On February 17th, Options Community Services launched its first capital fundraising campaign to raise $1.5 million for affordable housing units. The money is currently being raised through a partnership with 50 local women, all of who have pledged to raise $25,000 each in support of this project. Surrey 604 is encouraging public support of this project by featuring each of the 50 Women of options. Today we introduce Nira Arora, Morning Show Host.
Tell us your name, a bit about who you are, and your background? *
My name is Nira Arora, and I am the morning host of 94.5 Virgin Radio! My husband Garry Gill and I are university sweethearts, I have 3 children, 2 boys, and a girl. We also just adopted a puppy. I am a first-generation Indian Canadian, my parents immigrated from Punjab, India in the early ’70s. I grew up in Nanaimo and moved to the lower mainland to go to SFU.
What is your job title/what company or organization are you with? *
Morning Show Radio Host – 94.5 Virgin Radio Vancouver
What achievements in your life are you most proud of? *
Trying to raise these 3 little humans into kind caring people is an achievement in itself every single day. It is the hardest thing ever, yet the most rewarding.
Why did the Women of Options affordable housing campaign resonate with you? Why are you supporting this initiative? *
My parents were immigrants to this country, hearing their stories of struggles and biases and then also witnessing it myself from a very young age created an empathy in me – sometimes someone just needs a chance. When that is given a solid foundation can be created and we can help build these foundations in our community together.
What are your social media handles? *
Learn more about the Women of Options and make a donation to this important cause by visiting the website: Women Of Options
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