Happy May!

Today I witnessed the magic of communities coming together to bring some joy to children in need 💛 Kind people from across the GTA contributed their time, energy and resources to organize book drives, pack items and drop them off at our door. I am so excited to continue working on this little library project and can’t wait to share […]

Challenges for children in India

While children are at a lower risk of contracting COVID, they are not immune to the consequences as their families, teachers, and community leaders are infected and unable to support them. “The pandemic has reversed much of the progress India has made in reducing poverty and, as is too often the case, it is the poorest and most marginalised children […]

Supporting your child’s mental health through remote learning

6 tips from @childrensmentalhealthon “In this difficult phase of the pandemic, prioritizing the mental health of all kids and their families is really important. Children’s Mental Health has compiled tips from their child and youth mental health professionals to address some of the issues and concerns they are hearing from parents.” 1. Manage expectationsSome children are really struggling with remote learning, […]

Earth Day

“Nature isn’t separate from us at all – it runs through our lungs, through our veins. Each breath we breathe comes from the earth, from the atmosphere, from the air – from a natural cycle found in nature.” @greengirlleah How we care for ourselves impacts how we care for the Earth 🌍 To bring the natural system into balance, we need […]

Home library program

We are so excited to extend our home library program to homeless shelters across the GTA! With many local libraries closed and students learning remotely, emphasizing the importance of early literacy is crucial. Our book donations will ensure that children… 1️⃣ Have access to good reading material2️⃣ Experience longer and more frequent shared reading between parents and children3️⃣ Develop critical […]

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Happy National Volunteer Week! I first stumbled upon the non-profit world in elementary school. At the time, I had just witnessed the generational effects of poverty in Pakistan and needed to channel my energy and emotions into some form of humanitarian outreach.  But I was only 7-years old and had access to very limited resources. Upon spending the next several […]

Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan Mubarak / Happy Ramadan to all those who celebrate! 🌙 ⭐️ I hope this month gives us all time to self-reflect, practice patience, learn peace and show gratitude. It is such a blessing to be a part of a community that devotes so much time to giving back and helping others. Using what we have been blessed us with […]

New clothing for homeless youth!

An estimated 1,500 – 2,000 youth in Toronto are homeless on any given night.  When children enter the shelter system, they are provided with a set of clothing and a few basic personal hygiene products. In many cases, the used clothing they receive is not always in the best shape. After years of conversing with young people experiencing homelessness, I […]

Rising Youth Community Service

Join the movement! Visit risingyouth.ca Through meeting with thousands of individuals in need over the past seven years, I have learned just how important good clothing items are for one’s self confidence. But many individuals at the local homeless shelters we serve have expressed the embarrassment they have felt in the past digging through garbage bags in search of adequate […]