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Islamic sisters drop off 150 gifts at Boyle Street Community Services in celebration of Canada 150
 
Uplifting the spirits 150 people as a way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, members of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Sisters of Edmonton dropped off 150 gift bags for Edmonton’s homeless.
 
By Claire Theobald, June 29, 2017

Uplifting the spirits of 150 people as a way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, members of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Sisters of Edmonton dropped off 150 gift bags for Edmonton’s homeless.

“It celebrates the spirit of Canada that we have,” said Afshan Fatima, outreach co-ordinator for ICNA Sisters Edmonton, carrying gift bags in both hands. “Sharing is caring.”

Afshan Fatima, outreach co-ordinator with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Sisters of Edmonton, drops off gift bags as part of the ICNA Sisters’ Uplift 150 for Canada 150 project at Boyle Street Community Services at 10116 105 Ave. in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The ICNA Sisters filled 150 reusable gift bags with treats and personal care items as a way to share the Canadian spirit in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. CLAIRE THEOBALD / POSTMEDIA


The ICNA Sisters fundraised for their Uplift 150 for Canada 150 project, filling 150 reusable bags with treats and personal-care items.

The sisters hand delivered the gift bags Thursday to people at Boyle Street Community Services at 10116 105 Ave.

Fatima said the group was inspired by the Canadian spirit of giving as well as an emphasis on charity encouraged through their religious beliefs.

“We are brothers and sisters in humanity, even if some are less fortunate,” Fatima said.

Article Courtesy: Edmonton Journal