St. Louis, MO (KMOX) – Members of St. Louis’s Jewish and Muslim communities spent Christmas Day volunteering.

Co-Chair Sophie Malik tells KMOX the original goal was to give Christian volunteers the day off, but with hundreds of people turning out to help each year they’ve expanded what they do.

Volunteers made no-sew blankets for St. Louis Crisis Nursery, delivered cookies to police and fire stations and meals to the homebound, and made toiletry kits for the Ronald McDonald House.

The 7th annual event is sponsored by the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis and the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis.

Jewish Muslim Day of Community Service

  1. This warms my heart…I believe this is the way God intended for people to get along here on earth. I commend the Jewish Muslim people for giving of themselves so that we can worship the Birth of our Savior with our families. I would pray that Christians can some way contribute to this worthwhile day but returning the favor if it is possible. God Bless our Volunteers!

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