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Volunteers will be helping to sort food as we start the holiday giving season.

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An Ismaili volunteer prepares Thanksgiving pumpkin pie as part of Operation Turkey to deliver meals for people in need in Dallas. Sara Maherali

Thanksgiving in the United States is when family and friends gather to share a meal in their homes. But the national holiday is also an opportunity to join with neighbours in offering service, and across the country, American Ismailis did exactly that.

Preparing to plant trees at Silvaasa to mark the anniversary of India's independence. Ismaili Council for India

Across India this 15 August, Ismailis celebrated their nation’s independence through acts that contributed to the wellbeing of society. Members of the Jamat planted trees, cleaned up local monuments and put on street plays to educate about traffic safety.

Aga Khan Scouts and Guides and volunteers from Oxygen Management Consultants prepare to spread smiles at the Rashid Hospital Trauma Center on the New Year's Eve. Habib Hussain

To help everybody usher in 2016 on a positive note, a group of Ismaili volunteers in Dubai visited the Rashid Hospital Trauma Center to bring new year festivities to the patients.

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