Making Sandwiches for Martha's Table, CAIF Planning Meeting

Posted by CapitolAreaInterfaithFriends1 on October 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM

CAIF met for the yearly planning and leadership election. Agenda included making sandwiches for Martha's Table (153 delivered), collecting food for a Thanksgiving Basket for a family at NCCF, planning for 2017-2018, leadership election including new middle school cohort of leaders, watching the moving film Walking In Oak Creek about the terrible shooting at the Sikh Gurdwara and how the Sikh community and broader Oak Creek community supported each other during this terrible ordeal, reinforcing love and forgiveness and community and deepening ties between everyone. CAIF member Zayd Ali told us about his new "soccer diplomacy" using soccer to connect refugee children to the community. He will be organizing volunteers for playiing soccer with kids during a job fair for newly relocated refugee parents. CAIF will provide some volunteers!  Ideas for this year include: continuing to serve the hungry and homeless through Washignton Hebrew Congregation food packing, serving at Calvary Women's Shelter, DC protests including DC march against white supremacy in December, animal shelter, undraising through card making, bake sales for Puerto Rico and other natural disasters. Holidays CAIF would liket to celebrate in the next year  include Day of the Dead, Holi (Hindu), Chinese New Year and an interfaith gathering for Thanksgiving. Next events: Soccer with Refugee Kids Nov 12, March Against White Supremacy Dec 3. Daniel and Nicholas will continue as leaders this year and 4 middle school youth (Julia, Emily, Leah, Asia) will provide a Middle School leadership team. All members were asked to do outreach to invite friends to check out CAIF. 

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