(PRINCETON, NJ, 12/14/07) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today urged Muslims in that state to celebrate the Eid al-Adha, or Festival of the Sacrifice, by volunteering with Muslims Against Hunger to serve at the Morristown Interfaith Soup Kitchen on December 20, 2007.
It is an Islamic tradition to feed the poor and needy on special occasions. Muslims Against Hunger is organizing a special Muslims Serve day to honor the ultimate sacrifice of the Prophets Abraham and Ishmael, which is commemorated on the Eid-ul-Adha.
The volunteers will prepare and help serve more than 200 hot lunches to the needy at the Morristown Interfaith Community Soup Kitchen. Those who are not able to volunteer are encouraged to sponsor a meal for $5.30 per meal.
WHERE: Morristown Interfaith Community Soup Kitchen, 36 South St., Morristown, NJ
WHEN: Thursday, December 20, 2007, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (option to work partial shifts: 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 11:15 to 12:30 or 12:30 to 1:30)
CONTACT: Zamir Hassan, E-mail: email@example.com; contact by the morning of Monday, December 17 for a time slot.
In an ongoing effort to promote volunteerism as part of the “Muslims Care” campaign, CAIR-NJ Community Relations Director Afsheen Shamsi has committed to volunteering with the Interfaith Soup Kitchen on an ongoing basis and encourages others in the New Jersey Muslim community to do the same.
SEE: Muslims Care
CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Community Relations Director Afsheen Shamsi, Tel: 908-938-5990, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org