Project Rise volunteers from the Collin County community of Dawoodi Bohras partnered with McKinney Little Free Pantry to distribute free backpacks and school supplies to ensure that local children are ready for the new school year. Local children were invited to visit the Dawoodi Bohras’ masjid (mosque) to collect the school supplies that they needed.
Rashida Rasheed of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Collin County said, “Going back to school can be an expensive time for families, with the cost of backpacks, pens and pencils, and notebooks really adding up. As part of our global Project Rise initiative, we wanted to give a little helping hand to those that need extra support. We wish all young students in Collin County the very best on their return to school this month.”
Kim Sanchez, Founder of Little Free Pantry in McKinney, said, “McKinney Little Free Pantry has worked in partnership with Project Rise volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohras of Collin County for many years now to support vulnerable people in our community. We’re delighted to partner with them once again on providing school supplies to make sure that all local children have what they need to start the new school year.”
Project Rise is a global initiative undertaken by Dawoodi Bohras all over the world to help raise the living standards of vulnerable members of society while striving to protect and enhance the natural environment.