United we are­much stronger

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - MY MITZ­VAH DAY YOUSIF HUS­SAIN

I’VE AL­WAYS had many Jewish friends but have never be­fore had the op­por­tu­nity to work on a project to­gether with them.

Chil­dren of Adam hold weekly food drives for the home­less on Sun­days at Lin­coln’s Inn Fields, Hol­born. In­no­va­tive Mus­lim Minds (IMM) thought it would be a great idea to col­lab­o­rate with them, along­side Mitz­vah Day 365 and City Sikhs, to ar­range an in­ter­faith food drive for the home­less.

There were 150 por­tions of rice and meat from Abu Zaad restau­rant, 100 por­tions of salad do­nated by Eat, 100 por­tions of rice and chicken do­nated by a vol­un­teer, fruit, snacks and hot and cold drinks. IMM also set out to pur­chase win­ter es­sen­tials such as hats, gloves, socks and toi­letries to dis­trib­ute. Mitz­vah day 365 vol­un­teers do­nated clothes and City Sikhs bought re­fresh­ments.

I was amazed at the amount of sup­port given by mem­bers of the dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties. I re­ceived phone calls from peo­ple I didn’t know offering to help.

This is just a small ex­am­ple of a time when peo­ple come to­gether to give to those in need, re­gard­less of back­ground, creed or re­li­gion. As in­di­vid­u­als there is only so much we can achieve. United we are stronger. In­no­va­tive Mus­lim Minds

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