"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King Jr.

"Joys of Giving" is a nonprofit started by Vanesha Hari and Varshini Hari in 2016, with a mission of bringing quality education to anyone in need. However during the recent pandemic, they discovered there is also an emerging issue of children who lack access to meals. If kids don't know where their next meal will come from, how can they possibly focus on education and skills?

Joys of Giving has a unique vision of contributing to both, fighting youth hunger and bringing educational equity especially for underserved and girls in STEM (gender disparity). These goals align with the United Nations sustainability 17 goals 2030 specifically #2: Zero Hunger and #4: Quality Education. They organize fundraisers and volunteer their skills and time with outreach activities and workshops (20+ volunteers). Education and having access to a meal should be a basic right and not a privilege!  COVID Heroes by City of Redmond.