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Muslim Women making change!

Together Against Islamophobia

A core program of CMW, “Together Against Islamophobia” encompasses all of the programs, trainings, services, community outreach and partnerships, and bridge building activities that CMW is able to offer with its limited resources to address the challenge of growing Islamophobia and resulting hate crime and hate incidents that members of the Muslim community, particularly Muslim women are facing in Waterloo Region.

Building Bridges Through Community Service

Give30 Waterloo Region

Despite prosperity in our society, hunger is a reality for many of our neighbours. Food banks across Canada receive hundreds of thousands of visits each month, and more than one third of food bank clients are children.

Give30 is a nation-wide Ramadan initiative in which everyone is requested to give $30 during Ramadan. The ask is to save the money one would have spent on coffee, tea, lattes, donuts, or other treats and donate it to Give30 instead. It might be a small change for 30 days, but it can make a difference for those who don’t have enough to eat.

Give30WaterlooRegion (WR) started in 2017. Many local organizations have collaborated in previous years like Islamic Humanitarian Services, Kitchener Masjid, Waterloo Masjid, Muslim Social Services, Maple Grove School, Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative, Cambridge Islamic Centre, Islamic Circle of North America, Food Bank of Waterloo Region, and Cambridge Food Bank. In our first year$12,000 were collected,$17,000 were collected in 2018 and $15,000 in 2019. We are really proud of our community here in Waterloo Region!

Many community members help us promote Give30WR along with our local MPs, MPPs, mayors, and the chief of police. Head over to ourGive30WR Facebook Pageto listen to our ambassadors. We are really grateful for their support.