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Mashal is a non-profit organization whose most valuable resource is the time our volunteers spend to make a difference in the community.

Why get involved with Mashal? There are a few compelling reasons:

  • Encourage community involvement: One of the goals of Mashal is to get active within the community and get to know our local, state and federal politicians. It takes a village to raise a child and we are part and parcel of the community that we live in. If you want change, then don’t just ask for it, strive for it!

  • Build role models: This is one of the most important aspects of joining Mashal. We would like to provide our youth with opportunities that we didn’t have.

    Researchers have concluded that children who have good role models learn to be motivated self-learners. Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” By introducing children to role models, we are nurturing their imagination and raising their aspirations.

  • Put a little piece of Pakistan in the hearts of our Pakistani-American youth: Most of what our youth know about Pakistan they have learned from us. One of our main goals is to pass on our knowledge of Pakistan to our youth to strengthen their ties to our home country.

  • Power of collectiveness: There are more than 400 Pakistani families in the tri-valley area. If each family volunteered for just one hour a month with Mashal, then we would have 400 hours of service – or almost 17 days – a month dedicated to the welfare of our community and our youth.

Together we can make a difference!

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