In 2010, ICNA NY held 11 Back-to-School Giveaway events across the New York Metropolitan area, including Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Westchester.
At each of these giveaway programs, hundreds of needy families will be given free school bags filled with school supplies, serving around 4,000 children from needy households. These programs are aimed to serve those who are in need, no matter their race, religion or gender.
This project is an embodiment of the teachings of Islam, as the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) himself said “Whoever goes to bed while his neighbor is hungry is not a true believer”.
This year, stay tuned as we expand our project.
The NY chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America presents it’s Back-to-School Giveaway project. During this campaign, around 3,500 needy children will be given school bags filled with school supplies in the New York Metropolitan area.