OR VENMO: @MUSLIMAT
TO AVOID CREDIT CARD FEES
As salaamu alaikum friends,
The Muslim Al-Nisaa shelter has been serving our community for 45 years and needs your support now more than ever. The DMV Muslim community is the second largest Muslim community in the United States, and M-Nisaa is the only shelter in our region exclusively for Muslim women and their children, regardless of their status, that are escaping from domestic abuse and homelessness.
Right now, we must protect it from the possibility of having to close. Unfortunately, due to COVID, financial donations have declined and domestic violence cases have spiked. We do not have the necessary funds which would be required to house all those desperately in need of and seeking shelter.
Currently, the shelter is able to house 51 women and children. In the past 8 months, we have had to make the heart breaking decision to turn away 75 families simply because it is not possible to do so within the current space in the house—especially considering social distancing protocols.
Our goal with this fundraiser is two-fold: (1) to sustain the current operations and avoid having to close down, and (2) to collect funds for opening a much needed second shelter home. The initial 50k of funds raised will be directed towards current operations, and the remaining funds will be used to purchase a second home in the area, inshAllah.
As a community, we owe a duty to protect our most vulnerable members—and we owe a special duty to protect women and children escaping domestic violence. With your help, inshAllah, the Muslimat Al-Nisaa shelter will be able to continue to serve as a safe haven for all those in the DMV area and those traveling nationwide for many years to come.