March 14, 2021
Dear Sisters and Brothers Assalamu alaikum;
The heartfelt best wishes to the leaders of member organizations of Muslim Coordinating Council of the National Capital Region (MCC-NCR), and to all brothers and sisters in Ottawa and Gatineau, as we eagerly prepare to partake in the blessings of the holy month of Ramadan.
At this time, we remember dear brothers and sisters who struggled on account of Covid 19, and those who succumbed to this terrible illness. We pray that almighty Allah, in His grace, will enable families and friends to cope with their enormous grief.
As we look forward to the fasting and prayers, that always carry a very special spiritual gratification during Ramadan, we need to do our best to contribute to efforts to ensure that at a time of high unemployment and uncertainty, all brothers and sisters will have access to adequate supplies of food and nourishment for themselves and for their children.
The MCCNCR committee is organizing a scaled-up of Sadaqa Food Bank’s Basket challenge to extend the opportunity to share and care during the month of Ramadan 1442 H. Beginning April 1st to May 9th, the MCCNCR team will arrange with community members to:
1. Pick up donated items from the community members location
2. Be the drop off point, where the community can drop off donations.
I appeal to all the leaders of MCC-NCR member organizations and their members to donate non-perishable food items for pick up or delivery as it may suit them. No money donations accepted at this time. Please refer to the attached poster for details of this program.
I trust that Muslim community of Ottawa and Gatineau will make every endeavour to make Sadaqa Food Bank’s campaign a successful event.
On behalf of MCCNCR, I thank you in advance for your support and dedication to this noble cause and may Allah bless you with prosperity and cheers.
I wish you all a blessed Ramadan with tidings of sincere prayers, good health, peace and happiness.
Muslim Coordinating Council of the National Capital Region
The Muslim Coordinating Council of the National Capital Region (MCCNCR) is a not-for profit organization. It was founded in October 2006. It promotes cooperation among its more than forty member organizations in order to serve collective welfare of Canadian Muslims more effectively. MCCNCR seeks to have Muslim organizations, all Ottawa/Gatineau Mosque Imams, and individuals work together to serve the community and also to work with fellow Canadians of other faiths to promote human rights, dignity, justice and equality, making Canada a better place for all Canadians.
Importance of MCC-NCR
The Muslim Coordinating Council of the National Capital Region seeks to ensure that Muslims work with our fellow Canadians to contribute to our country and are trusted, respected and appreciated as valued citizens. MCC-NCR has brought Sunni, Shia, Women, Youth and Ethnic Organizations to work collectively for the wellbeing of all Canadian Muslims and to work with other Canadian organizations, individuals and institutions to make Canada a better country for all of its citizens.
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