The Grand Mosque in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Saturday saw its youth mobilize to organize a toy drive to benefit families of newcomers to Canada to mark Eid Al Adha. The initiative, relayed by Radio Canada, aims to come to the aid of 70 Muslim families who have recently arrived in Canada, according to Dujahn Kasas, a 16-year-old member of the group.
Future gifts consisting of puzzles, books, sporting goods and stuffed animals. The collected items will be sent to the Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute in Winnipeg to ensure their proper distribution to the delight of the children.
The Winnipeg Mosque had seen similar gatherings before the pandemic to ensure a good party for the children, with donors themselves wrapping gifts at the mosque after attaching a card. “I remember going out to distribute them when I was younger, taking them to families, and I remember the kids being so excited. They were eager to open these gifts, ”said full of happiness to CBC, Dujahn Kasas, who had participated in the donations of previous years.
While the pandemic will not allow this gathering of the Winnipeg Muslim community for packaging and distribution, Dujahn Kasas did not fail to stress his joy at participating in the collection. “I feel really good because I give back to my community and these are the things that bring us together and strengthen our bonds,” she added.