Everyone in this country should have a winter coat. But not everyone does …yet.
Together, we will make this winter safer and warmer for hundreds of our neighbors in homes, shelters, and on the street. So this November, head to the closet, the department or thrift store, and share the warmth.
Coat Drop Offs:
November 1 to 30, 2015 daily
Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday after 2:00pm
Al Huda Institute Canada
5671 McAdam Road, Mississauga ON L4Z 1N9
All donations must be
new or gently used & warm & clean coats
While a coat is preferred, we can accept money, and will buy coats with it.
– Place cash in the donation boxes (main campus); write “Coat Drive” on the envelope.
– Send by PayPal with comment “Coat Drive” to firstname.lastname@example.org
– Transfer by email with message “Coat Drive” to email@example.com
This Coat Drive is a project by Serving Humanity, a division of Al Huda Institute
Did you know?
Nearly 1.2 million Canadian kids don’t have a good winter coat, and Toronto children are the poorest in the nation. And that’s not counting all the parents, who are even more likely to go cold, as they will often give to their children, before themselves.
Toronto alone has over five thousand homeless individuals. While most reside in shelters, hundreds live on the street, their lives continuously threatened by our frigid winters with freezing temperatures on more than 100 days from October to April.
On November 7th, we will be starting our second annual Coat Drive. Please donate new or gently used coats for all ages.
All donations will help local families keep warm this winter.
Al Huda Institute Canada has partnered up with Mercy Mission Canada to help with one of their newly launched projects: Clothing 4 Dawah.
What is it?
Clothing 4 Dawah is a project that allows individuals to donate any unwanted materials they may have. We accept clothing items for all ages, accessories such as belts, shoes and handbags, and certain household items such as bed linens and curtains. We also accept stuffed toys for children.
How will the donations help?
There are various different ways in which donations will be helpful:
- Donated materials will be shipped overseas to developing countries providing them with access to cheaper clothes
- Donations will be given to families (locally) who are in need of clothing
- Clothes will be sold for recycling purposes or to selected used clothing markets in order to benefit our local community
Clothing bin located at the back of the Al Huda building in the parking lot.
How can you help?
With the sun shining bright and the beautiful flowers blooming all around us, it is safe to say that spring is fast approaching! Cleaning out your drawers and closets and getting prepared to welcome the new season? Have a lot of unwanted items lying around and you do not know what to do with them? With the mission to serve humanity, we encourage you all to partake in this wonderful opportunity which provides you with the ability to those unwanted materials towards earning the pleasure of Allah. You can do so by dropping off your donations in the clothing bin at Al Huda Institute Canada, located at the back of the building in the parking lot.
5671 McAdam Rd
Mississauga, ON L4Z 1N9
Serving Humanity Coat Drive; a huge success!
It is amazing to see how one idea can produce such a lasting impact on the lives of many families
Late November 2013, Serving Humanity launched a new initiative where we collected coats that were gently used or brand new. The idea that propelled our coat drive was if you have one coat that you are not using; donate it for someone who will find difficulty in staying warm this winter.
We worked with Mercy Mission, who started collecting used clothes for da’wah. Since our coat drive was a brand new initiative, we were not sure of the response we would receive.
The project included people of all ages and coats of many sizes. Alhamdullilah, the response was amazing to our winter coat drive – donations poured into our institute.
We asked one of the people who donated their coat that why exactly did they decide to this act of kindness. They replied that it was simply to help the less unfortunate to beat this harsh cold winter. As the Globe and Mail reports, “The December ice storm that left hundreds of thousands of Toronto residents without power cost the city approximately $106-million, according to a report from city staff.”
We collected a total of 330 coats in new and used condition. A total of 150lbs of clothing was collected for da’wah.
In the midst of our winter coat drive, Muslim Welfare Centre contacted us requesting winter items. Mercy Mission helped Muslim Welfare Centre with clothes that Al Huda Institute collected. A total of 140 items were donated to Muslim Welfare Centre.
Due to the enormous success of our winter coat drive, we plan to continue this project in the future, insha’Allah.
We are pleased to announce our latest campaign, our first Winter Coat Drive.
“None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.”
We are looking to collect ‘used’ or ‘new’ winter coats for the month of December.
Please place your donation in a plastic or reusable bag and label as ‘new’ or ‘used’.
We have partnered up with Mercy Mission for this project. The donated coats will be helping local families, inshaAllah.
Collection Date: Dec 2 – Dec 8 2013