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Press Release Date: December 2, 2019

For Immediate Release:
December 2, 2019
Spokesperson:
Safwan Choudhry – 647-248-0191
mediarelations@ahmadiyya.ca
@AhmadiyyaCanada

National Muslim Youth Group Launches “Shelter Bus” Campaign to
Serve the Homeless in Toronto


Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association launches unique initiative to give mobile shelter to
those less fortunate
Event: As the harsh Canadian winter is upon us, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association has launched a unique
campaign – in collaboration with Humanity First – to serve those less fortunate in various parts of Toronto. The
“Shelter Bus” is a comfortable, repurposed coach bus outfitted with 20 beds, a kitchenette, lounge space and
bathrooms. As part of this initiative, Ahmadi Muslim youth will be taking the “Shelter Bus” every night for three
months to various neighbourhoods of Toronto to provide shelter and hot meals to those in need.
Members of the public interested in volunteering for this campaign or obtaining more information are encouraged
to visit shelterbus.ca.
When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Nathan Philips Square – 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N1
Media Opportunity:
Coverage of youth helping feed and comfort the homeless in Toronto. Tour of the “Shelter Bus.” Interviews with
campaign organizers.
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About the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at:
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at is a dynamic, fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at spans
over 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at is the only Islamic organization to believe that the longawaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to
end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace.