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Santa Cruz County, CA, United States

Aisha Charves

Aisha Charves has worked in event coordination for over 10 years, travelling from California to Oregon as well as to Abu Dhabi. She has a degree in Community Development and Arabic and was a Fulbright Fellow to the United Arab Emirates researching women’s leadership and social change. Her passions include collaborating on amazing events, and utilizing technology to improve the lives of others.

“Generosity is giving from what we have, and helping others joyfully. ”

- Aisha Charves, Santa Cruz County, CA, United States

Adopt a Family

  • Project Type: Mutual aid network
  • Issue Area: Poverty
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The Adopt-a-Family project is a collaboration with 28 other nonprofits to match donors with 550 families in need by leveraging technology in ways that are replicable for others who want to run a toy or donation drive. This is done through community support, a network of donors, and teams of volunteers. As of December 2020, the project has been able to reach 100 more families than the original goal including those who lost their homes in the Northern California CZU fires.