On November 27, 2019, volunteers from Muslim Americans for Compassion and Doctors for Healthy Communities delivered blankets and other items to UP Center for Women and Children in downtown Louisville. This is the second year that the two organizations have organized a collection of items for UP, which provides a healthy, safe environment for homeless [...]
Muslim Americans for Compassion (MAC) sponsored a holiday meal for the Volunteers of America Freedom House on Monday, November 25th. The Freedom House Women’s Addiction Recovery Program provides residential treatment program for alcohol and/or drug dependent pregnant women and women with young children. Nicole Yates, District Director, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) with volunteers.
The Faith Over Fear two day training program, developed to equip faith leaders and communities with effective strategies for better advocating against anti-Muslim bigotry, took place November 10th and 11th. MAC President Dr. Muhammad Babar served as a guest panelist for a "Strategies for Engagement & Change" panel discussion which focused on key ways to [...]
It was eight years ago this month when Mayor Greg Fischer announced the Compassionate Louisville campaign. Now the program has announced a significant expansion and nonprofit. The announcement was made at Semple Elementary School, one of the 24 schools in JCPS that embraces the compassionate curriculum. “We are basically going to Compassionate Louisville 2.0,” said [...]
MAC was a proud supporter of the seventh annual dinner on Saturday, November 2nd, presented by the Americana World Community Center. Dr. Rana Latif (left, board member MAC and Americana) with Edgardo Mansilla (Executive Director, Americana).
Dr. Waqar Saleem visited the Mellwood Art Center for the 14th Annual “Chocolate Dreams” fundraising event benefiting Elderserve. Dr. Saleem also serves as an Elderserve Board Member. Thank you to everyone who attended for making the evening a huge success. Dr. Saleem with Elderserve Executive Director Julie Guenhthner
MAC President Dr. Muhammad Babar attended a very special event on Tuesday, October 22. "Repairing the World Through Music and Story: An Interfaith Evening of Music and Hope" was hosted by the Jewish Federation of Louisville and the Center for Interfaith Relations and featured Grammy-award winning violin virtuoso Johnny Gandelsman. The evening was comprised of [...]
Muhammad Babar, MD, MBA, MSc, was honored with the Mayor's Spirit of Louisville Award last night during the 2019 WLKY Bell Awards for his commitment to the building of Louisvillian compassion through his numerous charitable efforts and the leadership of Muslim Americans for Compassion and Doctors for Healthy Communities. Mayor Fischer had this to say [...]
Muslim Americans for Compassion President Dr. Muhammad Babar has been named the recipient of the 2019 Mayor's Spirit of Louisville Award. The award, along with the WLKY Bell Awards, are presented by the WLKY Spirit of Louisville Foundation and recognize individuals who have demonstrated the true “spirit of Louisville” through selfless volunteer efforts and seeks [...]
On Sunday, September 22, 2019, representatives from Muslim Americans for Compassion (MAC) participated in the 2019 Hunger Walk at Louisville's Waterfont Park. The event is presented by Kroger and organized by Dare to Care and our community partners at Interfaith Paths to Peace. Each year during the Hunger Walk more than 2,000 people [...]