In 2019 prior to the pandemic, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Launched the “Shelter Bus” Campaign to Serve the Homeless in Toronto. This was a very unique initiative to provide mobile shelter to those less fortunate
As the harsh Canadian winter began, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association launched a unique campaign 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.
One of the fundamental teachings of Islam as taught and exemplified by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), is to give charity and serve humanity irrespective of race, religion and ethnicity. In line with these teachings, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association is taking on this Shelter Bus initiative.
Toronto Star Article
For this year's #CanadaDay celebrations, members of @AhmadiyyaCanada got up bright & early to offer #PrayersForCanada and share some healthy & delicious breakfast with those less fortunate in #Toronto via the #ShelterBus project.#CanadaProud #Can pic.twitter.com/RN7TtMPo1L— Safwan Choudhry (@SafwanChoudhry) July 1, 2019
Andrew was very grateful for the help provided tonight by the #ShelterBus— Muslim Youth Canada (@AMYACanada) December 17, 2019
Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth from the City of Vaughan (@AMYA_Vaughan) are volunteering to help the less fortunate tonight December 16, 2019#Mercy4Mankind #HumanRights #TuesdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/L7wu7lxX5N
Here's the promo for our latest documentary—"A Cold Reality".— Aizaz Khan (@_aizazkhan) December 19, 2019
It's about homelessness in Toronto and how Ahmadi Muslims are saving lives in a creative and unique way—a #ShelterBus.
Airs on MTA tomorrow, Insha'Allah.
Date: Thursday, December 19th
Time: 1:00 PM EST • 18:00 GMT pic.twitter.com/k25opuNSKV