Thank you very much to the Gulshan & Pyarali G. Nanji Family Foundation for matching gifts totalling $100,000 to our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. The total was met on Thursday April 9th, 2020. Thank you for helping us double our impact – turning $100,000 into $200,000!
Pyarali and Gulshan Nanji and their family of four children were among the thousands of Ugandans of Indian descent exiled from the country in the 1970s.
They were airlifted to Canada and initially lived in Montreal where they had to start their lives from scratch.
Thankful for the safe refuge given to their family, Pyarali and Gulshan made a pledge to give back to the country that gave them safe haven.
In 1991 Pyarali Nanji founded Belle-Pak Packaging Inc and today the company employs 200 people and supplies products for companies across North America.
The couple never forgot their promise, and over the years, they have donated millions of dollars to Canadian charities and health care facilities.
The $100,000 pledge to the North Shore COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund is the Gulshan & Pyarali G. Nanji Family Foundation’s largest donation to date to LGH Foundation.