Sammamish Muslim Association is a non-profit organization that runs Sammamish Mosque (Masjid). We use all the money we raise from our community to run the masjid and its programs, to pay for the Imam, to pay off the loan on the property and towards the construction of a new masjid to better serve our community. Members donate additional funds to pay for the Jumuah Lunch program, the Iftar program and to provide food for our picnics and for our regular get-togethers--we do NOT use masjid funds for food! Additionally, some members have contributed to renovate the interior of the masjid, to provide supplies for the picnic, etc. Lastly, members also pay Zakat that we distribute to members of the community who occasionally need additional help to deal with life circumstances. In the last year alone, Sammamish Mosque provided almost $60,000 in Zakat to needy families. May Allah (swt) bless and reward the donors for all the ways in which they continue to support their community and their masjid.
As you can see there is an opportunity for you to contribute and to earn additional rewards from Allah (swt). You can help shoulder the financial load for Sammamish Masjid by supporting:
- Masjid General Fund
Donors contribute as much as they can during both our annual fundraiser and throughout the year. Last year, our fundraiser target was $425,000 and we raised ~$300,000. Raising the full $425,000 will allow us to fully fund the masjid operations for 2017 and to pay off our debts as a first step towards getting ready for the new masjid.
- Zakat Fund
Donors contribute as much as they can.
- Jumuah Lunch Program
This program costs ~$175/week to run. Donors sign up for as many weeks as they want to support by emailing: email@example.com.
- Ramadan Iftar Program
This year we estimate the cost to host Ramadan Iftars at the Masjid to be $15,000 (5 Iftars x 250 servings x $12 per person per serving). Sponsors sign up for the number of servings they want to support here.
Please note that Sammamish Muslim Association is certified for matching funds from area employers that participate in these programs (most notably Microsoft and Boeing but also many others). If you have any questions on how to leverage matching donations, please contact Br Rehan Bashar, the SMA treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payments by check:
Make your checks out to Sammamish Muslim Association, indicate how you want the money used (e.g. Zakat vs. Masjid General Fund) and either drop off in the masjid donation box or mail the check to Sammamish Muslim Association, 22011 SE 20th St, Sammamish WA 98075.