Ramadan Iftar Sponsorship

 

 


Iftar at the Masjid:

Ramadan provides an occasion to break your fast with family and friends at the Masjid. It is a valued tradition at Evergreen Islamic Center to offer this service to the community. It is an opportunity to meet the community, meet old friends and make new ones! With Ramadan falling during the summer months and schools closed partially also allows kids to enjoy their time with friends without having to worry about school. It is truly a spiritual and a festive atmosphere for the entire community to benefit and enjoy.

Over the years, we have seen a steady rise in the attendance for daily and community iftar. Hosting this program is not possible without the support of the community, while the costs have steadily gone up so have the sponsorships.  It costs $10/day per person for EIC to hold the iftar program which includes food, supplies, security, cleaning and babysitting services. Details about the program are listed below:

Attendance:

  • Daily iftar Monday thru Saturday: ~100 people
  • Community iftar on Sunday: ~200-300 people

Cost for dinner:

  • $1,000 for Daily iftar
  • $3,000 for Community iftar Sundays and Khatm Night

How to sponsor:

  • Signup sheets are posted in Men’s and Women’s sections at the Masjid or
  • Reserve a slot by signing up online and clicking on the Sponsor link

Sponsorship amount:

  • $500 to reserve a partial slot
  • Multiple people can join together to reserve a daily or Sunday community iftar slot
  • While there is a sponsorship recommended amount, we encourage people to participate. Your support helps in paying for costs that we incur during the month

How to pay:

  • By check (To: Evergreen Islamic Center; Memo: Iftar Sponsorship) – Hand your checks to Hafiz Salim Molla or Ramadan team volunteer
  • Online via PayPal – Choose appropriate option and write any comments in the notes section (example: if you would like to sponsor for a specific day)

Note:

  • This is a service provided by the Masjid but paid in its entirety but the community
  • We do not use funds donated for other purposes to fund the iftar program

JazakAllahu khayran for your generous donations, sponsorship of the iftar and continued support. For more information, please contact us at finance@eicsanjose.org