Our Annual Chili Bowl Monday MLK Day of Service to Feed & Clothe Our Homeless Neighbors
Greetings of Peace,
Dear Children of Adam
The mission and purpose of Inge Benevolent Ministries was/is to provide health, education, social, shelter and other basic human needs to underserved and marginalized populations through actualizing the belief that every man, woman and child has the right to receive quality care in a dignified manner, to be assisted in the achievement of optimal health and well-being, regardless of race, creed, status or socio-economic level. Through our organization we established wholistic community outreach services programs in order to eliminate health disparities and address the social determinants negatively impacting the health and well-being of minorities by leveraging our center’s resources and philanthropic donations.
On this our 26th year our annual Chili Bowl event has been where we travel to the Fallsway underpass in Baltimore Maryland and serve hot bowls of chili, healthy snacks and also bring to our homeless and less fortunate neighbors, backpacks, warm clothing and socks, gender specific toiletries including adult disposable bathing cloths and provide health screenings such as blood pressure, covid testing, face masks and sanitizing wipes and varying other onsite services in hopes that we provide them some relief during these cold winter times.
On January 16th, 2023, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., in observation of the National Day of Service, we begin setting up Chili Bowl Monday at 9:00am in preparation for serving our honored guests.
The purpose of this tradition is to learn to not just sympathize but also empathize with those who only through the Grace and Mercy of GOD could be ourselves. Volunteers are required to either bring a pot of chili, help set up, serve or perform health screenings which is organized via ‘giving stations’. Refusing to allow anyone to be made to feel less than anyone else, every volunteer must also socialize and enjoy a bowl of chili with our honored guests.
If you really want to do something meaningful, get to know your neighbors.
Honoring Dr. King’s legacy on MLK Day, we all have the unique opportunity to reflect on the gains we have made, and re-commit ourselves to the work that remains as we strive for a more just society.
Our ‘Chili Bowl Event’ has been documented as “Serving Hundreds of Homeless in Baltimore”
Our 47 years of community service documents that the majority of philanthropic organizations/individuals distribute grants/financial support disproportionately and fail to focus on those we serve who are of low income, marginalized, uninsured and/or homeless. Unfortunately, there are structural inequities which have become institutionalized and must be acknowledged and addressed.
That being said, on behalf of those in need within our community, we seek your support toward the success of this event such that,
“NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND”
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Financial Donation Options
To Support Muslimat Al Nisaa Shelter/Inge Benevolent Ministries Programs:
Tax I.D. #47-4564308 A Registered 501(c)3 Charitable Organization
via ACH transfer, upon request
via PayPal: https://paypal.me/alnisaashelter
via the online portal: mnisaashelter.org
or sending a check to the address below:
Inge Benevolent Ministries
4107 Springdale Ave
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
‘Chili Bowl Event’ Serving Hundreds of Homeless in Baltimore
Peace, Chaplain Asma Hanif, RN, CNM, ANP, MA Divinity Executive Director & Founder
Muslimat Al Nisaa Shelter
Refugee & Domestic Violence MinistryInge Benevolent Ministries
Tax I.D. #47-4564308A Registered 501(c)3 Charitable Organization
(410) 466-8686 (MNISAA Shelter & IBM Organization) “Serving GOD Through Service To Others” “Whoever recommends and helps a good cause becomes a partner therein” [Sūrat Al-Nisāa: 85]