Muhammad Ali once said: “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” That’s a message embodied by Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) volunteers around the world.
ZF volunteers received recognition for their dedicated community service June 18 at the Presidential Awards Ceremony held in Newark, Delaware. The event also included an Iftar dinner that ZF sponsored.
After dinner, community leaders, including State Representative Paul Baumbach and Sheikh Abdel-Hadi, took to the stage to speak on the importance of volunteering and the impact of ZF’s work in the community.
“As someone who has both worked and volunteered with ZF youth, I can attest to their integrity, enthusiasm, and capacity to lead,” said Daniel Elkins, Community Prevention Coordinator for New Castle County.
“It was an honor and privilege to attend and witness the ZF community breakfast together and pay tribute to the spirit of volunteerism. The world is a much better place with ZF and its youth in it.”
Throughout the year, ZF volunteers create fundraising projects to support humanitarian programs to empower lives around the world. The volunteers often collaborate with local organizations to respond to community issues such as food insecurity and disaster relief. One of their most successful projects is the Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP).
“We have an amazing group of volunteers who inspire us to reach our vision and challenge us to achieve more so we can leave a legacy of giving,” said Nafeesa Majeed, ZF East Coast Coordinator.