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Islamic Relief Giving PPE Kits to Vulnerable Students
Saskatoon, Sask., Oct. 16, 2020 – Islamic Relief Canada, Canada’s largest Muslim charity, is handing out 150 kits with reusable face masks and water bottles to elementary school students from low-income families.
Volunteers from Islamic Relief Canada (IRC) will be assembling and handing out the kits (which include two masks and one bottle each) at W.P. Bate Community School in Saskatoon on Thursday, October 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
“Many of the students only have access to disposable masks, but with reusable ones they can use them over and over again. And because students are not allowed to use the water fountains at school any more and may not be able to afford reusable water bottles, we thought we could help them with that,” says Nisa Bano, regional coordinator for IRC Saskatoon. “These kits are just one way we can become a source of ease for families during the pandemic.”
The Saskatoon Public Schools board selected W.P. Bate Community School as the one most in need. A large number of students are Indigenous, Syrian refugees or come from low-income families.
Earlier this month, as part of its Back to School campaign, IRC delivered school supplies to 200 vulnerable students in Surrey, B.C.
About Islamic Relief Canada
Islamic Relief Canada is a registered charity in Canada and a prominent Muslim NGO that works in more than 30 countries to provide humanitarian relief and build resilient, prosperous communities. Visit islamicreliefcanada.org for more information.
Important note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no media members will be allowed inside the W. P. Bate Community School. Islamic Relief Canada will be emailing images of the IRC team inside the school to media on Thursday afternoon.
Interviews are available on request (in person outside the school or on the phone). To arrange an interview, please contact: Sanam Islam, Communications Coordinator, at [email protected] or 437-970-5656.