Muslim Federation organizes charity event in São Paulo
18 de outubro de 2017
São Paulo – The event Solidarity Islam takes healthcare, leisure activities and cosmetic procedures to many districts and cities to the vulnerable population in the Greater São Paulo area since 2014. This month, the project will benefit the communities of Itaquera, neighborhood in São Paulo East Side, and Embu das Artes, in the Greater São Paulo metro area, on October 22 and 29, respectively.
The main medical care procedures to be offered are mammograms and hepatitis, cholesterol and high blood pressure exams; among the cosmetics procedures are skin cleansing and massage. The leisure activities include distribution of books to all ages, jumpers and face painting for the kids. In the event’s last edition, in June of this year, over 10,000 procedures were conducted.
The Federation of Muslim Associations in Brazil (FAMBRAS), the event’s organizer, tries to hold the charity event in many places in São Paulo to as many people as possible.
“It’s wonderful for us, as a charitable organization, to be able to offer so much to these people in only one day,” said Ali El Zoghbi, the Federation’s vice-president. “As Brazilian citizens that we are, we have the duty of contribute with our country’s development, and as Muslims, to promote charity and solidarity,” he added.
Solidarity Islam has as its goal to value human life and empathy for the other, independent of one’s different religion. The Federation signed a partnership with the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative Foundation and the embassy of the United Arab Emirates, plus it has the support of scholl Colégio 24 de Março, Friends of Medicine of Santo Amaro (AAMEDSA), São Paulo City Hall and regional departments of each neighborhood.
Solidarity Islam in Itaquera
October, 22, Sunday, from 10 am to 3 pm
CEU Azul da Cor do Mar – Av. Ernesto de Souza Cruz, 2171 – Cidade Antônio Estêvão de Carvalho
Solidarity Islam in Embu das Artes
October 29, Sunday, from 10 am to 3 pm
Rua Belgrado – Vila Olinda
*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani