Youth organization organizing a charity event in support of Cornerstone

The charity event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walter Baker Park in Kanata and features several attractions and activities for all ages, including stage performances, dancing, music, food stalls, face painting and even more.

A local youth-led organization is hosting a charity event this weekend in Ottawa’s west end in support of Cornerstone Housing for Women.

Helping Hands Driven by Youth, a nonprofit founded in 2017 by Anish Goel and Keshav Goel, is hosting an event on Saturday August 27 at Walter Baker Park in Kanata with 100% of proceeds going to Cornerstone Housing for Women which provides emergency shelter and supportive housing for women at risk of homelessness.

“The main objective of this group is to bridge the gap between young people and the community,” said Poonam Goel, the mother of the two young people who founded the organization, on Sam Laprade’s show August 25. “We want to inspire young people to do more community service.”

The charity event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features several attractions and activities for all ages, including stage performances, dancing, music, food stalls, face painting, and more.

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Listen to the full interview with Poonam Goel below: