2018 Year-End Radio Telethon…Help take us to the top!
Telethon supporting our Group Intellect!
NATIONAL ― As we enter the final days of 2018, we’re especially grateful for the opportunity given us to build an intelligentsia in service to you and all our institutions.
You’re invited to help us continue the work that funds the #1 Islamic radio station in the nation and supports the infrastructure for eleven intelligentsia divisions serving our group intellect and beyond.
Join in supporting this magnificent work to continue building a national intelligentsia to support you and all our institutions and communities. Join us on AM360.org beginning Thursday morning December 27th at 7 a.m. EST as we kick off the CWSC – AM360 Year-end Radio Telethon. Join hosts, Henry Haseeb and Dr. Jamal Rasheed, hosts of Critical Issues Affecting Our Lives; Imam Adam Beyah of Money Sense; followed by Imam Yusuf Ramadan, host of A New Day for Al-Islam in America and surprise Telethon guests throughout, as we conduct one of our major fund drives to raise $10,000 and help us sustain and continue expanding operations to serve our group intellect. Click on the listen button at the top to hear a special Telethon message.
We ask you to make your tax deductible contribution right here at cwsc.us. In fact, you don’t have to wait until the 27th because starting now we’ll credit your gift to the Telethon. And as soon as we reach $10,000 we can end the Telethon and return to regularly scheduled programming without interruption.
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Serving faith communities here and abroad!
We’re proud of our accomplishments to serve you and your community, but we cannot stop now. We can do more with your help.
From helping hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to Earthquake victims in Mexico; to awarding scholarships to college students; to leading groundbreaking national townhall discussions; to leading resolution and mediation efforts and assisting non-profits nationwide with fundraising and expert consulting all at no cost to their institutions; to our recent visit to Brazil to collaborate on criminal justice reform at the global level; to national and global broadcasting services that share the good news of Al-Islam and universal brotherhood on some 40 radio programs including Share-Your-Jumah that serves some of the most vulnerable among us while combating islamophobia, religious extremism, terrorism, racism, sexism and every other “-ism” bearing down on the human condition…we’ve been there for you. We’re proud of our accomplishments to serve you and your community, but we cannot stop now. We can do more with your help. Now we ask you to be there for us as we hold our final 2018 Telethon fundraiser to help financially secure our national intelligentsia.
You have the choice to make a one-time or a recurring contribution. A recurring donation means the monthly amount is automatically deducted from your designated account to CWSC. You can cancel your recurring donation anytime. We hope you’ll consider becoming one of our recurring contributors which helps us better forecast our operating revenues and know we have your support each month.
While we welcome the most generous donations, every contribution is a blessing. Our most popular recurring giving level is just $9.99 a month or 33 cents a day. It’s a small gift because it’s based on each of us doing our part so there’s no undue burden on any one of us. And although it’s a small amount, your 33 cents a day at CWSC goes a long way supporting scholarships and cultural historic preservation programs; the model communities national resources directory and volunteer resource network; internship and leadership development programs; the national think tank and speakers bureau; two 24-hour broadcasting centers and more than 40 Islamic broadcasting programs and growing, all serving our entire community and beyond.
And if you’d like to mail in your gift, please make your check or money order payable to CWSC, Inc. and mail to:
4905 34th Street S #185
St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4511
We also invite you to join us live on air at (515) 605-9891 and share your pledges and reflections. And of course you always have your guest seat when you connect at AM360.org or (701) 719-4197 24 hours a day.
Why your support matters
Read on to see why your support matters more than ever…
We launched the National “Return to Innocence” Campaign to help bring about greater intrafaith unity during Ramadan among American Muslim institutions nationwide. We formally supported and acknowledged the work of our sister association non-profits and other charitable causes, as we supported education for girls globally, and homeless and domestic violence initiatives domestically.
We stood tall with our students and communities across the nation in support of The Never Again Movement joining and leading some 60 organizations nationally and internationally including all the major faiths to help address the issue of mass gun violence. We collaborated with the Focolare and Latino Muslims of America to the World Council of Religious Leaders to religious houses of worship and community outreach groups around the country; we coordinated two delegations to Congress to help protect our fellow citizens including an Interfaith Delegation to take place on June 19 on Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers on the issue of mass gun violence.
Back at the global level, we researched and published position papers and resolutions at the global level and presented them at the United Nations General Assembly, partnering with our UN NGOs the Proctor Group and the International Women’s Rights Group the GRAIL. The CWSC’s publication on Global Drug Policy and Criminal Justice Reform was selected for presentation at the U.N General Assembly. We weighed in from a Qur’anic-based and group intellect perspective on the Global Drug Abuse Crisis and Criminal Justice Reform and we again went to the international level of Shuraa to address the Rights of Women Globally.
We achieve possibilities because of supporters like you investing in a powerful mission to unleash and harness the full capacity inherent in the group intellect.
We made AM360 and CWSC available to all institutions to help them publicize their programs and we gave them the air time to showcase their programs and events. We’re now launching the new weekly magazine show, Community Buzz, to help institutions more effectively share their programs and events; we helped mediate disputes among institutions helping prevent them from being lost to internal conflict and civil litigation, and we helped masajid and schools with fundraising strategies that generated some $107,000+ operating capital; We’ve launched Sakinah Rhythms, a 24-hr AM360 sister-station being developed for cultural arts & performance broadcasts, and we fulfilled a vision to make AM360.org a 24-hour station with both platforms now broadcasting a total of 16,000 hours annually. We welcomed the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) to the airwaves of AM360 with CAIR on Air: The Civil Rights Hour. Because of the work of our entire team we’re now approaching the 600,000 listen level at AM360.org with countries and areas tuning in from Brazil, Philippines, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, the Islands, South America, the Middle East, China and more!
We led the National Dawah Campaign taking Remaking Our World Calendar to Muslim, Christian and Jewish Congregations throughout the country contributing to Dawah, while contributing to intrafaith and interfaith fundraising. We took Remaking Our World to the halls of government including the President of the U.S., the Senate, the House and the Supreme Court and state, and other four bird institutions in society including business, culture, education and government. We expanded our radio reading program with Ramadan Daily Qur’an reading, national newspaper, and on-demand year-round reading of Qur’an for the blind or sight challenged believer. We gave honors and received honors including being named a major media influencer and we now have our first official poet laureate. We established Founder’s Day to honor our brother Imam Thomas Abdul Salaam and also five college scholarships with historical preservation components honoring other pioneers.
And the only reason why we’re stopping is we don’t want to make this any longer than it is.
We achieve possibilities because of supporters like you investing in a powerful mission to unleash and harness the full capacity inherent in the group intellect. Thank you to all our contributors and supporters including our listenership, hosts and all volunteers, our imams, masajid and other leaders and institutions across the nation, and all our faith communities and brethren who support us…Thank you for sharing in the vision and mission.
We’ve shortened our Telethon period to just 5 days to avoid prolonged interruption of normally scheduled programming, so don’t delay in sending in your support, because as soon as the goal is met, we’re ending the Telethon. Thank you with special gratitude to all donors who have started their gifting early and those who will give later.
For those who may be traveling, we wish you a safe journey and we wish all a Blessed 2019!
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“Education is the greatest tool for advancing the society.” We do want to advance our society, don’t we? Are you a part of a society or are you just a part of a Masjid?”―Imam W. Deen Mohammed (RA)