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The Care Factor, in association with the Islamic Relief Canada (IRC) and UOSSM invite you to an event benefiting the men, women and children suffering from the internal conflict within the Syrian borders.

Join us for an evening filled with stories, entertainment and dinner as we embark on a journey to help save those most in need.

Details of the Event

When: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Where:  Payal Banquet Hall (3410 Semenyk Crt, Miss, ON)
Time: 7:30pm
Adult Tickets (purchase below): $30 on or before June 30, 2013 ($40 thereafter if available)
Kids Tickets: $10 (Ages 3-12)
Benefiting: Islamic Relief Canada (IRC) and UOSSM





Special Guests
  • Comedian: Azfar Ali
  • Speaker: Dr. Anas Al-Kassem, Acclaimed Ontario Surgeon (Al-Jazeera, TheStar)

Current Situation (as explained by IRC): Since the uprising began in March 2011, nearly 70,000 people have lost their lives in the Syrian conflict and millions have been forced to flee their homes. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating every day at an alarming rate. 

• Over one million refugees
• 2 million displaced inside Syria 
• 3 million facing food shortages inside Syria, while food prices have increased 
• 59% of hospitals have been damaged or destroyed inside Syria 
• Around 8,000 Syrians flee Syria each day – three times as high as it was two months ago



 
 
As-Salamu Alaykum All,

We're happy to announce the Iftaar of Intent V event is now officially Sold Out.  There may be tickets available at the door, but unfortunately entrance will not be guaranteed if the hall capacity is reached.

We thank you once again for your support and look forward to seeing you at tonight's dinner, inshaAllah.

Wasalaam,
The Care Factor Team
 
 
The Care Factor, in association with the Islamic Relief Canada (IRC) humbly request your attendance at an event benefiting the men, women and children suffering from the internal conflict within the Syrian borders.

Join us for an evening filled with stories, entertainment and dinner as we embark on a journey to help save those on the brink.

Details of the Event

When: Friday, August 3, 2012
Where:  Payal Banquet Hall (3410 Semenyk Crt, Miss, ON)
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets (Buy Now): $45 on or before July 25, 2012 ($55 thereafter if available)
Benefiting: Islamic Relief Canada (IRC)

Current Situation (as explained by IRC): The United Nations estimates that tens of thousands of Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries, and more than 120,000 UNHCR-registered foreign refugees, many Iraqi and Palestinian, are also on the move in Syria.
 
 
Over a 120 people came together for an Eid celebration with a purpose, to help Africa at Payal Banquet Hall, Mississauga on Friday Sept 9th, 2011, just before the CIDA deadline to match funds raised for this purpose.  
 
According to the UN reports, hundreds of people are dying because of the famine they are currently facing.
 
"We are a group of friends who came together with the purpose of doing something for the people in the world who are suffering," says Urz Heer, VP and director of The Care Factor.
 
"By having these events we are able to bring communities together with the purpose of helping others who needed it most," says Iffat Syed, president of The Care Factor.
 
The Care Factor Community Services Inc is a not-for-profit organization, founded by a group of young professionals from the GTA. Since 2005, through their volunteer efforts, they have raised over $1 M for various humanitarian and disaster relief causes including Haiti, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Swat, Mali and Gaza.
 
Other directors and volunteers for TCF include Billal Qureshi, Shireen Khan, Sameer Akhtar, Tausif Sabir, Omair Butt, Nadia Polani, Meghan Emery and Rabia Idrees.
 
Sponsors of this event for Africa included Danial Wills & Estate Law and SEIU Local 1's Sharleen Stewart, president. CLC and TD were also present in support.
 
The charitable of choice for Africa was IDRF, the International Development Relief Foundation (www.idrf.ca)
 
Also in attendance were Jake Dheer and Dipika Damerla, political candidates for Ward 5 and Mississauga East Cooksville in the upcoming elections.

 
This event was held just before the CIDA deadline of Sept 16th, where the Canadian government will be matching funds raised for Africa.
 
For more information about The Care Factor, please visit www.thecarefactor.ca


Photo credits: Mohsin Saleem, An Epic Photography
Flyer graphics: Henry Lima
 
 
Hi Everyone,

This will be our last post before the event tonight.  We've had an amazing response from our committed friends, and look forward to seeing you all tonight.

