Tuesday Iftars with the Homeless (Washington, DC)
** Interested in hosting a Tuesday Iftar series in your city, or a different DC location? Contact me and I’ll get you started!
Assalamu alaikum everyone!
With Ramadan coming again soon, I wanted to invite the DC community to join us again for a third year of Iftars with the Homeless. I’m sure everyone’s calendars are being filled up with exciting events and Iftars, so all I ask is that you take one day out of your week during Ramadan to have Iftar WITH the homeless.
What do I mean by ‘with’? Alhamdulillah, our community has taken a number of opportunities to provide meals for the homeless, but rarely do we take the time to sit down, have a meal, and just kick back with them.
The goal is to be able to fund Iftars that any of us would want to have: not sandwiches, but the good stuff, like baked chicken, biryani, burgers, etc. I want to be able to share the joys we have during Ramadan with those that don’t regularly experience such joys.
For the last two years, we’ve had an amazing turnout, not just in donations, but also volunteers! I’m hoping to expand this effort to more cities and locations this year, but for starters, we’ll do what we do best.
If you’d like to donate to covering food costs, you can send funds to me over PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Venmo (@Zahin). If you’d like to sponsor an entire Iftar, feel free to message me!
I look forward to seeing you all there 🙂
COLLECTED DONATIONS FOR IFTARS
Spreadsheet with all donations and expenses: https://docs.google.com/
May 30th :: $700
June 6th :: $700
June 13th :: $20 (Target $1,000)
June 20th :: $0 (Target $1,000)
Slush Funds :: $0
*Costs are tentative based on attendance and vendor
** Extra funds will be used to purchase food and given to DC Central Kitchen for distribution amongst homeless shelters
2015 event: https://www.facebook.com/
2016 event: https://www.facebook.com/
2016’s donations and expenses: https://docs.google.com/
- Category: Ramadan 2017
- Date: June 5, 2017
- Location: Franklin Square In Washington DC Washington, District of Columbia 20005