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10 11 20
 

The 2020 NYC 40 Under 40 Rising Stars

Domna Antoniadis attended Fordham Law School with the aim of combining her interest in law and health care, which she did in part by co-founding the school’s health law club. She interned with the LegalHealth division of the New York Legal Assistance Group and later completed a post-graduate fellowship at the organization before being hired as a staff attorney.

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09 14 20
 

Police, Muslim Community Join Forces to Distribute Backpacks to 400 Jersey City Children

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Volunteers from Islamic Circle of North America Relief (ICNA) joined with Jersey City police officers Saturday to give out 400 backpacks filled with schools supplies as well as 500 slices of pizzas.

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08 4 20
 

US agency refuses to run adverts for extremist Hindu groups in New York’s Times Square

(Karachi) A top American advertising agency has refused to run digital advertisements for the extremist Hindu groups on screens in New York’s Times Square on August 5, a coalition of Muslim groups in the United States stated on Tuesday.

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07 22 20
 

PPP a ‘bridge’ for North Shore nonprofits in a dry time

Nonprofit organizations across the North Shore said that loans from the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) helped sustain them as streams of revenue were cut off.
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07 21 20
 

Teen-founded Nonprofit Helping Through COVID-19

Brianna and her family then came together to help others in need: The Subins were soon collecting gift cards, clothing, and toys for families who had been hit hard by the pandemic, and Bake Back America was officially born.
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07 7 20
 

Muslim Charity to Host Fresh Produce Distribution

Islamic Circle of North America Relief has begun distributing fresh produce from USDA Farmers to Families Program. Distributions are scheduled 3 to 6 p.m. every Thursday at Masjid Al-Momineen, 837 N. Indian Creek in Clarkston and 6 to 7 p.m. every Friday at Moores Mill Village Apartment, 2453 Coronet Way NW, Atlanta.
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06 24 20
 

More Good News From San Gabriel City

The Mosque of San Gabriel sits back from the street so it’s easy to miss as you drive along Las Tunas. Originally a house, the congregation purchased it in 1984, and received their license in 1987. Approximately 200 members come from San Gabriel, Alhambra, Rosemead, Temple City, Sierra Madre and Pasadena.
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06 12 20
 

Islamic charities scramble to raise money during Ramadan

By Emily Haynes

Charitable giving is a fixture at prayers and community meals during Ramadan, but this year, Islamic nonprofits had to innovate quickly to reach donors as they sheltered in place throughout the holy month. Many Islamic charities rely on donations that come in during Ramadan to fund their work for the year.
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06 1 20
 

Emergency Distribution by St. John’s Kitchen & ICNA Relief

ICNA Relief USA New Jersey, in coordination with St. John’s Soup Kitchen, will distribute food and hygiene supplies outside of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Newark to low-income individuals and families.
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05 27 20
 

At Manhattan mosque, an imam eases a pandemic’s grief

NEW YORK (RNS) — Imam Saad Jalloh, the spiritual leader of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York, one of Manhattan’s largest mosques, is a familiar voice to thousands of Muslims across the city. Lately he’s also become a familiar voice to the staff at local hospitals. Social workers, nurses and doctors have taken to calling Jalloh to ask what to say to a dying Muslim. Every day, he advises the sick and their families across the city by phone, offering prayer.

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05 23 20
 

NY Halal Group’s Call for Rice Donations Answered

By Rachel Weiss, April 21, 2020

Ammad Sheikh and his friends started the Long Island Halal Guide Facebook group as a place for fellow halal connoisseurs to weigh in on Long Island restaurants and make connections. What started as a “little foodie community,” as Sheikh puts it, turned into a network of more than 3,500 members.
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05 22 20
 

Chicago Community COVID-19 Fund awards ICNA Relief

by Asma Jarad, Daily Herald

An award of $25,000 was given by the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund in recognition of ICNA Relief’s outstanding impact and tireless efforts to meet the needs of those impacted by COVID-19 through wage loss, school closures or other extreme circumstances.
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05 18 20
 

Food distribution held in Boynton Beach, South Florida

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — The economic fallout continues to unravel with more staggering unemployment numbers in America.
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05 3 20
 

Giveaway of hygiene products during coronavirus

By Lucas Phillips, Globe Correspondent
 
Before the coronavirus began to spread, it might have been hard to guess how appreciated toilet paper and disinfectant would be this weekend.
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05 2 20
 

NorCal restaurants serve meals to health care workers

By Emily Maher, KCRA Channel 3
 
Restaurants across the country are making sure health care workers at the frontlines are getting a hot meal.
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05 1 20
 

Muslim charity packs & distributes essentials

By Asma, Neighbor, Apr 7, 2020
 
ICNA Relief Chicago is distributing food boxes to those who have lost their jobs, homebound elderly, widows, and other low-income neighbors.
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04 24 20
 

Amid pandemic, Texas relief agencies outreach to refugees

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Rescue Committee in Dallas had a plan — to encourage its clients to fill out the Census. Now the rescue committee and other groups are also making sure their clients — many of whom are refugees — have enough to eat and know how to stay safe.
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04 17 20
 

Scholars help U.S. Muslims tackle unforeseen situation

By Anwar Iqbal
 
WASHINGTON: The coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented fiqhi and spiritual issues for the Muslim community in the United States, says Dr Asif Hirani, an Islamic scholar helping the community deal with this crisis.
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04 17 20
 

Groups step up to help neighbors during outbreak

From small business fundraisers to window sign drives and grocery giveaways, here’s how West Ridge neighbors are helping during the outbreak.
By Joe Ward, Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter
 
WEST RIDGE — With West Ridge having one of the largest coronavirus clusters in the state, residents and local groups are making sure their neighbors are equipped to handle the outbreak.
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04 13 20
 

West Ridge’s Refugee Center Seeks Donations, Volunteers

Demand for services at the Refugee Resource Center and Food Pantry is expected to skyrocket because of the virus outbreak.

Joe Ward, Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter
 
WEST RIDGE — A charity that helps refugees and other marginalized groups is seeking donations and volunteers to help its West Ridge food pantry serve more families during the coronavirus outbreak.
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