The holiday season is a time for giving and one industry leader is raising money for a cause that is very dear to his heart.
“26 years ago, my mother, along with myself and my two siblings, arrived to Canada as refugees from Iran in the hopes of a better life,” Alex Haditaghi, founder of Pacific Mortgage wrote on his donation page where he is collecting donations to purchase turkeys for needy families. “My mother, a widow with incredible and admirable strength, did everything in her power to provide for her family but she often found it difficult to make ends meet. The Scott Mission, a non-denominational, Christian organization based in downtown Toronto, provided my family with a weekly basket of groceries.”
The Scott Mission provides assistance to over 3,000 needy families each year and Haditaghi and his colleagues contributed 1,400 turkeys to families at Christmas last year. This year he plans to break that mark and provide for 2,000 families. It’s his way to make good on a promise he made to himself many years ago.
“I vividly remember one cold winter afternoon: While waiting in line to get groceries with my mother, a wealthy family pulled up in an expensive car to drop off donations,” Haditaghi said. “As they drove away, I silently made a promise to both myself and to God that if I could, one day I too would give back to the Mission.”
And now can … and he is. It isn’t too late to give a helping hand to a fellow colleague as he endeavors to achieve his goal. If you’d like to take part in this good cause, click here to make a donation.