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Latino Learning Center Bestows Dr. Farouk Shami with COVID-19 Heroes Humanitarian Award

He donated $17.5 million worth of products to first responders, medical personnel, homeless shelters, schools, food banks, among others through the pandemic.

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By: Lianna Albrizio

Latino Learning Center Bestows Dr. Farouk Shami with COVID-19 Heroes Humanitarian Award

Dr. Farouk Shami, founder and chairman of Farouk Systems, Inc. – a Houston-based manufacturer of high-quality professional hair care products, including industry-leading brands Chi and BioSilk – was recently honored with a COVID-19 Heroes Humanitarian Award from the Latino Learning Center. The non-profit organization recognizes leaders, business executives, and government officials for its philanthropic work in Houston during the pandemic.
 
“In the most diverse community in America, we are bonded by a shared industrious spirit and a pragmatic optimism to get through challenges together,” said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. “Grateful to the Latino Learning Center for the opportunity to recognize some of the heroes who are working to save lives during this pandemic.”
 
Dr. Shami was among the honorees for suppling Americans with products to protect themselves against the virus, which included hand sanitizer and a full line of anti-bacterial products with organic aloe vera for hands, body, and hair. He then donated $17.5 million worth of products to cities, first responders, medical personnel, homeless shelters, schools, food banks, among others throughout the pandemic.
 
“Our company takes great pride in helping fellow Americans during times of need,” said Dr. Shami, who served as chair of the event held at Hotel ZaZa. “Farouk Systems is pleased to be honored by the Latino Learning Center for its efforts.”
 
At the awards luncheon, Dr. Shami highlighted the importance of compassion and commitment to social responsibility.
 
“Giving back to the community isn't a one-time event; true service extends well beyond a single disaster,” said Dr. Shami. “It's truly part of our passion.”
 
 
 
 

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