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April 7, 2011

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OSP at UofT Annual Committee

May 2, 2009

1) 2009-2010 OSP Committee;

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF 2009-2010 OSP @ UofT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITH ALL OSP POSITIONS.

– The OSP at UofT Annual Committee begins in April of the year and ends in April the following year.

– The OSP at UofT Application/Selection process takes place between January and April of each year.  The results of the OSP Annual Committee are announced around April/May of each year.

2) OSP committee volunteer opportunity that is currently open which you could try out for;

OSP Off-Campus Representative

We’re looking for dedicated individuals to represent OSP at various different locations/campuses/schools/cities/provinces, etc.
For example, a representative in London, Ottawa, Waterloo, Brampton etc. and also the area you live in 🙂

This position is very flexible as the task depends on whatever you could do to help OSP out and that can range from:

– Contacting community centres/associations in those areas to advertise/fundraise for OSP.

– Help organize a Bakesale/fundraiser or simply arrange for a donation box to be kept for OSP in your respective area.

– Arranging other University campuses/high schools etc to fundraise for OSP and/or organize OSP events (OSP has given talks in a high-school to encourage students to donate, similarly we’ve aided other campus groups to start their own programs in Canada and USA)

– Or simply just letting people in your area know of OSP (via email/word of mouth)

If interested in this position apply by August 31, 2009 at osp.uoft@yahoo.ca.  Kindly email us:

– Your name & contact information
– Your education background (year/program of study)
– Why you would like to help out OSP.
– A brief history about yourself and related experience you may have.
– Any other relevant information you think necessary/helpful to your application.

If you may have any questions or would like to know more about the OSP, feel free to ask us.

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***


OSP at UofT Orphan Visit Videos

April 16, 2009

An exciting opportunity to watch the video documentaries of OSP members’ orphan visits.

This year, two of OSP committee members, Daanish Afzal (Volunteer Co-Coordinator) and Sarah Khan (Treasurer) visited Bangladesh (in January 2009) and Pakistan (August 2008) respectively, and during these trips, they at their own expense, took out the time to personally visit some of the orphanages and meet the actual orphans sponsored by OSP in these countries.

OSP at UofT Video (Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 2009) can also be viewed at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKGjiW831Ec

OSP at UofT Video (Karachi, Pakistan, August 2008) can also be viewed at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx3pK3xHeyA

**Arrangements can be made via the registered charity to visit and meet the orphan (or the orphanage/regional office in general) Note: The individual donor must bear the expense of his/her trip to visit the orphan**

To donate to sponsor an orphan, volunteer, and/or for more information contact: osp.uoft@yahoo.ca and visit www.ospuoft.wordpress.com


Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at University of Toronto’s Second Annual Fundraising Dinner 2009

February 18, 2009

The Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at the University of Toronto, was launched in 2003 with the aim of making a positive difference in the lives of orphans around the globe.  In just over five years, the OSP has fundraised over $250,000, enabling us to currently annually sponsor over 130 orphans from 22 different countries, spanning 4 continents!

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

What: OSP Second Annual Fundraising Dinner
When: Thursday, March 12, 2009 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Where: William Doo Auditorium (map)
New College, University of Toronto, St. George Campus
45 Willcocks Street (intersection of Willcocks St. and Spadina Avenue)
Toronto, ON M5S 1C7

Price: $15 per person (All proceeds from the event will go to sponsor orphans)

Come enjoy with your friends and family a night of great food, good company of friends, games, prizes, video screening of orphan visits, silent auction, and our dynamic guest speaker Dr. Yaser Haddara, who is a respected Professor at McMaster University and has contributed significantly to the community in North America since 1986!

For more information or to purchase tickets, please email us at osp.uoft@yahoo.ca or call Sr. Fayeza at 647-296-3481.

TICKETS ARE LIMITED SO HURRY BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!

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[We are now accepting applications for volunteers interested in becoming a part of the new OSP committee (OSP 2009-2010).  For further information, see the post below.]


OSP at UofT 2009-2010 Committee Positions Open (Make a Positive Difference in the Lives of Orphans Worldwide!)

January 23, 2009

We are now accepting applications for volunteers interested in becoming a part of the new OSP committee (OSP 2009-2010).

