28 Jul 2017

Bicycles – How to Create Business Skills for Life

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Bicycle Shop Students - Creating Business Skills

Arsheen Dhalla has been busy doing remarkable work in Zanzibar through the Daraja Foundation. Daraja means bridge in Swahili. During one of her infrequent visits to Calgary, I had the pleasure to sit down with her and listen to her story. There are many stories to tell. For the third video in the series, we decided to focus on business skills and the bicycle empowerment center.

The first time Arsheen traveled to Zanzibar in this volunteer capacity, her work primarily focused on an orphanage and a local […]

2 Mar 2009

Feed a Need – Serving the Community

By |2017-04-20T20:36:03-06:00March 2nd, 2009|Categories: Current Events, Doug's Blog, Non-Profits and Community|Tags: , , |

Al and Al from Feed a Need Calgary

A few years ago, one of my business partners (Al Dhalla) and a long-time friend of his (Al Mohammed) started helping recent immigrants to Calgary by finding people wishing to give away furniture and matching them with people needing furniture.

Thus “Feed a Need” was born.

Since then, the program has grown to include people of all faiths with a genuine need earning them a nomination for a YMCA Peace Award and attention from the media.

Many of the recipients of the program have volunteered their time to help […]