Shazz has gone above and beyond for his community and his
country through his extensive volunteer work as the Founder and Chair of
Youth2Give, a non-profit organization that empowers local youth to support
disadvantaged youth around the world. The organization is led by youth living
in low-income communities, such as Regent Park, providing unique leadership and
governance opportunities to young people to help youth around the world.
Youth2Give has raised over $10,000 to support disadvantaged youth through
various community events and campaigns, such as basketball tournaments, car
washes, henna fundraisers, and clothing drives. Shazz is also an Alumni
Ambassador of the Pathways to Education Program and in this role, he is an
advocate of breaking the cycle of poverty through the power of education for
youth in both his community and across the country.
Through Youth2Give, Shazz has supported UNICEF Canada,
LifeLine Syria, Human Concern International, Um Anas Clothing Drive, Canadian
Red Cross, and more. In 2016, Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing
sponsored Youth2Give's annual car wash as a response to the dust and debris
created by the Regent Park revitalization construction. In-kind donations were
collected to support an orphanage in Somalia.