Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever relieves the hardship of a believer in this world, Allah will relieve his hardship on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever helps ease someone in difficulty, Allah will make it easy for him in this world and in the Hereafter.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2699
On Saturday, November 26th, the MYNA Toronto youth spent their morning preparing and delivering packages to those in need around the GTA. Branching out from the Toronto Community Hostel, Knights Table in Brampton, to a park near the Salvation Army Gateway, the high school students started at ISNA to assemble to items before heading out.
The volunteer event drew out many interested youth, with approximately 25 divided between the various locations. After arriving at the Salvation Army, they were redirected to the nearby park to supplement the efforts of a local organization providing clothing.
As the day progressed, the MYNA Toronto team was noticed and featured on a segment of CTV News along with other charitable groups: http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1004041&playlistId=1.3178529&binId=1.815892&playlistPageNum=1#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=suCD8QT
The enthusiasm of the volunteers wasn’t just limited to the day. Looking for more volunteer opportunities, the group found opportunities to continue their work in the future. Anyone interested in volunteering on their own or with a group of their friends at Knight’s Table can check out this website to see where they can help out: https://knightstable.org/volunteers/opportunities/
This isn’t the first time MYNA Toronto has hosted a Shelter Run, but every year the volunteers that come out manage to continue the success of the event and keep up the involvement in their local community.