School Supplies for Children

8/4/2018 3:00 PM

School Supplies for Children

School Supplies for Children

On August 4th, 2018, the national non-profit, ICNA RELIEF (Islamic Circle of North America Relief; www.icnarelief.org), will distribute 1200 backpacks and supplies to children in need, as part of  their #OneNationOneCause Back2School Drive. Guests of honor invited are Congressman Hank Johnson, Dekalb County Fire Rescue Team, local councilmen, and education board members.

 

“School supplies shouldn’t be luxuries but, for 1 in 5 children in America, they are,” said Hamid Qureshi, Regional Director, ICNA Relief Atlanta. “At school supplies distributions across the nation, we have struggling families lining up hours. We want every child to have a chance at a great school year.  We invite the community to join us in donating brand new supplies at 3 locations listed below and to make financial contributions at icnarelief.org/back2school. We need at least 1,200 of each item.” You can also support ICNA Relief USA Programs via AmazonSmile. Below is the supply list.

 

Date: Collection ongoing, Distribution event: Aug 4, 2018

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Venue: The Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave Clarkston, GA 30021

There are 2 smaller distributions in August, as well.

 

ICNA Relief Atlanta is partnering with local faith groups, non-profits, libraries and village halls including: The Baig FirmThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day SaintsInterfaith Children's movement (ICM), Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta  New American PathwaysCouncil on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Georgia, Center of Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), Atlanta Community Food BankU & M family Eyecare, CDF: A Collective Action InitiativeRefugee Women's Network, Inc., SCN Atlanta/Georgians for Syrian RefugeesWellCare Health PlansMaryam MasjidTaubah Academy,  Helping the CommunityGwinnett Islamic Center,  Masjid MaryamMasjid Al-HedayaMasjid Uthman, andThe Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam.

 

“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. Maqsood Ahmed, ICNA Relief CEO.

 

In 2017 alone, ICNA Relief distributed 27,075 backpacks with supplies, in 187 locations in 26 states. Since 2009, ICNA Relief has distributed 150,000 backpacks filled with supplies, nationwide to needy children. Check out this Back2School video  to get a glimpse of what we do. Its services through 56 chapters, include 15 transitional shelters for women and children, car donations, refugee assimilation programs, professional counseling and food pantries.

 

SUPPLY LIST

 

-Spiral Notebooks

-2 pocket Folders

-Pencils

-Rulers

-Sharpeners

-Erasers

-Glue sticks

-Scissors

-Crayon Boxes

-Loose Leaf Paper

-Composition Notebooks

-3 Ring Binders

-Highlighters

 

COLLECTION POINTS

 

Ship/drop off supplies to

1.      ICNA Relief Food Pantry, 6200 Memorial Drive, Suite J, Stone Mountain, GA 30083. Drop off from -Sunday at 3:00PM-6:00PM.

2.      Two local mosques are also serving as collection points.

- Masjid Al-Hedaya, 968 Powder Springs St. Marietta, GA 30064.

- Gwinnett Islamic Circle (GIC), 50 Old Peachtree Rd. Suite 211, Suwanee, GA 30024.

 

The following states have events:  AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IOWA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NM,  NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC,  TN, TX,  VA, WA, WI and Puerto Rico.


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