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FULL HOUSE—Supporters of the MWA’s Guest House fundraiser filled the room. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

FULL HOUSE—Supporters of the MWA’s Guest House fundraiser filled the room. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

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.

SUSY ROBINSON, director of Outreach and Volunteer Services at the Homeless Children’s Education Funds.

SUSY ROBINSON, director of Outreach and Volunteer Services at the Homeless Children’s Education Funds.

 

MARYAM MARTIN  Mistress of Ceremonies

MARYAM MARTIN
Mistress of Ceremonies

 

ARSHAD HAFEEZ  Motivational Speaker

ARSHAD HAFEEZ
Motivational Speaker

 

ADRIANNE LAING, the Residential Services supervisor  at the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.

ADRIANNE LAING, the Residential Services supervisor at the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.

 

SARAJAMEELA MARTIN  Executive Director of MWA

SARAJAMEELA MARTIN
Executive Director of MWA

 

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