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5,000 free backpacks for kids in need


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by Anna Schneider
 
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 – Islamic Circle North America’s annual backpack giveaway to New York City school children began in late July and lasts through September. The group will give away a total of 5,000 backpacks stuffed with back-to-school supplies to children in need of any religious faith.

There are three giveaway events this weekend:

Saturday, 8/24, from 3 – 5 PM at the Douglass Housing Projects, 102 Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan

Sunday, 8/25, from 12 – 2 PM at ICNA Al-Markaz Masjid, 166-26 89th Avenue, in Jamaica, Queens

Sunday, 8/25, from 12- 2 PM at Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, 307 Victory Boulevard in Staten Island

Next weekend:

Friday, 8/30, from 5:30 – 7 PM at the MAS Community Center, 25-15 Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens

Saturday, 8/31, from 1 – 3 pm at Masjid Taqwa at 1266 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn

Sunday, 9/1, from 12- 2 PM at the ICNA Brooklyn Community Center 865 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn

Sunday, 9/1, from 2 – 4 PM at the Masjid Al-Ansar, 161-34 Foch Boulevard in Rochdale, Queens

The backpacks are free to any child in need. See ICNA.org for more information.

City Council Member Robert Jackson and others at ICNA's backpack giveaway in Harlem in 2012 City Council Member Robert Jackson and others at ICNA's backpack giveaway in Harlem in 2012 photo courtesy of ICNA.

City Council Member Robert Jackson and others at ICNA’s backpack giveaway in Harlem in 2012 City Council Member Robert Jackson and others at ICNA’s backpack giveaway in Harlem in 2012 photo courtesy of ICNA.

Article Courtesy: Inside Schools

 

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    Assalamoalaikum my brother,
    I am Abdul Jabar executive director “ORDEPROGRESIA”, organization for development and progress of Islamic Artibonite Haiti.We working in dawah and help children.
    We have the ultimate honor to salute you in the name of Allah and we profit this opportunity to thank you for your support and collaboration in our islamic cominityGonaives Haiti .

    ORDEPROGRESIA is a non profit islamic organization in Haiti whose core business is the care of destitute children. In this word “poor children” come together: orphans, abandoned children and other children affected by poverty and deprivation that characterize children in general in Haiti.

    ORDEPROGRESIA
    Actively involved in the development of children at all points of view. All children entrusted are guaranteed access to the bread of education, receive health care, to be nourished and grow in a vital support for their psychological development

    Since after the earthquake of January 12, 2010 that caused losses to human and material we confront a problem such as: Islamic document to teach them,a clinic medical ,rehability(repair) the Masjid.
    foods for children, a bus equipped to transport, a fund to pay the teachers, we are writing to you just for providing financial support to our poor little children.

    Please my brother we would like to give us your support

    May Allah Bless you.

    Abdul jabar.

    Ordeprogresia
    Adress: 64bis,rue Antenor Firmin Gonaives Haiti
    Phone: (509) 3709-7432 ; (509) 712-1755
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  • tomas alla

    May I ask that all of the Coptic children of Egypt be given a back pack in their schools since sixty of their churches were burned down in the last two months by Muslim Extremist(Muslim Brotherhood). This would be a great effort(Jihad) to atone for radical elements of Islam that we must destroy in order to save our religion.