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.


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