The committee commences from April 2009 until April 2010 and will aim at bringing about an awareness of the situation of orphans around the world and also fundraise in order to re-sponsor the orphans we are currently sponsoring (and sponsor even more orphans).

Interested applicants, apply by Friday, March 6th, 2009 at osp.uoft@yahoo.ca

For more details, task outline, and how to apply: Click Here

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***



ORPHAN AWARENESS WEEK 2009 – Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at University of Toronto

January 13, 2009

“…As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.”

– Humanitarian Audrey Hepburn.

OSP at UofT ORPHAN AWARENESS WEEK 2009

Begin 2009 by reaching out to support a child! Here is your chance to do it!

From Tuesday, January 20th – Thursday, January, 22nd, 2009 is Orphan Awareness Week, held by the Orphan Sponsorship Program at University of Toronto (OSP).  There’ll be OSP poster displays, information booths, delicious food, and social events. All proceeds will support the 121 orphans in 22 countries sponsored by the OSP at UofT.

JAN 20-21: Mini-Bazaar Booths and Awareness Days (for Everyone)

Treats: Enjoy beautifully hand-made bookmarks, delicately embroidered henna, and delicious cakes and pastries from 11am – 5pm @ Table 1 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:::

JAN 22:  Orphan Letter Writing Event (For Ladies Only)

Treats: Come and join us for fun, FREE food, and a chance to put a smile on a child’s face.  Write letters and pack gifts to be sent to the orphans from around the world while building sisterhood/unity on campus from 3pm-6pm. RSVP: Please email us by Mon. Jan. 19th to confirm your attendance.

Location: 33 St. George Street – International Student Centre (ISC), Baldwin Room, Main Floor

(St. George and College at UofT Campus, near Queens Park subway)

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

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***All proceeds will support the 121 orphans in 22 countries sponsored by the OSP at UofT***

Recruiting: Volunteers for the bake sale, henna artists, and for helping out at the booth.

For further information/volunteer contact:

Asma Desai <asma_desai@hotmail.com> or

Farhana Rahman <f.rahman3@gmail.com> and

visit www.ospuoft.wordpress.com

NOTE:  The events are free to attend.

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Join Us at OSP at UofT Bake Sale Fundraiser!

September 15, 2008

Sumptuous sultry cakes, cocoa-powdered cupcakes, brownies oozing with chocolate…and so much more! Yours to discover at…

OSP at UofT Bake Sale Fundraiser!

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 during Iftaar (free dinner to break the fast) around 7:30pm on UofT Campus
Where: Multi-Faith Centre Main Hall, 2nd floor

(Koffler Institute, 569 Spadina Ave. Toronto M5S 2J7)

See map for exact location (Koffler Institute marked as KP):

http://rrs.osm.utoronto.ca/map/f?p=110:1:10756918541393012025::NO:::

Directions:
– Use the TTC and get off at Queens Park subway, then take the street car to Spadina street. From there, walk to Russell street.

– Or get off at Spadina Subway and take the street car going to Spadina and College. Get off the stop as you reach Russell street (at the crescent/round-about)

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

The OSP at UofT is currently annually sponsoring 120 orphans from over 17 countries.

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

OSP site: www.ospuoft.wordpress.com


Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at University of Toronto (UofT): HELP SPONSOR AN ORPHAN – CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS THIS RAMADAN

August 23, 2008

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this,” putting his index and middle fingers together. [Sahih Al-Bukhari]

Would you like to make the most of Ramadan (Month of Fasting) by making a positive difference in the life of an orphan and Insha’Allah (God Willing) to be in Paradise with the Prophet (Peace be upon him)?

Here’s your chance …

The Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at the University of Toronto (UofT) in its 5 years of existence has fundraised over $205,000 – which is unheard of in student fundraising initiatives Masha’Allah (God has willed it)! This year, we are sponsoring 120 orphans from over 17 countries, spanning 4 continents. It would now cost over $50,000 to re-sponsor all the orphans for an additional year and this can only be possible with YOUR help!

