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The Ramadan Rangers: Spreading Love Through a Ramadan Food Drive

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“You have two hands. One to help yourself, the second to help others.”

In Ramadan, the act of giving charity is increased generously. The reward for every good deed in this month of blessings is multiplied immensely. This Ramadan, we encourage everyone to get involved and give back to the community to reap the increased reward!

Salam Shop has created an opportunity for you to give charity while shopping for your Ramadan and Eid needs at the shop – The Ramadan Rangers. The Ramadan Rangers are a group of 8 friends who started a food drive last Ramadan to honor the true spirit of Ramadan: to give, to share, and to sacrifice to those that need it the most. They are holding a food drive to collect non-perishable food items for Food for Life and Muslim Welfare Centre (with all monetary donations going to Islamic Relief Canada). Did we mention the kids of the Ramadan Rangers are all age 10 and under? Mashallah! An inspirational bunch of kids!

Here’s some quotes from the kids on why they are doing this:

Zaara: “I do Ramadan Rangers because I like giving food to the the needy”

Imaan: “It’s a great feeling to give back to the community”

Aiza: “I like helping people”

Waseem: “I do Ramadan Rangers because it’s a good deed and it’s about Ramadan and we collect a lot of food and donate it to people who need it”

Eleeza: “I do Ramadan Rangers because I like helping others and we are donating to our own community”

Amaad: “I do Ramadan Rangers because I like to help poor muslims boys” (…by far our favorite quote from the kiddos haha!)

…and here is some motivation from a few more of the Rangers:

Ammani: “Don’t delay, donate today”

Ayaana: “Together, we can make this happen!”

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Salam Shop is honored to be participating as a drop off location for the Rangers. Drop in at anytime, during your shopping trip, or otherwise, and help us fill our box! We are counting on your support to help the Rangers fulfill their mission and help those who are less fortunate.

Here is what we need for our box:

  • Cooking oil
  • Rice
  • Sugar
  • Teas
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Lentils
  • Flour
  • Pasta

We will be announcing our second Ramadan charity project at the shop on Wednesday, inshallah!! So blessed to be able to support our community this Ramadan, alhumdulillah!

And lastly, if you won’t be popping by the shop soon but want to make a donation, here are the other drop off locations:

Eleeza and Waseem
4674 Irena Ave
Burlington ON L7M 0K3
(Sehr Wyne – 905-606-0647)

Ammani, Ayaana, Amaad
3316 Stoneware Rd
Burlington ON L7M 0K3
(Arfa Dar – 647-771-5222)

Imaan, Zaara, Aiza
31 Camp Drive
Ancaster ON L9K 0A7
(Nermeen Malik- 905-407-9293)

Palvascha is an intern at Salam Shop for the summer of 2016. She is studying Business Management at the University of Toronto in hopes of getting into Marketing. Her favourite part of Ramadan is seeing the Muslim community come together and all of the yummy iftaar dinners! Palvascha loves to travel, take pictures, and spend time with family & friends.

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