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Sisters selling Valentine's Day roses to support Newmarket causes

Manha and Laiba Yusuf have launched their first fundraiser of the year for Inn From The Cold and Rose of Sharon

Newmarket's young fundraising duo has launched their first fundraiser of the year: selling roses for Valentine's Day. 

Sisters Manha and Laiba Yusuf will be selling the flowers to raise money for Inn From The Cold and Rose of Sharon. 

You can buy a dozen roses of one colour in either red, white, pink, orange or yellow. They will also be selling fruit boxes. 

Ordering is done online and delivery or pickup will be done on Feb. 12, 13 or 14. 

The girls are hoping to raise $1,500 to support the essential services provided by Inn From the Cold, a cause they regularly support, and Rose of Sharon. 

Manha and Laiba have been involved in a number philanthropic initiatives since 2019 and recently their Stamp out Stigma for Mental Health campaign was officially registered as a non-profit. Over the past few years they have raised more than $32,800.

Their goal is to provide food security, mental health support, and reduce poverty in York Region

Older sister Manha has been recognized for her work with the Diana Award. The prestigious honour, named after Princess Diana, is presented to youth around the world who are making a difference in their communities. 

Last month she received a mini-grant from She is the Universe, an organization that creates opportunities to support young women around the world. The grant was applied to their fundraiser last December, which raised more than $1,000 for Inn From The Cold. 

Manha is being recognized again this month with a community spirit award from Newmarket Chamber of Commerce and will receive an Upper Canada Mall gift card .

You can follow along with the sisters' campaign and their fundraising efforts on their new website



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