Rebuild Cedar Child Care Center

Hello friends and family!


On July 26th, 2017 Barlin Abdi and Nura Awil, who are two hardworking immigrant women, and single mothers accomplished their dream of opening the doors of Cedar Child Care Inc, a Somali woman ran child care center business located on East Lake Street in Minneapolis. Over the past few years, they have undoubtedly built a communal and supportive space that serves the needs of low-income children in the Somali community.


Having been deemed as an essential business during the outbreak of Covid-19, Barlin and Nura have worked extremely hard over the last few months to cultivate a safe space for Somali children and their families. They continued to keep their childcare open until Friday the 29th of May when they arrived at the center only to their shock to find it vandalized, trashed and looted the night before.

We’re hoping to rebuild and replace the costs of repairs of damage caused towards the building as well as supplies. Please donate what you can, and your generosity is appreciated thank you!


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Barlin Abdi 
Minneapolis, MN
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