Every Saturday at 11 AM at our prayer space at 375 Somerset St. W, a team of dedicated volunteers comes together to make 100 lunch bags for distribution to the hungry on the streets of Centretown in Ottawa.
We also have many other activities through out the year, from eid baskets for the elderly, gifts to muslim inmates, community clean ups and many more!
Islam Care Centre has served as Ottawa’s downtown Muslim organization since 1993, offering spiritual, social, and mental health services. It became a federally incorporated Registered Canadian Charity on November 18th, 1999 (Corporation No: 368505-5). In 2011, Muslim Family Services of Ottawa was initiated by ICC in order to expand our culturally informed social services for refugees, immigrants, and visible minorities, with a focus on downtown neighbourhoods.
We organize Friday prayer, the five daily prayers, Quran classes for children, help for those experiencing homelessness, and critical support for those new to Islam. We also serve former prisoners, women fleeing violence, isolated seniors, and many others.
“The best of people are those who bring the most benefit to the rest of humanity.”
We need volunteers to help purchase the groceries, make the lunch bags, distribute them and/or drive the volunteer distributors to drop off locations. If you wish to volunteer for this project, be at the centre on Saturdays. Snow-days and holidays, the program is always running!
CRA Charity Registration # 872 009 477 RR0001
Canada Revenue Agency: ICC’s CRA PAGE