Where: At the “Tenderloin Children Playground Building”
570 Ellis between Leavenworth & Hyde. San Francisco.
For Whom: For the Tenderloin Muslim families and their children.
Program: The event will include a free Iftar, a recitation from the Holy Quran, Al-Maghreb prayer, and a musical performance by “Aswat” The Bay Area’s Arab Choir. At the end of the evening, we will distribute a gift, to each Child and one to each family.
Volunteers Needed: Please be there at 1:00 PM
Ramadan is the time for all of us to give, to share and to support our community. The care for the needy is a central theme in Islam and especially in Ramadan.
We are seeking donations for our annual Complimentary Iftar and ‘Idiyah evening for the Muslims in the Tenderloin District. In the coming Holy Month of Ramadan, Zawaya is organizing the fourth annual Free Iftar for the Tenderloin Muslim families where ‘idiyah (gifts) for their children and youth are distributed. Many of these families have been subjected to so many hate-crimes and backlash against the Muslim community over the past two years. There are more than 100 Muslim families from the Middle East, Pakistan, India, Bosnia, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Somalia. The average family has 3-5 children. Most of them live on welfare and in small studio apartments where the children don’t have their own living or playing space.
The event will take place on Saturday, October 30, 2004 at the “Tenderloin Childrens Playground Building” on 570 Ellis between Leavenworth & Hyde. The event will include a free Iftar, a recitation from the Holy Quran, Al-Maghreb prayer, and a musical performance by “Aswat” The Bay Area’s Arab Choir. At the end of the evening, we will distribute a gift, to each Child and one to each family.
At last year’s Iftar, more than 350 people attended the event and we had more than 100 volunteers. All the families and children received gifts and money with the help of your donations. We donated whatever food and drinks left over to the families as well as to the local mosques.
This is the time of year when we can all make a difference in giving these deprived children all the joy we can on the Eid. The happiness on their faces when they receive their gifts is priceless; let’s not lose that. The needy families are part of our community and it is our responsibility to try to give back to our community and share the happiness The Eid brings to al of us.
Your contribution can be part of your Zakat, and it is tax-deductible. We are seeking your generous donation for the following:
f you are willing to donate any of the items above, please contact ZAWAYA board members or: email:email@example.com