HOMELESS: Charity drive by ASAP collects more than 300 blankets, toques for less fortunate

Published: December 18, 2012

VANCOUVER DESI

Volunteers with the Association of South Asian Professionals hand out blankets at Oppenheimer Park on Saturday. Submitted photo/ASAP

More than 300 blankets and toques were handed out in East Vancouver by the Association of South Asian Professionalson Saturday for their fourth annual Blankets for the Homeless Event.

A number of volunteers, including David Gadhia, David Sidoo and their families braved Saturday’s rain and sleet at Oppenheimer Park so they could help those less fortunate keep warm this winter.

“The issues of homelessness and poverty should be major concerns for everyone in British Columbia,” ASAP president Jindy Bhalla said in a release. “These problems need to be addressed now before they get any worse.”

ASAP’s goal is to raise awareness and make a difference in the lives of the nearly 2,300 homeless people in Vancouver.

While the association appreciates donations, their main goal is to encourage South Asian professionals to get involved and give back to the community.




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