It’s been another roller-coaster year with the COVID-19 pandemic and the staggering social and economic impacts that disproportionately affect Muslim women, youth and girls. Your loyal support helped the ANNISAA Organization of Canada through these exceptionally topsy-turvy times.
Despite this challenging situation and the suspension of in-person gatherings for most of the past year and a half, ANNISAA has continued serving as a resource to the community. We have continued to provide information, guidance, care, compassion, counselling, mentorship, and essential referral resources to Muslim women, youth and girls in need, all while working remotely.
With the help of our funders and friends like you, we were able to adapt services to provide virtual workshops to continue serving Muslim women, youth and girls while adhering to the health and safety guidelines required to stay safe during the COVID situation. To sum it up, ANNISAA has provided some certainty to our community despite these challenging times. The lives of the women served by the Organization have been impacted in wonderful ways because of you. Many thanks for your generosity!
As you know, the pandemic continues to magnify existing socio-economic and health inequities in our country. And although considerable progress has been made in recent years to increase gender equality around the world, experts, including the United Nations, have sounded the alarm that much of this progress risks coming undone due to the impacts of COVID-19. This is why we need your support today.
Will you join me in making a meaningful donation of $50, $100 or whatever you can to provide flexible funding so that ANNISAA can continue providing vital resources to support Muslim women, youth and girls?
Here in the GTA, racialized and lower-income groups have been disproportionately hit by the more contagious and deadly variants of COVID-19. In addition to health problems, many people living in this area are experiencing loss of income while coping with staggering inflation. We continue to rely on loyal supporters like you to help us empower Muslim women, youth and girls with brighter futures.
You may also want to consider signing up for a budget-friendly monthly donation of $15 or $30. During these uncertain times, it’s a fantastic way to help build a safe and just future by simply making a small gift each month. You’ll also help keep our administration and fundraising costs low.
Your support is crucial and will allow us to put our mission into practice – to empower the women we serve. Whether you are a volunteer, donor, or supporter – whichever way you decide to contribute today, you will give ANNISAA the much-needed resources to help us meet the continuing or emerging needs of marginalized women in our community.
We hope you will consider renewing your commitment with a special 2021 year-end gift to support our work. Your donation will make our community stronger right now and in the months to come.
Thank you for taking action during this moment of unprecedented global uncertainty. You have my word that your decision to help today will empower the women we serve. Thank you for being a part of the community of ANNISAA Organization of Canada. Please know that every gift matters, especially yours. Together we can do so much more.
With hope and respect,
Nadia Sayeh, CNPE, HRP
Founder & Executive Director
P.S. With your special donation of $50, $100 or whatever you can, we can prevent the widening gender inequality gap today. Together, we can empower Muslim women, youth and girls and build a better community in the GTA. THANK YOU!