Dublin Student Organizes Donations for Those in Need

Arshad Mohammed, a junior at Dublin High School, has distributed over 380 blankets to various homeless encampments in Stockton, Hayward, and Oakland. All of this was made possible by his nonprofit organization – TOUCH Lives.

Mohammed originally came up with the idea for his nonprofit organization while volunteering at his local Red Cross chapter. On the way to monthly meetings in Oakland, Mohammed would often find homeless people shivering in local parks. He approached some local homeless shelters and learned about the urgent need for blankets for the homeless. Mohammed launched his own nonprofit organization – TOUCH Lives – to collect and distribute items such as blankets, socks, and hygiene kits.

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety.

You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Choose an online service.

kAmw6 92D C624965 @FE E@ ?F>6C@FD =@42E:@?D DF49 2D $2=G2E:@? pC>J w2JH2C5[ r:EJE62> ~2<=2?5[ 2?5 %9C66 rC@DD r9FC49] w6 6DE:>2E6D E92E 96 92D 96=A65 C@F89=J d__ 9@>6=6DD C646:G6 9J8:6?6 <:ED[ D@4<D[ 2?5 3=2?<6ED]k^Am

kAm#@=2?5 t==:?8D6?[ @?6 @7 E96 DEC66E E62> =6256CD 96 H@C<65 H:E9 πŸ˜• %9C66 rC@DD r9FC49[ D2:5[ β€œ%96 >2:? C62D@?D pCD925 H2D 23=6 E@ 5:DEC:3FE6 E96D6 >2?J 3=2?<6ED H2D 9:D D:?46C6 56D:C6 E@ 96=A A6@A=6 H9@ 2C6 πŸ˜• C62= ?665[ 4@>3:?65 H:E9 7@4FD65 A6CD:DE6?46 2?5 F?56?:23=6 E6?24:EJ E@ >2<6 :E 92AA6?]”k^Am

kAm|@92>>65 42==65 FA C@F89=J @?6 9F?5C65 9@E6=D 2D<:?8 7@C 365 D966E 5@?2E:@?D] |2?J 9@E6=D 5:D42C5 E96:C 365 D966ED 27E6C E96J 92G6 D=:89E 3=6>:D96D @C C:AD] |@92>>65 42A:E2=:K6D @? E9:D AC24E:46 2?5 6DE:>2E6D 96 92D 4@==64E65 @G6C g__ FD65 365 D966ED] w6 DE:E496D E96 C:AA65 365 D966ED πŸ˜• ?665 @7 C6A2:C 2?5 A6CD@?2==J 56=:G6CD E96> E@ E96 9@>6=6DD] rFCC6?E=J[ 96 πŸ˜€ =@@<:?8 7@C >@C6 =@42E:@?D 7@C 5:DEC:3FE:@? @7 E96 C67FC3:D965 D966ED]k^Am

kAmx? 255:E:@? E@ E96 D966ED[ |@92>>65 7:?2?46D E96 AFC492D6 @7 E96 D@4<D 2?5 9J8:6?6 <:ED 3J EFE@C:?8 DEF56?ED πŸ˜• 9:D =@42= 4@>>F?:EJ] %96 <:ED FDF2==J 4@?D:DE @7 H:A6D[ E@@E93CFD96D[ E@@E9A2DE6[ 2?5 92?5 D2?:E:K6C] x? E@E2=[ 96 92D C2:D65 C@F89=J S`g__ 7@C %~&rw {:G6D]k^Am

kAmw6 92D DA6?E `d 9@FCD H2=<:?8 E9C@F89 DBF2=:5 9@>6=6DD 6?42>A>6?ED H:E9 >6?[ H@>6?[ 2?5 49:=5C6? =:G:?8 πŸ˜• F?DE23=6 2?5 E6>A@C2CJ >2<6D9:7E E6?ED] w6 6G6? <?@4<D @? E96 42C H:?5@HD @7 E96 9@>6=6DD E@ 2D< :7 E96J ?665 2?J @7 E96 :E6>D 96 92D 3C@F89E 2=@?8]k^Am

kAm$@>6E:>6D[ 96 D2JD E92E E96 9@>6=6DD C6DA@?5 92CD9=J E@ 9:D 677@CED 3J 4FCD:?8 @C J6==:?8 2E 9:>] |2?J E:>6D 9@>6=6DD A6CD@?D 92G6 366? DF3;64E65 E@ A9JD:42= 23FD6 @C 92G6 F?EC62E65 >6?E2= :==?6DD6D E92E =65 E96> E@ E96:C 4FCC6?E D:EF2E:@?] q642FD6 @7 E96:C 762C[ E96J ECJ E@ 5676?5 E96>D6=G6D 3J 92G:?8 962E65 @FE3FCDED]k^Am

kAm(96? 2D<65 H92E 5C:G6D 9:D 6?E9FD:2D> 7@C E96 9@>6=6DD[ |@92>>65 C6DA@?565i β€œx 36=:6G6 E92E E96 :>A@G6C:D965 56D6CG6 E@ =:G6 H:E9 32D:4 ?646DD:E:6D 2?5 36 EC62E65 H:E9 6>A2E9J”] w6 6?;@JD 4@?G6CD:?8 H:E9 E96 C64:A:6?ED @7 9:D 5@?2E:@?D 2?5 766=D 96 92D 8C@H? πŸ˜• F?56CDE2?5:?8 E96:C :DDF6D] w6 766=D 8C2E67F= E92E 96 42? 4C62E6 2 A@D:E:G6 :>A24E @? E96:C 5:77:4F=E =:G6D E9C@F89 %~&rw {:G6D]k^Am

kAmw6 πŸ˜€ 2=C625J A=2??:?8 255:E:@?2= AC@;64ED 7@C E96 7FEFC6] w6 9@A6D E92E 96 42? 5:DEC:3FE6 C@F89=J `[g__ FD65 365 D966ED 3J E96 6?5 @7 E96 J62C 2=@?8 H:E9 b__ D@4<D 2?5 a__ 9J8:6?6 <:ED] w6 H2?ED 9:D DE@CJ E@ :?DA:C6 @E96CD E@ 36 24E:G6 πŸ˜• 4@>>F?:EJ D6CG:46 2?5 96=A @FE πŸ˜• 2?J H2J E96J 42?]k^Am