ICNA Relief Efforts| Back2School Giveaway
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Haqq
The Islamic Circle of North America(ICNA) has announced it’s hosting of its national Back2-School Giveaway, where 1,600 school bags filled with school supplies will donated to children who need the school supplies. The bags are filled with notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, crayons, scissors, and other supplies.
“Islam teaches us that a person is not a true Muslim who fills his stomach while his neighbor is hungry, so these efforts an essential part of being a good Muslim,” as said in an official statement from the organization . “Through the Back to School Giveaway, we hope to both help struggling families provide for their children and inspire the American Muslim community to partake in this commendable act.” This type of selfless act of charity is a perfect companion to the month of Ramadan, which will still be on as the new school year begins for students across the nation after summer break.
Here is a press release as found on their website.
ICNA Relief to Give Away School Supplies Across U.S.
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
JAMAICA, New York (July 27, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America invites you to participate with ICNA Relief in its annual Back-2-School Giveaway, a project created to meet the needs of families across the United States.
ICNA Relief USAis a “multicultural human development and community building organization“. It seeks to is to “address the basic human and social service needs of the underserved communities within the United States“, not just the needs of the Muslim community alone. As such it is a true American outreach organization. It has many local chapters, with its head office located in Jamaica, NY, USA. Some of it’s projects include Family Counseling , Refugee Services , Disaster Relief Services , Hunger Prevention, Supportive Housing Women Shelters, and Muslim Family Services.