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08 23 12

Muslims Help Local Communities Amidst Economic Crisis

August 23, 2012
(Long Island, NY) This August and September, over 5,000 needy children across New York City will receive free school bags filled with supplies including notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, crayons and more.
ICNA Relief, a division of The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a NY based national organization, plans to give out free school bags and school supplies to different communities all across NY.
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08 22 12

ICNA-VA Hosts Backpack Giveaway

Islamic Circle of North America’s Virginia Chapter will prepare kids for school with free backpacks and supplies
By Jessie Biele,
August 22, 2012 – This Saturday, the Islamic Circle of North America-VA branch will give away 300 free backpacks with supplies to local children in need.
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08 21 12

Muslim group hands out backpacks to Utica students

By DANIEL P. BADER, Observer-Dispatch
UTICA — Children and families line up at the Back 2 School Giveaway in front of the Kemble Street mosque. The the Muslim Community Association of the Mohawk Valley teamed up with the national organization the Islamic Circle of North America to provide 200 backpacks loaded with school supplies to Utica children.
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08 14 12

Lowcountry children get free back-to-school supplies

By Chris Hauff (WCIV), ABC4 News
CHARLESTON, SC (Aug 12, 2012) – Heading back to school just got a whole lot easier for hundreds of Lowcountry children, thanks to the Shifa Women’s Clinic and the Islamic Circle of North America.
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08 12 12

ICNA Relief Launches “Back to School Giveaway” 2012

JAMAICA, New York (August 13, 2012) – ICNA Relief USA, the domestic-relief division of the Islamic Circle North America (ICNA) is excited to announce its 2nd annual Back to School Giveaway program.
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08 6 12

Joplin Mosque Burns Down: ICNA Deeply Concerned

JAMAICA, New York (August 6, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press statement expressing deep concern over the burning down of a mosque in Joplin, MO early this morning.
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07 24 12

ICNA’s Appeal: Help Burmese Muslims

JAMAICA, New York (July 24, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today calling for an end to the atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim community in Burma.
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07 24 12

ICNA Held Fundraiser for Women & Children’s Shelter

July 19, 2012
By Malden News
ICNA held a banquet at Anthony’s of Malden on Friday, July 13 to raise funds and awareness for their latest project, a shelter for women and children. ICNA is a non-profit, faith-based organization with 13 offices in the US. “We do domestic relief for people in the United States.
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06 27 12

Charity Reports Spike in Homeless Muslim Women

By Jehangir Khattak | Voices of NY
June 26, 2012, New York – Two leading New York-based Urdu newspapers have reported an increase in homelessness amongst Muslim women, many of them fleeing domestic abuse. The Pakistan Post and the Urdu Times both reported that the relief arm of Islamic Circle of North America, known as ICNA Relief, one of the America’s largest Muslim charity and relief organizations, is finding it hard to accommodate the number of Muslim women seeking shelter at its temporary housing shelter in New York.
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05 19 12

Religious Leaders’ Statement for 2012 G8 & G20 Summits

On May 17, 2012, the Joint Religious Leadership Coordination for the G8 Summit (JRLCS) gathered representative organizations and delegations from G8 and G20 member communities for a closed meeting at the Berkley Center. The session extended a long history of religious and inter-religious organizations using the occasion of global summits to articulate shared moral concerns and articulate policy recommendations. It took place in advance of the 38th G8 Summit at Camp David (May 18-19) and the G20 Summit, in Los Cabos, Mexico (June 16-17).
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04 6 12

Texas Tornadoes – From the Diary of A Relief Worker

It was a long and tiring drive yesterday from Birmingham, Alabama to the state of Texas where we met volunteers at the Islamic Center of Irving in order to devise a coordinated Muslim response effort in the wake of recent tornadoes.
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04 5 12

Muslims Join Disaster Relief Efforts After Dallas Tornadoes

By Dina Malki
April 4, 2012 – Tribulations are surely a life reality, but it is the peoples’ reaction to such bad times and calamities that bring out the true value of our humanity and dignity. North Texans have a lot to be grateful for in the wake of the 15 devastating twisters that ripped through the area on Tuesday, miraculously without fatalities. Several tornadoes touched ground in Lancaster, Dallas, Arlington, and Forney smashing buildings, tossing tractor trailer trucks in the air, and forcing flying debris several miles away into cars, businesses, and homes.
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03 19 12

Jewish & Muslim Students Help Tornado Survivors


Jewish and Muslim Students Unite to Help Survivors of April 2011 Tornadoes

Posted by: Terry Monrad, Executive Officer, Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
The recent deadly tornadoes are a harsh reminder of the terrible outbreak of storms from last April 2011, when at least 173 tornadoes, thunderstorms, and severe winds ripped through the south, killing more than 300 and causing widespread destruction throughout several states.
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02 7 12

ICNA Relief Disaster Response Team in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (February 7, 2012) – ICNA Relief USA is making progress in Birmingham, AL after a series of tornadoes recently tore through the region, destroying homes, cutting power and leaving hundreds injured in its wake.
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02 6 12

First American Muslim Mobile Clinic Begins Services

By Rida Fozi
With healthcare becoming less affordable across the country, thousands dream of quality medical care that won’t break the bank. When Al-Shifa Medical Center partnered with ICNA Relief to launch a mobile clinic in Southern California, that dream became a reality.
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02 5 12

ICNA Relief S. California Launches Mobile Clinic


ICNA Relief Southern California Launches Nation’s First Mobile Clinic Operated by Muslims

Anaheim, California (January 28, 2012) – ICNA Relief Southern California is extremely pleased to announce the opening of its mobile clinic in partnership with Al-Shifa Clinic, San Bernardino.
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02 3 12

New Mosque Set to Open in April in Alexandria, VA

By Rachel Leonard | January 20, 2012
The ICNA mosque is set to open in April. The ICNA Islamic Center will be located on Woodlawn Trail near Route 1, Alexandria, Virginia.
Construction at a new Route 1 mosque is on schedule to be completed and open by spring, a facility spokesman said.
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02 1 12

Update: Samina Khokhar Reunited with Children


Jamaica, NEW YORK (February 1, 2012)- ICNA Relief is extremely pleased to report that Samina Khokhar and her children have been reunited. The children were recently taken from their mother’s care after allegations of neglect from the Administration of Child Services (ACS).


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01 31 12

ICNA to Congress: Re-auth Violence Against Women Act

ICNA Joins a Coalition of Faith Based Organizations Calling for Re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act
New York, NY – January 31, 2012: The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), one of the nation’s leading Muslim organizations, joined over 40 other faith based organizations in support of the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this Congress. See below for the letter that will be distributed to members of Congress.
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01 11 12

Children Removed by ACS and Placed into Foster Care


By ICNA Relief staff


JAMAICA, New York (January 11, 2012) – A grave error in the system occurred when a widow’s four children as well as a grandchild were removed from her care and placed into foster care due to accusations of neglect by New York City’s Administration of Child Services (ACS).


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