Entertainment Updates: 
Jemini will be performing LIVE

Press Updates:
Our official event press release can be seen here
africa_press_release.pdf
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Official Event Video:
 
 
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The Care Factor, in association with the International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF) humbly request your attendance at an event benefiting the men, women and children dying everyday of malnutrition and starvation in the worst drought to hit the Horn of Africa in over 60 years.

Join us for an evening filled with stories, entertainment and dinner as we embark on a journey to help save those on the brink of starvation.

Details of the Event

When: Friday, September 9, 2011
Where:  Payal Banquet Hall (3410 Semenyk Crt, Miss, ON)
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets: $60 before September 1st ($80 thereafter if available)
Benefiting: The International and Development Relief Foundation (IDRF)

Current Situation (as explained by IDRF):IDRF has moved forward with its first contribution to the 2011 Horn of Africa Crisis. The current food crisis in the Horn of Africa is said to be the worst in 60 years and is affecting the livelihoods of close to 12 million people. On July 20th the United Nations declared a famine on the worst affected areas, largely southern Somalia.

For this current initiative IDRF has partnered with the Himilo Relief & Development Association, a Somali organization with extensive experience working in refugee camps inside Somalia. The project aims to provide emergency food relief for families with a focus on nutritional supplements for children under the age of 5 in the Doomey IDP camp in Hiiran Province, Somalia. Hiiran province borders the hardest hit areas of the famine.

Entertainment: Jemini Performing Live


 
 
It's safe to say the evening was a success mashaAllah. We had a goal in mind, and we surpassed it by your commitment and generous contributions.

With the Government of Canada matching dollar for dollar, we managed to raise over $260,000 for Islamic Relief's Pakistan Flood Campaign, with 100% of the proceeds going to the cause.

A special thank you to our volunteers who go nameless at these events, but are pivotal in making events like this run, and run successfully.

We'd also like to thank CAMP Toronto and Universal Promotions in organizing this event with us, including Islamic Relief and their unyielding support.

To our sponsors and table donors, once again, we thank you, including Mayor Hazel McCallion, Senior Officials from the Pakistan Consulate in Toronto, Officials from Pakistan International Airlines, and Nader Khan for his wonderful performance to close out the evening.

Iftaar of Intent started as a means of bringing to light the many charities that go unheard and needed support, but has since turned into disaster relief fundraising due to the overwhelming natural or man-made catastrophes we face each year. Our mission will continue, and your support as always is critical and doesn't stop here. The people of Pakistan need us now, and will continue to need us for years to come. Don't forget them in your prayers, and continue to aid the efforts in rebuilding what so many have lost.

On behalf of all the organizers, we thank you again for your support. You promised it, and ultimately set the bar for future events. I don't doubt you'll come through again next year at Iftaar of Intent V. Until next time inshaAllah...

--The Care Factor


Mississauga News Coverage: http://www.mississauga.com/community/article/869970--dinner-helps-flood-victims
 
 
Firstly, a thank you to those who committed to an evening of giving, entertainment and solidarity.  We look forward to seeing you at the event tonight.

With an audience of almost 350, we expect this night to be more than memorable.

As stated earlier, PayPal is now closed, but a limited number of tickets will be available at the door for purchase, at a cost of $65/person.

Warm Regards,
The Care Factor Team
 
 
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In the fourth instalment of the annual Iftaar of Intent event, the Care Factor, in association with CAMP Toronto and Islamic Relief Canada bring to you an opportunity in making a difference half way around the world.

On Saturday, September 4th, 2010 at 7:00pm, please join us for an evening of hope -- and a sincere pledge to help those affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan.

Where: Payal Banquet Hall, Mississauga, Ontario (King’s Ballroom)
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hen: Saturday, September 4th, 2010 @ 7pm
Who: The Care Factor, CAMP Toronto and Universal Promotions in benefit of Islamic Relief Canada
Tickets: $50 per person via PayPal (link below), $65 at the door
Donations: For those unable to attend, please direct all donations to Islamic Relief Canada via their website here. For those in attendance, please remember to bring your chequebooks for additional support during the evening.

PayPal is now closed.  Tickets at the door will now be $65/person.

We look forward to seeing you all there.


 
 
Firstly, a thank you to those who committed to an evening of giving, entertainment and solidarity.  We look forward to seeing you at the event tonight.

With an audience of almost 400, we expect this night to be more than memorable.

As stated earlier, PayPal is now closed, but a limited number of tickets will be available at the door for purchase, at a cost of $50/person.

Warm Regards,
The Care Factor Team