Muslims plan to empower children in the Bronx this Ramadan, by giving free school bags and supplies

On Saturday, August 20th, local Muslims will be distributing over 350 school bags filled with school supplies to the Bronx community, serving families regardless of their faith, race and ethnicity.
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Aug. 16, 2011 - PRLog -- For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan is not only about fasting from sunrise to sunset, it’s also about giving. On Saturday, August 20th, local Muslims will be distributing over 350 school bags filled with school supplies to the Bronx community. The event will be held at the MAS-UNY Bronx Muslim Center and is being organized by Muslim American Society Youth (MAS Youth) and Islamic Circle of North America Relief (ICNA Relief). According to the local coordinator, Abdel Wahab Ghani, “Many families in the Bronx are facing much financial difficulties, so this initiative is dedicated to them”. This initiative is part of ICNA Relief’s national Back-2-School Giveaway Project, which is hosting over 40 similar events across the U.S.  These efforts are helping over 15,000 children nationwide, where each child present will receive a school bag filled with supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, crayons and scissors.

This initiative hopes to cater to the needs of low-income families in the community, regardless of their race, gender or religion. 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, and the month of Ramadan is a month when Muslims are encouraged to give more charity. Through the Back-2-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.

Back-2-School Giveaway
Saturday, August 20th 2011
11:00am - 1:00pm
MAS-UNY Bronx Muslim Center
702  Rhinelander Ave
Bronx, NY 10462

To view all of our giveaway locations please visit:

For more information, contact:
Sussie Lozada - Local Spokesperson
Phone: 646-377-1066

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MAS Youth at BMC (Bronx Muslim Center) is the local group of the youth department of MAS. Our Mission is “to move young people to strive for God-Consciousness, social justice and to convey Islam with utmost clarity. As a MAS Youth group at the BMC carrying this mission and vision, our goal is to serve God by serving His creation and our projects include MAS Youth Give, community service, and community development.

ICNA Relief is the social services branch of the Islamic Circle of North America, a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the promotion of Islamic values. ICNA Relief’s projects include women’s housing, hunger prevention, family counseling, medical aid, emergency financial support and funeral and burial assistance. For more info on ICNA Relief please visit
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