The OSP at UofT is looking for dedicated volunteers to fill out various OSP committee positions which include the position of OSP Advertising Co-Coordinator. There are many general volunteer positions also available, so contact us as soon as possible and make a positive difference in the lives of orphans. Please also spread the word, encouraging others to donate to OSP, which is vitally important to OSP as well.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan (May God reward you for your efforts)!

For further information, to volunteer and/or donate, contact: osp.uoft@yahoo.ca or http://www.ospuoft.wordpress.com

OSP at UofT


Be part of OSP – Advertising Coordinator & Off-Campus Representative

March 25, 2008
There are 2 OSP committee volunteer opportunities currently open which you could try out for;

1) OSP Advertising Coordinator:
This is a vital committee position and for further details on OSP and Advertising Coordinator task outline can be found at:
https://ospuoft.wordpress.com/2008/02/18/osp-2008-2009-committee-positions-open-make-a-positive-difference-in-the-life-of-a-child/

If interested to apply, could you kindly email us:
– Your name and contact information
– Program and year of study
– Brief history on yourself and any related volunteer experience.

2) OSP Off-Campus Representative:
(Multiple people can apply for this position)

We’re looking for dedicated individuals to represent OSP at various different locations/campuses/schools/cities/provinces, etc.
(For eg. a representative in the Scarborough area, for Mississauga, London, Ottawa, Waterloo, Brampton and also the area you live in 🙂

This position is very flexible as the task depends on whatever you could do to help OSP out and that can range from:
– Contacting community centres/associations in those areas to advertise/fundraise for OSP.
– Help organize a Bakesale/fundraiser or simply arrange for a donations box to be kept for OSP in your respective area.
– Arranging other University campuses/high schools etc to fundraise for OSP and/or organize OSP events (OSP has given talks in a high-school to encourage students to donate, similarly we’ve aided other campus groups to start the own programs)
– Or simply just letting people in your area know of OSP (via email/word of mouth)
If interested in any of the positions, kindly apply ASAP (preferred by March 27th)

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP)
University of Toronto (UofT)
osp.uoft@yahoo.ca
www.ospuoft.wordpress.com

OSP 2010-2011 Committee Positions Open (Make a positive difference in the life of a child!)

February 18, 2008

The Orphan Sponsorship Program at University of Toronto, St. George Campus (OSP) was launched in 2003 with the aim of making a positive difference in the lives of orphans around the globe. Masha’Allah in just 7 years the OSP has fundraised over $260,000, allowing us to sponsor over 130 orphans from over 20 different countries (and hope to sponsor even more Insha’Allah)

We are now accepting applications for volunteers interested in becoming a part of the new OSP committee (OSP 2010-2011)

The committee commences from April 2010 until April 2011 and will aim at bringing about an awareness of the situation of orphans around the world and also fundraise in order to re-sponsor the orphans we are currently sponsoring.

The following are the volunteer positions available. If interested, then by March 31st, 2010 kindly email us:

– Your name & contact information

– Your education background (year/program of study)

– Committee position(s) are you interested in (you can mention multiple options as in the event a position is already taken up, you could help out in another).

– Why you would like to help out OSP.

– A brief history about yourself and related experience you may have.

– “If you were not chosen as a committee head, would you still help OSP?”

– Any other relevant information you think necessary/helpful to your application.

If you may have any questions or would like to know more about the OSP, feel free to ask us: osp.uoft@yahoo.ca

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

Our aim:
To bring about awareness of the situation of orphans all around the world. At the same time fundraise to sponsor orphans on an annual basis, there by giving them a better life and future.

Our achievements:
– Currently in it’s 7th year, OSP has fundraised over $260,000 enabling us to sponsor over 130 orphans from over 20 different countries (spanning 4 continents) Masha’Allah.

– Encouraged and aided other student groups and committees from various Universities, high schools, and community organizations to start similar orphan sponsorship initiatives.

– Educated students and the community about the plight of orphans by means of information booths, poster displays, emails, talks and seminars.

