COVID-19 RELIEF TIMELINE
Launched our Ramadan Campaign
We ‘upped’ our game in Ramadan by doing more proactive outreach within Muslim communities to ensure everyone had food to break their fasts with. We delivered over 1,000 food boxes during the month alone. We partnered with local youth organizations such as CUSmile, UOSmile, Your Youth, Carleton MSA, and the University of Ottawa MSA.
2,500 Food Boxes and 1,000 Hygiene Kits Delivered!
Partnership with the Ottawa Public Library and Sidra Treehouse
Seeing a need in providing social support for children, we partnered with the Ottawa Public Library and Sidra Treehouse to deliver over 250 Activity Kits to vulnerable children across the city. We also worked with Sidra Treehouse and other local programs to deliver weekly supply kits to newcomer children where we did online programs designed to keep the kids learning during the summer months.
3,000 Food Boxes and 1,200 Hygiene Kits Delivered!
Received the Order of Friendship Award
For our work with the Ottawa Public Library (OPL), we received the Order of Friendship Award. This prestigious award is bestowed by the OPL’s Board of Trustees and recognizes outstanding volunteer contributions by individuals, groups, or associations that improve the OPL’s ability to deliver services and programming to the community.
Launched our Recipe Contest
Launched our Share the Warmth Campaign amd Delivered over 350 Winter kits
Launched our Connect Program
During our conversations with some of the clients, we found that many people were struggling to find the right information and resources. We launched our Connect program which pairs a client with one of our volunteer caseworkers who assist them in finding correct information and connect them to resources across the city.
4,000 Food Boxes and 1,500 Hygiene Kits delivered!
Delivered 400 Hot Meals for the Homeless
We partnered with Human Concern International and local restaurant Euro-mex Resto to plan and distribute hot meals to the homeless on the streets. Not only that, but after hearing about emergency hotel shelters not having access to stoves and hot meals, we decided to reach out and created a system to distribute hot meals every Sunday. By March 10, we delivered over 400 meals and plan on continuing this work again in the future.
1 Year Anniversary
This day marks 1 year since we launched our Covid 19 Relief Effort! When we started, we never imagined that our work would be continuing for this long or impact so many lives. With the help of Allah SWT, we’ve had the pleasure of servings thousands of people and engaging hundreds of volunteers across the city. There is still work to be done and we hope to continue serving our community throughout the rest of this pandemic. A big thank you to all of the volunteers, partners, and supporters who have spent countless hours of their time in service to their community. None of this would be possible without them.