On October 28th, at the Cupertino City Hall, the Givelight Foundation held their annual fundraiser: The Global Bistro. Organized and executed entirely by a passionate group of young individuals, this event showcased not only their dedication but also their ability to create a real impact in the world. To bring this event to life, the youth members split into three committees, each with a specific role in making the Global Bistro fundraiser a success.
The media team worked diligently on publicizing the event, creating eye-catching flyers, and harnessing the power of social media to spread the word. Their efforts ensured that the event reached a broader audience.
The merch team was responsible for the creation and organization of merchandise. Their dedication to the cause was evident in the quality and variety of merchandise available for purchase at the event, providing attendees with a tangible way to support the foundation’s mission.
The outreach team embarked on the vital mission of securing sponsors and partners for the Global Bistro fundraiser. Their tireless efforts ensured that the event received the support and backing it needed to thrive. Local businesses and community members who shared the same values and commitment to making a difference were eager to contribute, making the event even more impactful.
On the day of the Global Bistro, all three teams came together to bring the bistro to life. From organizing the decor, setting up the tables, and guiding volunteers, there was a lot of work to be done — but thanks to the dedication of all of the volunteers and team members, everything ran efficiently and smoothly. When the event started, youth members continued to assist by manning tables, selling tickets and merch, and helping wherever needed. At the end, these members also took responsibility for the clean up, taking down tables, storing food, as well as managing and accounting for the money received.
The event was a testament to the unwavering commitment of these young members who are determined to make a positive change in the world. It was an amazing afternoon filled with delicious food, vibrant cultural experiences, and, most importantly, a sense of unity and purpose. The fundraiser was not just about the delectable dishes and cultural experiences but also a reflection of the core mission of the GiveLight Foundation: to create a better future for orphaned children. The funds raised during the event go directly towards providing these children with a safe and nurturing environment, access to education, and the emotional support they need to thrive. The impact of this fundraiser extends beyond the event itself, influencing the lives of countless orphaned children worldwide, and offering them hope for a brighter future.
The Global Bistro is an amazing example of the incredible things that can be achieved when young individuals are given the opportunity, guidance, and inspiration to make a difference. As one guest described; “I was there, it was magical to see the youth bursting with zeal and joy, giving their very best and keep raising the bar high for doing the good work – the Sunnah path 💖.”