– Came up with an orphan profile/update template for some Govt. of Canada registered charities to utilize which will enable donors sponsoring orphans to obtain detailed information on the orphans they are sponsoring (not only our orphans but this will also benefit individuals and other organizations sponsoring orphans as well)

Our goals:
– Keep re-sponsoring the orphaned children we are currently sponsoring, on an annual basis. Insha’Allah (God Willing) if possible, to help out even more orphans at a maintainable, manageable and reproducible pace (With no special treatment/difference according to country, culture or background “We all are One” 🙂

– Bring about awareness at UofT and in Canada about the situation of orphans by means of organizing events such as lectures, information booths, displays, seminars, etc.

– Build a rapport with the children that we are sponsoring by means of communicating with them with letters, greeting cards, etc.

– Encourage/aid other associations, groups and organizations to start a similar orphan sponsorship campaigns.

OSP 2010-2011’s committee positions and task outline:

Note, requirement for all committee positions:

– We are looking for Highly Dedicated individuals who are willing to make the time for a worthy cause.

– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (to interact with donors, volunteers, other associations and registered charities).

– Easily accessible (Frequently check your email) and able to punctually respond via email (to volunteers, donors and charities).

– Regularly attend OSP committee meetings.

OSP Head Coordinator
Oversees the entire program, ensuring all tasks are carried out effectively and efficiently Communicating and Interacting with donors, fellow committee members, other student and community groups, media, registered charities, etc. Documenting everything. Overall, being the 1st and last line of action for OSP (Preference will be given to individuals who have had previous experience working with OSP and/or extensive experience working in a similar initiative).

Executive Assistant
Arranging meetings, taking minutes of the meeting. Organizing and maintaining a hardcopy database of the orphan profiles and updates at the office. Emailing/responding to necessary individuals (charities, speakers, interested donors/volunteers etc) Helping out in various OSP tasks as/if needed.

Donor Liaison
Scanning profiles and updates of orphans in order to maintain a softcopy/online database. Work with webmaster to maintain OSP website. Keeping a rapport with donors (sponsoring an assigned orphan on an individual basis) and sending them annual updates on the specific orphan assigned to them. Interacting with charities if needed (with regards to profiles/updates on orphans or tax receipts for donors)

Orphan Liaison
Maintaining a regular rapport with the orphans being sponsored by means of organizing various events and initiatives (for eg. sending letters, greeting cards, gifts, pairing students with specific orphans to maintain pen pal contact with. Organizing initiatives that involve international students to visit the orphans while visiting their home countries).

Advertising Coordinator
Advertising OSP and OSP related activities (fundraiser, awareness events, fundraising, volunteer drive, etc) on UofT campus and in Ontario. Various methods include: flyers, posters, emails, info booths/displays. word of mouth, etc.

Treasurer
Responsible for various financial obligations related to OSP. Documenting all financial information. Accumulate all donations, keep detailed financial records (cash, cheque and paypal donations) Ensure donations are deposited. Come up with various fundraising initiatives for OSP.

Awareness Coordinator
Organize events and initiatives aimed at educating UofT and the Ontario community with regards to the situation of orphans around the world and also social/international issues that lead to children being orphaned. Events include: Lectures, seminars, documentary filming, organizing video updates on the orphans we sponsor and information booth/displays.

– Fundraising Coordinator (aka Business Liaison)
Organizing various initiatives/events related to fundraising. Events include organizing a fundraising dinner, charity auctions, etc.
Forming an OSP information package and communicating with various business in the GTA, asking them to donate to OSP.Overseeing the annual OSP fundraising dinner (in collaboration with the dinner coordinator)

Collections Coordinator
Overseeing collection of donations on UofT campus (at iftars, Friday prayers, various events at University of Toronto, placing and overseeing donation boxes at various locations on campus). Following up with volunteers collecting donations and forwarding it to the treasurer.

Volunteer Coordinator
Finding volunteers to help out with various events/tasks for the OSP. Maintaining volunteer database. Working with fellow committee members and assigning volunteers as required. Coming up with initiatives aimed at finding volunteers for OSP. Keeping a rapport with OSP volunteers.

OSP Webmaster (Non committee position):
Setup and maintaining an OSP website. Regularly update website as required (with notices of upcoming events, latest updates, updates from orphans, etc.) Maintain online database of orphan profiles/updates (in collaboration with OSP Donor Liaison)

Interested applicants, apply by March 31st, 2010 at osp.uoft@yahoo.ca

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