A teenage refugee, Ashis Dhakal, is collecting unused coats from people and donating them for charity. Anyone who has felt the pangs of poverty will understand how hard it is to survive. For some people who are lucky, they look for ways to lift others up.
When Ashish Dhakal got to Utah from a refugee camp, he decided to use this opportunity to do something great for people.
Dhakal met a homeless man where he was working at KFC. Immediately he met this man, he felt a great deal of empathy. Dhakal who understands too well the difference between those who have and those who don’t was inspired to help this homeless man.
While having a conversation with the man, Dakhal noticed that a clean, serviceable clothing was one of the man’s most obvious needs. Having that on mind, Dhakal launched Ashish Collects Clothes, in 2019.
My biggest ‘why’ in my life is that as a young child, going through poverty, I was in the same shoes as they were in right now. I have a house. I have a computer now. I have a phone. But think about it: Those kids are still suffering. What I can do is better others so that, you know, they can give back to their community.Dhakal
After this teenage refugee collaborated with Utah outreach organization Serve Refugees, he made 3,000 coat donations within some days.