The Dawoodi Bohra community in Perth teamed up with the Salvation Army to carry out a ‘Toy Distribution Drive’ for deserving children in their local community under the banner of Project Rise. This is the fourth consecutive year where community members have undertaken this drive in the hopes of bringing smiles on the faces of the young beneficiaries.
‘The festive season is a time for sharing joy and happiness. Sharing this warmth with children is the most satisfying and rewarding feeling and something we look forward to each year’ said Lubaina Motiwala, Project Coordinator on behalf of the Dawoodi Bohra community.
Volunteers from the Salvation Army appreciated the community’s efforts and said they look forward to future partnerships in other domains of welfare activities.
The Dawoodi Bohra Community of Perth is a small and close-knit community comprising 50 families. The community is now steadily growing with members from India, Pakistan, East Africa, Sri Lanka and other countries seeking out the numerous education and career opportunities that Western Australia offers.
Project Rise is the Dawoodi Bohra community’s global philanthropic arm that endeavours to bring about an uplift in people’s lives so that they may live in comfort and with dignity.