Students from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College, joined together to volunteer at the “In from the cold” event held at Parkdale United Church.
“The feeling of unity and brotherhood was undeniable,” said Amani Ali, president of the Ahlul Bayt Student Association (ABSA).
The event is held every Saturday through the winter months, to not only feed the hungry and the homeless but also in hopes of “bringing a smile to their face” and “making them feel less alone” according to Gary Crocker, church coordinator.
The church was filled with both Christians and Muslims all in attendance with a common goal: To reach out to our neighbours in need.
For the church this was just the Saturday routine, but for the members of ABSA as well as the volunteers, this was both an eye opener and opportunity to understand each other on a new level.