GIV Society to Host 2nd Annual “Holiday GIVing” Event at the Woodward’s Atrium

Various local restaurants and businesses to participate in feeding over 1,000 guests in the Downtown Eastside area.

Vancouver, B.C. November 26, 2018: Global Inspired Volunteer (GIV) Society is set to host their signature “Holiday GIVing” event for the second year at the Woodward’s Atrium in the Downtown, Eastside area of Vancouver on November 26th, 6-8pm. By partnering with numerous local restaurants and businesses to provide dinner, entertainment, foot ware and warm winter clothing for those less fortunate, the event aims to raise awareness of the increasing rate of homelessness in the lower mainland.


About Holiday Giving:

After successfully hosting “Holiday GIVing” in 2017 which resulted in hot breakfast, warm winter jackets and brand-new shoes for over 500 guests, Allibhai is determined to set GIV’s sights higher this year by doubling the amount of meals and winter necessities for attendees. “Last year’s turn out exceeded our expectations. GIV is very fortunate to have the support of Westbank, who has so generously provided us the space to make Holiday GIVing memorable”, Allibhai expressed. Undoubtedly, Holiday GIVing would not be complete without their dedicated team of volunteers, as Allibhai also stated that “they are the most precious resource in building a prosperous civil society.”

About GIV Society:

GIV Society, launched by Karim Allibhai is a volunteer event management team that supports non-profit organizations and communities in achieving their social goals. Since its emergence in June 2017, GIV has directly impacted over 35,000 community members and has provided meals to over 2,800 to those in need. GIV is more than a charity-centric organization. It has been developed as a disruptive social platform leveraging win-win strategy, social media and traditional media, enabling an eco-system through collaboration between non-profit organizations, communities and corporations.

To date, GIV has built partnerships with numerous established organizations such as Rotary Club, Deloitte, Superstore, Starbucks, Glowbal Restaurant Group, Shark Club and White Spot. Additionally, GIV has supported organizations such as UBC Block Chain, CARP Richmond Chapter, Shakti Society, BC Buddhist Festival, BC India Business Network and more.

With community members and corporations coming together to make a difference in our society, GIV hopes that it can inspire others to join them for future collaborations and be a part of achieving their vision to “GIVe Local and Inspire Global.” More information on GIV Society and their upcoming events can be found on their website www.givsociety.org

 

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Thursday, May 10th, 2018: The Shakti Awards Dinner Gala is a celebration of women with approximately 500 guests being held on Friday, May 11th at Bollywood Banquet Hall at 6:30 p.m. Funds raised will go towards programs like Wellness Days, Healing Circles for Women, Community Cafes on violence against women and one on one counselling and support for women in abusive relationships.
 

Women from all walks of life will be participating in this celebration of the accomplishments of their sisters. A large number of men supportive of women’s causes will also be in attendance. A powerful speech will be given by our Keynote Speaker, Shushma Datt. She is a pioneer in the broadcasting industry and a trailblazer as a successful businesswoman who has stayed true to her roots, her values and principles while introducing ethnic broadcasting to British Columbians in the early 70s. Soul stirring entertainment, delicious dinner and drinks are also on the menu.
 

Shakti Society is excited to announce its partnership with GIV Society, a progressive and innovative society that is utilizing the social capital of our community to create change agents through volunteerism.
 

GIV Society has supported Shakti Society on various initiatives like their annual Wellness Day and the Shakti Film Festival Launch Party by providing support through their professional and dedicated volunteers, as well as very fruitful connections with other partners in media, social media and donors. We are looking forward to creating a mutually beneficial partnership with GIV.

"It has been a pleasure collaborating with Shakti Society and formalizing our partnership. GIV and Shakti Society share a common vision of building a better society by empowering women and children. Collaborating our vision, resources and expertise will enable us to leverage infrastructure, time and energy to achieve our mandates" - Karim Allibhai, the CEO of GIV Society.

“We are especially thankful that the volunteers of GIV Society will be helping at the16th Annual Shakti Awards Gala.. Like every year, we have received several nominations of outstanding women who have excelled in their fields and demonstrated the spirit of ‘Shakti’. The recipients of this year’s awards will be announced at the Shakti Awards Curtain Raiser on April 26th at Sapphire Bistro.” Sonia Andhi Bilkhu, Founder of Shakti Society


 

 

GIV Society is a volunteer event management team that supports non-profit organizations and communities to achieving their social goals. It’s a disruptive game changer to better society by activating youth, seniors, and all sectors of society to get more involved, and allow organizations to deliver their mission.


 

 

This is a non-profit society dedicated to empowering individuals, families and communities. Our vision is to inspire, motivate and create vibrant communities by utilizing and enhancing the social capital of our citizens. We are committed to working with underprivileged members of our community and bringing resources together to support those in need.

Find more information at www.givsociety.org

For Media Interviews, please contact:

Alice Zhou, President

Gracious Host Events And PR

604-773-5231

alice@gracioushost.ca

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Shakti Awards Recognizing Women in Business & Community Leaders

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