Domestic violence is an issue that touches all parts of society, with the victims, especially women and children, often suffering alone and in silence. That’s why it gave all of us at the Tariq Farid Foundation such a tremendous feeling to be able to deliver a grant recently to support the Prudence Crandall Center (PCC), the oldest domestic violence program in Connecticut. Continue Reading
Last week I visited New Haven Reads, a local nonprofit, and it brought back many memories from 1981, when my family arrived in the US from Pakistan. The space was filled with volunteers from the community providing one-on-one tutoring for kids struggling with reading and English literacy. When I first came to the US, this is what my sixth grade teacher did for me, and it made all the difference.
Through the Tariq Farid Foundation, we have been able to support many different worthwhile organizations. Most recently, we have had the opportunity to team up with the Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW), which helps members of the Hispanic community who are experiencing temporary financial setbacks.
Last year the Tariq Farid Foundation was honored to contribute to the Cindy Lynn Sherwin Memorial Foundation to help create a playground at an elementary school in a needy area of New Haven, Connecticut.
The playground was the idea of Jessica DaSilva as a way to honor her older sister, Cindy, who had passed away eight years earlier.