If you ask Ahmad Devji if his drive to help others is about giving back, he sums it up in one word – duty. Duty to the community at large and those in need.
Ahmad’s latest initiative in support of Covenant House Vancouver called Project Purpose was set up as a donation drive-by held at his family’s home. Individuals were encouraged to drop by non-perishable food items, toiletries, and new clothing items which was done while maintaining covid-19 protocols.
Although it was a cold and rainy day it did not stop the community from coming out to support the donation drive. One special moment warmed everyone’s hearts when a little girl dropped by to donate her jar of coins totaling $23!
Ahmad also set up a fundraising page on Covenant House’s DIY fundraising site which has gone over his $3,000 goal!
Prior to this event, Ahmad held a fundraiser during the holiday season that resulted in a collection of approximately $500 worth of food, $600 worth of new clothing, and $2,300 in cash donations. His first drive in support of Covenant House was in May of 2020 where he collected approximately $1,400 worth of food for donation.
Ahmad’s focus on helping peers in need is a testament to his family’s strong philanthropic focus. No doubt this young man will always have the community at heart as he moves forward with his education and career.
A huge thank you to Ahmad, his wonderful family and all who donated!