June 25, 2016 3:29 pm

Muslim Women’s Institute delivers hampers to newcomers

A big part of Ramadan is charity. In this 2016 photo, the Canadian Muslim Women's Institute distributes hampers to help families celebrate the end of Ramadan.

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WINNIPEG – The Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute (CMWI) is preparing to deliver 150 hampers filled with food and delicacies to Muslim families who are in need.

The group has been delivering the hampers annually for more than ten years. This year, a large number of the hampers will go to some of the many refugee families who recently came to Manitoba.

“Making them feel that they are welcome and that they have enough on that special day. It’s important also because it is part of our faith to give and to donate to those that the need the help,” said Yasmine Ali, with the CMWI.

The hampers are meant to make sure that the recipients have enough food to celebrate Eid ul-Fitre, which marks the end of Ramadan.

The group will be giving out around $10,000 worth of food in the hampers.

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