Baitulmal – House of Goods:
The charity arm for IFGSTL
Hours: 8 AM to 12 PM (closed Friday and Sunday)
Adress: 5911 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139
Hours: 8-noon Mon through Thur and 9-2 PM Saturdays. Closed Friday and Sunday.
Noticing a dire need in the community and city, two police chaplains and members of the Islamic Foundation of Saint Louis got together and started a non-profit organization called Baitulmal, which translates to House of Goods or Wealth.
The basic premise was to collect items that would then be given to any person in need who walked through the door, free. The response was so great that several businesses donated to this cause. One business owner donated brand new shoes from her shoe business, others donated items such as rice, oil, flour. In five months, we had so many things we had to purchase a new warehouse site.