ICNA Relief Massachusetts has been particularly busy this year during Back 2 School Giveaway season. The branch has held close to a dozen giveaways this year and there's still a couple more to come.
1) ICNA Relief MA distributed 350 backpacks at Fall River. There was a line of nearly 500 people. When bags ran out, we distributed supplies, and took down names and numbers to arrange for them to pick bags up, when we order more inshaAllah.
2) 132 Backpacks distributed out of the German Town Neighborhood center in Quincy, MA. Great time, wonderful children, and great volunteers! Quote of the Day: "Mom, look! I even got a sharpener!
3) ICNA Relief MA gave away 220 backpacks, with a great team of volunteers including the Deen4Teens group at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.
4) They distributed backpacks and school supplies at the International Institute of Boston in Lowell, MA to newly arrived Refugee families. The families who received the school bags have each been in the country 2 months or less; from places such as Bhutan, the Congo, Afghanistan and Iraq.
5) Over 1,500 people attend the annual event! Pics from the ICNA Relief MA Back 2 School giveaway in Chelsea, MA as part of the City of Chelsea annual celebration. ICNA Relief MA distributed 300 backpacks filled with free school supplies.
6) ICNA Relief MA Director Sr. Malika MacDonald presented Sr.Amina El-Alami, principle of Malik Academy Elementary School, with 20 backpacks filled with school supplies for students who may come to school unprepared or to help families who may be struggling InshaAllah.
7) ICNA Relief MA Lead Community Organizer Br Ariz Saleem took the Back 2 School Giveaway to Worcester, MA. 20 backpacks filled with school supplies were presented to Sr. Sawsan Berjawi, principle of Al-Huda Islamic School.
ICNA Relief USA understands the cost of a quality education, this year ICNA Relief in Massachusetts decided to support our Islamic Schools, giving a little relief to those families who find it difficult to provide all the essentials for a quality education.
8) ICNA Relief MA delivered 40 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Al-Firdous After-School program in Malden, MA. Imam Hamid was on hand to accept and I had the honor to give a trophy to a little Muslim who earned 1st place in a Quran Competition MashaAllah!
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