Press Release: Zakat Foundation Honored as 2016 Top-Rated Nonproft

Zakat Foundation Honored as 2016 Top-Rated Nonproft

(Chicago, IL, 7/25/2016) – Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2016 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

“We are honored to be named a Top-Rated Nonprofit,” says Jamie Merchant, PR Coordinator for ZF. We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including reaching over 40 countries for Ramadan, and partnering with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to repair and reconstruct homes for 500 displaced families in the Gaza Strip.”

The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that ZF received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit. “Beautiful work done here,” wrote one reviewer from the general public. “Zakat Foundation’s people are the most selfless and humble people I’ve ever worked with,” the reviewer continued. “They help everyone no matter who, what, or where you came from.”

While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, ZF was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year. In addition, ZF has been added to GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide—an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years. This will be released by the end of 2016.

“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with Zakat Foundation have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”

Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community.

Media Contact: ZF Public Relations Coordinator, Jamie Merchant, (708)233-0555, jamie@zakat.org

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Founded in 2001, Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) helps generous and caring people reach out to those in need. ZF’s mission is to address immediate needs and ensure the self-reliance of the poorest people around the world. ZF conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.ZAKAT.org.

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