Annual charity is
an obligation on every Muslim who has the means to give others from his or her annual savings and wealth. Charity begins
from home and we at MWC believe in contributing to the needy in the community we live in.
Every year Muslim Women's Coalition donates Ramadan Baskets
to the area shelters. In the past we have donated to Doorways
for Women and Families in Arlington County, LAWS in Loudon County, the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless or AACH and the Abused Women’s Program in
Ramadan Baskets are large laundry baskets filled with donated items ranging from necessary personal
hygiene items, to food and snacks, and a few clothing items such as socks and gloves. Our members create the baskets and deliver
them to local shelters.
is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar. We post information
about how to get involved in the annual project a month before Ramadan. Reminders are usually sent on our email list serve.
Click here to read The Simple Beauty of Ramadan by Uzma Farooq, Regional Director.