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CAIR: DC-Area Muslims to Volunteer at Women’s Shelter


(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/5/07) – On Sunday, July 22, Washington-area Muslims taking part in the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Muslims Care initiative will volunteer at My Sister’s Place battered women’s shelter in Washington, D.C.

The Muslim volunteers will deliver much-needed items such as diapers, towels, sheets, toothbrushes and pillows. They will also assist in sorting and organizing donated items.

Volunteers will meet at CAIR’s Capitol Hill headquarters at 9 a.m. before going to the shelter to begin working a four-hour shift at 10 a.m. (CAIR’s office is located at 453 New Jersey Ave, S.E., Washington, D.C.) Lunch will be provided.

For information about how to participate in the event, contact Maryam Jelvani at:

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CONTACT: CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail:


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