A local youth organization recently donated 400 samosas and drinks to health-care workers at Abbotsford Regional Hospital (ARH).
The Sikh Sewa International Society of Youth (SSISY) made the donation on April 3 in appreciation of front-line workers in various units at the hospital and the sacrifices they have made during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SSISY raises money through bottle drives and other events.
SSISY is a non-profit organization, based in Abbotsford, that inspires youth to help vulnerable individuals locally and internationally in various projects.
Their support includes soup kitchens at the Salvation Army, international medical camps, and student education for individuals who otherwise can’t afford it.
SSISY is run by youth and was established in 2015 by two high school students, Tripat Sandhu and Jaspreet Sahota.
“Sikh” means “to learn” and “Sewa” means “to serve.” Together, “Sikh Sewa” means learning to serve, and SSISY encourages youth to lead initiatives within the community.