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09 1 16

Back to school in Ozone Park

Although dozens of Bengali children may have been less than enthused to be heading back to school, they eagerly awaited their turn to receive a free backpack filled with supplies in Ozone Park Tuesday.
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08 29 16

US Muslims Offer Students Free School Supplies

(AhlulBayt News Agency) – A leading American Muslim organization has hosted an open day in the park to offer students preparing to get back to school on Monday new supplies, the event planned to break barriers and stereotypes.
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08 28 16

Back-to-school events offer new supplies

Back-to-school events offer new supplies last bit of summer fun – and the ability to connect communities
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun
With students set to go back to school on Monday, a coalition of Muslim communities and Baltimore police organized separate events Saturday to help children get the most out of the season’s final days and prepare for classes to start. For the organizers, the event was also a chance to break barriers and stereotypes.
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08 22 16

Muslim charity to provide school supplies

By Tony Raap
Fatuma Muya stood in a long, single-file line that snaked across the Northview Heights playground.

The line inched toward a white tent, where Ryan Harris, an offensive tackle for the Steelers, and members of ICNA Relief, a Muslim charity, distributed backpacks to children.
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08 20 16

Islamic charity vandalized

ATLANTA – The Council On American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is asking police to investigate a vandalism incident in Atlanta targeting a Muslim charity.
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08 19 16

ICNA Relief provides 500 backpacks

ICNA Relief provides 500 backpacks to DISD’s Elisha M. Pease Elementary
Dallas area schools are scheduled to start next week as thousands of students return to attend a new class. Buying new clothes, school supplies, and backpacks for a family of multiple children can be quite challenging.
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08 13 16

Faith groups continue hosting back-to-school activities

By Carla Hinton
The Oklahoma City affiliate of the Islamic Circle of North America Relief held several back-to-school giveaway events for the first time on Aug. 6 and 7.
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06 12 16

Prayer Service for Ali Draws Thousands to hometown

By KEN BELSONJUNE 9, 2016, NY Times
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali was well known as a world champion boxer, but Hussein Hamdani remembers him more for what he did out of the ring, especially his devotion to Islam.
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06 1 16

Islamic community giving ‘home starter kits’ to evacuees

The boxes were originally designed to help Syrian refugees get on their feet in Canada
By Mack Lamoureux, CBC News, May 23, 2016
At the Islamic Circle of North America Centre in Edmonton, Umar Qasim hands out boxes.
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06 1 16

Fighting Islamophobia in most heartwarming way

By Sarah Harvard May 31, 2016
On Sunday, a group of Muslim volunteers took to the streets of Baltimore and handed out 700 “Mercy Bags” — kits filled with toiletries and other essential goods — to homeless and low-income residents and seniors.
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05 30 16

Baltimore Muslims Hand Out 700 Mercy Bags to Needy

Mon 30 May 2016, CAIRO – Muslim volunteers from the Islamic Circle of North America Relief have handed out 700 ‘mercy bags’ to needy seniors and homeless, in the second year of service project in Baltimore.
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05 25 16

Free health care clinic thriving in Mount Pleasant

By Stacy Jacobson, ABC News
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Inside a brown brick building in Mt. Pleasant, an Islamic organization is bringing together people of all faiths and backgrounds. The Shifa clinic provides primary and gynecological care to uninsured men and women in the Lowcountry. Shifa is Arabic for “healing.”
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05 3 16

National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day feeds needy

Capital Region Muslims offer food to needy at eight locations
By Paul Grondahl, April 28, 2016, Albany
Uzma Popal will coordinate hundreds of volunteers preparing and serving meals for nearly 1,000 homeless and needy people across the Capital Region on Saturday as part of an inaugural National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day.
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04 13 16

ICNA Sisters celebrate diversity, achievements

Mississauga News, By Nouman Khalil, Apr 13, 2016
Celebrating diversity, achievements and contributions of Muslim women in Canadian society, ICNA Sisters, a division of ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) Canada, marked International Women’s Day.
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01 9 16

Syrian refugees treated to dinner & conversation

By Trevor Robb, Postmedia Network, January 09, 2016
Hundreds of Syrian refugees new to Edmonton were treated to dinner and conversation at a friendly meet and greet event at a southeast community centre Saturday.
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01 5 16

Help for storm victims from REALTORS, Dallas Muslims

By Tammye Nash, Dallas Voice, Jan. 5, 2016
It’s been just more than a week since a series of deadly tornadoes ripped through Northeast Texas, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. And many of those who lost their homes and possessions are struggling to find a foothold from which they can move forward. Over the New Year’s weekend, two more local organizations stepped forward to help the storm victims take that first step.
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01 1 16

Dallas Muslims stand with survivors of Texas tornadoes

DALLAS, TX – December 31, 2015: DFW Muslim Community stands with the survivors of the recent tornadoes in Garland, Rowlett, Copeville, Lavon and other places in this great time of need.
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12 8 15

Religious discrimination: ICNA Relief supports NYDIS

NEW YORK, NY (December 8, 2015) – ICNA Relief USA, a Muslim faith-based charity supports New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) call to protest discrimination against any religious group. ICNA Relief is an active member of NYDIS and is engaged in various social-service projects throughout the United States.
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11 30 15

ICNA hosted a charitable Saturday in Atlantic City

Bill Haley, 30 Nov 2015
Islamic Circle of North America had a charitable Saturday in Atlantic City; it served to demonstrate that not all Muslims support acts of terror.
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11 30 15

Muslim charities reach out to Atlantic City’s needy

MICHAEL MILLER, November 28, 2015
ATLANTIC CITY — Muslim charities on Saturday distributed groceries, winter gloves and linens to hundreds of needy residents in Atlantic City.
The items were bought or donated by Muslims from across New Jersey, said Atif Nazir, a board member with the Islamic Circle of North America.
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