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OSP’s Annual Fundraising Dinner 2011

February 23, 2011

Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus Presents …

OSP’s Annual Fundraising Dinner 2011

The Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus was launched in 2003 with the aim of making a positive difference in the lives of orphans around the globe.  In the past years, the OSP has fundraised over $250,000, enabling us to currently annually sponsor over 133 orphans from 22 different countries, spanning 4 continents, Masha’Allah (God has willed it).

This year OSP is proud to host its  Annual Fundraising Dinner to continue providing necessities for orphans worldwide.

What: OSP Annual Fundraising Dinner
When: Friday, March 11, 2011 from 5 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Main Activity Hall (Second floor)
The Multi-Faith Centre (located in the Koffler House)
569 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, ON M5S 2J7
Price: $25 per person (All proceeds from the event will go towards sponsoring orphans)

Come enjoy with your friends and family a night of great food, good company of friends, games, prizes, documentary screening, silent auction, and our dynamic guest speaker Dr. Yacin Benayoune who is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Leadership for Success Institute, and has contributed significantly to the community and motivated youth to take action and make a difference!
For more information or to purchase tickets, please email us at osp.uoft@yahoo.ca.

TICKETS ARE LIMITED SO HURRY BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!


GOALS AND ACHIEVEMENTS of Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus (UofT)

October 2, 2010

1) Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus (UofT) is an ongoing completely volunteer student initiative currently annually sponsoring over 130 orphans from over 20 different countries, spanning 4 continents.  We sponsor the orphans from Government of Canada registered charities.  OSP in its seventh year has accummulatively fundraised over $300,000.  In 2003, OSP at UofT began with the hopes of fundraising to sponsor orphans from underprivileged countries around the world and making a positive difference in their lives.

Donations are collected year-round and cover education, health, food, shelter, and other basic necessities for the orphans.

OSP’s aim is to continue to help the orphans all over the world, to the best of our abilities year after year.

OSP is not limited to University of Toronto.  We have been getting volunteers and donations from across Canada and USA.  Donors can receive Canadian tax receipt for their donation upon request.  The 3 methods of payments are:  Cheque, online via PayPal (via OSP site), and Cash.

For further detailed information about ways to donate, how much it costs to sponsor an orphan for a year, countries of sponsorship, and donor opportunities, see the following link from the OSP site:

https://ospuoft.wordpress.com/help-make-a-positive-difference-in-the-lives-of-orphans/
2) We have been educating students and the community about the plight of the orphans by means of talks, seminars, emails, posters, and annual events (including bake sales, information booths, fundraising dinner, video game tournament events, sending letters/cards/gifts to the orphans, and visiting the orphans in person).

OSP Site Link to Some Photos of OSP Sponsored Orphans (at the top of this site post) as well as Some Pictures of Greeting Cards/Gifts that OSP sent to our Sponsored Orphans (at the bottom of this site post):

https://ospuoft.wordpress.com/2010/09/06/upcoming-osp-at-uoft-annual-events-september2010/

OSP Site Link to Pictures of Some of the OSP Sponsored Orphans with Cards/Gifts that OSP sent them:
https://ospuoft.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/exciting-updates-of-osp-at-uoft/

OSP Site Link for the Orphan Visit Videos:
https://ospuoft.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/osp-at-uoft-orphan-visit-videos/

3) OSP’s achievements, work, and updates have been featured in various media (i.e. many newspapers/magazines, radio, etc.) in Canada and USA, including Toronto Star newspaper, ISNA’s magazine, and The Newspaper (UofT’s newspaper).  Being featured in the media helps to further increase awareness, volunteers, and donations for the OSP/orphans.

https://ospuoft.wordpress.com/2009/01/11/orphan-sponsorship-program-at-university-of-toronto-osp-in-media/

4) We hope to achieve our aim by also encouraging and aiding others to start up similar orphan sponsorship initiatives at their university, school, campus, association, community, etc.
For example, OSP has helped, assisted, encouraged universities and high schools in North America to start their own initiative of sponsoring orphans, including ISNA High School, UTM, UTSC, Ryerson, University of Waterloo, University of Texas, McMaster.

On January 15th, 2010, OSP at UofT was invited to speak at ISNA High School (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada), to encourage and aid the school to start a similar orphan sponsorship initiative.  OSP’s second visit to ISNA High School was on May 7th, 2010, where OSP also presented awards to recognize and appreciate the school’s achievement in fundraising over $1,800 towards having their own program of sponsoring orphans like OSP at UofT.

