Press Clippings

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February 3rd, 2021

Chicago Grocery Distribution Event Delivers Thousands Of Pounds Of Produce

The Zakat Foundation hosted a grocery distribution event Wednesday morning at Ace Amandia Charter High School at 68th and Washtenaw in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

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January 18th, 2021

Groups hand out 250 free meals in Greensboro

Community members in need were able to pick up one of 250 free hot meals and a package full of hygiene items through the Zakat Foundation of America and the Greensboro nonprofit Al Shurah Community Resources.

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January 15th, 2021

Hot food, masks to be distributed Sunday at the Islamic Center of Lumberton

Hot food and masks will be distributed Sunday by the Zakat Foundation of America. The distribution will take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Islamic Center of Lumberton, located at 104 N. Chestnut St. in Lumberton.

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January 7th, 2021

Partners in assistance

Nash Abdelaziz, of the Zakat Foundation of America, packs bags ahead of two distributions on Dec. 15 & 22.

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January 4th, 2021

Bridgeview and Lyons Township donate face masks to Zakat Foundation

The Village of Bridgeview in co-operation with Cook County has delivered 3,000 masks to the Zakat Foundation in Bridgeview.

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December 23rd, 2020

Muslim Americans Step Up During the Pandemic

The Zakat Foundation of America was one of the first nonprofits to provide assistance to the vulnerable undocumented community when the COVID-19 crisis arrived in the U.S. Zakat provides medical supplies, financial assistance, food packages and hygiene kits.

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December 21st, 2020

Photos: Boxes of food given to needy

The Zakat Foundation of America and USDA Farmers to Families program worked together to distribute more than 1200 boxes of food in Gulford County. The Zakat Foundation of America's mission is to address immediate needs of the poorest people around the world by conducting humanitarian assistance programs in more than 50 countries around the world.

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December 21st, 2020

Soul Children turn XS Tennis into Winter Wonderland for CHA children

Soul Children of Chicago will give away more than 400 toys, food boxes, hot cider and cocoa to CHA families that drive through. There will also be a live performance by the Soul Children of Chicago, and an appearance by Santa himself!

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December 8th, 2020

Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali calls Yusuf/Cat Stevens collaboration a 'great honor'

Ali guests on a remake of the folk-rock legend's 1970 album "Tea for the Tillerman," which brought up memories of his late mother.

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November 12th, 2020

A Really Powerful Witness

In the third week of February 2015, then NC State University senior Nida Allam had plans to get her ears pierced with her best friend and Wolfpack alumna Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21. On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Yusor's 19-year-old sister Razan rang Nida to firm up the details..

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November 12th, 2020

Sikhs of STL hold food drive this weekend

The Sikhs STL are supporting families in need by holding a food drive this weekend. The Zakat Foundation of America and the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis are also helping out.

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September 1st, 2020

Zakat Foundation brings 11,000 pounds of fresh produce to Cedar Rapids

The Zakat Foundation of America distributed 11,000 pounds of fresh produce in the Cedar Rapids area on Thursday.