Muslim Mom Network Co-sponsoring SMILE Blanket/Coat Drive

All blankets/coats will go to the homeless in Passaic County, NJ.  Any excess items will be donated to shelters in Northern NJ. 

Attached is the instruction sheet for individuals coordinating the collection at the drop off locations :  Blanket_Drive_-_Instructions

Share the Warmth: Blanket/Coat Drive
On behalf of the Smile Organization, we would like to invite you to participate in the Smile Blanket/Coat drive this winter.

How Can You Help?

Donate a blanket or winter coat (see below for drop off locations)
 
Share a picture of your blanket/coat on our Facebook (www.facebook.com/smileforcharity) or Twitter (@Smileforcharity)
 
Tag 10 friends  
                    
Drop-off locations:
                          Masjid Omar ibn al-Khattab
                          501 Getty Avenue
                          Paterson, NJ 07053

                          Islamic Society of Central Jersey
                          4145 Route 1 South
                          Monmouth Junction, NJ 08552

                          Jam-e-Masjid Islamic Center
                          110 Harrison Street
                          Boonton, NJ 07005

                          New Brunswick Islamic Center
                          1330 Livingston Avenue
                          North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Why is this important?

Over 12,000 residents in New Jersey will brave a harsh winter on the streets
That number keeps increasing and counties like Morris have seen their homeless population double recently
We hope that with your assistance this campaign can grow and help our fellow men and women in need!

The drive is co-sponsored by:

Muslim Mom Network
Islamic Society of Central Jersey
Masjid Omar ibn al-Khattab
Jam-e-Masjid Islamic Center
MYCC

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So, I know it’s not easy for everyone to be involved, so here are my suggestions to make it easier for everyone:
 
1.  If possible, each person can donate a used/clean blanket or buy a new one (Some places sell them for $15/$20 sometimes)…a throw size or twin size is generally good enough
2.  If you cannot buy or donate a blanket, but would like to participate, you can donate money (even as little as $5) and I will collect the money and buy whatever number of blankets the money collected will get.  You can send checks via mail or money via Paypal
 
Email me at muslimmomnetwork@gmail.com and I will give you my address or paypal information.
 
3.  You can drop them off at the designated masajid, or if there is not a masjid by you on the list, if you are interested in getting your masjid involved, you can volunteer to contact that masjid and set up a drop off point with them
4.  If you have the space, you can designate your home as a drop off spot.
5.  I will create a googledoc so that you can sign up and state what you are donating (new/used blanket, coat, or money)  If you want to go through the Muslim Mom Network, you can sign up on our spreadsheet:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al3I99TDh0NKdDF6LVhnMXFobWpZcVdrckk1OG1NbUE&hl=en_US#gid=0
6.  Please try to get just ONE extra person (not on this list) to donate an item.  Families, siblings, co-workers, etc.
 
iA if we all participate in some capacity, it will be a great success iA.
 
Email me at muslimmomnetwork@gmail.com if you have any questions or are interested in being more involved in the coordinating iA
 
Salam
Hala

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