Shafin Next 125
Dear friends and colleagues,
Like many of you, I have had great fortune in my life, and believe it is my obligation to pay it forward. Canada opened its arms to my parents when they were forced to leave Africa more than 40 years ago. I feel like I won the lottery growing up here. And I’d love for you to join me to do some good.
In anticipation of its 125th anniversary, YWCA Metro Vancouver has launched “the Next 125” – a campaign to raise funds in support of some of the most vulnerable members of our community – single mothers and their children. My commitment is to help raise $125,000 in support of these families, funding critical YWCA services such as housing, child care, financial literacy, support groups and employment services.
As change makers, I am reaching out to encourage each of you to donate $5,000 – it will take just 25 of us to reach our goal. As thanks, I will double your impact, matching all donations until we reach $125,000.