The story of how Give 30 came to partner with HOPE House is serendipitous and, of course, starts with relationship.
Anees Munshi is a HOPE House Food Market volunteer who came to know about us from his good friends Steve and Vera Dyck.
“My wife and I volunteered at the Food Market and fell in love with what you do. After that it was easy. As a Muslim I am obligated to give 2.5% of my savings in charity every year. This is called Zakat. [HOPE House] make[s] it easy for me knowing that this money is put to not just good use, but really important use. I can rest assured that a key pillar of my faith, my zakat, is in good hands...it blows me away how carefully HOPE House deploys its funds and how thoughtfully run the programs are."
Anees, in turn, introduced Jaya to Ziyaad Mia, the founder of Give 30, “knowing that the synergy was obvious”.
“Jaya [and I] hit it off right away once we had a telephone chat - our ideas and values seem to be in synch” says Ziyaad. “When I did my due diligence on HOPE House, I was impressed with the work that's done and the character in how that work is done. Those values aligned with my own and the positive work in the community is what this is all about. So, Give 30 and HOPE House seemed like a perfect fit."
Give 30 is a unique movement built on inclusion, compassion and the simple principle that we ought to help others regardless of who we are, or who they are. Their values are rooted in universalism, seeking to transcend difference and division to bring people of good will together in common cause and common humanity (www.give30.ca/mission-possible).