Empowering Lives, Envisioning Impact, Providing Mentorship

About The Hayats

Welcome to our digital abode! Within these digital walls, we, Zeeshan and Karina Hayat, extend a warm embrace to all who enter. We are a couple united by a shared vision for social impact. Throughout our lives and careers, we leveraged the strengths of our partnership to create and champion initiatives that empower individuals and communities.

From our humble beginnings as childhood friends to our evolution into life partners and dynamic business partners, our journey has been marked by a steadfast commitment towards making a tangible difference in the lives of those around us. Join us in our quest to spread love, hope, and healing to every corner of the globe, and together, let’s build a world where compassion reigns supreme.

Core Values


The Power of Community

A strong belief in fostering connections, building bridges, and working together to solve social challenges.


Empowering the Next Generation

Equipping young individuals with the skills and confidence to pursue their dreams and contribute meaningfully to society.


Compassion in Action

Delivering tangible support and advocating for those most vulnerable, regardless of background or circumstance.

Sustainable Impact

Building initiatives with a long-term vision, creating positive change that ripples outward and strengthens societies.

Our Philosophy

In our hearts, we carry a simple yet profound belief that challenges are opportunities in disguise, and that the greatest joy comes from helping others. We’ve seen the transformative power of a single act of kindness, the ripple effect of love and generosity reaching far beyond what we can imagine.

But, it’s about more than just alleviating poverty; it’s about arming individuals with the tools and opportunities to rewrite their destinies and, in turn, reshape their communities. It’s about lending a hand, sharing a smile, and spreading hope wherever we go. We believe in the magic of kindness, the strength of unity, and the beauty of lifting each other up.

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Finding Meaning in Service Together

For more than twenty years, our journeys have intertwined with a shared sense of purpose, blurring the boundaries between career and vocation. The fact that we resonate with identical values has gracefully complemented our lifelong mission. Beyond the realms of corporate strategy and marketing tactics, our lives have been intertwined with strands of philanthropy and humanitarian service.

One pivotal moment that ignited our philanthropic journey occurred during a Ramadan evening, when we were invited to participate in a food distribution event in Skid Row at a Downtown eastside Vancouver. The emotions evoked while distributing food were profound and ineffable. Upon discovering that this event occurred only once a year, despite the ongoing need for assistance, we made a commitment to transform it into a weekly endeavor for the rest of our lives. During the colder seasons, we expand our outreach by distributing blankets and clothing to those in need. While we initiated this initiative, we also engaged our family members and staff, often bringing our children along to witness the impact firsthand.

This experience has underscored the notion that the greatest victories arise from uplifting others—not merely through food distribution, but also through mentorship, community engagement, and an unwavering dedication to social advancement.

Faith Driven Purpose

Our deeds echo the core principles of Islam, embodying compassion, service, and humility. While Islamic teachings emphasize the virtue of humility in charitable acts, our intention in recounting these experiences is not for acclaim, but to ignite inspiration through the profound impact of kindness. Every act of kindness is akin to a seed planted in the fertile soil of humanity, blossoming into a garden of positive transformation that reaches far beyond its humble beginnings.

Every donation given, every moment of mentorship offered serves as a stepping stone toward a vision where every soul blossoms, cradled by a community that cherishes growth, resilience, and shared prosperity. This life philosophy infuses every facet of our existence, blurring the boundaries between individual achievement and the transformative power of collective goodwill.

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A Platform Dedicated to Compassionate Change

Philanthropy isn’t just a side project for us—it’s the very heartbeat of our existence. We believe in using our platform and resources to uplift the underserved. Every decision we make, every initiative we undertake, is guided by the simple yet profound desire to alleviate suffering and bring joy to those in need.

We want everyone to have the opportunity to do well, and we’re committed to making that happen. We’re Zeeshan and Karina, driven by a deep sense of compassion and a desire to leave the world a little brighter than we found it!

Visual Diary of Hopes, Dreams and Actions


Empowering through Taekwondo

Engaging in local Taekwondo events transcended mere athleticism; it embodied the ethos of nurturing a resilient community that uplifts one another and provides steadfast guidance to its students.

Nourishing Hearts in Lahore

Nourishing Communities with Love

Our journey to Lahore was fueled by a deep-seated desire to share our blessings through the provision of meals to the less fortunate, exemplifying our unwavering commitment to global compassion.

100 Meals a Week Initiative

100 Meals a Week

The inception of this project was a direct response to the poignant reality of hunger, driven by our resolve to effect positive change one meal at a time, while extending warmth to those in need.

Founding a Food Bank

Establishing a Food Bank

Pioneering the city’s inaugural Muslim Food Bank epitomized our vision to combat hunger and foster community unity through acts of boundless generosity and unwavering support.

Rahman Family

Rahman Family Reunion

Our dedication to reunification efforts highlights the importance of family as the cornerstone of a strong community. By mending broken threads, we ensure everyone has a place within the vibrant fabric of our society.


Fostering Unity through Iftar

Our engagement in Iftar programs was rooted in a steadfast commitment to sharing and preserving human dignity, enabling families to break their fast together in an atmosphere of unity and mutual respect.

Interfaith Alliance for Social Justice

Interfaith Collaboration for Social Justice

Collaborating with the Interfaith Alliance underscored our unwavering belief in the transformative power of unity amidst diversity, as we collectively addressed homelessness and advocated for accessible housing solutions.

Sharing Knowledge at Conferences

Sharing Insights at Conferences:

Delivering keynote addresses at conferences served as a conduit for fostering professional and entrepreneurial growth, offering invaluable insights and experiences to inspire and educate attendees.

Islam Unravelled

Promoting Interfaith Dialogue

Active participation in countering Islamophobia and promoting interfaith dialogue was a manifestation of our enduring dedication to fostering education, understanding, and mutual respect among diverse communities.

Empowering Youth Through Entrepreneurship

Empowering Youth in Business

Spearheading entrepreneurial programs for high school students emanated from our fervent desire to equip the next generation with the requisite skills and unwavering confidence to pursue their aspirations.

Global Humanitarian Efforts

Global Humanitarian Endeavors

Our sponsorship of a family affected by conflict epitomized our steadfast commitment to extending hope and stability across borders, particularly during times of upheaval and uncertainty.

Outreach to the Vulnerable

Aid for the Vulnerable

Our steadfast support for outreach programs was a direct response to bearing witness to the plight of the vulnerable, underlining the indispensable role of community solidarity and empathetic outreach.

Mentorship Application Process

To apply for the mentorship program, please submit a 2,000-word essay detailing your current life experiences, aspirations, and personal philosophy. Highlight the challenges you’ve faced, along with specific instances where you’ve demonstrated grit and perseverance. This essay is your opportunity to share your story, showcasing your unique journey, motivations, and how you embody resilience in the face of adversity. Your narrative will help me understand your potential and how our mentorship can assist in achieving your goals and yes, I read all submissions.

  • Real Resume (what does that mean?)
    Throw out all the rules you know about creating a resume and write one that includes how you have contributed to others’ lives. Give me an understanding of what you have done with your life up until now not just to serve yourself but how you have served others.
  • Share it digitally through the form below
    Don’t send me an attachment. Upload the file online and include any additional info about yourself and your goals and password protect it then include the link and password in the form below.

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