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 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 […]

Community champion breakfast

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who put their love and trust into our little nonprofit. Bringing peace, justice and healing to the lives of children is an honour and I am so grateful for this life of service! I spent this morning alongside incredible co-champions and participated in a panel discussion led by CBC Toronto News @ 11 host, […]

Celebrating little milestones

Celebrating little milestones

I remember when this little one came over to our booth to make bracelets. After carefully braiding the threads together, their father came over and exclaimed, “You did that all by yourself? That’s incredible! Can you teach me how to make one?” I loved this moment and have always thought of it as a reminder to celebrate the young people […]