– OSP’s First Visit to ISNA High School on January 15th, 2010 – See the following link from OSP’s site which provides event summary with pictures about it:

https://ospuoft.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/osp-at-uoft-visit-and-presentation-at-isna-high-school-on-friday-january-15th-2010/

– OSP’s Second Visit to ISNA High School on May 7th, 2010 – See the following link from OSP’s site which provides event summary with pictures about it:

5) OSP at UofT has an Annual Executive Committee consisting of over ten committees which are constantly striving to help orphaned children all over the world, and make a positive difference in their lives, year after year.

For further information, how to volunteer, and/or donate:
Visit our site at: www.ospuoft.wordpress.com
and email us at: osp.uoft@yahoo.ca

– OSP at UofT 2010-2011 Committee

Upcoming OSP at UofT Annual Events: Bake Sale Fundraiser, Information Booth, & Orphan Greeting Card Signing Event

September 6, 2010

Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at the University of Toronto, St. George (Downtown) Campus (UofT)

Invites Everyone to our Upcoming Events

The events are free to attend

Pictures of some orphans sponsored by OSP at UofT

1) BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER

When: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 during MSA Iftaar (free dinner to break the fast during Ramadan – the Month of Fasting) at UofT, St. George campus.

Where: Koffler Institute, aka Multi-Faith Centre at Main Activity Hall, 2nd floor.

569 Spadina Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J7.

See map for exact location (marked as KP):

http://rrs.osm.utoronto.ca/map/f?p=110:1:2923937410171815037

All proceeds go towards supporting the Orphans of the Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at UofT.

Contact: osp.uoft@yahoo.ca to volunteer for the event, donate, or help to bake goodies for the bake sale.

Enjoy a variety of tasty baked goods at the OSP at UofT Bake Sale while making a positive difference in the lives of orphans. All proceeds from the bake sale event will go towards sponsoring orphans of OSP at UofT.

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2) OSP INFORMATION BOOTH & ORPHAN GREETING CARD SIGNING EVENT

WHEN:  Friday, September 10th, 2010 11am-1pm

WHERE:  At OSP-MSA tables/booth during Clubs Day at King’s College Circle (on UofT, St. George Campus), Near Queens Park Subway Station

The OSP at UofT aims to maintain a rapport with the children we are sponsoring by signing Greeting Cards and sending Gifts to them, and we want you to be a part of this wonderful relationship!

Come and join us for a delightful afternoon of Fun, a chance to win Prizes, and to put smiles on the faces of orphan children from around the world!

There’ll be poster displays & information booth about the OSP.

The Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) was launched in 2003 with the aim of making a positive difference in the lives of orphans around the globe.  In 7 years of OSP’s existence, we’ve fundraised over $300,000, allowing us to annually sponsor over 130 orphans from over 20 countries.

For more information, email: osp.uoft@yahoo.ca and visit the site: http://www.ospuoft.wordpress.com

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Below are some pictures of some greeting cards and gifts that were sent to our sponsored orphans before:

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KINDLY SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OSP at UofT to EVERYONE!

THANK YOU!

***Check out this Site for the latest updates, news, and events of OSP at UofT***

For more information, email: osp.uoft@yahoo.ca and visit the site: http://www.ospuoft.wordpress.com

– OSP at UofT 2010-2011 Committee


Urgent Appeal for Donations – Have not raised enough to re-sponsor all orphans‏

September 1, 2010

**Please spread the word to everyone you know and donate generously!**

Peace be upon you,

As the last few days of Ramadan (Month of Fasting) are approaching what better way of taking the benefits of these important days than by helping an orphan.

The Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus (UofT) is sponsoring 131 orphans from over 20 countries Alhamdulillah but so far, we’ve only raised enough to re-sponsor around 12 orphans out of the 131 and we need your help to help the orphans. We now require around $55,000 to re-sponsor the remaining 119 orphans for another year, so help us continue this entirely volunteer student initiative & for it to never end Insha’Allah!

Please donate generously to help those kids who have no one else. If you have already sent in your donations, then Jazak Allahu Khairan and please spread the word, telling others to donate (The one who tells others to do good will be rewarded as the doer of the good!)

Donations can be made through cheque, cash, or online via PayPal (see our link below).

