IAC Announces Public Service Grant Recipients

The India Association of Charlotte Youth Public Service Grant is an initiative to recognize young Indian-Americans living in and around Charlotte who have established or currently lead a nonprofit organization. In addition to their own academic pursuits, the winner would have dedicated themselves in meaningful ways to the pursuit of public good, and made a significant difference in the lives of others, whether in India or here locally.

Every year, IAC honors one young person / organization who stands out for their passion and demonstrates a level of impact on the lives of others. The applications are reviewed by an external panel of three judges and this year they have chosen the "Help Hygiene" organization as the recipient of the grant.

Help hygiene was co-founded by Malika Rawal and Simran Bhargava in 2016. The organization focuses on increasing sanitation in impoverished communities for an effort to decrease the transmission of noxious diseases. Help Hygiene achieves this by educating people and by raising funds to purchase sanitizers, toiletries, bedding and shoes. To learn more about the organization, visit www.helphygiene.com.

If you know anyone who is passionate and driven to give back to the community, they can be nominated at https://iacofcarolinas.org/index.php/initiatives/y....