Kids Arrive Hours Early To Receive Free Backpacks at ICNA Relief Dallas' Giveaway
By the mercy of Allah, ICNA Relief Dallas’ Back 2 School Giveaway was conducted at the ICNA Relief Dallas Food Pantry this past weekend. Children were waiting by the venue 3 hours before the event even started. We gave out 300 school bags packed with the needed accessories in only an hour and a half. Br Hamza Abdullah, Br Asif Mehmood along with his family and Br Zaid Fakhri came out to help. May Allah reward them.
ICNA Relief Dallas iniatiated their program in late July by focusing on Syrian families (first picture from the left) who recently arrived and are being helped by us in smoothening their resettlement process.
Donate! $10 buys a child a backpack filled with supplies, $25 buys 3 backpacks filled with supplies and $100 is enough to provide 12 children with backpacks filled with school supplies.
ICNA Relief's 2015 Back 2 School Giveaway Kicks Off Across the Country
On Saturday July 11th, local ICNA Relief distributed 200 school bags filled with school supplies to the Garden Grove community. They were joined by special guest Mayor Bao Nguyen.
For Muslims, an essential part of the faith is the principle of giving and being a good neighbor. This initiative is part of ICNA Relief’s national annual Back-2-School Giveaway Project, which is hosting over 45 similar events across the U.S in over 15 states. These efforts are helping over 15,000 children nationwide, where children will be receiving school bags filled with supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, crayons and scissors.
ICNA Relief and our partners hope this initiative caters to the needs of low-income families in the community, regardless of their race, gender or religion. Many families are under financial pressure; some have lost jobs and find it difficult to buy school supplies for their children. Through the Back to School Giveaway, we hope to both help struggling families provide for their children and inspire the American Muslim community to partake in this commendable act. ICNA Relief So Cal will be partnering with Islamic Society of Orange County-Garden Grove, Islamic Institute of Orange County-Anaheim, ISLAH-LA, Masjid Al Sabireen-Pomona, Masjid Al Shareef-Long Beach and Masjid La Mirada.
Last year, ICNA Relief distributed 23, 825 backpacks filled with school supplies at 70 distribution sites across 16 states. This year, ICNA Relief has planned over 45 giveaways nationwide so far with more sure to pop up inshaAllah.
Help us help kids in need today! $10 buys a child a backpack filled with supplies, $25 buys 3 backpacks filled with supplies and $100 is enough to provide 12 children with backpacks filled with school supplies.
ICNA Relief Georgia Holds Eid Gifts Party for Refugee Children from Burma and Somalia
With Eid-ul-Fitr only a few days away, ICNA Relief Georgia held an Eid Gifts Party for the children of refugees from Burma and Somalia this past Saturday. We had over 500 gifts collected and distributed among kids and families. The highlight of the event were the kids who volunteered and shared Eid gifts with their new friends from Clarkston. There were gifts for the adults, too. The City of Atlanta has a large population of refugees from all over the world. ICNA Relief Georgia works very closely with the refugee community by assisting them through various programs, including Project RACE.