Black Muslim Kids in Ontario Eid Gift Drive
It's that time of year again where we collect donations, toys, books and gift cards to celebrate and affirm young Black Muslims in Ontario (ages 0-17) .
Living at the intersections of Islamophobia, anti-Black racism and poverty in Ontario. The current climate has meant that many Black Muslim kids need affirmation and support to feel empowered and included to celebrate Eid Al Fitr unapologetically. Islamophobia is a gendered and racialized experience, disproportionately impacting Black Muslims and their family, who are among the most vulnerable communities in Ontario.
Last year we sent over 400 gifts of books, toys, gift cards and art supplies to Black Muslim families in Ontario. This year we would love to do even more, with your help.
The deadline for donations is May 30th, 2019.
This year we're very excited to partner with Queen Books, an independently owned bookstore in Toronto. You can buy some amazing titles from our list at Queen Books, leave them with staff, who wrap them and hang onto them for us. Support this awesome, local business.
All items can be mailed or dropped off to:
3-585 Dundas Street East (Centre for Social Innovation)
If you would like to sign up to receive a gift. Please do so here.
Please note that the deadline to sign up is May 22, 2019 and although we strive to meet every child's request, our effort is entirely voluntary and donation based.