2017 Campaign Hero: Salma Mawani, Museum of Anthropology



How long have you been involved with the UBC Community United Way Campaign?

I have been involved in the UBC Community United Way Campaign for eight years.

Why do you volunteer for this cause?

I believe in giving back to my community in any way I can.   United Way helps underprivileged families and that is important to me.

What is your fondest memory from your involvement with the campaign?

This year, everyone kept asking: When is the chai coming? It is a highlight of the event. I knew I had better hurry up and get the 13 thermos of chai ready!

I really enjoyed seeing the smile on people’s faces, they are here to contribute anyway they can.

What is your goal for next year? What would you like to see happen?

I have already started thinking about it, raising the bar for next year. I have started speaking to other community members to see what else we can do.

I will continue to serve the chai, cookies and samosas. It would be great to have other departments collaborate with us to make it an even bigger event!