Iftar Sponsorships @ QSSC

I doubt I have many readers from my home town, Toronto. But I figured what the heck, I’ll give it a shot and post about it.

The Qur’an and Sunnah Society of Canada is a community run centre/mosque. Its expenses (rent & utilities) are paid entirely from donations, most of which are given by QSSC volunteers themselves. We are not funded by any outside group or organization (foreign governments included), and we do not receive donations from overseas, like some other mosques and centres are fortunate enough to get.

Over the years, it has become our custom to provide food to those who wish to break fast at QSSC during Ramadan. There is a demand for it, so we try to oblige and provide our community with the service. This service, however, doesn’t come without its costs. The praise is Allah’s, when we first started this, we had many donors willing to sponsor these iftars, but the last few years, these contributions have diminished and the centre has had to dip into the donations given to help cover its regular operating expenses to fund the iftars. Last year, according to what I was told today, we had 20-some odd people promise to sponsor iftars, but only had 5 of those promises come through and actually give us the money they promised. This year, from what I’m told, we’ve only received enough to cover 7 days worth of food. This is really sad–especially the part of broken and unfulfilled promises.

In any case, we’re asking for help again with covering the expenses of this initiative. Nothing says that we can’t ask those who don’t live in our community to donate and give support (although, rightfully, those in the community should be stepping up to help support this). Here’s a chance for those willing to earn some extra rewards and good deeds to add to their scales to do so.

Here’s a copy of the email sent out by the QSSC admin to their mailing list. Please spread it, share it, reblog it … whatever you want to do to get the message out. 

as-Salam ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,

Ramadhan iftar

We wish you all a Ramadhan Mubarak. We started collecting iftar sponsorship Insha’Allah. If you would like to donate to sponsor an iftar day or share a day during Ramadan, please do so using one of the following means:

1-      Cash at QSSC center (Put it in the Iftar dedicated donation box)
2-      Cheque addressed to “The Quran and Sunnah Society of Canada”
3-      Paypal: Using the following link: Iftar Sponsorship

Iftar suggested Fees:
Weekdays 100 to 120 People (Monday to Thursday): $350
Weekends 200 to 250 People (Friday to Sunday): $450

Jazakum Allah Khairan

About Rasheed Gonzales
My name is Rasheed Gonzales. I’m a Muslim convert of Filipino descent. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, I was guided to Islam through one of my younger brothers and a couple of friends, all of whom had converted to Islam sometime before me (may Allah reward them greatly). I am married with four children (and the praise is Allah’s) and also a volunteer for the Qur'an & Sunnah Society of Canada, based in Toronto.

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