as Salamu ‘alaikum, wa rahmatuLlah, May the peace and mercy of God be with you.
The merciful example of our Blessed Prophet, (peace be upon him) constantly inspires us towards an all-encompassing concern for all who suffer, and especially those who we share our cities and neighbourhoods with.
The Ansaar Project: Toronto (the charitable arm of SeekersHub) has recently launched our FeedME & CoverME Campaigns. The goals of the campaigns are
• to raise $ 5,000 for The Mississauga Food Bank and
• to collect 100 blankets/sleeping bags for Interim Place (a women’s shelter) and Our Place Peel (a youth homeless shelter)
1 in 5 residents of Mississauga live in poverty and struggle with hunger, almost half of them children. The Mississauga Food Bank supports over 38,000 people with food, every month. 550 youth access Our Place Peel and 36,000 women and children seek shelter at Interim Place each year to escape abuse and violence.
The deadline for both campaigns is December 8, 2011, and we’re currently at 20% of the FeedME Campaign target, and 10% of the CoverME Campaign target
The Prophet (peace be upon him) asked us to feed and clothe our neighbours – let us respond to his call, and exemplify his mercy by our actions.
For more information on how to get involved in this campaign, please go to http://SeekersHub.org/Ansaar/.
Barak Allah feekum, was Salam