The month of Ramadan is a time of spiritual renewal for its observers. During this time Muslims throughout the world observe a strict daily fast (sunrise to sunset) and participate in pious activities such as charitable giving and peace-making. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims enjoy a joyous three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-Breaking. The dates for Ramadan and Eid (pronounced “eed”) change each year based on the lunar calendar. This year, Ramadan begins on May 5 and Eid is expected to begin mid-June.
Once again, we are partnering with our friends at the Northwest Islamic Community Center (NWICC) to provide this celebration opportunity for Muslim families served by Interfaith Outreach. The NWICC is a very important donor and partner in many Interfaith Outreach programs and services. We are grateful again for their, and this whole community’s, support of the Eid Holiday Program.
Interfaith Outreach hopes to provide gift cards to Target for clothes, and passes to entertainment venues for fun family activities. Our goal is to help an anticipated 300 individuals using a $50-per-person guideline. This is the same financial guideline we use for our December Holiday Gift Program.
Can you contribute to this important effort?
- Drop off or mail Target gift cards (increments of $25) to Interfaith Outreach by May 10
- Donate by May 27 to help fund gift cards (if giving online, select “Eid Holiday Program” from the drop-down menu)
Please consider making a donation by May 27 to help our Muslim families celebrate Eid this year. Interfaith Outreach will pool donations and purchase gift cards, at a bulk and discounted rate, to the venues mentioned above, for distribution to participating families. Thank you!