Keeping warm in winter is a challenge for homeless people. This Fall, volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Calgary helped young people without permanent shelter to prepare for colder temperatures by donating hats, underwear, mittens & gift cards.
The Bohras’ drive-thru event was held in aid of Gear Up 4 Winter, which holds an annual event to provide vulnerable and at-risk youths in the Calgary area with both clothing and personal hygiene supplies, as well as support services, to help them break out of the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Over the last 18 years, Gear Up 4 Winter has brought together 35 agencies in the city, supporting thousands of youths in the region and enlisting the help of 100s of volunteers.
The Dawoodi Bohras’ efforts were organized as part of Project Rise, a global initiative established by the faith in 2018 to support vulnerable people around the world in a variety of ways, such as by providing food and nutritional support, education, clean water and an enhanced natural environment.