The Sharleez Foundation is a vision of the designer Shar Thanga who believes in the importance of giving back to the community. Since she was young, Shar Thanga has been heavily involved in community organization and loves to work with people that are in need. To Shar, helping to change other people’s lives is an important part of who she is.
The principle of the Sharleez Foundation is to help women and kids in need. Some of the needs that the foundation helps to support are: Ride for cancer, the silent auction for the Breast Cancer Foundation, and the proceeds of the Gala go to support people suffering with breast cancer and Operation Smile Canada. In addition, the Sharleez Foundation is helping to support George Brown College design students in recognizing their talents and providing them with opportunities in their field.