Thanks to the members of Muslims for Peace who visited us on Wednesday, July 8th, and served food and handed out free backpacks, socks, t-shirts, hoodies, granola bars, and toiletries to hundreds of our participants.
They purchased all of the food and items themselves, in the wake of their successful crowdfunding campaign where they encouraged the public to give up their lunch and donate $10 to help people in need.
Through their efforts, they raised over $10,000 in just two months!
Muslims for Peace are a local, grassroots group who come together to help people who are less fortunate. They were inspired to give when they were downtown earlier in the year and came across a few people who were living on the streets.
Their involvement at Bissell Centre coincides with Ramadan where Muslims around the world take the time to reflect on people less fortunate and act upon the importance to give and help others in need.
We are so grateful they chose to give to people in the inner-city of Edmonton to ensure they are well fed and have what they need to survive on the streets.