We are a team of adults and kids from the Islamic Center of Boston (ICB) Wayland. This is our fourth year participating in the Walk Away Homelessness, and we are full of enthusiasm for this cause! Last year we had the top individual fundraiser, and were the 2nd highest fundraising team. In 2016 we were the top fundraising team with 2 of the top three fundraising individuals.
ICB Wayland is a FPM support congregation for Temple Shir Tikva and for Peace Lutheran/Or Atid, and we have been helping both hosting sites with setup and breakdown of their rooms, as well as cooking and serving dinner several nights during each hosting. Our Sunday School teens have been key in this participation, as they learn about the importance of caring for their neighbors, and helping the less fortunate in their community.
Interfaith outreach is a key part of ICB's community involvement, and we have worked on educational and outreach programs with many of the houses of worship in Wayland and surrounding towns. As part of FPM, it's a great feeling to be working side by side with our interfaith partners to increase understanding between our faiths. For more about our organization, see our web site www.icbwayland.org.