The Muslim Women’s Association of Pittsburgh sponsored a fundraising event in support of their newly opened Guest House for women.
The association is a Muslim Charitable Association comprised of Muslim women from all over the city. It has been in continuous operation since the1900s.
The Guest House was established to provide temporary housing for needy women and children. It began operating in 2014. It also helps women and children to access resources that meet their needs, such as job training and affordable housing.
Currently, the Muslim women volunteers support the work of the house. The fundraising event was held at Salem’s conference center located at 2911 Penn Ave., in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District, on March 14. Dinner was catered by Salem’s. There was a $20 donation payable at the door.
Invited speakers included Adrianne Lane, residential services supervisor from Pittsburgh’s Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh; Susy Robison, director of Outreach and Volunteer Services at the Homeless Children Fund; and Arshad Hafeez, a motivational speaker.
Donated funds went to maintain the guest house, provide security and pay the employees.
The event was open to everyone.