Hands for Help founder Bilaal Rajan began fundraising when he was four years-old, selling clementines door-to-door in his neighborhood to raise funds for the victims of the earthquakes in the Gujarat province of India in 2001. He later sold handmade plastic plates to raise $1,200 for HIV/Aids orphans, sold cookies raising over $6,000 for the people of Hurricane-devastated Haiti, raised $50,000 for the victims of the tsunami in south-east Asia, and more than $50,000 for the World Partnership Walk. In 2004, Rajan launched the Canada Kids Earthquake Challenge for UNICEF, raising the total funds for tsunami relief to around $1.8 million. To date, he has raised over $5 million for various causes. Rajan’s motto is "Together we can make a difference” and his confidence and passion for what he does and have inspired kids across the globe to join him and make a difference.
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