Muslims plan to give out school bMuslims plan to give out school bags and school supplies to Dallas community
Muslims plan to give out school bags and school supplies to Dallas community
This Saturday, local Muslims will be distributing over 350 school bags filled with school supplies to the surrounding community. This initiative is part of ICNA Relief’s national Back-2-School Giveaway Project, which is hosting over 30 similar events across the U.S. These efforts are helping over 15,000 children nationwide, where each child present will receive a school bag filled with supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, crayons and scissors.
This initiative hopes to cater to the needs of low-income families in the community. Many families are under financial pressure; some have lost jobs and find it difficult to buy school supplies for their children. Islam teaches us that “a person is not a true Muslim who fills his stomach while his neighbour is hungry”, so these efforts an essential part of being a good Muslim. 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.
Saturday, July 30th 2011, 11:30AM – 2:00PM
2604 South Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75215
To view all of our giveaway locations please visit: http://www.back2schoolgiveaway.com
ICNA Relief is the social services branch of the Islamic Circle of North America, a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the promotion of Islamic values. ICNA Relief’s projects include women’s housing, hunger prevention, family counseling, medical aid, emergency financial support and funeral and burial assistance. For more information on ICNA Relief please visit http://icnarelief.org
For more information, contact:
Umer Faheem – Project Coordinator
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