Further details can be found at:

https://ospuoft.wordpress.com/help-make-a-positive-difference-in-the-lives-of-orphans/

NOTE: We’ll continue to collect donations even after Ramadan so please continue to donate even after.  Insha’Allah.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan and Thank you.

The Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus (UofT)


ISNA High School fundraises over $1,800 to start their own orphan sponsorship initiative like OSP at UofT – Event Summary with Pictures

May 10, 2010

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Second Visit to ISNA High School for Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at the University of Toronto, St. George (Downtown) Campus (UofT) on Friday, May 7th, 2010.  Masha’Allah.

After OSP’s Jan 15th, 2010 Visit to ISNA High School (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) to encourage and aid their high school students to start a similar orphan sponsorship initiative, OSP visited the school again on May 7th, 2010 to present awards to recognize and appreciate the school’s achievement for fundraising over $1,800 towards having their own program of sponsoring orphans like OSP at UofT.  Currently, they have begun with sponsoring 4 orphans (1 from Palestine, 1 from Pakistan, 1 from Kashmir, and 1 from Somalia).  Allahu Akbar.

Sarah Khan (OSP 09-10 Co-Head Coordinator) and Asna Ahmad (OSP 09-10 Senior Advisor) visited ISNA High School on May 7th, 2010.

The OSP team would like to convey A Special Thank You and Jazak Allahu Khairan to Mrs. Syma Daimee (Asna’s mother) for being at ISNA High School with us, for helping and supporting us on January 15th and May 7th visits.

Like the January 15th visit, the May 7th visit was also very successful.  Alhamdulillah.  ISNA High School’s students and staff attended the OSP at UofT Presentation and Awards Assembly on May 7th.  The staff and students at ISNA High School are very happy to have their own orphan sponsorship program and they hope to continue this initiative every year.  Insha’Allah

There are 15 pictures (Note: Click on the pictures for full-size view) of OSP’s Second Visit to ISNA High School on May 7th, 2010 below.

Picture 1 of 15: Sarah Khan, OSP 09-10 Co-Head Coordinator (left) and Asna Ahmad, OSP 09-10 Senior Advisor (right) during the OSP Presentation and Awards Assembly at ISNA High School on Friday, May 7th, 2010.

Picture 2 of 15: During the OSP Presentation, Sarah Khan, OSP 09-10 Co-Head Coordinator, speaking to ISNA High School about the process of communicating with the sponsored orphans (for example, sending letters/cards/gifts to the orphans and visiting the orphans in-person).

Picture 3 of 15:  Ms. Shazia Hasan (Guidance Counsellor and Teacher at ISNA High School) speaking during the OSP Presentation.  She announced the amount of funds raised by ISNA High School towards their project to sponsor orphans.

Picture 4 of 15:  Mr. Rasoul (Vice Principal at ISNA High School) speaking during the OSP Presentation.  He thanked the OSP Team for encouraging and aiding the school in starting their own orphan sponsorship initiative.

Picture 5 of 15: Asna Ahmad, OSP 09-10 Senior Advisor speaking during the OSP Presentation. She congratulated ISNA High School on starting their own project to sponsor orphans like OSP at UofT.

Sarah Khan, OSP 09-10 Co-Head Coordinator (left) and Asna Ahmad, OSP 09-10 Senior Advisor (right) at the OSP Awards Table. The OSP Team presented awards to the entire school and to the grade which raised the most funds towards ISNA High School's project to start their own orphan sponsorship program.
Picture 6 of 15:  Sarah Khan, OSP 09-10 Co-Head Coordinator (left) and Asna Ahmad, OSP 09-10 Senior Advisor (right) at the OSP Awards Table. The OSP Team presented awards to ISNA High School to recognize and appreciate the school’s achievement in starting their own program of sponsoring orphans.

Picture 7 of 15:  OSP Awards Table at ISNA High School.

Picture 8 of 15 - From left to right: Sarah Khan (OSP 09-10 Co-Head Coordinator), Asna Ahmad (OSP 09-10 Senior Advisor), Maryum Ghayur (ISNA High School's Student Council Advisor), Salem Aboghodieh (ISNA High School's Student Council President), Ms. Shazia Hasan (Guidance Counsellor and Teacher at ISNA High School). Ms. Shazia Hasan announced the amount of cheque ($1,800) being given to OSP by ISNA High School to sponsor 4 orphans. Maryam and Salem presented the cheque to Asna and Sarah.

