Press Clippings

Jean Lewis with her pastel paintings behind her. She said she usually doesn't get to see them all at once like this because they're usually

September 27th, 2021

Local artists show jewelry, pastel portraits at Park Forest Art Fair

Dozens of artists attended the Park Forest Art Fair to sell their artwork. Among them were Glenwood resident, retired art teacher at Hillcrest High School and pastel painter Jean Lewis.

Zakat Foundation executive director Halil Demir [left] and Chicago Ald. Matt Martin (47).

September 9th, 2021

Chicago can take important steps to welcome and assist Afghan refugees

As Chicagoans we must do everything in our power to honor our commitment to Afghan refugees and welcome them as neighbors and valued members of our community.

Girls graduate in a 2019 ceremony at a Kabul school run by Bridgeview-based Zakat Foundation of America. What happens with the school now is uncertain under the Taliban's rule. (Courtesy of Zakat Foundation of America)

August 23rd, 2021

A suburban group has helped Afghan girls get an education. Now their future is uncertain.

The future of that school, and girls' education in general in Afghanistan, remains uncertain with the Taliban seizing control of the Central and South Asian nation.

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July 26th, 2021

Zakat Foundation of America offers $20,000 in scholarships to high school seniors

To encourage such community-oriented selflessness and volunteerism, Zakat Foundation of America has set aside $20,000 in scholarships for high school seniors entering college. Learn more.

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July 19th, 2021

Want to spread joy this Eid?

If you’d like to give a little more this Eid, here are five easily accessible online places you can donate to from the comfort of your own home.

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May 10th, 2021

'Every Good Deed is Charity' – 8 Charities That Need Your Support in Ramadan

Engaging in acts of charity is incumbent upon Muslims (and really, all of us) year-round, but especially more so in Ramadan and in the last 10 days of this holy month.

Chicago’s first lady, Amy Eshleman, recently visited the Protect Chicago Plus vaccination clinic located at UI Health Mile Square Health Center to greet the community and provide encouraging words of support to those receiving their COVID-19 vaccines.

May 6th, 2021

Around the Neighborhood: May 2021

Learn about events and opportunities around the Chicago area.

Volunteers organize boxes of food during a giveaway of hygiene packages and 250 hot meals in Greensboro

May 6th, 2021

Local nonprofit supporting more than 15,000 North Carolina residents this month

Zakat Foundation of America is also working with elected officials nationwide to ensure their constituents who struggle most receive the help they need.

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May 3rd, 2021

Nonprofits get more resources from American Rescue Plan

The most recent Covid-19 relief bill offered more aid to nonprofits than the previous relief bills, but even with the support, recovery across the sector isn’t expected to be uniform.

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April 29th, 2021

Doordash Stock – From Amazon to Tata, industry steps up to combat India’s coronavirus crisis

Food-delivery company DoorDash is partnering with a major US Muslim charity to deliver food packages to those in need nationwide.

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April 29th, 2021

Ramadan Series #2: One Night a Year

By a Pioneers worker in the Middle East. This article is the second in a four-part series exploring why Ramadan is such an important time for Muslims, and how Christians may respond.

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April 29th, 2021

US Muslim charity, DoorDash partner to deliver food to needy during Ramadan

ATLANTA: Food-delivery company DoorDash is partnering with a major US Muslim charity to deliver food packages to those in need nationwide.