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
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.
Article Courtesy: Inside Schools