Muslims to come together to assemble winter kits for the homeless across Canada

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Muslims to come together to assemble winter kits for the homeless across Canada

Volunteers from the Muslim community will gather in major cities across Canada in January and February to assemble and distribute more than 3,000 winter kits for the homeless.

Organized and led by Islamic Relief Canada, the assembly events will take place at:

  • Edmonton Islamic Academy (14525 127 St., Edmonton, AB, T6V 0B3) on Sunday, January 5
  • Islamic Association of Saskatchewan (222 Copland Crescent, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 2Z5) on Sunday, January 5
  • Akram Joma Islamic Centre (2624 37 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB, T1Y 5V7) on Saturday, January 11
  • Islamic Foundation of Toronto (441 Nugget Ave, Scarborough, ON M1S 5E1) on Saturday, January 11
  • Sayeda Khadija Centre (7150 Edward Blvd, Mississauga, ON, L5S 1Z1) on Saturday, January 11
  • Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (423 King St. E, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1C5) on Sunday, January 12
  • Ibn Rushd Canadian Islamic Cultural Society (1950 Merivale Road, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5T5) on Saturday, January 18
  • Centre Communautaire Laurentien (12265 Boulevard Marcel-Laurin, Montreal, QC, H4K 1N5) on Saturday, January 18
  • Muslim Care Centre (140 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1N4) on Saturday, January 18

You are invited to join us and cover this event in your news outlet, as we share in the holiday spirit and give back to our community. Homelessness affects more than 35,000 Canadians on any given night, and we are committed to supporting them and working to end chronic homelessness across Canada.

Islamic Relief Canada is a registered charity in Canada and a prominent Muslim NGO which works in more than 30 countries and with people of all backgrounds to provide humanitarian relief and build resilient, prosperous communities. 

This is the third year IRC is distributing winter kits containing essential hygiene products as well as warm clothes, blankets and/or sleeping bags. The nationwide campaign will cover 12 major cities during the month of January and distribute more than 3,000 kits.

Reyhana Patel, Head of External Relations, says:

“The drastic low temperatures are life-threatening to those living on the streets. The supplies we are distributing in the winter kits will help reduce the impact these conditions can have on individuals. It is our duty as a community to ensure we are doing everything we can to help our neighbours across the country.” 

To arrange for interviews, pictures, videos and/or live footage of distributions, please contact [email protected].