Throughout August and September, Project Rise volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra’s Chicago community delivered donations of laundry, personal hygiene, and household supplies to local area nonprofits focused on aiding families in need. The products were acquired by a Bohra community member and Procter & Gamble employee who participates in the company’s generous program to provide products for distribution to vulnerable members of society.
In a letter to Project Rise and the Dawoodi Bohra community of Chicago, the President of Mercy Home Fr. Scott Donahue wrote: “It was so thoughtful of you…to bring with you the gifts of much-needed cleaning, laundry and hygiene supplies. Be assured that your thoughtful actions let the young people of Mercy Home know that they are loved, and they are benefitting from your faith and belief in them. Your encouragement enhances their lives and gives them the confidence and tools they need to succeed.”
The efforts of the Project Rise volunteers were also welcomed by the Executive Director of the Lombard Outreach House Catherine Lynott, management at HCS Family Services, and volunteers at United Way of Lake County. The leadership of all organizations discussed the number of families being served and the need for ongoing support. Project Rise volunteers highlighted the importance of caring for one’s neighbors to the Dawoodi Bohra faith, and committed the Dawoodi Bohra community’s continued support.