPABLE MOMENT: “Making service more inclusive and […]

Highlighting voices in the midst of a pandemic

By Youth Advisory Board Member, Haleema Ahmed When the pandemic commenced in mid-March, I felt a deep sense of inadequacy. Medics risked their lives for COVID-19 patients, government and public health officials worked tirelessly to provide guidelines, and retail/grocery store workers ensured access to basic supplies, whilst I lacked the age or experiences to be a front-liner.  Being grateful for […]

Turning a hobby into something more

By Youth Advisory Board Member, Aleesha Sheikh However, the excitement diminished quickly when I spoke to an owner of a food bank only to realize that no facilities would be comfortable with accepting homemade sandwiches. I felt defeated, because I had grown attached to the concept and felt that I would finally be able to give back to my community. […]

Craft workshops for kids

⁣We have organized and led 30+ craft workshops with children at local elementary schools, homeless shelters, children’s hospitals and community centres. Creativity is a key to self expression, problem solving and development during these formative years of any child’s life. When I first founded @aizastbf, we would visit an emergency shelter each summer and bring all the art supplies that […]

Day of the Girl Webinar

By Like Minded Females Toronto @lmftoronto Please join us in a powerful & engaging discussion on top challenges & skills young girls need to assert themselves as change-makers around the world. Asma Khan (Chef, Restaurateur, Author, No.1 “100 Coolest People In Food & Drink” by Business Insider & Featured On Netflix’s Chef’s Table) Aiza Abid (Children’s Rights Activist, Founder, Aiza’s […]