Ramadan Basket Project 2013 Newsletter
“A Labor of Love”
Dear all, MWC‘s Greater Washington DC Office has assisted the needy since 2002 in a variety of programs (Women’s
Rights, Youth, Civic Engagement, Interfaith and Cultural interaction and our Outreach programs to assist the needy Nationally
and Internationally), but the annual MWC Ramadan Basket Project is by far the most “popular” amongst our wide
circle of friends, supporters and donors in our area because they see the need to give back to the community they live in
and especially to the abused women and children in the shelters. Please view this newsletter and get back to us with
your comments. Although we wanted to include the names of our donors but most have wanted to stay as our silent partners.
Kindly let us know if you need our 501 c3 code for IRS purposes. We wanted to give special thanks to all our friends
from the interfaith community who gave generously.
Click here to download the 2013 Ramadan Basket Project Newsletter!
2012 Ramadan Basket Project
join Muslim Women’s Coalition (MWC) Greater Washington DC Area Office in serving and remembering the needy in the area’s
abused women’s shelters and homeless shelters during this month of blessings. Every year our volunteers
make Ramadan Baskets according to MWC guidelines and deliver them to Doorways for Women and Families in Arlington County,
LAWS in Loudon County, The Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless (AACH), and the Abused
Women’s Program in Montgomery County. In 2011, MWC served 95 families in our community with your
help! This year we hope to also serve 8 Iraqi families in Fairfax in addition to the clients in the four
shelters. Our goal is to help approximately 100 families this year. Pictures of previous year's projects
are available on our Facebook page! [Read more and get involved ...]
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Spiritual Path of Self-Awareness:
History, Theory and Practice of Sufism in Islam
A MWC Young Professional Muslim Women’s Event with Distinguished Guest Speakers:
President, World Organization
for Resource Development and Education (WORDE)
Sunday, April 29, 2012 – at 1:00pm
6644 Tansey Drive, Falls Church, VA, 22042
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MWC Appeal for Sending Humanitarian Relief
It has been reported that over 11 million people
are now affected by severe drought and famine in the Horn of Africa and these numbers may increase if sufficient help does
not reach them in time. Parts of southern Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are also now facing similar grave
conditions. Lack of rains, internal conflicts and record high food prices have dislodged millions from
their home in search of food and safety.
Women's Coalition is assisting ARC Society in providing relief to the displaced women and children and their families
in Somalia. ARC Society has a strong leadership and history in providing relief on target
and in the right hands - with almost no overhead costs. In the Somalian Relief Project, ARC Society is
working closely with the newly elected President of the State of Udubland, Ibrahim Abdullahi Addo to ensure that humanitarian
aid reaches those in need efficiently. Please view the ARC Society attachment or visit
ARC Society: http://www.arcsociety.org
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Our world changed forever on the morning of 9/11 with the tragedy that not only jolted US citizens, but the entire
global community beyond comparison. In many fearful ways it polarized nations against
each other. At the same time however, 9/11 also catapulted humanity in search for ultimate peace in the 21st century.
To make the world
a safer place and to show compassion in action, Muslim Women's Coalition (MWC) was formed right after the unthinkable
tragedy of 9/11. From its inception Muslim women under the banner of MWC were determined to demonstrate
to others in their community about the beauty of Islam. “Service to mankind is service to God”
became MWC’s motto. In addition, Love, Peace & Hope became guiding principles in our annual Day of Prayers, an annual
event that brings women of different faith traditions to pray together and find common ground that strengthens their own unique
Today, ten years later on the anniversary of 9/11 tragedy, MWC asks you to join us in a Day of Prayers and contemplation
for a safer, more loving world for our generations. Send us a prayer,
a poem or your thoughts in memory of this historic day and we will post it on our website.
Light candle in the honor of the victims and find solace in a moment of silence, holding positive
thoughts for all mankind and living creatures.