Project Rise volunteers from the Chicago Dawoodi Bohra community organized a drive to provide over 400 pounds of diapers and wipes to assist vulnerable families that live in the vicinity of their masjid.
Volunteers collected funds from local community members, as well as a donation from Ann and Lurie Children’s Hospital. The diapers and wipes were delivered to Hinsdale Community Service (HCS), a non-profit organization that provides food and living supplies to residents of the area, as well as Southeast DuPage and Western Cook Counties.
Despite DuPage being one of the wealthiest counties in Illinois, HCS reports that the county is home to the second most food insecure population in the state of Illinois, which prompted the Project Rise volunteers to undertake this initiative.
“I thought this was a great event since it is based in my community,” Taher Suratwala, one of the Project Rise volunteers, said. “I want my family to be involved in the community as well, so I brought my children with me to the event. We hope to continue working with HCS Services in the future.”
Wendy Michalski, Executive Director of HCS Family Services, stated,
“We are truly grateful for [the Dawoodi Bohras’] generosity and support.”
Project Rise is a global Dawoodi Bohra initiative that seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable people everywhere. It is a program in which Bohra communities everywhere participate.