Crescent Moon Nights (CMN) was initially launched with a community service element designed to promote giving back to underserved communities and the general population. Since our inception in 2006, CMN has volunteered at local soup kitchens, held a community clean-up, provided food for the local homeless population, initiated a healthy living benefit concert series and hosted community dinners as part of our community service initiatives.
It was on Sunday, September 5th, 2010 we hosted our first "Community Sandwich Shop" (CSS). Through the CSS, CMN has been able to feed hundreds of people on an ad hoc basis over the years, with the help of our amazing volunteers and groups such as MPAACT and Muslimah Al-Nisaa (The Chili Bowl). Although it is no longer done on a regular basis, our goal is to re-establish this tradition and what better could we choose this that the month of Ramadan
The Community Sandwich Shop is an effort organized by Crescent Moon Nights to galvanize local volunteers to donate supplies or money in order to buy supplies to make sandwiches/lunches for local homeless people in the downtown DC area. Please use the "Donate" button to the left and give to this worthy cause or email us with what your food item contribution at firstname.lastname@example.org. Funds will be used to purchase supplies for brown bag lunches that will certainly brighten-up someone’s day. A few dollars to you is a whole meal to someone in need.
The Next Community Sandwich Shop will take place Saturday July 19th with the help of Project REACH (Realizing an Effective Alliance for Community Hope), a grassroots, Muslim-led community development and social justice organization seeking to address the challenges and struggles that confront marginalized communities in the DC area. We will meet up at America's Islamic Heritage Museum in Washington, DC 2315 MLK Jr AVE SE at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM in NW DC to make the lunches and then hit the streets and Parks of DC to distribute these lunches.
Together with our awesome volunteers, our intention is to feed 200+ people on July 19th; the following is our list of suggested supplies. If you plan on contributing supplies, please e-mail us with item information you plan on donating so we may plan more effectively.
•200+ Brown paper bags
•500+ Sandwich bags
•12 loaves of bread
•200 Granola Bars
•200+ Bottles of water
•200 chips / snacks
Let's Pitch in and show some compassion to make a difference in someone’s life.
...not everyone can say they know what they are having for dinner tonight