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CAIR-CA: Bay Area Muslims to Feed the Homeless

CAIR-CA: Bay Area Muslims to Feed the Homeless

(SAN JOSE, CA, 10/19/05) – Muslims from around the Greater San Francisco Bay Area will take part in the 2nd Annual Humanitarian Day for the Homeless on Saturday, October 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army building located at 405 North 4th Street in downtown San Jose.

Muslim organizations will provide hot meals, water, t-shirts, and hygiene packages to San Jose’s homeless community. Last year, the coalition served more than 800 homeless in San Jose. This year, the organizers hope to reach out to over a thousand homeless in a similar undertaking.

The coalition selected the holy month of Ramadan as a global observance that transcends race and gender in a spirit of love, equality and respect for each other and all of humanity. This year is unique in that the holy days of the three Abrahamic Faiths coincide this October; Rosh Hashanah for Jews, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi for Christians; and Ramadan for Muslims.

“Ramadan is a time of increased compassion and caring for others. Our goal is to give the homeless community hope and relief to ease their struggle,” said Habibe Husain, founder of the Rahima Charitable Foundation, the main organizer of this Humanitarian Day.

WHEN: Saturday, October 22nd, 2005, from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
WHERE: Salvation Army, 405 N. 4th St. (just north of Julian Ave.), San Jose

Event Sponsor: Rahima Charitable Foundation

Event Co-Sponsors: American Muslim Voice(AMV), Blossom Valley Muslim Community Center (BVMCC), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), Granada Islamic School (GIS), Hidaya Foundation, Islamic Center of Fremont (ICF), Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC), Islamic Networks Group (ING), Islamic School of Stanford, Islamic Society of East Bay(ISEB), Muslim Community Association (MCA), Northern American Islamic Shelter for the Abused (NISA), South Bay Islamic Association (SBIA), Semah, United Muslims of America (UMA), WIS, Yaseen Foundation & Zaytuna Institute.


Habibe Husain: Rahima Charitable Foundation (Hours: 12:00 to 4:00 PM), Work: 408-845-0050, Email:

Samina Faheem Sundas: AMV, Cell: 650-387-1994, Email:

Sameena Usman, CAIR-SFBA, Work: 408-986-9874, Cell: 408-394-9892, Email:


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