For Sabiha Malik, making a difference through volunteering is just a way of life for her and part of her DNA. She is involved with multiple organizations in her community, including Food Banks Alberta, Calgary Urban Project, Canadian Global Care Society and The Children Foundation. Though she could simply make donations to these charities, given that she is managing multiple Petro-Canada locations in the Calgary area, she prefers to play an active role and be hands-on in her volunteering. Malik also puts her feet to the pavement by participating in fundraising runs for the CareMakers Foundation and CIBC Run for the Cure in support of breast cancer.
Her philanthropy isn’t limited to Canada. When tragedy struck in northern Pakistan, which was hit by a massive earthquake, she helped to raise funds for a local hospital. She also applies her efforts to other causes there, like educating underprivileged children.
t’s not surprising her passion for volunteering has been recognized with several honours. She earned an award from the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for her accomplishments on International Women’s Day. “I am doing all this because it’s my time to give back to the community,” says Malik. “It gives me satisfaction that now I am able to help it physically and financially.”