The Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteerism (ICERV) in Australia and New Zealand had pledged to contribute 10,000 hours of community service in 2019, and with the year now over, have gone beyond their target and reached 10,100 hours of service.
Their aim was to put their values into action to improve the quality of life of others. "It was important to focus our efforts of contribution by working on two main themes: poverty alleviation and sustainable planet," say the ICERV's community outreach leaders.
The contributions have come from all members of the community, including seniors, mothers, youth, primary children, professionals and retired members, all of whom participated in a range of activities across Australia and New Zealand.
The Brisbane ICERV team participated in Clean Up Australia, Red Cross blood donation drives, food drives during Ramadan, and Christmas food drive collaborating with St Vincent De Paul Society.