My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for CAIR-Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Local Mosque firebombed. Muslim travel bans. Somali shop windows smashed. Muslim students bullied and harassed. These are among the issues CAIR-MN faces head-on. In the two-plus years I've volunteered with CAIR-MN, I've been impressed with the dedication and passion CAIR-MN staffers bring to their work.
CAIR-MN, like countless nonprofits, wrestles with obstacles-- too little money, time, and sometimes, literally, to little bandwidth to meet its mission. But few nonprofit staffers go to the office knowing they may get another death threat. CAIR staffers don't flinch. Working in cramped offices inside an urban church, CAIR-MN staff keep answering the phones, taking calls from parents worried about their kids who are bullied at school. CAIR-MN attorneys keep filing briefs, standing up for Muslims' civil rights.
I am grateful that by volunteering for CAIR-MN, I am part of a team standing up for civil rights. I've tabled, marched, helped set up and enjoyed iftar community dinners, attended conferences and fundraisers. I'm not Muslim and I volunteer because I want to know more Muslims, I want Muslims to be treated with the same rights, respect, and dignity that all people deserve. I volunteer with CAIR-MN because we're doing the work that needs to be done.