(Miami, FL 08/01/2019) –
On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 South Florida Muslims distributed over 1,000 backpacks and supplies to local children in need, as part of ICNA Relief’s #OneNationOneCause Back2School Drive held in 35 states and Puerto Rico, in more than 70 cities, over 30 days.
The South Florida Muslim Community represented by organizations ICNA Relief USA, Freinds Of Humanity International Inc., and Muslim Women Organization (MWO), intends to distribute 2,000 backpacks and supplies locally during a 4-5 Back2School Giveaway events, a $30,000 value. We will also provide a Free Health Clinic at our MEGA distribution event on August 3, 2019, from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Glades Plaza located at 551 SW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430.
Our mission is to alleviate human suffering regardless of age, race, gender, and religion. Our community in South Florida is a very large destination for international refugees that make up more than 40 different nationalities speaking 60+ languages. Coming from foreign countries a lot of the children do not have the luxury to own a backpack let alone attend school.
“This drive, #OneNationOneCause, is an expression of solidarity. We stand together and are committed to being there for our neighbors, especially the most vulnerable. These are Islamic principles and universal human values in action. We are grateful to all our partners for coming together as one,” said Mr. Tahsin Nabid, ICNA Relief Outreach Coordinator.
What: School Supply Giveaway & Free Health Clinic
Where: Glades Plaza located at 551 SW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
When: August 3, 2019, from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.
What: School Supply Giveaway
Where: Franklin Park, 2501 Franklin dr., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
When: August 4, 2019, from 2 P.M.to 4 PM
What: School Supply Giveaway
Where: West Ken Lark Park, 1321 NW 33 rd Ave, Lauderhill, FL 33311
When: August 10, 2019, from 10 am to 2 PM
Tahsin Nabid- ICNA Relief South Florida Outreach Coordinator,
Yunus Ismail, Freinds Of Humanity International Inc.
The South Florida Muslim Federation is an umbrella of Muslim Organizations based in South Florida. (see www.soflomuslims.com/about).
Below is a list of organizations:
American Islamic Center of Florida
Masjid Baitul Mukarram
Council of Muslim Student Associations
Council of Islamic Schools of South Florida
Darul Uloom Institute
Friends of Humanity
Helping Hands Relief
Islamic Center of Broward
Islamic Center of Boca Raton
Islamic Center of Weston
Islamic Circle of North America Relief
Islamic Center of South Florida
Islamic Foundation of South Florida
Islamic Jafferia Association
Islamic Relief USA
Islamic School of Miami
Madinatul Uloom Institute
Muslim Communities Association
Masjid Jamaat Al’Mu-mineen
MAS of South Florida
Muslim Women’s Organization of South Florida
Nur Ul Islam
South Florida Young Muslims Professionals
Youth Coalition of South Florida