Past Events

Past Events

2013

Ramadan Rush for Rewards

Welcome Ramadan Food Baskets for the Needy Families

MWA collected money and made food baskets  to provide for those families who are lacking the basic provisions for the blessed month. Each basket will have 35 essential items including dates, rice, flour and fresh produce. Read More…

Little Angels

MWA youth volunteers helped out at Little Angels, a home for children and young adults with severe developmental and complex medical needs.  Residents are non-ambulatory, non-verbal, require total care for all daily living skills and skilled nursing services round the clock.

Brown Bag Lunch/ Backpack Drive

MWA volunteers packed brown bag lunches for various shelters and organizations as well as collecting backpacks to donate to children in need. Read More…

Iftaar at a Synagogue

Jews and Muslims have gathered together to celebrate Ramadan and the Jewish High Holidays. This inspiring annual event has grown tremendously in recent years and become an important gathering for both Jewish and Muslim communities. 

Iftaar at a Masjid

MWA joined the Taleef community got  a night of food, friends and faith. Read More…

Feeding the Homeless (3 Locations)

MWA served breakfast to the homeless at many locations around the Chicagoland area. 

Get Fit n Fine

Women of all ages kicked off Mother’s Day weekend with a day full of bollywood dance, yoga, green smoothies tutorials and health tips. Read more…

Annual March Luncheon

During Women’s History Month in March, MWA recognized and celebrated the achievements of Muslim women. A motivational afternoon, a time for sisters from all over Chicagoland and beyond to unite, empower and inspire. Read More…

 

2012

Coat Drive

Over 400 coats and outerwear was collected to help refugees and members of city masjids.

Walk for the Children of Syria

MWA joined thousands of walkers at a nationwide event to raise awareness about the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria and generate vital funds for the children suffering under the dictatorship of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.

Ramadan Rush for Rewards

Welcome Ramadan Food Baskets for the Needy Families

MWA collected money and made food baskets  to provide for those families who are lacking the basic provisions for the blessed month. Each basket will have 35 essential items including dates, rice, flour and fresh produce.

Iftaar at a Synagogue (3 Locations)

Jews and Muslims have gathered together to celebrate Ramadan and the Jewish High Holidays. This inspiring annual event has grown tremendously in recent years and become an important gathering for both Jewish and Muslim communities. 

Iftaar at a Masjid

MWA joined the Masjid Taqwa community got  a night of food, friends and faith.

Feeding the Homeless (5 Locations)

MWA served breakfast to the homeless at many locations around the Chicagoland area. 

Hamdard In-Kind Drive/Bag Lunch

Donations were collected for the Hamdard Center and Brown Bag lunches were made and distributed to those in need.

Masjid Spruce Up (2 Locations)

MWA families turned an empty space into a Musallah at the Northwest Suburban College and helped renovate Masjid Dawah.

Marriage in Islam

Sr. Amina Sayeed from Salihah Central shared her insight on marriage as it embodies the Sunnah in a very applicable, relevant, and practical way. The event provided many tips and lessons that will give you the edge you need to connect to your Creator while making your marriage successful.

Shadow Summit for Afghan Women’s Rights

Amnesty International USA and other partners for the Shadow Summit that brought Afghan women’s voices to the forefront.  Panelists and speakers from various organizations discussed the future of Afghani women.

Annual March Luncheon

During Women’s History Month in March, MWA recognized and celebrated the achievements of Muslim women. A motivational afternoon, a time for sisters from all over Chicagoland and beyond to unite, empower and inspire.

Special Need Event:  Parent and Community Resources: Making Connections

This event was a great way for parents of a child with special needs to connect with each other as well as learn about resources that are available within the community for your child and family.

 2011

Annual Brunch

During Women’s History Month in March, MWA recognized and celebrated the achievements of Muslim women. A motivational afternoon, a time for sisters from all over Chicagoland and beyond to unite, empower and inspire.

Journalism Talk: Muslim Women Making a Mark with their Writing

This Personal Development event taught what it takes to succeed in journalism the current challenges facing Muslims in the media by journalists, Rumana Hussein and Noreen Ahmed-Ullah.

Ramadan Rush for Rewards

Welcome Ramadan Food Baskets for the Needy Families

MWA collected money and made food baskets  to provide for those families who are lacking the basic provisions for the blessed month. Each basket will have 35 essential items including dates, rice, flour and fresh produce.

Iftar at Masjid Qassim

MWA joined the Masjid Qassim community got  a night of food, friends and faith.

School Backpack Drive and Build a Brown Bag Lunch

Backpacks were collected for children in need  and 100 lunches were made for Inspiration Cafe.

Iftaar at a Synagogue (3 Locations)

Jews and Muslims have gathered together to celebrate Ramadan and the Jewish High Holidays. This inspiring annual event has grown tremendously in recent years and become an important gathering for both Jewish and Muslim communities.

Feed My Starving Children

Families came together and helped pack food children all over the world.

Dignity Breakfast

MWA members served breakfast to homeless people.

Interfaith Backpack Drive

MWA served on a community project together with Women at Fourth Presbyterian Church to assemble backpacks for needy children.

9/11 Commemoration Event

In this commemorative event for the 10th anniversary of September 11th, MWA partnered with different faiths and cultural groups to view and discuss Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football and the American Dream

Bonsai Movie Screening & Discussion

The Chicagoland community joined MWA for the screening of Bonsai People, a feature length documentary film that explores the work of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.

Face to Face: A Fireside Chat with Two Women of Islam

Fourth Presbyterian Church invited MWA members to participated in an afternoon of spiritual enrichment.  This Face-to-Face interfaith discussion featured MWA’s Program Manager, Suroor Raheemullah and Hind Makki of the Interfaith Youth Corp.  They shared an overview of Islam and its beliefs while highlighting the challenges and opportunities that Muslim women face in the U.S.

Special Needs Event: Community Panel Discussion

An educational panel discussion was facilitated to bring awareness about children with special needs.  A panel of Muslim parents and family members shared personal stories of raising children with special needs.

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