Picture 9 of 15 - From left to right: Maryum Ghayur (ISNA High School's Student Council Advisor), Sarah Khan (OSP 09-10 Co-Head Coordinator), and Asna Ahmad (OSP 09-10 Senior Advisor). OSP awarded ISNA High School certificate in frame to recognize their achievement in starting their own orphan sponsorship initiative like OSP at UofT. Sarah and Asna presented it to Maryam.

Picture 10 of 15 - Three Grade 10 Boys (Muneer, Bilaal, and Mohamed) raised the most funds ($1,004.88) in the entire school due to which their class was awarded certificate of recognition, OSP pens, and chocolate bars by OSP. From left to right: Mr. Rasoul (ISNA High's Vice Principal), Muneer Armanazi, Bilaal Attique, Mohamed Zeyara, Ms. Shazia Hasan (Guidance Counsellor and Teacher at ISNA High School), Sarah Khan (OSP 09-10 Co-Head Coordinator), and Asna Ahmad (OSP 09-10 Senior Advisor).

Picture 11 of 15:  Mr. Rasoul, ISNA High’s Vice Principal (farthest right) with the Grade 10 Boys who received awards by OSP for fundraising the most towards ISNA High School’s project to start their own orphan sponsorship initiative.

Picture 12 of 15:  The OSP Team with ISNA High School’s Student Council.

Picture 13 of 15:  The Certificate in Frame (centre) which OSP Presented to Entire ISNA High School for their achievement of starting their own orphan sponsorship program.  The school placed it at their awards area.  From left to right: Mr. Rasoul (ISNA High’s Vice Principal), Ms. Shazia Hasan (Guidance Counsellor and Teacher at ISNA High School), Asna Ahmad (OSP 09-10 Senior Advisor), Sarah Khan (OSP 09-10 Co-Head Coordinator), and Mrs. Syma Daimee (Asna’s mother)

Picture 14 of 15:  Up-Close View of the OSP Certificate in Frame for Entire ISNA High School – presented in recognition of their excellence and outstanding efforts in starting their own orphan sponsorship initiative like OSP at UofT.

Picture 15 of 15: ISNA High's students and staff attended the OSP at UofT Presentation and Awards Assembly. The staff and students at ISNA High School are very happy to have their own orphan sponsorship program and they hope to continue this initiative every year.

For event summary with pictures from OSP’s First Visit to ISNA High School on Friday, January 15th, 2010:  CLICK HERE

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KINDLY SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OSP at UofT to EVERYONE!

THANK YOU!

***Check out this Site for the latest updates, news, and events of OSP at UofT***

For more information, email: osp.uoft@yahoo.ca and visit the site: http://www.ospuoft.wordpress.com

– OSP at UofT 2009-2010 Committee


ORPHAN AWARENESS WEEK 2010 – Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at University of Toronto, St. George Campus

March 30, 2010

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From Friday, March 26th, 2010 – Thursday, April 1st, 2010 is Orphan Awareness Week, held by the Orphan Sponsorship Program at University of Toronto (OSP).   OSP poster displays, information booths, and fundraising are part of this week.  All proceeds will support the 131 orphans in 22 countries sponsored by the OSP at UofT.

Upcoming Event on APRIL 1ST, 2010: Orphan Awareness Booth (for Everyone)

Enjoy beautifully hand-made bookmarks, bracelets, necklaces; delicately embroidered henna (temporary body art tattoo); and delicious cakes and pastries from 11:30am – 4pm @ Table 2 in Sidney Smith Lobby, 100 St. George Street (St. George and Willcocks Street, Near St. George Subway Station)

See the map for the event’s exact location (marked as SS, known as Sidney Smith Hall on the official UofT campus map):
http://rrs.osm.utoronto.ca/map/f?p=110:1:17512535245286187488::NO:::


Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at University of Toronto, St. George Campus (UofT) Information Booth

Browse and buy beautifully hand-made bookmarks, bracelets, and necklaces at the OSP at UofT Information Booth

Get a temporary body art tattoo (henna) at the OSP at UofT Information Booth

Enjoy a variety of tasty baked goods and snacks at the OSP at UofT Information Booth

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KINDLY SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OSP at UofT to EVERYONE!

THANK YOU!

***Check out this Site for the latest updates, news, and events of OSP at UofT***

For more information, email: osp.uoft@yahoo.ca and visit the site: http://www.ospuoft.wordpress.com

– OSP at UofT 2009-2010 Committee