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ICNA to Give Away Free School Bags & Supplies


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—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (August 17, 2010) – The Islamic Circle of North America invites you to participate in its annual Back to School Giveaway, an event created to meet the needs of families across the United States.

Many families are under financial pressure; some have lost jobs and find it difficult to buy school supplies for their children. The act of giving to the needy and being a good neighbor is integral to the Islamic faith; through the Back to School Giveaway, ICNA hopes to both help struggling families provide for their children and inspire the American Muslim community to partake in this fundamental teaching of Islam.

God says in the Qur’an, “Worship God and join none with Him in worship, and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, the poor, the neighbor who is near of kin, [and] the neighbor who is a stranger.”

This year, the Back to School Giveaway will be held in DC/Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania during the month of Ramadan, August/September 2010. We urge you to donate to this cause and bring ease and joy to the lives of thousands of families. Last year ICNA volunteers prepared and gave away over 1,500 book bags filled with school supplies such as pens, pencils, notebooks, rulers and markers.

The Back to School Giveaway dates and locations are as follows:

Maryland
• Baltimore

Washington DC
• Metro Area

New Jersey
• August 21, East Orange, NJ
• August 28, Newark, NJ

New York
• August 7, Bronx, NY
• August 14, Wyandanch, NY
• August 15, Staten Island, NY
• August 21, Brooklyn, NY
• August 22, Jamaica, NY
• August 28, Yonkers, NY
• August 29, New York, NY

Pennsylvania
• Philadelphia

Despite the growth of poverty and need, American Muslims can join together to help struggling families overcome these hurdles. To volunteer at a giveaway or to receive supplies and school bags visit: http://www.icna.org/

 
The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.

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  • laura santiago

    I missed the date on Long island. Didn’t know it was going on. I work Mon-Fri. 10am to 4pm. How do I qualify and how can I participate??

  • kahleeka

    as salaam alakuim

    I live in the eo /newark area where is the book bag give away will be given and the address please

    Jazakallahu khaira

  • rayya

    as salaam alaikum, what is the date for philadelphia area and the address of the location.

  • Kimberly

    as salaam alaikum, what is the date for philadelphia area and the address of the location.

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  • kathie arseno

    Where in the Bronx will you be on august 7th?

  • athena

    wher in brooklyn on aug 21

  • http://www.icna.org. carolyn jones

    when and where can i get school supplies

  • Jeannine Lawson

    I live in Philadelphia, and would like to know what are the requirements to receive a book bag and supplies? Also, where will the giveaway be located.

  • alex

    where are the locations? i email you but never gave me the location and time its very rude

  • Nadiye

    I was wondering if you rescheduled the bags for my children… we couldnt get out that monday do to the huracane Irene… I’llbe very greatful to get this help.